[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 15:02:03 PST 2011

At 09:33 AM 11/30/2011, Bob- W7LRD wrote:

>Cool George! it's not the building and concepts 
>that's difficult.  It's getting the damn things 
>up there.  We should have a division of AMSAT 
>that does rockets, and launch our own.  Like my Dad told me,

Or get in league with an amateur rocketry group 
with a leaning towards space rocketry. :) - We 
build 'em, you launch 'em. :)  Seriously though, 
orbital launches of any description would be a 
tall order for any amateur group, given the fuel 
costs alone required to launch a useful payload 
to even LEO, let alone GTO.  Still, we do have 
one advantage over the commercial guys - most of 
our payloads are small and lightweight.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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