[amsat-bb] "Only Half of the CubeSats Deployed into Space Work"

Cass Hussmann cass.hussmann at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 00:04:07 UTC 2016

Cubesat plots setup by M. Swartwout has some good information regarding the
historical success rate of cube satellites. the number was likely refering
to cube satellites in general not OSCARs specifically.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:54 AM, M5AKA via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

> ARRL story quotes NASA engineer Joe Pellegrino as saying "Only Half of the
> CubeSats Deployed into Space Work" - is the failure rate really that high?
> http://www.arrl.org/news/view/stmsat-1-youngsters-told-only-half-of-the-cubesats-deployed-into-space-work
> I've certainly noticed that a number of ISS deployed CubeSats using
> amateur frequencies which were subject to delays in the initial launch and
> then more delays before actual deployment have failed but it certainly
> didn't seem to be as high as 50%
> But most ISS CubeSat deployments are not on amateur frequencies e.g. over
> 100 Planet Labs Dove CubeSats have been deployed. Was the NASA engineer
> saying that half of Planet Labs satellites failed to work?
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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