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Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle



It is certainly possible, although with Intelsat launching multiple times 
per year it isn't really necessary. It is also likely we would not need a 
motor for Eagle in this case as well. W4SCO expressed doubts at Intelsat 
willingness to do this, when in fact they were advertising their willingness 
when we found the opportunity.

The following is not addressed to you Ollie:
Everyone needs to step back and take a few deep breaths, and cut it with the 
accusations of impropriety before things get really ugly. Some of the 
accusations have really been uninformed and out of line by any standard. The 
BOD and leadership are doing EVERYTHING they can to get something going. The 
four BOD seats and the alternate basically went uncontested last election. 
If anyone thinks they can do better, by all means, run. I did. It's not as 
simple as many seem to think.

73, Drew KO4MA


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ollie Eisman" <ollie@earthrobot.com>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle


> Given this additional information, is there any possibility of launching
> Eagle on the way up *and* having a payload on the Intelsat, as was
> previously mentioned?  Talk about having your cake and eating it, too :)
>
> Ollie AJ1O
>
> Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>> 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.
>>
> ...
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
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