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Falconsat-2 story



For those who may be interested here is a link to a decent story about 
Falconsat-2 currently being built at the Air Force Academy.  While not an 
Amateur satellite it is designed using much of the technology developed for 
small Amateur satellites over the past several years.  Core electronics 
sub-systems are from SSTL and are the latest iteration of the SNAP hardware 
as flown in SNAPSat a couple of years ago.  Structure, the instruments, sun 
sensors, wiring and other components are built at the AFA.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm one of the 'contractor support' 
people mentioned :)

http://www.af.mil/news/n20020320_0436.shtml

More photos of the qual model testing can be found at

http://www.coloradosatellite.com/FlaconsatII/FSIIQMTeting.htm


Jim White
jim@coloradosatellite.com
wd0e@amsat.org

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