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Re: Dedication of AO-40


No that would not be good.

But please keep thinking of other names.  I recognize the value and tradition
of the old nomenclature and it will always be with us.  But it is a shame
that Werner Haas isn't here to see the fruit of his efforts.  I feel this is
a great opportunity recognize Werner, the AO-40 team, and all the folks who
have labored so hard over the years advancing the amateur satellite art.  It
is his and their dedication, knowledge, skill and creativity that have made
AO-40 possible.

Achim Vollhardt wrote:

> Hi Bronson,
> I don't think HASS would be a good choice.. it's the German translation
> for 'hate'..
> Personally I prefer the OSCAR-nomenclature (orbiting satelite carrying
> amateur radio), and AO-40 is not so bad in my eyes. Nevertheless, I
> won't be against any good idea for some new acronym.
> 73s
> Achim, DH2VA
> Bronson wrote:
> >
> > With AO-40 now in orbit and in the process of commissioning, I had a
> > thought.  AO-40 has rightly been given a dedication in memory of Werner
> > Haas.  Since commissioning will proceed slowly over the next 9 months or
> > more, perhaps we might consider giving AO-40 a specific name, in memory
> > of Verner Haas and the mission of the satellite.
> >
> > Once AO-40 is declared fully operational with solar panels deployed and
> > happily in final orbit, why not christen AO-40 with a name along the
> > lines of HASS (Haas Amateur Satellite Station)?  I am sure others could
> > come up with better combinations and I encourage them to do so.
> >

Bronson Crothers
5764 Saw. Res. Center
University of Maine
Orono  ME  04469-5764

Phone: 207 581 2252
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