[amsat-bb] Re: A0 40 replacement

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 09:28:16 PDT 2013

Here is the video where this mission object is stated:

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM, n0jy <n0jy at n0jy.org> wrote:

> Hi Zach,
> On 9/5/2013 9:03 AM, Zach Leffke wrote:
>> Just throwing this out there:
>> But what if the SDX that flew on ARISSat, or the one
>> that will be developed for the Future of the Fox series could be "sold"
>> (or
>> given) to the university cubesat community as a radio capable of being
>> used
>> to deliver science data?  Their science mission concludes, control is
>> turned
>> over to AMSAT, the radios are reconfigured, and they become transponder
>> birds for the ham community.
>>  Yes, and this is one of the goals of the Fox project too!
> We can partner with the universities, providing the transponder and bus
> (Fox-1A, RadFXSat) which may be dedicated to their experiment for some
> years or not, depending on the downlink needs (i.e. Fox-1 has high speed
> for youse guys, and the slow speed accommodates Vanderbilt).  We have a
> transponder dedicated to ham use when the experiment(s) are through or even
> while they are going on.
> Or once Fox-1 is finished and all of the details are published, any
> institution could use the design for their project and "give back" (as a
> gesture of kindness for all the work we saved them and excellent science we
> helped them gather) the transponder when they are done with their science.
>  It gives them a proven reliable system that they don't have to engineer on
> their own.  It gives us another transponder if not on launch, at least
> eventually.
> Fox-2 will do the same for ham satellite SDX.
> Anybody know any young people who are in a position to help sell this
> paradigm to universities? ;-)
> Jerry
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