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Re: Bargain Basement Satellite



"FASTSAT is 39.5 inches in diameter - not much larger than the dreaded
exercise ball. It is hexagonally shaped and weighs 90 kg without a
payload. A payload up to 50 kg can hitch a ride. These dimensions place
FASTSAT squarely in the microsatellite category." 


Kenneth - N5VHO

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Jim Jerzycke
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:46 PM
To: JoAnne Maenpaa; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Bargain Basement Satellite

Pretty spiffy. I wonder how big it is?
Jim  KQ6EA

--- JoAnne Maenpaa <k9jkm@comcast.net> wrote:

> NASA now offers a low-cost satellite shell for you
> to populate with your
> payload:
> 
>
http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Bargain_Basement_Satellites_999.html
> 
> Only $4 million for prototype development but no
> word of what off-the-shelf
> might cost.
> 
> --
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm@amsat.org
> 
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