[amsat-bb] Re: Eagle Satellite Design
Edward R. Cole
al7eb at acsalaska.net
Mon Sep 11 01:48:10 PDT 2006
George and the list:
Let me also state that, though I respectfully disagree with cancelling the
mode-S downlink, I do want to continue to support the launch of Eagle as it
WILL provide mode-U/V (old mode-B). My main satellite interest is in HEOs
so I think we should make sure that Eagle is launched even if not exactly
the bird we hoped for. Amsat-NA has proven record with various launch
entities and still best at finding us the ride into orbit.
I saw many old satellite hands quit after the demise of AO-40 mode-V
failure. Everyone loss from their quiting...they lost a fun ham
activity...Amsat lost support...the rest of us lost stations to contact...I
lost a local friend who essentially quit ham radio.
S/C-rider is a still mostly an "unknown" to most of us and may tunr out to
be a very fun mode after more is revealed and "cemented" in the design
I just wanted Rick, Bob, and Tom to know this. My offer of backup
emergency command support remains.
73's Ed - KL7UW
At 03:59 PM 9/9/2006 -0500, George Henry wrote:
>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
>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?
>> 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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Ed - KL7UW
BP40iq, Nikiski, AK http://www.qsl.net/al7eb
Modes: V - U - L - S
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