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Re: Re: AMSAT Oscar Scott



no thanks,
i wouldnt dream of taking such an honered moment from someone like you.

all that ego helps with ballast...

Speak to you later.
Scott Elliott
Scott@pieh0.co.uk
2E1FJB / M1SJE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris" <PA5RWE@hetnet.nl>
To: "Scott Elliott" <scott@pieh0.co.uk>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Oscar Scott


> Why not fly.
> There are a few `companies`trying to grab the X prize.
> They have to test there lauch system`s.
> I gues that most don`t want`s to take the risk with them,
> so possibly they are testing launching `dead weight`.
> Ever tought of asking them what may be possible?
>
> Regards
> Chris PA5RWE
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Elliott" <scott@pieh0.co.uk>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 1:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT O-E
>
>
> > ok, this idea would be quite hard to fit into a pico sat, but may work
for
> > fo-20 sized sats.
> >
> > would it be possible to put 2 motors on the solar panels, 1 per panel,
and
> > have some basic software, where if the v in falls below a certain level,
> the
> > motors slowly spin the panels to get the best angle.
> >
> > also, when its in eclipse, the panel's on the main body of the sat can
be
> > used to tell the software that its in an eclipse, and stops the motors
> from
> > moving. other wise you will get the motors spining about for quite a
long
> > time, draining the battery.
> >
> > my basic grasp on the space enviroment (if i remember rightly, tell me
if
> im
> > not), means that there would be no friction on the motors, if not, then
> not
> > much.
> >
> > a simple program on one of the atmel 8501 chips could do this, as it has
> > about 8 i/o ports, meaning you could also have a cw beacon and other
> things.
> > dont know if a pic chip could do the job, but ive had some experiance
with
> > the atmel 8501's and are quite easy to use and program. like pic's :).
> >
> > thought of this idea when i was bored, and decided to stick a small
screw
> > driver in between 2 simms on a memory board.
> >
> > also, what sort of power would be required to run a tnc and a 2 w hand
> held.
> > thinking about building a small sat just for the sake of it. not that it
> > will ever fly of course :P. just to get an idea of what is involved in
> > making a sat. so if anyone has any suggestions (bob ?? :P).
> >
> >
> > Speak to you later.
> > Scott Elliott
> > Scott@pieh0.co.uk
> > 2E1FJB / M1SJE
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@comcast.net>
> > To: <G0MRF@aol.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 9:30 PM
> > Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT O-E
> >
> >
> > >
> > > How are you going to point them at the sun?
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > > Behalf Of G0MRF@aol.com
> > > Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 6:38 AM
> > > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT O-E
> > >
> > >
> > > It seems that the discussion of putting a 9 inch cube into a high
orbit
> > and
> > > providing FM coverage to huge areas has been concluded, but I'm
curious
> > > about
> > > the 11W (28% efficiency cells etc) limitation on power.
> > >
> > > The electrical technology going into microsats is evolving and
> progressing
> > > but isn't it possible to take one step forward on the mechanical side
> and
> > > have a couple of small thin/lightweight deployable panels strapped to
> the
> > > side of the satellite at launch?
> > >
> > > If they fail to deploy in orbit, the satellite would still have its
11W
> > and
> > > it wouldn't affect the basic mission. After all AO-40 is working very
> > nicely
> > > with it's panels still securely strapped in place. If it / they did
> > deploy,
> > > that's an extra 50% of power budget and there is nothing like a big
> signal
> > > to
> > > attract more users / members.
> > >
> > > BTW  Wasn't it one of last years SSTL microsat missions that was
fitted
> > with
> > > a gas jet thruster for orbital manouvering?
> > >
> > > 73
> > >
> > > David  G0MRF     www.g0mrf.freeserve.co.uk/ao-40.htm
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