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

Arthur Feller afeller at ieee.org
Fri Jun 17 03:18:34 UTC 2016

Oh, please.  Expending all the time, effort, and money to do a project, at least try to do it right instead of launching a rock (aka space litter).  Someone else working harder can use the opportunity wasted by poor quality work.

Failure is an option to be avoided insofar as possible.  Just ask AMSAT developers and builders.

73, art…..
W4ART  Arlington VA

> On 16-Jun-2016, at 10:08 PM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 8:55 PM, Daniel Schultz <n8fgv at usa.net> wrote:
>> . 50% of Cubesats
>> are classified as fully or partially successful.
> Given that so many are built by people who are *not* *actually* rocket
> scientists, 50% success seems pretty good.  I mean, it's not like
> there are astronauts on them -- failure can be an option -- but it
> would be prudent for organizations to keep that 50% thing in mind.
> Hopefully lessens the disappointment.
> -- 
> Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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