[amsat-bb] Re: Eagle Satellite Design

George Henry ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 9 13:59:35 PDT 2006

A number of BB participants have already indicated that they WON'T fund a 
satellite that they don't want,
which begs the question:  will Eagle fly, period?  Has the design committee 
effectively killed the bird by killing
enough interest?

I hope not, but time will be the judge.  I am disappointed by the loss of 
mode S, but would rather at least have a V/U HEO than
no HEO.  (I still maintain that the dire predictions for 2.4 GHz will not 
come to pass)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily Clarke" <emily at clarke-design.com>
To: "George Henry" <ka3hsw at earthlink.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Eagle Satellite Design

> Most likely AMSAT wouldn't let you do it - it would interfere with the 
> primary mission.  Besides - why should AMSAT members fund a satellite they 
> don't want, and they have to pay even more to rent space for a payload 
> they do want?
> 73,
> Emily
> At 11:09 AM 9/9/2006, you wrote:
>>So, how much to rent one of the TSFR spaces?  Maybe all of us who still
>>believe in S-Band could pool our funds to fly our own transponder..... 
>>the mode instead of the bird?
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Rick Hambly (W2GPS)" <w2gps at cnssys.com>
>>To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 5:21 AM
>>Subject: [amsat-bb] Eagle Satellite Design
>> >
>> > c) There are at least two TSFR (This-Space-For-Rent) packages that 
>> > could
>> > possibly contain other RF or other payloads, conditioned on the
>> > availability
>> > of power, antenna space and compatibility with the primary payloads.

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