[amsat-bb] Re: CASSIOPE's Foldable Antennas

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 21:12:36 PDT 2013

On 9/28/13, Bryce Salmi <bstguitarist at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was watching the Canadian Space Agencies BROLL video of the CASSIOPE
> satellite due to launch in a few days and noticed a neat antenna. The video
> link below starts at the appropriate point in the video (feel free to watch
> the whole video too). For what looks like it is essentially steel tape
> measure metal... that's quite an intense antenna and deployment! I'm used
> to seeing these on cubesats and other small satellites but this is very
> neat to see too.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WGD4cWnpcto#t=245

It looks like it's the descendant of what was used on Canada's first
satellite, Alouette-1:


Many years ago, there was a documentary about the early days of
Canada's satellite program and I remember this was mentioned.
Unfortunately, I don't remember what the name was.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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