[amsat-bb] Re: So is P3E essentially dead at this point?
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Nov 10 04:26:07 PST 2009
AMSAT-DL, with the occasional support of other AMSAT organizations, is still
working on getting it launched. I expect that it will find a ride, probably
unexpectedly, as is often the case. It would be a tragedy to someday find
the launch article in a museum somewhere. However, it is clear that
launches beyond LEO are going to be few and far between for amateur
satellites. Hence the shift in emphasis you have noted.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Tondee
Sent: 09 November, 2009 18:30
To: Amsat BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] So is P3E essentially dead at this point?
I'm following with interest the post on FM versus linear transponders.
Right now I'm in the middle of putting together and FM LEO station that
can later be made SSB/CW capable with the addition of a new rig which I
think I may be able to once again afford sometime after the first of the
I've read all about the new direction Amsat NA is taking and I applaud
it as I think that's what's best.
I still wonder about Amsat DL and P3E though. I don't hear much of
Last I heard, the figure Arianne space gave for launch was deemed beyond
reach and Amsat DL was going to try and get their government to help.
Just wondering what the status is. Is there still a chance we will see
it in orbit or is it just a poor dead bird mothballed in storage
Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
More information about the AMSAT-BB