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Re: Saudisats????



There are also several satellites built by U.S. universities that aren't
available. Since these are student projects there can be mistakes and the
satellite doesn't work as planned or people graduate while waiting for
launch and the team looses expertise.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael P. Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, 26 July 2001 05:18 UTC
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Saudisats????


>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of laura halliday
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:50 PM
> > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Saudisats????
> >
> >
> > Drew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com> wrote:
> >
> > >What is the story with the Saudisats? Are they just 2
> > >more in a list of hamsats that are space junk, or is there
> > >something else going on? Someone, somewhere, has to know
> > >something!
> > >
> > >Really wish we would at least hear one way or the other.
> >
> > Probably yet another in the series of "amateur" projects
> > that are heavily hyped at first, get their funding, get
> > their launch, and then disappear.
> >
> > There are too many of these projects, IMHO.
>
> I have a friend here, used to be real big into satellites.  He has
> asked me several times why we were so up-in-arms about the
> swatch thing when there were several satellites using ham
> freqs that were not ham satellites.  In curiosity, I asked that
> very question here.  Never did get a good answer.  I don't
> remember the sat numbers he mentioned anymore, but most
> of them it seems were out of some university in Europe.  Guess
> it could be looked up in the archives if anyone cared...
>
> Dunno, the way it is, guess we should be happy that we have
> anything at all.
>
> Mike.
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