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Re: OUT THE DOOR



Gentlemen

May I remind you that this "TossSAT" concept has already been put into 
practice by a MIR crew with RS-17 / Spoutnik 40 in 1997 and RS-18 / 
Spoutnik 41 in 1998 ?

73 de Jean-Louis F6AGR




George Henry a écrit :
> I, too, think that this is a great idea, and an opportunity that must 
> not be squandered!  It shouldn't take long at all, or much $$, to 
> throw together what I am going to dub a "TossSAT" - a small, simple 
> satellite designed from the start to die & burn up in a short time.  
> No fancy control computers, telemetry systems, etc.  Just a 
> transponder/repeater and some batteries (maybe some solar cells to 
> prolong the useful life a little...)
>
> They would obviously have to be designed with some crew safety 
> features, such as delayed activation and deployment of the antennas, 
> but these are very simple matters to take into account.
>
> And I second the motion that the first of these be a Mode A linear 
> transponder!  Now, what university wants to be the first to get their 
> "TossSAT" up there?????
>
> 73 de KA3HSW
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert V Johnson" <w7lrd@juno.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 9:52 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] OUT THE DOOR
>
>
>> Hello
>> There is a lot of traffic and interest in SuitSat.  Why not have a
>> variety of "quickie disposable" satellites available to just toss "out
>> the door".  Apparently these have a short life span and deorbit fairly
>> quickly.  The concept could be used as a testing mechanism for bigger 
>> and
>> better systems.  Also it's a lot of fun.  Every few months they send 
>> up a
>> supply mission to the ISS.  Why couldn't "WE" have a quickie bird ready
>> to go along.  It might not be bigger than a shoe box and last maybe less
>> than a month.  Perhaps a mode "A" bird, just to get that old feeling
>> back!  I do not know if this has been brought up before.  If it's a
>> retread I missed it the first time.
>>
>> 73 Bob W7LRD
>> Seattle
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