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Re: New satellites



How about talking to some hams called the Stensat group that have built a 
CubeSat that is now waiting for a launch.   Contact:

         Ivan Galysh <galysh@juno.nrl.navy.mil>

They have done it!

Bob - KE6QMD

At 09:17 AM 7/10/2003 +0000, Keith Le Boutillier wrote:
>Hi group
>
>Have been reading the debate on new satellites and cubesats with some
>interest.
>
>With all this technical ability on this reflector cant we organize
>ourselves in to a team and make a small satellite we seem to have access
>to some very technical people.
>
>I have been talking to a friend of mine who for many years was involved
>in the design and building of satellites. He once did a study on the
>life expectancy of a satellite built from mainly farnell / radio Spares
>components standard components you can get off the shelf he came up with
>the answer of between 3-5 years.
>
>So based on that can't we build some small almost disposable satellites
>along the lines of cubesates? getting them lunched dose not seem too
>difficult judging by the amount lunched recently.
>
>I am happy to put some time, effort and some limited cash into building
>a small satellite.
>
>Any thoughts lets be positive and lets not forget we are Radio Amateurs
>it's only a hobby how many times have we shown the experts it can be
>done a different way, lets use our technical ability and ingenuity to
>good effect.
>
>
>73 Keith
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