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

John Marranca, Jr KB2HSH at amsat.org
Sun Jun 8 04:54:25 PDT 2008

Am I missing something here?

We would all like to see several transponders going up the way they
did in the 90's...myself included.  But it just isn't going to happen
that way anymore.

So...a college or other group wants to launch some satellites, and ask
for our help?  What's the problem?

Bill has the right attitude pertaining to these little sats...think of
them as "satellites in training".  Learning the construction
principles, tracking, control from the ground, and collection of
telemetry allows for more "useful" birds to built in the future.

Now, let's all play nicely again.  Have some patience...new toys WILL
be coming for us to play with.



John Marranca, Jr
PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
BN Systems, Inc
Orchard Park, NY

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