[amsat-bb] Perhaps a AMSAT-NA/AMSAT-R Collaboration??

Bill Ress bill at hsmicrowave.com
Thu May 29 10:57:26 PDT 2008

Hi Drew,

Good idea - but the lines of communications to the Russian satellite 
folks don't appear to be open to allow discussion about any 
collaboration. To my knowledge, there has never been any collaboration - 
so maybe the time is right if ITAR doesn't kill that idea off at the knees.

Perhaps a serious initiative by the AMSAT-NA Board might produce the 
dialog permitting a joint Amateur satellite venture. There is the 
AMSAT-R but I'm not sure how active they are. Nothing ventured - nothing 

I would welcome any of our Russian Amateur (especially AMSAT-R) readers 
of this thread to weight in with their thoughts regarding any future 

Yes indeed - a very nice orbit!!

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> Well said Ken! Grumping about after the fact serves no useful purpose, and some of the comments I've seen seem very selfish and "me first". While it would be nice to have an open two-way package on RS-30, the designers and builders of that satellite in reality owe us nothing.
> Perhaps an interested group could offer to build or sponsor a transponder on the _next_ launch to that orbit?
> 73, Drew KO4MA
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