[amsat-bb] Phase 3

Rob pabutusa at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 05:34:10 PDT 2013

Wait .... wasn't AMSAT-DL always the lead when it came to Phase-3
satellites ???

Also, AMSAT-DL has a platform already constructed awaiting launch


Issues with ITAR aside, why can't we just support our international
partners ... somehow ... ???

Getting an amateur radio satellite into orbit costs real green dollars
(Euros, GBP, whatever) we would do better pooling resources for the good of

There are all kinds of players in the launch market these days .... US,
ESA,  Russia, China, Japan, India .... and a lot of up and coming private
launch vendors .... call me naive but I think conditions are BETTER now
(ITAR aside) than they were in the days of AO-10 ....

Why can't we focus on the possibilities .... ????


On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:30 AM, John Stephensen <kd6ozh at comcast.net> wrote:

> AMSAT-NA abandoned the Eagle project years ago. Only AMSAT-DL has an
> "active" HEO project. with P3E.
> 73,
> John

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