[amsat-bb] Re: AO40 replacement !!!

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Sep 5 11:55:27 PDT 2012

On 05/09/12 19:38, John Becker wrote:
> At 12:37 PM 9/5/2012, you wrote:
>> I am resigned to the fact we will in all probability never see another AO-40 (sobsob)
> And the reason your thinking that is?

Cost, most likely.  None of the "developed" nations have an experimental 
space programme where we can squeeze a big heavy satellite into a 
vehicle and hitch-hike to high-Earth orbit any more.

If you want to have so much as a *chance* of getting stuff to HEO, get 
onto some of the developing countries and see what you can do for their 
space programme.  Iran is probably a good bet.

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ

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