[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-Fox?
josepharmbruster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 11:47:54 PST 2011
Think of it as an "American Idol" for choosing the name of a satellite,
except to vote, you have to donate :-)
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Joseph Armbruster <
josepharmbruster at gmail.com> wrote:
> You said 'Willing to pay for it'.
> In my mind, this brings up an interesting fundraising possibility. Of
> course, this would revolve around how much the project management and
> engineering Cared about having their own pet-name for a project.
> How about a "Pay to Name The Sat" drive, that could work like this:
> - You take submissions for satellite names from anyone via web-submission
> * Restrictions on the allowable names would be clearly defined during
> - The BOD or Lead Engineers would come together and choose the top 5
> - Then you have a website, where people can donate N dollars for the name
> they like the most.
> - Whichever name receives the most $'s by a certain date, would be the name
> that is chosen to fly!
> All proceeds to go the Amsat project.
> Just a thought,
> Joseph Armbruster
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at united.net>wrote:
>> I already have a suggestion in that when be get to "M" we name it
>> "Murgatroyd." The response so far makes that seem unlikely, even if I am
>> willing to pay for it myself.
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