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RE: Let me throw this out for discussion.



I would rather support P3E than Eagle now, and support Eagle later, for the 
reasons given below.

73 de Dieter kx4y



At 19:16 6/18/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>I believe that we have several AMSAT-NA members (who may also be
>AMSAT-DL members)  that are directly supporting the P3E project
>with their technical efforts.  That is as it should be and I
>hope that we all support that.
>
>I believe that we can easily justify gathering funds to support
>P3E since it furthers our goals of promoting the use of space
>by amateurs as well as gives us an instrument to do our educational
>mission with a HEO bird.  I suppose we should have our financial
>folks ask our accountants but I cannot imagine this would be
>a problem.
>
>Since AMSAT-NA needs P3E to succeed, after we have gotten ECHO
>into orbit, I would like to jump up and down in the BORED (sic)
>meeting in October and suggest that not only do we put up a
>thermometer for P3E on the web site, but that we support those
>AMSAT-NA members who are contributing to the P3E project by
>covering the costs of them attending design meetings and reviews.
>I would not spend one dime of the thermometer on this until and
>unless AMSAT-DL approves it.  I sincerely hope that AMSAT-DL
>will approve this grass roots campaign to enable US members of
>AMSAT-NA support them in a way the benefits them MORE than it
>would otherwise since we can get a deduction for our efforts.
>We have just got to do what is right for our portion of the hobby
>and that includes helping get the next "big bird" into orbit.
>I support ECHO, I support EAGLE, I support P3E, heck I support
>Saudi Sat but I doubt Turki Al Faisal cares whether I do or not!
>
>Bob
>N4HY
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
>Behalf Of Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604
>Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 4:52 PM
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Let me throw this out for discussion.
>
>
>Is there any statement from AMSAT-DL that this would speed up P3E?
>Or is this a "mythical man-month" situation?
>
>I fully support the idea of AMSAT-NA being a clearing house for
>donations to AMSAT-DL for P3E from US hams (assuming tax codes allow),
>but can -NA actually do any more than that, realistically?
>
>73, doug
>
>    ----- Original Message -----
>    From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
>    To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>    Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 9:21 AM
>    Subject: [amsat-bb] Let me throw this out for discussion.
>
>    How many NA members would support Amsat-na putting Eagle on hold a little
>    longer and getting behind the Amsat-DL P3E project so a new P3 type
>    satellite could reach orbit a little faster?  I was thinking about it,
>and
>    I kind of like the idea.
>
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