[amsat-bb] Re: Trolls on the -bb
lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Thu Sep 3 12:14:10 PDT 2009
On 3 Sep 2009 at 14:50, Bruce Robertson wrote:
Date sent: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:50:20 -0300
From: Bruce Robertson <ve9qrp at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Trolls on the -bb
To: "John B. Stephensen" <kd6ozh at comcast.net>
Copies to: i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>, Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca>,
AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> It is my impression that the board members do not share this view.
> They feel that the current impediment to a HEO launch in full-price
> launch costs is so great that, for instance, the thousands spent on
> SuitSat2 would never make a difference, since it is less than a
> thousandth of the full price. Instead, we should make the best of
> opportunities in LEO that might support our future work in HEO, MEO,
> or wherever.
As Bruce wrote "It is my impression that the board members do not share this view" and "Instead, we should make the best of
opportunities in LEO that might support our future work in HEO, MEO,or wherever." as articulate his text is, he's assuming something that i
understand as 1-Short term, medium and long term objectives but as far as i know there is none written or planned on paper all is based on
Target of Opportunity lets called that a short term vision. In fact there is nothing wrong with that but again what about the long term?
If money is a key factor how as a group of satellite communicators can we reach the long term one? "We all want a HEO amateur communication
satellite in orbit, some of us because we've never had that experience, others because it is our fondest memory of AMSAT operations" lets
say a HEO is the long term objective and as Domenico wrote " Nobody has donated a launch for free or about for free on HEO except
ESA for OSCAR-10 OSCAR-13 and AO40 upon political strategy conducted mostly by AMSAT-DL and this is why we must pull for P3E" There is room
for short and medium term projects but putting aside the long term will only put AMSAT-NA on a side track forcing them to reevaluate their
mission as i wrote in another post.
In the mean time i all invite you Sul terrazzo di I8CVS on http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8026221200764903522#
And for those who prefer golf and the summer Napoli beaches http://fr.video.yahoo.com/watch/944416/3686620
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