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Re: microsats & cubesats



Dear James and others
AO-27 is dieing
Sunsat is gone
UO-14 is old,a mishap can apear anny day now.
It`s time for a new FM sat indeed.
And i would like to have the drawing`s of the uo-14.
So that i could build TWO replica`s.
By using the tested 14 disign,we would not have to
reinvent a lot of wheels.
Only one thing i would make different;
in these two bird would be the possibuility to connect
them together during the moment`s that they can see
eachother,so that we can `hop` over two sat`s to the other side of the
globe,like with a p3 sat.
If something goes wrong with one of them,or when
they can`t see eathother,we`ll have two nice LO sat`s,
or in case of touble`s at least one left.
For a LO lift we could ask around,there are several
organisation trying to build a private system,but these
must be tested too........
The good life is not without risk.
Chris PA5RWE
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Sharp" <jsharp@psychoses.org>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 10:48 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] microsats & cubesats


>
> I keep seeing all these people building microsats and cubesats for school
> engineering projects and I wonder to myself...would it be practical for an
> individual or small group of non-education affiliated (just basically a
> group of really bored ham geeks) to build their own microsat for
> launch.
>
> And what are people doing for launches?  Are they riding piggyback on
> other launches or is there some company basically giving away rides into
> orbit?
>
> I just think it would be pretty cool to have someone listen to a downlink
> and think "Hey, that me & my two buds put up".  Pipe dream? Maybe...just a
> thought.
>
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