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Re: P3E information



Hi Piero, HB9DSU

I aegree completely with you.

Few days ago the launch of the modified version of ARIANE-5
from Kourou was succesfull and I hope that Peter DB2OS will
drop very soon an official writing here on Amsat-BB describing
the status of P3E and the real need of donations in view of a
contract with ESA for launch.

Best 73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Piero Calvi-Parisetti" <pcalvi@bluewin.ch>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 10:18 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] P3E information


> Dear all,
>
> I have just made my modest contribution to the fundraising campaign for
P3E,
> and I would like to raise again some questions, as I did maybe a year ago.
>
> First of all, please understand that these questions are in no way
intended
> as criticism towards AMSAT-DL, whose work I utmostly admire and respect.
>
> My perplexity remains - as it has been the case for over a year now - over
> information/communication issues.
>
> I am convinced that for a large part of the satellite enthusiasts
community,
> P3E is not just "the next big thing" - it is "the thing". Many people,
like
> myself, are somewhat hung on the launch of the bird in order to re-start
> amateur satellite activity in a proper way. Without wanting to detract in
> any way from the excellent birds available today, many of us feel that
without
> a HEO you can't do serious satellite work.
>
> Now, I keep wondering how is it possible that so little is known of the
status
> of such a strategically important project. AMSAT-DL produces nice
information
> bullettins... perhaps twice a year!
>
> I, and I suspect very many others, are extremely eager to know what's
happening
> with the construction of the various modules, the challenges the team is
> encoutering and how they overcome difficulties. And, especially, I am
dying
> to have an idea about timing. Schedule for completion of the construction,
> testing, and finally a possible window for launch. I would like to hear
about
> such things often, perhaps on a monthly basis and if possible even more
often.
>
> Such information doesn't need to be fancily formatted or in
Sheakespeare-level
> literary English. A few "executive-style" paragraphs published perhaps on
> this BB every two weeks would go a VERY long way in keeping the enthusiasm
> and expectation alive.
>
> Deadlines keep being pushed and are at times unpredicable? I believe it is
> absolutely normal and there's nothing to be ashamed of in telling us just
> that. But please, DO TELL US.
>
> And then there is the issue of funding. I remember a very similar
discussion
> on this BB, which led to the welcome creation of the AO51 "thermometer".
> How is it possible - I ask myself - that the community is asked to
contribute
> to what is likely to be an extremely costly project without knowing a
thing
> about its budget and current status of funding? What are we contributing
> to? What are the shortcomings? Please make the community understand - in
> detail - in what ways funding is critical. Do create a direct link between
> somebody's desire to have a big bird up in the sky and his/her wallet.
>
> Keep up the fantastic job, AMSAT-DL (and non-DL contributors...), but
please
> just KEEP US IN THE PICTURE!
>
> Thanks for reading and 73,
>
> Piero HB9DSU
>
>
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