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Re: Special Bulletin - new satellite



Claudio, I have not seen ONE arguement in favor of this new satellite, here
or elsewhere. Would one of the board members please explain the rationale to
us plebians? I just don't get it.

Drew, KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Claudio Martins" <ctpm@mega.ist.utl.pt>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Special Bulletin - new satellite


> On Thursday 25 April 2002 20:28, Dan James wrote:
> >[...]
> > Dr. Tom Clark, W3IWI, AMSAT-NA BOD member and one of the "spark
> > plugs" for the original MICROSAT project noted that, "The last major
> > program that AMSAT-NA managed was the MICROSATS and this is a
> > superb chance for us to update that legacy with all-new technology." He
>
>    Sorry, but I don't see where the new technology is. Sending another FM
> repeater to orbit is not going to make the money of a new bus be well
spent.
> This is sad.
>
> > [...]
> > AMSAT is very proud of its long tradition of excellence and the
> > contributions it has made to the advancement of space communications,
> > space education and the space sciences. AMSAT-OSCAR E will be a
> > new vehicle for Amateur Radio to continue that quest for
> > communications technologies for future generations.
> >
>
>
>   You call putting an almost useless FM repeater on orbit "quest for
> communications technologies for future generations"? This is going
backward!
>
>  Excuse me for these harsh words (you can flame me...;-), but I'm sure I'm
> not not the only one that feels that this is a waste of time and of what
> could be a very good new satellite.
>
> Best regards
>
> Claudio
>
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