[amsat-bb] Re: So is P3E essentially dead at this point?
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Nov 10 14:45:40 PST 2009
There was a demonstration of data transfer between the engineering model of the Integrated Housekeeping Unit, IHU-3, and a laptop via the 400 bit/s PSK interface at the recent AMSAT-DL AGM
See EGM report in Google English at
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- On Tue, 10/11/09, Michael Tondee <mat_62 at netcommander.com> wrote:
> From: Michael Tondee <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: So is P3E essentially dead at this point?
> To: APBIDDLE at mailaps.org
> Cc: "'Amsat BB'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Date: Tuesday, 10 November, 2009, 21:18
> I appreciate the answer Alan. I
> wasn't hearing anything about it and
> that does get discouraging. It would indeed be tragic for
> it never to
> see space after all the work that was put into it.
> As I said, I do support the AMSAT NA board in what they are
> now trying
> to do. I think we should take any opportunity to get usable
> in orbit, be it LEO or wherever. I also think it shouldn't
> whether they are FM or linear transponders, we should
> support all
> efforts.. Even though I'd like to see more linear
> transponders, it's
> tough to stomach the cynical and sarcastic attitude of some
> here towards
> the FM sats.
> Michael, W4HIJ
> Alan P. Biddle wrote:
> > Michael,
> > 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
> > Alan
> > WA4SCA
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org
> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org]
> > Behalf Of Michael Tondee
> > Sent: 09 November, 2009 18:30
> > To: Amsat BB
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] So is P3E essentially dead at this
> > 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
> > year.
> > 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
> > anything anymore.
> > 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
> > somewhere now?
> > 73,
> > Michael, W4HIJ
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