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Re: Ride to space

On Oct 29, 2007, at 10:20 AM, Robert McGwier wrote:

> Thanks to the efforts of Lee McLamb, EVP AMSAT, we discovered a new
> opportunity to get our communications packages and antennas on board
> Intelsat launches.  Rick Hambly and the AMSAT executive team have been
> negotiating nearly nonstop with Intelsat.  They have released us to go
> put the entire project together,  design/funding/etc.  and to  
> publicize
> the opportunity.  The engineering team has been restructured to take
> maximum advantage of this opportunity and to see that it serves radio
> amateurs world wide.

Quite frankly, that rocks.  :-)  Nice job.  You must have some great  
negotiators (beggars?) on the team!

> More will follow from Rick and others and we return to our transparent
> mode now that we have been allowed, for the first time, to speak  
> openly
> about the opportunity and have them confirm to those making inquiries
> that we are working with them to build a mission.

Looking forward to reading along and going for the ride... pun intended!


Congratulations to all involved, whoever they may be.

Nate Duehr, WY0X

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