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Re: P3D/AO40 Contingency Plan




>
>Someone mentioned the idea of a "P3C light" - An AO-13 size bird that would
>sit on the ASAP ring of an Ariane V.  The bird would just stay in the
>geosynchronous transfer orbit.  That is not a bad idea at all.  A mode U/V
>or V/U bird could be built and launched pretty quickly, IMHO.  Then once a
>large coverage bird is up there, we could begin building the next big baby.
>

Is that an option?  I havent examined the geo synch transfer but I bet that 
its not long term.  I think that any bird would need some propulsion....

I do like the idea of a "lite" however.  Oscar 10 is well great (grin) and 
13 was awesome.

Robert WB5MZO
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