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Re: ISS future?



Yep .. was thinking of PCSAT2 as I wrote that.  ;-)  Hope return to 
flight comes as soon as NASA said it would, because I'm looking forward 
to that payload coming online ..

On Monday, Dec 1, 2003, at 10:34 US/Central, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Bruce Bostwick wrote:
>
>> This is why I suggested a while back that future payloads to ISS be
>> focused primarily on surface-surface operations such as linear
>> transponders and digipeaters, with primary control by the crew limited
>> to on/off of the whole package...
>
> That is exactly the design of PCSAT2 as an external ISS attachment:
>
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat2.html
>
> It is manifest on the first shuttle return to flight...  It will give 
> an
> FM voice repeater for us and the crew, a PSK-31 linear transponder for
> many many users and the typical PCsat UI digipeater too.
>
> Its built, and sitting on the shelf... (thought it still has to go 
> through
> 7 days of thermal vac....)...
>
> de WB4APR, Bob

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                   Bruce Bostwick N5VB

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