Good evening all, Although I have just begun with satellites again, after a 19 year gap while I served in the Army, I too am dissappointed. Perhaps you will look at my views, and find some merit. Or comfort. #1. Nobody died. This is not armed combat, where 2nd place is final and forever. This is just a setback. Everyone is a survivor, and the satellite is still fine! There have been worse things to happen. There could have been worse things to happen! #2. AMSAT and the ham community still have the same dedicated people working on this. You can go nuts worrying about the things you cannot control. Better to control what you can, and accept what you cannot control. #3. I have heard about a huge meteor event coming this fall, Oct. I think. I have also heard that there was some danger involved for orbiting space vehicles. Something about charged particles destroying internal components. I do not have enough knowledge to say WHAT this would do/not do to P3D. I do believe that this delay may put P3D up after this event, and that may be the silver lining. 4. Don't give up hope until the big guys give up hope. We little folk never see the big picture, just our little battles. Anyone can Monday morning quarterback. Only the guy on the field Sunday afternoon knows the real play. Keep the faith, and support (without criticism) those who are in a position to do what they can. I believe they are doing all they can, and putting pressure on them just makes it harder. 5. Teamwork is the fuel that lets common people attain uncommon results. Don't give up on the team. I too am dissappointed. Our day will come. Hang in there. I've spouted enough for one night. Hope this makes some of you feel a little better. My thanks and confidence are with AMSAT Vy73, Mike. KD9KC firstname.lastname@example.org The farthest West "dissappointed" ham in West Texas.