[eagle] ARRL Director's Meeting endorses Geostationary plans

Tom Clark, K3IO k3io at verizon.net
Fri Feb 1 14:08:00 PST 2008


The ARRL Board of Directors held its first 2008 meeting in Houston, Texas on January 18-19. The following paragraph appears in the meeting summary in this week's ARRL eMail Newsletter that was issued this afternoon (Feb.1):


> The Board adopted a resolution of support for AMSAT's initiative seeking
> access to an Intelsat platform in geostationary orbit. AMSAT is in
> consultation with Intelsat regarding an application of an Intelsat
> platform carrying amateur satellites into geostationary orbit, with
> potential benefits for emergency communications. AMSAT has been the
> principal initiator of projects in the Amateur Satellite Service and
> continues to play a key role in significantly advancing the state of the
> art in space science, space education and space technology. 

73, Tom


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