[amsat-bb] Re: Re-purposing ATVs

Rick Mann rmann at latencyzero.com
Thu Apr 3 10:32:33 PST 2008

On Apr 3, 2008, at 10:50 AM, <wa6ilt at verizon.net> <wa6ilt at verizon.net>  
> I was reading about the Jules Verne docking at the ISS today and all  
> of a sudden it occurred to me: instead of using the spacecraft fuel  
> to de-orbit, what if it was placed in a higher orbit, and there was  
> a ham package on board?

That is a GREAT idea! I wonder what the incremental cost is. I'm sure  
they wouldn't be willing to just turn the whole thing over to amateur  
radio. But maybe they can be convinced anyway.


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