[amsat-bb] Why not a HEO?
Mark L. Hammond
marklhammond at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 04:18:29 PST 2011
Okay, usually I don't comment on the hot topics on AMSAT-BB. I prefer to comment on the technical questions and issues. Maybe work has me feeling feisty this morning, so here it comes :)
Why not a HEO? I can think of about 15 million reasons...that's a reference to money, if you didn't catch it.
A good debate can be enjoyable. I'm okay if the outcome is that we disagree as topics are discussed. But regarding another HEO, it's quite simple, as I see it:
1) We all want a HEO.
2) It doesn't look like we're going to be able to afford a HEO.
Our best chance is for somebody to hit a $300M lottery and lay out the cash in one big chunk. Or, somebody hits the "launch lottery" such that we get a free ride (probability is about the same these days...)
If you don't like the FM bids, vote with your radio's power button. And play the lottery!
See? I told you it was simple ;)
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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