Why not look at the bright side of life :-)
Personally I have had lots of fun out of AO-40 (P3D) and
all the other satellites over the years.
We still have a lot of working satellites up there. Some
are AMSATs others Cubesats - there are lots of ways
to use them.
Just had fun trying to track the new Japanese satellites
launched 23rd of January.
I too would like to see a HEO satellite in orbit - but I also
realise the difficulties (moneys).
AMSAT-OZ has just donated 2500 EUROS to P3E. We are a very small
organisation with 60 members.
This will not pay for a launch. Our filosophy is that any small
Have a nice Sunday.