[amsat-bb] Re: Fw: Capitol Hill Briefing on Space Debris and Collisions (Wednesday)

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 8 07:29:03 PDT 2009

Thanks Bob, I forwarded it to the bod at amsat.org list, as well as the 
officers list.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Cc: <amsat-bod at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 10:18 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Fw: Capitol Hill Briefing on Space Debris and Collisions 

>I wonder if some AMSAT VIP's in the DC area should go to this:
> *Coffee Briefing on Space Debris and Collisions*
> *Wednesday, June 10, 2009*
> *9:00am - 10:00am*
> *2253 Rayburn*
> *Keeping Our Space Assets Safe From
> *an Increasingly Crowded Space Environment,
> If I was in DC, I would go to represent Student Satellites, but I am in 
> Alabama on travel.  Our position should fully support the mitigation of 
> space debris, but we must make sure that the regulations are not overly 
> burdensome to the small guys.
> I reviewed a first draft that was ONLY written for the 100 Million dollar 
> Launch Provider.  It placed an extrordinary burden of "tests" and 
> "reports" and bureaucratic processes that of course would be routine for 
> the Space COmpany with an army of lawyers in their employ, but there was 
> no provision for the small 1kg student payload for a simpler process.
> This meeting is not the place to speak up, but it is the place to learn 
> and to circulate and network and get a copy of what is being considered.
> Im far from my desk and so have none of my AMSAT contact info, to try to 
> get this to the AMSAT folks that might be able to get to the meeting.
> Maybe one of them will see it here and can see about an amsat presence?
> Bob, WB4APR
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