On 22 Aug 2009 at 11:51, Rocky Jones wrote:
That is what makes the decisions on AO 40 so lame. Instead of building a satellite which would provide Oscar 10/13 communications (with maybe something at 2.4 ghz which could become reliable)
they had to go build a super sat which was going to do things that were simply out of reach of all but a very few hams (40ghz? or whatever it was) .. it got more and more complicated, obviously to complicated for the people who were building it...and now it and the money that built it are gone.
Never forget the builders factor
Each one involved in the sat making have their own ideas about what THEY believe the satellite should be. It has been well documented in the past that some says they are not interested in building something they already built in the past. They want new technology even if they will be the few who will be able to use it.
In the mean time if the next HEO will not be a viable solution in this decade could be something in the AO-07 range should be looking at? "-"
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