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Re: FW: will AMSAT be ready for the next disaster?

At 01:51 PM 12/30/2004 -0500, Steve wrote:
>  I'm with Greg! We have many LEO's and even more are scheduled for launch 
> this coming year..

I'm very much in favour of having AMSAT-NA concentrate on HEO only 
satellites for the time being, but I'm concerned about this statement 
especially the part about "even more scheduled".  I'm really interested in 
knowing which LEO's AMSAT-NA has scheduled for this coming year?  As far as 
I know, there are parts of the Eagle team who are working on SuitSat but 
only to the degree that they will use SuitSat as a test platform to test 
sensors ultimately deployed on Eagle.

To my knowledge, AMSAT-NA is not funding any new development or launches in 
low earth orbit in the coming years leading up to the launch of Eagle,  and 
from what I can sense from the general climate, the BoD would be lynched if 
they tried to propose one.



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