[amsat-bb] Re: Bill Ress - N6GHz - Board Candidate - OperatingSurvey

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jul 21 19:52:52 PDT 2008

> Obviously, the GEO is probably the most expensive, with HEO being
> close to it,

Not necessarily. A small package on Intelsat may be significantly more 
affordable than Eagle. On the other hand, putting everything from Eagle on 
Intelsat would likely be more expensive. There are also considerably 
different risks. Eagle has all the things we've been good about messing up 
previously, and a Intelsat rideshare has almost none. As Bob B said 
earlier...there are several tradeoffs to consider, and let me say even the 
BOD doesn't have the full details to consider yet.

Personally, I'm in favor of doing whatever project gets us on station with 
long distance comms first, without breaking the piggybank, or too much risk. 
It is, without a doubt, a very difficult and complicated decision.

73, Drew KO4MA 

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