[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle
rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 12:44:59 PST 2007
It is free to AMSAT-NA. I never said it was free so far as Intelsat is
concerned. The funding sources are awaiting Intelsat to give us the
bottom line and for us to make a formal request. They do not do
hypothetical funding statements.
sco at sco-inc.com wrote:
> so it is not a free ride to space? where does the $6,000,000 dollars
> come from then?
> At 02:20 PM 12/13/2007, you wrote:
>> sco at sco-inc.com wrote:
>> > I doubt that would ever happen. If I was the CEO of the launch sat i
>> > would never let an "amateur" rocket motor hitch a ride on my multi
>> > million dollar bird. Just like NASA won't let us do it.
>> > If you can think of a way for us to get from GTO without a motor and
>> > fuel then it might happen.
>> > Les W4SCO
>> > www.scoincsoftware.com
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