Friday, December 7, 2012

Temporary Satellite TSAT

A space satellite can hold a space telescope with 3-inch or smaller optics and observe lunar terrain above the blurring effects of Earth's atmosphere for more clear imaging and study. Having your own Amateur Satellite is mind expanding learning experience that can raise the know-how level of your technology.
Large TSATs could adapt QuadLyzer BASIC Stamp
Homework boards or similar components
A satellite is defined as an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. The Big Brain has extended this definition to include suborbital path.

One aspect in the Big Brain Space Program Initiative that could use more development is that of satellites. Years ago, the author's Amateur Space Telescope was developed as a satellite to be hoisted into orbit by the US Space Shuttle with the NASA GetAway Special Program. Satellites are expensive to create, launch, and maintain in orbit. Big Brain has found a way to bypass these complexities and cost, by introducing the temporary service satellite or TSAT.

Solar study with TSAT is possible
There are two types of Big Brain invented TSATs. One is lofted during the Next Space Program and provides data and services during the loft. The next type is the Dropped TSAT. This will provide data and services during the trip from space to the Earth.

The TSAT is launched from space and allowed free flight. TSATS can be free fall, gliding, resistive, or have powered flight.

The difference of a TSAT and an orbital satellite is the TSAT is mainly suborbital at this time.

The amount of time the TSAT remains in space for use is based on a number of conditions, such as the amount of time of free fall, wind resistance, height of release, air pressure, atmospheric re-entry parameters, etc.

TSATS are currently capable of launching two space domains - both Micro Space and Next Space.

TSATS have use for exploring space, understanding the conditions of atmosphere in lower space, and it can serve to bounce signals or act as a launch platform for other space craft. A TSAT can hold special payloads like a Temporary Space Telescope or TST.

The TSAT may indeed have the smallest suborbital flight in history. For Micro Space, the suborbital position down-range can be measured by a few feet. For Next Space, based on conditions, the distance can range to several city blocks. Anything launched higher is dependent on additional conditions and the satellite can end up considerably farther down range.

TSATs can go up by various means and drop back to the Earth. Part of the TSAT project is to maximize the satellite's time spent in space. This may include lofting based on the Jet Stream, slow lofting through special gliders in Near Space where a tenuous atmosphere exists and a slowed reentry based on a parachute, streamer or other aerodynamic means.

TSATs are generally lofted and dropped in Micro Space and Next Space, providing a temporary service during their reentry trip to the ground.

Another type of TSAT is one that only goes up and records data and provides services within this range. Thus far, the Lofted TSAT service is provided during the Next Space Program.

TSATs are relatively inexpensive. Consider, the Big Brain space exploration initiative is many things and always growing and expanding in knowledge, design, and discovery. On aspect is the creation and invention of new designs and crafts that function in space. Being a bare bones cost space exploration program, the Big Brain can offer a ride into space from a cost range of free in Micro Space, to $12 for Next Space, and $5.53 per pound of payload to go up into Near Space.