[amsat-bb] Re: I STILL have a question!
G0MRF at aol.com
G0MRF at aol.com
Fri Dec 9 03:02:52 PST 2011
The next AMSAT satellite due for launch is likely to be Funcube from
AMSAT-UK. It will be possible to donate to this project from later this month
via the AMSAT-UK web site.
UKube also carries a linear transponder, It's not an 'AMSAT' project, but
the boards have been provided by AMSAT-UK. Fortunately -and we are REALLY
lucky here- that project is already fully funded by the UK Space agency
In the meantime, you can use Paypal to donate to Fox at _www.amsat.org_
(http://www.amsat.org) . I believe Fox is still at the advanced design stage
but this will be a short process due to all the experience AMSAT-NA have
gained with ARISSat.
Or you can take the optimists view and support the completion of the
hardware for P3E. Which if a launch can be identified will be spectacular for
everyone. (But please let it be able to run on solar power alone!!)
Sorry if I've missed any other projects...but I'm sure they will speak up
In a message dated 09/12/2011 10:19:33 GMT Standard Time, K4FEG at k4feg.com
With all that has been said here since the "expected" death of AO-51 I
want to KNOW what I can do to help move towards whichever, next
satellite that can be got into space.
I don't care about the delivery vehicle , whether or not it is a cube,
sphere, pyramid or in the shape of a Volkswagen Beetle.
I am interested in a satellite that can be used by amateurs to
"communicate" I have my personal preferences as to what type of
satellite I would prefer but *_at this point I don't care what type of
satellite it is.
_*I know how to adapt to what ever mode it operates on.
_*I just want to know WHAT TO SUPPORT AND HOW TO SUPPORT IT!*_
all I have heard ,"stop the attacks, do this do that"
I still don't have a clear picture of what is the closest to being ready
and what we need to do to facilitate it's completion.I can't support it
if the "powers to be" won't tell us what is needed.
Information is power and I don't have any information on what direction
we need to head.
that's my opinion!
*_Lead, follow or get out of the way!_*
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