[amsat-bb] Re: 9 Cubesats selected for free ESA ride to space

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Jun 7 10:24:52 PDT 2008

Hi David, G0MRF

It seem to me that while the Universities are becaming tennis players
we collect telemetry without to be involved in their experiments and
this is like to only pick up their balls and run with it.

The only difference is that each University  receive governement
contributions to build the satellite while we radioamateurs invest a lot
of personal money to build our own satellite stations.

Since the Radioamateur Community make a worldwide service to the
Universities my idea is to collect their TLM upon official donations to
be used to build our Orbiting  Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio i.e.
satellites with linear transponders to talk each other.

Is the Amateur Satellite Service becaming an endangered species ?

It will became an endangered species if P3-E and EAGLE will be not
placed in orbit as soon as possible but this requires our contributions
............or not ?

Do you like my TLM ?............Please donate !

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: <G0MRF at aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 4:29 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 9 Cubesats selected for free ESA ride to space

> Cubesats built by students from universities in Poland Spain Italy
> Switzerland Romania France and Belgium have been selected for a free ride
to low  earth
> orbit.  The launch is scheduled on the Vega maiden flight from  Kourou at
> end 2008 / early 2009  TBC.
> _http://www.esa.int/esaED/SEM2BPUG3HF_index_0.html_
> (http://www.esa.int/esaED/SEM2BPUG3HF_index_0.html)
> Thanks
> David
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