DIY Instruments for Amateur Space
Inventing Utility for Your Spacecraft Once It Achieves Orbit
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: March 2013
Pages: 120

What can you measure and what are your limits when orbiting in space? Learn about what physical quantities you can measure and what types of sensors you can buy or build. We cover the 5 essential design limits as well: power, bandwidth, resolution, computing... and legal limitations. Explore what you can play with using your own personal satellite.

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Instruments work also in ground.

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    Comments about oreilly DIY Instruments for Amateur Space:

    I bought this book as the price was quite low and the tittle looked promising.

    (Yes I bought it, I didn't receive the book through the Blogger Review program.)

    This book is part of DIY Satellite book series by Sandy Antunes

    The book was extremely interesting and well written. I must say that I learned a lot more than what I expected. I'm an astroparticle physicist but not directly involved in space missions (our experiment is located inside of a mine). One member of our team just finished his PhD and moved into a group with a satellite experiment. This closeness of the field prompted me to buy the book.

    Besides the satellite instruments the book gives nice overview of scientific measurements and experimental physics for a layperson. Only thing which bothered me in the book was overemphasis of optical detectors. I fully understand that it is the best example to use in this kind of book.

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