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Re: new to amsat



Hi,

  In a perfect world here is what I would like to happen, satellite fly's
by, rover sends a packet (or email) of info containing a photo of its
current location and some sensor info. The next time the sat comes the rover
receives its instructions (move 5 feet forward, power down & then power up
and take photo and be ready to send info to sat when it comes by).  There is
several reasons for doing it this way .We need the practice powering up and
down, we also need to see that the rover has a good plan if it misses
instructions for one reason or another.

 

Thanks Brian

 

 

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From: Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] [mailto:kenneth.g.ransom@nasa.gov] 
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 9:22 AM
To: truckwiz; Jeremy Ramirez; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: new to amsat

 

If you could expand on your request to "control a robot from a satellite"
with more specifics then you are likely to get better ideas and suggestions.

 

Some additional details like... Where would the command station and robot be
located? How much time would you need to command the robot each day? What
mode would the commands be sent in (digital, audio, FM, SSB...).

 

Hope your project goes well.

 

Kenneth - N5VHO

 

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From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org on behalf of truckwiz
Sent: Sat 11/24/2007 5:49 AM
To: 'Jeremy Ramirez'; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: new to amsat

My goal is to be able to control a robot from a satellite, I'm with a group
that is trying to compete in the lunar X prize, here's a video of our
earthbound test rover. Also what would be the best transmitter & receiver to
buy for this goal?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CKO67FwFhc

Thanks Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Ramirez [mailto:jramirez@wheatonparks.org]
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 10:58 PM
To: truckwiz; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] new to amsat

Yes.  You need to have a amateur radio license for the bands you wish to
work, specifically the "uplinks".  For example if you wanted to work some of
the LEO satellites like AO-51, SO-50, etc. you need at least a "technician"
class license.  Take a look at ARRL's information as to what bands you can
operate with which license (see:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/bands.html).

Information about the amateur satellites in operation can be found at
www.amsat.org.

Next question?  :-)

  Jeremy
  KB9QIC


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of truckwiz
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 8:59 PM
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] new to amsat

Hi,

 This will be the first of probably 1000 questions. Do I need licenses to
work with amsat satellites?



Thanks, Brian

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