SuitSat 2 on the Way

EE Times has just published a very cool article with some history on SuitSat 1 and some design info on SuitSat 2. Unfortunately, they don’t give a date for the launch of the second SuitSat.  Here’s an excerpt from the article:

The experience proved so interesting that the engineers enthusiastically signed up for SuitSat-2. Leveraging their acquired knowledge, the team has already developed a new solar-conversion technique for the follow-on satellite that will extend system life to months instead of weeks. They have also crafted a software-defined, full-duplex radio with a better antenna for two-way communication and more-refined control.

For more information, go to the SuitSat website, which has links to a couple of ARRL articles on SuitSat 2.

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