Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Amateur Radio Operators helped Nasa with PhoneSat Project

Although the ultimate goal of the PhoneSat mission was to determine whether a consumer-grade smartphone can be used as the main flight avionics for a satellite in space, the three miniature satellites used their smartphone cameras to take pictures of Earth and transmitted these “image-data packets” to multiple ground stations.

PhoneSat satellites were emitting packets on the amateur radio spectrum to report different types of message...

Amateur Radio Operators helped Nasa with PhoneSat Project

No comments:

Post a Comment