A TubeSat is designed to function as a Basic Satellite Bus or as a simple stand-alone satellite. Each TubeSat kit includes the satellite's structural components, printed circuit board (PCB) Gerber Files, electronic components, solar cells, batteries, transceiver, antennas, microcomputer, and the required programming tools. With these components alone, the builder can construct a satellite that puts out enough power to be picked up on the ground by a hand-held amateur radio receiver. Simple applications include broadcasting a repeating message from orbit or programming the satellite to function as a private orbital amateur radio relay station. These are just two examples. The TubeSat also allows the builder to add his or her own experiment or function to the basic TubeSat Kit. Examples of add-on experiments or applications include the following:
▼ Earth-from-space video imaging
▼ Earth magnetic field measurement
▼ Satellite orientation detection (horizon sensor, gyros, accelerometers, etc.) ▼ Orbital environment measurements (temperature, pressure, radiation, etc.)
▼ On-orbit hardware and software component testing (microprocessors, etc.)
▼ Tracking migratory animals from orbit
▼ Testing satellite stabilization methods
▼ Biological experiments
▼ On-orbit advertising ▼ Private e-mail
▼ Space art
▼ Space burials
Total Price of the TubeSat Kit including a Launch to Orbit: $8,000!
This program was written at the instigation of Bob Treacher, BRS32525 who writes the SWL News column in RADCOM (the journal of the RSGB). It is for use in the CQWW contest for SWLs run by Bob. This program is freeware. LINK
Amateur radio operators and emergency-communications volunteers from throughout New Mexico and surrounding states will meet in Socorro on Saturday, Oct. 30. The annual Socorro Hamfest will be held at the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited.
"...There are 700-odd families of Muthuvan Scheduled Tribe, which live in small settlements at Edamalakkudy, situated amidst dense forest. To fill the communication gap at the village where even police wireless system fail to work, the administration has roped in ham radio operators..."
Nell'ambito della manifestazione L'Esercito alla Venaria Reale, svoltosi nel weekend del 24 e 25 maggio 2008, tra gli stand allestiti ai Portici di Castelvecchio della Reggia c'era quello della ThalesAlenia Space con un ospite d'eccezione, l'astronauta italiano Paolo Nespoli, (IZ0JPA) membro dell'equipaggio della missione Esperia STS-120 che nell'ottobre del 2007 si agganciò alla ISS per aggiungere il Node2, un nuovo pezzo tutto italiano, alla stazione spaziale. Il 7 novembre Nespoli ritornò dopo 238 orbite attorno al pianeta Terra. Disponibilissimo per rispondere alle domande del pubblico (anche quelle più imbarazzanti sulla scelta del nucleare e sugli UFO!), Nespoli ha accettato con piacere la mia richiesta di una foto col mio Mattia (che a giorni compirà 3 anni!). Speriamo che sia di buon auspicio e che tutta la mia passione per lo spazio e l'astronautica possa, con questo incontro, trasmettersi di padre in figlio ! Grazie Maggiore.
Hey Maury, as a long time reader of your blog I just wanted to comment, that I recently did a 1:20 hour long interview with George, N2APB where he explained the SDR Cube in deep detail. Maybe this might be also interesting for your readers! Here is the link to the interview, the shownotes and a transcription: http://www.dh1tw.de/sdr-cube-interview 73 & keep up the good work on your blog! Toby, DH1TW
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