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Re: Support for P3E and Eagle



Eric:
My question is a simple one; How much $$$ and when does AMSAT-NA need the money by.  I would expect to see some sort of project plan or milestone chart, to define these thresholds, ie. money -vs- time.
- Joe
> 
> From: "Christensen, Eric" <CHRISTENSENE@mail.ecu.edu>
> Date: 2004/10/22 Fri AM 10:10:18 CDT
> To: <k7zt@cox-internet.com>, 
> 	"Luc Leblanc \"VE2DWE\"" <luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca>, 
> 	<Amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Support for P3E and Eagle
> 
> I think a valid point has been missed by all involved.  AMSAT-DL has not
> asked for any assistance other than financial assistance for the P3E
> project.  They have not asked for man-power that is currently being used
> for the Eagle project and they have not asked for any parts or pieces.
> They have that all worked out.  They have asked for some financial
> assistance in which AMSAT-NA is currently working on setting up a
> special fund to help P3E.
> 
> Now, the Eagle project is saying the same thing.  They have the people
> in place and are currently working towards the end product.  They are
> currently asking for financial support.  These two projects are not
> sharing any resources that could be used on the other.
> 
> Here is the kicker.  These projects have projected launch windows that
> need to be made.  If financial support for either doesn't happen, then
> they will not be ready by the launch window dates and may have to wait a
> SIGNIFICANTLY longer period of time to be launched which means that we
> as the customers will not have the satellites up there to operate on.
> So, if you want to loose out on having another HEO up in space, then
> don't support Eagle or don't support P3E.  But, if you are like me and
> want to have HEOs and LEOs up there, put your money where your mouth is
> and support BOTH projects now.  Eagle cannot wait for funds just to have
> P3E launched first.  
> 
> 
> 73s,
> Eric KF4OTN
> kf4otn@amsat.org
> http://www.ericsatcom.net
> 
> Project OSCAR Member
> AMSAT-NA Member: 35360
> AMSAT Eastern North Carolina Area Coordinator
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