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Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle

One of the possibilities I have not seen relayed well from the meetings to 
general knowledge is that it may be possible for Intelsat to attach Eagle to 
one of their satellites, and drop us off in GTO on their way to GEO. This 
possibility alone is worth working this opportunity out to it's conclusion.

It has become very apparent to me that we will not fund a HEO solely on our 
current membership donations. Ever. We have to go for the outside funding 
Tom mentioned, and the best way to do that is a simple, tool-like 
application like a GEO, geared heavily towards EMCOMM. Too many of us have 
taken the wait and see approach when it comes to supporting a HEO project. 
The money has to come first, then the satellite gets built and launched, not 
the other way around.

73, Drew KO4MA 

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