[amsat-bb] Re: Three Words ...

Michael Schulz mschulz at creative-chaos.com
Wed Aug 3 14:15:12 PDT 2011

So let me play devils advocate here for a second or three. When I was watching the stream, it sure looked like 
they didn't really give a rats ass about the satellite. The fact that these spacewalks don't occur every day tells
me that there's some effort behind them. So how can it be that the folks responsible did not have their act together
and check something truly obvious like .. uhm .. an antenna? I mean it's not like we're talking about a software bug
that only could've been uncovered after it was all done. No, we're talking about an external, visible and physical thing.

Now here's the rub. If AMSAT paid for it (to which degree and what percentage doesn't really matter) and the satellite 
does not have the desired and expected (and paid for) functionality because either it was damaged during the deployment
or before (also doesn't really matter) who will refund AMSAT? Even more important what's the follow up to this? 

I sure did not get the impression that it was a well coordinated mission. The communication between the two seemed a 
bit .. well let's say unprofessional.

Mike K5TRI

On Aug 3, 2011, at 4:06 PM, Andy Kellner wrote:

> No .. Linear .. Transponder !
> Thank you very much Alexander Samokutyaev, Sergei Volkov and Roscosmos for a job well done.
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