[amsat-bb] path to HEO

Nick Pugh quadpugh at bellsouth.net
Tue Sep 25 02:46:48 PDT 2012

Hi Amsaters


The AMSAT leadership has it right. Placing the Fox design in the public
domain is a fantastic idea. You can't catch a fish without putting a baited
line in the water.


The next step HEO one path is find an aero student who will prefect a new
propulsion system. The educational types are  getting large grants. The good
news for us is their expertise lies on the mechanical side not radio side.
These facts make us a natural partner. We need to be on the lookout for a
propulsion  inventors who is tied into the grant process  IE an educator. I
believe NASA will soon let us fly with active low risk propulsion system
but NASA is not the only countries in the launch business the Indian,
Chinese and the Europeans are there to. Our outreach need to be
international and educational institutions have a little more leeway with
ITAR. About 2/3 of technical grad students are not US citizens. 


What's needed

1.       A clearly stated goal---HEO

2.       Dogged determination

3.       Organized search




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