[amsat-bb] Re: Launch Costs (was-re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol. 7, Issue 312)
zilvinas at augma.lt
Tue Sep 25 23:17:39 PDT 2012
Since Sept 2009 (when I subscribed to the list) - this thread is most
I have great opportunity to help small educational team which is
building 1U cubesat.
And I have to agree 200% with Tony that there is great potential for
ham community in finding space related educational teams in their
countries and help them succeed in their missions.
On 2012.09.26 08:38, Tony Langdon wrote:
> I see a lot more potential in partnering with the education
> community. They're seeking to train aerospace engineers, and perhaps
> working with this community - as mentors, given there's a lot of
> proven satellite expertise in AMSAT, as well as "clients" (to have
> students building to a specification). Amateur radio itself is about
> learning - usually self learning, but education would seem to broadly
> fall in the learning side of the hobby. Sharing that with industry
> and getting working transponders in return would seem like a win-win.
> I do think it should be a two way street, AMSAT helps the students and
> universities achieve their educational goals, and gets a working bird
> in return, once the primary mission is completed. From what was
> posted about Fox earlier, that sounds like a good example of this sort
> of thing.
> And of someone wanted to try out a new propulsion system on a live
> satellite, I'm sure AMSAT would be more than happy to help with the
> comms side of things.
> However, I also understand that times have changed, and I may never
> get the opportunity to try working a HEO in my lifetime. I'm not going
> to bag AMSAT for that, it's just the way the industry has gone, and
> the old launch opportunities have dried up.
> 73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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