[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 3

Michael Mat_62 at charter.net
Sat Sep 21 11:52:38 PDT 2013

Trust me, no one out there wants me to be more totally wrong about P3-E  
than myself but my guess is that it will never ever see space. I want to 
be wrong soooooo bad  but I'm a realist.
Michael, W4HIJ
On 9/21/2013 12:50 PM, R Oler wrote:
> there are possibilities however, SpaceX is going to do at least one full and one semi test flight on the heavy...the semi test flight is for the USAF and they are carrying ballast...and the final stage has to do a disposal burn  RGO
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Sep 21, 2013, at 10:20 PM, "Marc Vermeersch" <amvm at skynet.be> wrote:
>> :-)
>>> -----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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