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Re: [Senior-officers] AMSAT's Power Developments in thenews



Congratulations to all involved.  I like it!


Tom Clark, K3IO wrote:


> http://electronicdesign.com/Articles/ArticleID/17465/17465.html.
> 
> Starting on page 50 (the 3rd page of the online version) The
> AMSAT/MicroChip effort is described along with schematics (figure 6,
> also http://electronicdesign.com/files/29/17465/Figure_06.jpg). The
> closing paragraph (which doesn't mention the planed use of these
> concepts on Suitsat2) says:
> 
>> Microchip worked with AMSAT-NA, the not-for-profit private
> organization that develops
>> amateur-radio satellites. AMSATís next big project, the Eagle
> satellite, is slated for
>> launch in March 2009. To make Eagle function for decades, it will have
> a power system
>> based on this work that combines solar panels, lithium-ion batteries,
> and ultracaps
>> in an integrated power system that will optimize the use of each of
> those components.
> 
> Pretty good publicity!
> 
> 73, Tom


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