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Re: AMSAT has a SECRET!



Phil:

> >Well this is doable IF AMSAT had satellites that were consistent and
> >reliable the manufacturers would rise to the opportunity.   What we need
is
> >to keep the complexity on the ground (such as digital modulation schema
etc)
> >and make the satellite as simple as possible.
>
> Exactly. Not only would this make the satellites more reliable, but it
> would decrease the total system (ground segment + space segment)
> costs. I have never understood how so many members of an organization
> that prides itself on clever, ingenious and cost-effective engineering
> can miss the most basic principles of system engineering.

I found your comments to this point in the AMSAT journal for May/June 1995.
I am working through the Journals as part of some research here, great to
see the consistent position on your part, do hope that the message will get
through.

Larry
VA3LK



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