[amsat-bb] Es'hail-2 re-scheduled for launch in Q3/2017

PA3GUO pa3guo at upcmail.nl
Tue Aug 9 21:02:56 UTC 2016

Wow ! 
That is fantastic news, congratulations !!
Henk dinsdag, 09 augustus 2016, 10:58p.m. +02:00 van Robert McGwier  rwmcgwier at gmail.com :

>It is the nature of going to space usually.
>I have one exception. ISRO told my company they wanted to go 6 months earlier!!  
>We switched to SpaceX Falcon 9!!
>On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, PA3GUO < pa3guo at upcmail.nl > wrote:
>>Very sorry to see this fantastic new satellite getting delayed!
>>I consider it as a major boost to use of high frequencies by
>>satellite-radio amateurs (beyond the fact that it is a HEO sat).
>>Well, it IS still a great opportunity to look forward to!!
>>Henk, PA3GUO, The Netherlands
>>We have been informed by Es'hailSat Qatar Satellite company, that the
>>launch of Es'hail-2 with the first P4-A geostationary amateur radio
>>transponder is shifted to Q3/2017.
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>Bob McGwier
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>Founder and Technical Advisor, HawkEye 360, Inc
>Research Professor Virginia Tech
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