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Re: OUT THE DOOR



In addition, Amsat-France had performed a proposal with the IDEFIX concept to
the ARISS International Meeting few years ago. Some studies had been done by
Amsat-France for ARISS but the ARISS did not retain the project.

Few month later, IDEFIX concept fly on the ARIANE4...

Christophe Mercier


Selon "Jean-L. RAULT" <f6agr@wanadoo.fr>:

> 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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