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DIY Satellite Platforms: Building a Space-Ready General Base Picosatellite for Any Mission Paperback – February 10, 2012

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ISBN-13: 978-1449310608 ISBN-10: 1449310605 Edition: 1st

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Book Description

Building a Space-Ready General Base Picosatellite for any Mission

About the Author

Alexander "Sandy" Antunes (born 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Maryland-area astronomer, author, and role playing game designer. He graduated from Boston University in 1989 with a dual major in astronomy and physics, received a Masters in astronomy from Penn State in 1992, and received his PhD in computational astrophysics from George Mason University in 2005. He was the Maryland Science Center "Science Person of the Month" for May 2007.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition (February 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449310605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449310608
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 22, 2014
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This book is more of a diary of Antunes' experience working on his own project, as opposed to a technical manual that would be more familiar to a professional engineer. That said, if you are an engineer and you are interested in this subject, you are likely in a position to be able to fill in the gaps easily from the myriad pointers provided. What I found most enjoyable was the narrative of someone's spirit of adventure and creativity; Antunes has a goal, and he does what is necessary to make it happen. A lot of exploration, trial and error, good-enough-now-let's-move-on-to-the-next-problem, beg/borrow/steal other useful ideas, and all the ups and downs that are part of a real labor of love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Geremy Condra on January 17, 2015
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This is an engaging and readable book about an exciting hobby written by someone with unimpeachable space science credentials. So why a two star review?

I gather from the mismatch between this book's description and its contents that the author is trying to sell these books in order to finance the construction and launch of his satellite. To put the point more clearly: the author of the book on DIY satellites has not actually launched his satellite yet.

For me this was very disappointing. I would gladly have paid double the asking price for a what-worked-what-didn't analysis of even a single mission, but without that it feels like a somewhat crass attempt to keep cash flowing through the process.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 29, 2013
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This short book is radiating with the joy of creating something that can actually go into space.
It's obviously written with the maker approach, don't expect the MIT course on satellite engineering for $3.57.
But to feel what it takes to build a working satellite in your basement, and start to think that space exploration may really be a home project - complete with costs, suppliers and schedules - this is a good starting point.
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on one hand I'd like to see more, more detail, more data, more etc. but given lack of material and the newness of even doing this for real I have to give the book 5 stars. This is all great material and for anyone really building their own satellite I think should read. There are not many other books for the hobbiest space engineer out there and this is certainly one of the must reads. It will help you get started, help you center your self in the field and allow to move forward with research and building your pico satellite.
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Very good introduction to a popular project.
Grass-roots satellite project that even high
school students can pursue. Space still
attracts students, and here is a hands-on
project thay can contribute to and learn
from.
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