[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 3

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Sep 21 19:16:47 PDT 2013

Hi Wayne, W9AE

I suggest you to realistically donate your $1000 to AMSAT-DL for
contribution to a fund raising campaign for the launch of P3E

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Estes" <w9ae at charter.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:30 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Phase 3

> What is realistically achievable with a 3U cubesat with an ion engine?
> Cost of the satellite?
> Cost of the launch?
> Time/cost to develop ion engine?
> How many month/years would it take for an ion engine to boost a 3U
> cubesat from 600 km to 2000 km?
> What is the altitude limit for an ion engine?
> Impractical to slowly cross the radiation belt?
> Could a 3U cubesat with deployable solar panels power a 1 watt, 100 kHz,
> mode U/V transponder?
> I would contribute $1000 to a fund raising campaign for a financially
> and technically viable plan to (for example) launch in 3 years and
> deploy a transponder in "high" orbit 2 years later.
> I probably would not contribute to a fund raising campaign for a
> whizbang 3U cubesat destined for a 600 km orbit.
> Wayne Estes
> Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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