[amsat-bb] Re: Messageboard Post

David - KG4ZLB/MØZLB m0zlb at btinternet.com
Sun Jan 25 11:45:31 PST 2009

AMSAT is a volunteer organisation and with that obviously comes 
limitations concerning Member's time and effort.

Over the last two weeks I have tried on four separate occasions to 
complete and send the volunteer form that is on the AMSAT NA website - 
each time I have received an error message at the point of sending the 
form and each time I have completed the bug report form and checked the 
box that asks if I want an acknowledgement of my report.

So far, nothing heard.

So AMSAT needs help but the help mechanism does not work and there is 
not enough help to fix the help page!

Classic "catch 22"


John B. Stephensen wrote:
> During the last 2 decades of the last century ESA was providing space on 
> specific launches at heavily-discounted prices and a global effort was still 
> required to raise the money. Now everyone has to pay the full rate so 
> AMSAT-DL and AMSAT-NA are looking for outside sources of money. If you have 
> several million dollars the problem could be solved.
> Cubesats in 800 km orbits have much lower launch costs. However, the vast 
> majority of members told AMSAT that they didn't want more LEO satellites 
> after AO-51. Perhaps small is better.
> The AO-40 entry that I see on the AMSAT web site 
> (http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/satInfo.php?satID=15&returl=satellites/history.php) 
> seems to be accurate.
> 73,
> John
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