[amsat-bb] ANS-199 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT Fox-1C Launch Opportunity Announced

Fabiano Moser fabianomoser at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 09:52:34 UTC 2014


AMSAT can open a Project at KICKSTARTER in technology tag.

I saw a lot of project getting 300, 400% more than originally goal. Some of
then looks like a stupid idea, but that´s no matter they get the found´s,
and what make no sense for me can be a good deal to others :)

Already donated via PAYPAL today, but in my opinion would be great if
AMSAT-NA use this way also to get founds for the project!

Please think about it, I believe that donations don´t need to come only
from amateur radio satellite operators, but also from everyone who likes
electronics, science and technology.

Fabiano Moser

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:50 PM, Phil Karn <karn at ka9q.net> wrote:

> On 07/19/2014 02:04 PM, Jerry Buxton wrote:
> > other three would be "ready to fly" if other opportunities came up.  If
> > you're going to spend the time developing them, why not partner for free
> > launches (ELaNa) for more than one?  The opportunities for an FM
> > transponder and educational outreach are good.  I still have
> > universities looking to partner.
> Ah, because launches are scarce and expensive, and (re)developing even
> "the same old thing" consumes much of AMSAT's limited resources. And
> they're limited because we have yet to interest more than a tiny niche
> in what we're doing.
> It's great to have universities looking to partner, but what do they
> bring to the table, really? Are we sure they're not just looking for
> free spectrum?
> > one flying soon, so that we can learn how well they work and apply those
> > lessons to Fox-2 while we're working out the design.
> We already know how well they'll work because we've done the same thing
> many times before. I hate to say it, but this is no longer "rocket
> science". The physics is well understood, and those same physics tell us
> how we could accomplish so much more with our (currently) limited
> resources.
> --Phil
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