[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-Fox? Satellite Naming Rights

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 2 12:32:46 PST 2011

Instead of having people make donations to pick a name, what about selling corporate naming rights?  Corporations pay mega-millions for stadium naming rights, we have corporate names on other aeronautical objects (e.g., the Goodyear Blimp), and even schools are thinking about selling naming rights to raise money.  Not sure how much a coporation would be willing to pay for naming rights on a ham satellite, but it has to be more than what AMSAT would raise by asking for donations.

73, Bill NZ5N 

> Alan,
> You said 'Willing to pay for it'.
> In my mind, this brings up an interesting fundraising
> possibility. Of
> course, this would revolve around how much the project
> management and
> engineering Cared about having their own pet-name for a
> project.
> How about a "Pay to Name The Sat" drive, that could work
> like this:
> - You take submissions for satellite names from anyone via
> web-submission
>   * Restrictions on the allowable names would be
> clearly defined during
> submission!!
> - The BOD or Lead Engineers would come together and choose
> the top 5
> - Then you have a website, where people can donate N
> dollars for the name
> they like the most.
> - Whichever name receives the most $'s by a certain date,
> would be the name
> that is chosen to fly!
> All proceeds to go the Amsat project.
> Just a thought,
> Joseph Armbruster


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