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Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle




Hi Drew.



That's a scenario I didn't anticipate.? It offers the possibility?of negotiating with someone other than the launch provider, which has to be good. I had thought this would not be possible as the mass of eagle would have significantly shifted the center of mass of the Intelsat/Eagle combination when Eagle was detached. But I live and learn

Thanks for the info.

David? G0MRF



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.





-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: Tom Clark, K3IO <k3io@verizon.net>; AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 3:08
Subject: [amsat-bb] 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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