[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Dec 12 19:08:04 PST 2007
One of the possibilities I have not seen relayed well from the meetings to
general knowledge is that it may be possible for Intelsat to attach Eagle to
one of their satellites, and drop us off in GTO on their way to GEO. This
possibility alone is worth working this opportunity out to it's conclusion.
It has become very apparent to me that we will not fund a HEO solely on our
current membership donations. Ever. We have to go for the outside funding
Tom mentioned, and the best way to do that is a simple, tool-like
application like a GEO, geared heavily towards EMCOMM. Too many of us have
taken the wait and see approach when it comes to supporting a HEO project.
The money has to come first, then the satellite gets built and launched, not
the other way around.
73, Drew KO4MA
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