[amsat-bb] Re: High orbit satellites?
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 29 05:21:56 PDT 2013
AMSAT-DL has Phase 3E mostly built, but the free launches of the past are gone. I believe the area of 10 million Euros is what they have been quoted for a purchased launch, which is out of the realm of amateur radio fundraising. AMSAT-DL has continued to search for an affordable launch. US participation has been hamstrung by ITAR, a set of laws regarding the export of satellite information.
See http://www.amsat-dl.org/ (Google translate works well) for more directly from the organization.
73, Drew KO4MA
>From: Peter Klein <pklein at threshinc.com>
>Sent: Aug 29, 2013 2:58 AM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] High orbit satellites?
>What are the chances that there will be another high-orbit satellite
>like AO-10 and AO-13? Does AMSAT have any plans in that direction since
>the demise of AO-40? My main satellite interest is live communication
>with faraway places, and I really miss those Molnya birds.
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