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RE: Check does not resolves others issues

We do need to think differently for the future. Maybe its time to re-think the designs used? Is there a better way? AO-40 was a good bird, but a lot of things went wrong that could have been caught and maybe she would still be in use, but that's the past. Our resources grow with every passing day and we have good people working these birds up. I think more involvement and new ideas will show us the way to the future. Lets take note of the past, learn, and move forward. On with the plan, on with Eagle.


 --- On Thu 12/30, Luc Leblanc VE2DWE  luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca  wrote:
From: Luc Leblanc VE2DWE [mailto: luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca]
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 17:04:06 -0500
Subject: [amsat-bb] Check does not resolves others issues

On 30 Dec 2004 at 14:40, RaySoifer@cs.com wrote:<br><br><br> <br> I hope that everyone who posts messages saying "AMSAT should build a HEO" <br> actually takes a pen in hand and writes a generous check to the Eagle building <br> fund.  That's the only way I know of to make it happen!<br> <br> 73, Ray<br><br>Ray just remind me a 2001 september QST issue (Page 38). The article <br>was written by Steve Ford WB8IMY and here is an excerpt from it:<br><br>...You know  that the OSCAR 40 satellite is now open for business. <br>It's been a long time coming, but well worth this wait.<br><br>The history of this spacecraft reads like a soap opera. First we <br>endured almost 10 years of planning, building and several <br>disappointing setbacks. When OSCAR 40 finally soared into space last <br>november. evrething appeared to be working perfectly--- until the big <br>bird went ominously silent during an engine firing a few weeks later.<br><br>As the late Jim Morrisson of The Doors lamente!
 d. "This is the end, my <br>only friend , the end"...<br><br>I like his style... and we all know the friend is passing out few <br>months later.<br><br>I don't know if sending more checks can change the past but i doubt <br>this will change the actual AMSAT planned schedule of events.<br><br>Is someone can come down to earth and reality instead of dreaming <br>about the impossible dream another song title here...and try to learn <br>on the past experiences and errors instead of repetedly only asking <br>for money. Could be more donations will flow from donors who will see <br>AMSAT recongnishing their faults and the concrete ways choosen to <br>avoid them in future.<br><br>We do that wrong, we do this right see how we will do it in <br>future...simple plan...:)<br><br>Checks! checks! checks! come and boogie! come and boogie!...<br>Yes it takes money we all know that...can we go further from this <br>point?<br><br>BTW on www.qsl.net/ve2dwe there is a picture dated back novem!
 ber 15 <br>1977 where you will see three folks already announcing thei
r Ham club <br>is sending checks to AMSAT.<br><br><br><br><br>Luc Leblanc VE2DWE<br>Coordonnateur AMSAT Quebec coordonnator.<br>AMSAT# 33583<br>Site WEB site: www.qsl.net/ve2dwe<br>Forum:<br>VE2DWE2004-subscribe@yahoogroupes.fr<br>----<br>Sent via amsat-bb@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.<br>Not an AMSAT member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!<br>To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org<br>

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