[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and AMSAT-NA Priorities
k7zt at suddenlink.net
Tue Aug 12 05:44:16 PDT 2008
That certainly is one approach, I'm not saying that there is anything wrong
with that, it's just a change in the stated goals of Eagle.
The leadership needs to get in front of this and announce this is a
significant shift in organizational strategy if indeed that is the plan.
At they same time for the sake of honesty they should probably tell folks
that this will end AMSAT-NA sponsorship of an HEO (Molmiya Orbit)
anytime soon or even in their lifetime ;-/
----- Original Message -----
From: "John B. Stephensen" <kd6ozh at comcast.net>
To: "Joe Westbrook" <k7zt at suddenlink.net>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and AMSAT-NA Priorities
>> It appears that leadership is allowing realities of
>> a rare, expensive launch opportunity drive the mission rather than the
>> mission driving the launch method, it's a bit like the tail wagging the
>> don't you think?
> AO-40 was the case of a rare launch opportunity driving the mission. The
> AMSAT BoD has stated that the purpose of creating a relelationship with
> Intelsat would be to provide multiple launch opportunities. It seems to me
> that finding an affordable launch method should be the first step rather
> than the last step.
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