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

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 04:31:48 PDT 2013

Didn't AMSAT people invent this method/technique?  Tape measure antennas on satellites?


Mark N8MH 

At 04:12 AM 9/28/2013 +0000, B J wrote:
>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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