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WW2L
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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
WW2L   8/6/2011 5:14:53 PM
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Hi Steve, Bird is flying well and sending very nice pictures. Last night one of my ham friend did record the transmission with a hand held 2 meter radio with the stock antenna. Very Well designed and developed system congratulation to all team for this high quality work. Levent Sasmazel – WW2L 3U Cube Sat Project Coordinator AMSAT-TR PS: Can you provide e-mail address then I can send you some pictures.

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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
KB3001   8/5/2011 2:30:54 PM
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Excellent aim. Hope all goes well. Keep us posted!

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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
apummer945   8/4/2011 3:06:32 PM
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Folks, and than finding out just before letting go that gadget that one of the antennas is missing....I was watching the launch attempt. And that cost at least as much as the deficit of the city of Vallejo, the difference is that Vallejo had to let go half of the police force, and with that launching, is just "happened " so

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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
Paul512   8/3/2011 1:34:48 AM
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Hi Steve. By coincidence we just had a reunion of the Australis Oscar 5 team here in Australia. AO5 was launched in January 1970; over 40 years ago. Paul Dunn.

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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
Steve Bible   8/2/2011 11:49:11 PM
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Hi WW2L, I'll be describing more about each of the subsystems and the electronics in future blog posts, in summary: Software Defined Transponder (SDX): PIC32 Internal Housekeeping Unit (IHU): PIC32 Power Supply Unit (PSU): PIC16F887, PIC16F690 Command Decoder: PIC16F887 Solar Max Power Point Converter (MPPT): PIC16F690 (x6)

WW2L
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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
WW2L   8/2/2011 10:00:40 PM
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Hi Steve, First of all congratulations and thanks for the Ham Radio support. I am not sure if you can share with us but just curiosity how many microcontrollers ARISSat-1 have ? And how many of them are PIC? :) Thanks,

colin.holland
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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
colin.holland   7/27/2011 9:38:56 AM
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Steve's screen name has now been changed so readers can see it is him replying to comments.

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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
kdboyce   7/27/2011 2:39:35 AM
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Hi Steve, Thanks...Project OSCAR was what I was thinking of but couldn't remember when I wrote the post. OSCAR, as I recall, was very successful in its day for the objectives set for it. I look forward to more info.

Steve Bible
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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
Steve Bible   7/26/2011 6:37:32 PM
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Sorry for the confusion, for all of the above replies, I should have signed them: Screen name "tinkerer" is Steve Bible.

Steve Bible
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re: Chips in Space: The building of an amateur satellite
Steve Bible   7/26/2011 4:27:25 PM
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Hello R.D., Please see the ARISSat-1 web site. Details about the satellite are posted there.

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