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Fwd: Future radical satellite designs

On 7/8/07, Patrick McGrane <N2OEQ@aceweb.com> wrote:

> Some will argue that they want continuous duty whenever the satellite is in range, day or night.
> I would like to see a longer lived satellite capable of full power half the time that could
> potentially last several decades in orbit.

That's really insightful. So many of the birds end up operating in
that mode *anyway*; what could be accomplished if we designed them
that way on purpose?

73 de Maggie K3XS
Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb - http://www.phil-mont.org
Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 39280

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