[amsat-bb] Re: The Moon is our Future

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 2 08:15:46 PDT 2009

On the contrary, we need more LEO's to augment and replace the existing 
aged fleet.

Whilst AMSAT works on the HEO's lets put some of our efforts towards the 
Universities who seem to regularly put up 2/70 satellites!


Jack K. wrote:
> I heard the same things when the first HEOs went up. It takes to much 
> money, it takes to much specialized equipment, it takes to much 
> knowledge, it is for elitists only... The bottom line is a LOT of hams 
> used them and it took some ingenuity, some new equipment, and yes we 
> all had to learn now things to use them. the bottom line is they 
> worked and worked well... My suggestion is quit looking at pitfalls 
> and problems as reasons not to do something, but as opportunities to 
> learn to accomplish new things (or improved communications anyway) and 
> move forward... We can put up all the leos we want, but until someone 
> makes something like B. Bruninga's cell concept work, we are only 
> going to have more of the same, We don't need more of the same!
> DE - KD1PE
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