[amsat-bb] Re: AO40 contacts and P3-E

Ron Overdrive ronoverdrive at tehfurry.com
Fri Feb 4 14:01:02 PST 2011

> Could we get it hauled up to ISS and "kicked out
> the door" with orbital boost engine?  I  guess
> that would be a huge permitting battle?
Considering the interest in using the ISS as a launchpad for satellites and
manned space craft have increased, depending on how Arissat-1 fairs it might
be possible for other birds to piggy back a ride with a resupply to the ISS
for a launch and with P3E being the testbed for the P5A Mars mission it
might have enough leverage to go this route. I'd encourage both Peter and
the rest of AMSAT-DL to at least consider inquiring about it.

With that said I missed out on the opportunity to work on AO-40 as it died
before I became licensed, but when I found out about AO-40 I became hopeful
P3E would get launched so I could experience working a HEO for myself.

~73, AC2RF Ron

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