[amsat-bb] Re: NASA Kills Ulysses
lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Jul 1 12:12:40 PDT 2009
Some launch test are planned for Aries I rocket is it possible that some free dummy payload space will be available?
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On 1 Jul 2009 at 12:43, David - KG4ZLB wrote:
> I know it would be expensive but on the "if you spread your net wide
> enough" view of thinking, could we not approach commercial satellite
> projects prior to launch and bung a transponder on them only to be used
> when the primary mission fails? OK, so you might win some, might lose
> some and I know it would be expensive but it seems better than the
> situation we have now, plus we could be potentially building in some
> long term birds that would replace the current ageing fleet. It would be
> a long term view, but it would be something!
> Presumably this has been brought up before but no harm in re-hashing it
> for any new ideas especially with the BoD voting soon to happen! :-D
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