[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and AMSAT-NA Priorities

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Tue Aug 12 04:05:46 PDT 2008

> It appears that leadership is allowing realities of
> a rare, expensive launch opportunity drive the mission rather than the
> mission driving the launch method,  it's a bit like the tail wagging the 
> dog
> don't you think?
AO-40 was the case of a rare launch opportunity driving the mission. The 
AMSAT BoD has stated that the purpose of creating a relelationship with 
Intelsat would be to provide multiple launch opportunities. It seems to me 
that finding an affordable launch method should be the first step rather 
than the last step.



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