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



Super!  I get my Electronic Design at work (probably next week) and 
will check it out.

Bob, any reply to my invitation for next summer?

73, Ed

At 07:24 PM 11/21/2007, Robert McGwier wrote:
>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. AMSAT's 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

73,
Ed - KL7UW
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