Re: Shuttle Simplesat Deployment Today

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 08:42:54 PDT

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    In a message dated Mon, 20 Aug 2001  9:46:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time, CmdrJaycee@aol.com writes:
    
    >      Simplesat is an engineering satellite designed to evaluate 
    >      the use of inexpensive commercial hardware for spacecraft. 
    >      It is expected that Simplesat will demonstrate Global 
    >      Positioning System attitude control and fine pointing control 
    >      while in free-flyer low-Earth orbit.
    
    Hey Jim.
    
    Try here:
    http://www.bradjackson.com/portfolio.pdf
    There is a photo of the photovoltaic panels.
    
    http://www.mytlc.atfreeweb.com/MiscPix/Michael/P5080074.JPG
    In the cargo bay.
    
    It's part of the Hitchhiker Experiments Advancing Technology  (HEAT) so there should be more info at:
    http://sspp.gsfc.nasa.gov/hh/heat.html
    
    whenever that server opens up.
    
    Cheers,
    Don Gardner  39.179(9) N, 76.840(6) W, 100m ASL
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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