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RE: De-ORBIT issues, an opportunity for AMSAT



Larry:

Enjoyed our visit and as always you do come up with terrifically
thought provoking ideas.  Here is what I suggest.  Identify one
satellite that we should go and play tag with, I don't care which one.
Then we can do an analysis of what the mission would entail in terms
of guidance systems,  orbit determination systems,  attitude control
systems, and marry that in at least a think piece to the available
launches.  We might as well limit ourselves to a realistic launch.
This will take a lot of fuel, etc so we probably would have to ride
Dnepr as the only people likely left who would allow us to fly
restartable motors since we would certainly have to do multiple
Hohmann's and likely plane changes.

Bob
N4HY


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From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
Behalf Of Larry Kayser
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 3:48 AM
To: Diane Bruce
Cc: AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org; cbuttsch@kcbx.net
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] De-ORBIT issues, an opportunity for AMSAT


Diane Bruce wrote:

>Larry, I thank you for the coffee we had and the exchange of emails we had.
>I think its an *excellent* idea. It is an opportunity to get some rides for
>some of our own sats as well.
>
>
Bingo!  Lots of rides and help from people who want to see someone doing
something with space junk.  If AMSAT would just pick up the ball and get
it started the results would be amazing.

The really neat thing is that it would not take a huge effort to get
started, if AMSAT would just show some progress, interest, and ASAP some
sort of results.  Just think what would happen if AMSAT could
demonstrate a solution of somesort to garbage re-entry, the great news
is that nothing has to happen very fast, reentry even over five years is
a lot better than 1500 years.  Just think about what an AMSAT picture of
some other satellite would mean to attracting launch opportunities!

There is a lot of garbage in space and many organizations looking for
ways to get it back to earth, people and organizations with money,
resources, and a need.  Sure sounds like a great business to be in when
you want launches for amateur satellites.

Larry
VA3LK
AMSAT Life Member #3
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