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

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 04:14:09 UTC 2016

On 6/17/16, Arthur Feller <afeller at ieee.org> wrote:
> 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.


Two years ago, I offered to help some engineering students with their
cubesat project.  I figured that my experience in satellite operations
as a ham plus having worked in the business for a while as an
engineer, they would welcome what I had to say.

All I had was 3 meetings and I never heard from them again.  I guess
they had all the answers and didn't need the advice of a silverback
like me.

I have no idea of they finished it or, if they did, if it even works.
I don't think it'll be going into space any time soon, though, as the
launch firm that I think they wanted to use may not even have a
rocket.  I told them that as well, but I guess they knew everything


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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