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Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. andAMSAT-NAPriorities



NOTICE to ALL HEO proponents:
 
YOU HAVE BEEN OVERRULED, dialog is finished, so stop it.

---- Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com> wrote: 
> At this point AMSAT is going to take the first thing that gets us above LEO 
> that we can afford. If that is HEO, so be it. If it is GEO, it's GEO. Being 
> divided and fussy over the details only detracts from the effort. We are 
> basically beggars in the launch market, and we all know the saying about 
> beggars and choosers. The mission is to provide long access time satellite 
> comms on a daily, then 24/7 basis. How that happens is yet to be 
> determined...
> 
> Sorry to be so brief but I have a lot going on with my day job at the 
> moment. There will be more information forthcoming.
> 
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joe Westbrook" <k7zt@suddenlink.net>
> To: "John B. Stephensen" <kd6ozh@comcast.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:44 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and 
> AMSAT-NAPriorities
> 
> 
> > John:
> > That certainly is one approach, I'm not saying that there is anything 
> > wrong
> > with that, it's just a change in the stated goals of Eagle.
> > The leadership needs to get in front of this and announce this is a
> > significant shift in  organizational strategy if indeed that is the plan.
> >
> > At they same time for the sake of honesty they should probably tell folks
> > that this will end AMSAT-NA sponsorship of an HEO (Molmiya Orbit)
> > anytime soon or even in their lifetime ;-/
> >
> > - Joe
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "John B. Stephensen" <kd6ozh@comcast.net>
> > To: "Joe Westbrook" <k7zt@suddenlink.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 6:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and AMSAT-NA Priorities
> >
> >
> >> >
> >>> It appears that leadership is allowing realities of
> >>> a rare, expensive launch opportunity drive the mission rather than the
> >>> mission driving the launch method,  it's a bit like the tail wagging the
> >>> dog
> >>> don't you think?
> >>>
> >> AO-40 was the case of a rare launch opportunity driving the mission. The
> >> AMSAT BoD has stated that the purpose of creating a relelationship with
> >> Intelsat would be to provide multiple launch opportunities. It seems to 
> >> me
> >> that finding an affordable launch method should be the first step rather
> >> than the last step.
> >>
> >> 73,
> >>
> >> John
> >> KD6OZH
> >>
> >>
> >
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