[amsat-bb] Re: status
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 25 11:59:51 PST 2014
> Whats the status of a replacement for the likes of AO 40?
> I know I ask this from time to time but never seem to see anything.
It's fairly safe to assume that if an AO-40 replacement were going up in the next couple of years it would be all over the BB. No news can reasonably be interpreted as nothing happening yet.
The AMSAT-DL P3E satellite is I believe in an advanced state of construction but I think unlikely to be completed unless $10 million turns up to fund a launch.
It's basically a money issue, there's even a Low Earth Orbiter microsatellite KiwiSat completed but on the ground awaiting launch funding. I gather the team have been after $1 million for a couple of years now.
73 Trevor M5AKA
On Saturday, 25 January 2014, 19:07, John Becker <w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:
Whats the status of a replacement for the likes of AO 40?
I know I ask this from time to time but never seem to see anything.
I for one would very much like to see this type the a boat load
of small FM only type while there is still a place to park one.
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