[amsat-bb] Re: Three Words ...
wb3jfs at cox.net
Wed Aug 3 14:29:45 PDT 2011
The only thing that comes to mind when people act or perform the way they do
is when there is no accountablility or competition. With the shuttle now in
mothballs, a monopoly getting into space has already settled in. Just look
at the statement made by Russian officials how they planned on "sinking" the
ISS by 2020. They recanted later, through some tactical convincing, and
claimed it was all a misunderstanding or misquote. Yea, right.
Get use to it people, this is just starting.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Schulz" <mschulz at creative-chaos.com>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Three Words ...
> 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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