[amsat-bb] New PACSATs?

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 10 19:51:28 UTC 2014

I'd love to see a university adapt the pacsat protocol for use on a cube. It would be an ideal way to get lots of data down efficiently with multiple ground stations, and allow amateur involvement and even two-way use with other amateurs.

Some of the Japanese cubes have messaging capability, but they suffer from unusual formats and limited time in that mode to really catch on IMO.

73, Drew KO4MA

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> On Nov 10, 2014, at 2:07 PM, James Cutler <jwcutler at umich.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just wondering if there is any discussion on new PACSATs or PACSAT-like
> capability?  With all the new CubeSats in development, it would be
> straightforward to build a new class of PACSAT.
> 73,
> --Jamie
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