[eagle] Re: [Officers] upcoming events
bob2leo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:55:24 PST 2007
Monday night 9pm eastern is fine for me.
Anyway, I will come prepared with:
1) Pocomoke Lab status
2) CubeSat request for help
3) AMSAT Institute
4) HawkHASP student balloon project invite to AMSAT
We can handle my topics in whatever order.
On 11/8/07, Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to hold a Teamspeak meeting on Monday night starting at 9
> P.M. eastern time. Between now and early December I am going to be
> putting together a plan forward and I will be seeking input from many of
> you. We need to hold a meeting as soon as it is practical to hold it
> and we find the appropriate venue. My only mandatory attendance for
> this particular Teamspeak session is Bob Davis and I, so if Bob cannot
> make this, we will move it.
> Secondly, if Jim is available, I would like for him to come and give us
> his exit report if he wants to and for us to be able to let him hear
> much we want him back when he finds his busy life will allow him to
> My main agenda item for Monday night will be for us to get a report on
> the activities of the AMSAT lab construction delivered by AMSAT Lab
> director Bob Davis. Ron Bettini of Hawk Space Institute is about to
> deliver a request for volunteer help for some specific tasks that need
> doing for Hawk to finish integration of its Cubesat. I have agreed to
> try to advertise the need. I assume Bob will be his proxy but Ron is
> most welcome. AMSAT and Hawk are going to jointly administer a "space
> camp" at UMES next summer if the details can be worked out (we stop
> talking and start acting) and we are rapidly approaching the time when
> the teachers we are trying to attract will have already made application
> to others and committed their available funds. We are going to need to
> volunteer adjunct faculty from our engineering team to aid with this.
> AMSAT is going to join with Hawk in a balloon project at the "spend a
> few dollars and package the Suitsat hardware for the balloon" level. I
> would like for Bob to fill us in on those details.
> I want to get together as soon as possible a clear set of parameters for
> the RF systems I intend to have us build during 2008 and for which the
> AMSAT BOD has given us a budget. I am not looking to build flight
> hardware but a significant investment has been made in prototyping tools
> so we can develop code for the full up HELAPS and the ACP software
> foundations on the same development platform.
> We need to put together a clear concept of our intended operations on
> Intelsat and to get some prototype hardware built so the prototype
> development system can put it all on the air and demonstrated and tested.
> As soon as is practical, we need to be able to demonstrate a prototype
> ACP and a prototype SDX so we show the functionality can be built if
> funding is found for the flight system and the launch. We have not yet
> reached the point where any firm decisions can be made which would allow
> us to build fight RF hardware for either Eagle or Rideshare because they
> are significantly different missions. One is RF with a few space
> challenges and with more DC power than we ever dreamed possible. The
> other is all the challenges of managing a complex satellite on which we
> grudgingly allow what RF can be accomodated. But I have my marching
> orders from my boss, BUILD SOMETHING. I am prepared to demonstrate we
> By the time I get done writing all of that up for the journal
> Engineering Notebook column, my arms will be breaking off. Should we
> have other agenda items that need to be covered, please email me
> directly. The bod and officers outside the Eagle team members are NOT
> invited to this session because this has nothing to do with tech
> snobbery. There is a limit to the number of people we can get on there.
> We have never reached it and I don't want to try and I want to try to
> stay focused on the long reports I have requested. I am seeking your
> input on things you would like to see us to discuss. You will be able
> to listen to the entire session should you so desire afterwards and we
> finish transcoding it and putting it up for download. There will be a
> written report posted to Eaglepedia as soon as I figure out the levers
> to pull.
> AMSAT Director and VP Engineering. Member: ARRL, AMSAT-DL,
> TAPR, Packrats, NJQRP, QRP ARCI, QCWA, FRC. ARRL SDR WG Chair
> "An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why
> must the pessimist always run to blow it out?" Descartes
> Via the Officers mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA
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