[amsat-bb] I want this. I want that. Here comes another FM LEO sat.

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 05:05:55 UTC 2014

Ao40 was not too complex. I work in the space industry, I've already have
my electronics fly to orbit (not AMSAT), it's awesome and scary all In one.
Watching it launch not too long ago was gut wrenching, the entire system is
complex but I trusted in my testing, I trusted my coworkers testing, and I
trusted that we all worked to do the best we could, if it didn't work and
we knew it wasn't from nativity... I'm fine with that, it's a learning
experience. Anyone willing to operate in space must be willing to accept

we like to refer to space vehicles/missions as binary. It works or it
doesn't, space is unforgiving and by forging into it you must accept
failure as an outcome but do everything to avoid it. There's no shame in
that. It can and will still happen. Only those willing to risk it achieve
what was once thought impossible.

Having a clear path to get flight heritage on a common design is an obvious
way of mitigating future risk.


On Saturday, July 26, 2014, Phil Karn <karn at ka9q.net> wrote:

> On 07/22/2014 12:26 AM, Bryce Salmi wrote:
> > By usher in he was clearly referring to gaining technical abilities as a
> > group to attack more complex satellites.
> That's not how I read it. In any event, AMSAT has already built far more
> complex satellites; remember AO-40? (Maybe that one was *too* complex.)
> Quite a few of the older and more experienced technical volunteers have
> simply drifted away from the organization due to a lack of interesting
> current projects.
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