[amsat-bb] Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations,

Joe Westbrook k7zt at suddenlink.net
Sun Jun 1 12:52:13 PDT 2008

looks like you have the same question that I have.

 I know how to use the on-line translators, but you still won't find the 
answers that donners need to know.
I'm not suggesting that they disclose sensitive information, simply a 
statement like we have identified possible
launch opportunities, they cost $xxxxxxx.00, this is the target launch date 
we have a remaining delta of $xxxxxxxx.00.

I fail to see how that would put a launch opportunity in jeopardy.

- Joe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Robertson" <ve9qrp at gmail.com>
To: "Edward Cole" <kl7uw at acsalaska.net>
Cc: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 6:00 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations,

> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Edward Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:
>> Without getting into the issue too much.  I would remind the project
>> managers that their constituency (and contributors or potenitial
>> contributors) rely on periodic progress reports on developing
>> satellite projects.  This complaint is not new to amsat-bb (we heard
>> it for AO-40), so it should not be news to project managers.
> Isn't the story very simple regarding the critical step of launching
> P3E: they're looking for an affordable ride, and there are none on the
> horizon?
> I assume it is very hard to enter into negotiations looking for a
> cut-rate on a launch while publicly naming the party you are
> negotiating with. If I were that party, the first thing I'd insist is
> that there be no mention until a deal is reached, because my
> organization could end up looking like bad guys for even entertaining
> the idea.
> On the technical side of P3E, I think we've been reasonably
> well-informed, but then I don't think AMSAT-DL is obliged to report in
> English any more than AMSAT-NA is obliged to publish its reports in
> Japanese and German because significant donors came from those
> countries. We can always get by with online translators if we don't
> know German. It works pretty well; I can show you how.
> 73, Bruce
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