[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 3

Marc Vermeersch amvm at skynet.be
Sat Sep 21 08:50:07 PDT 2013


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Gordon JC Pearce
> Sent: zaterdag 21 september 2013 11:49
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Phase 3
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:23:29PM +0600, R Oler wrote:
> > While anything is possible I will be very surprised (pleasntly) if
> there is another amateur radio satellite with a liquid propulsion
> system that is managed by any amateur group that gets a ride into any
> sort of HEO transfer orbit.Ion engines might be different but after AO-
> 40 and its propulsion issues the days of amateurs playing with rocket
> engines on commercial flights I suspect is over.
> >
> This is something I've often wondered about.  "Oh hi, commercial rocket
> company, can we stick our homebrewed rocket into your billion dollar
> vehicle?"
> When people with more oil than weapons stuff some mix of chemicals into
> a tube and crimp the end shut it's called an Improvised Explosive
> Device.  We're supposed to somehow convince someone to let us tack our
> semitested bomb onto their flight?  I doubt they're going to go for
> it...
> --
> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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