[amsat-bb] Re: 9 Cubesats selected for free ESA ride to space
amprorg at yahoo.it
Sat Jun 7 12:11:06 PDT 2008
Hi Domenico , you are absolutely right! the main problem is that young people involved in projects not even know what is an "hamradio" and what is an "ham spirit" (in Italy this is the situation), so
whithout these conditions you can't produce something right for our community
think only this: the only satellites "ham-useful" have been produced outside university programs
I write this because I personally experienced what it means
Only AMSAT have the right spirit ( and experience..) to produce useful object
when a university has to create a satellite? turns to us...
For Italian University satellities is so
73 de Giulio AB2VY
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 !
----- Original Message -----
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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.
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