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



Ken,

Possibly, one of the most appropriate post regarding this matter.

As a result of last weekend's BOD and Senior Officer special meeting, 
I'm confident you'll soon be getting the "AMSAT strategy update" from them.

So please hold off on your comments until you have the most recent facts 
regarding AMSAT-NA's planned direction.

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

Ken Ernandes wrote:
> Overruled?  Interesting...  
>
> What I've see in this discussion on the HEO issues appear to be more speculative than based on fact or any official announcement from the AMSAT-NA BOD.  I personally would consider it premature to summarily declare the discussion closed.  
>
> We could, perhaps put it on hold until the AMSAT-NA BOD provides current status.  Perhaps it would be better to refrain from inflammatory statements with "absolutes" before we have an official statement on the HEO subject.
>
> 73, Ken Ernandes N2WWD
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>   
>> From: k7zt@suddenlink.net
>> Sent: Aug 12, 2008 12:31 PM
>> To: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>, amsat-bb@amsat.org, "John B. Stephensen" <kd6ozh@comcast.net>
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT UK P3E Lecture HEO vs GEO. and AMSAT-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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