----- Original Message ----- From: "Rocky Jones" [email protected] To: [email protected]; "Amsat BB" [email protected] Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 7:38 PM Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Don't Fly SuitSat2 to ISS (rebuttal)
As for AO-40. It failed for the same reason that suitsat 1 did, and for the same reason that a lot of people who build their own airplane kill themselves every year trying to "test fly it"....the project got to big for the organization that was building it...ie their technical competence was insufficient for the task at hand.
But in your view (at least as best as I understand it) that evaluation should not be made because "at least they tried".
sorry I dont buy that logic
Hi Robert, WB5MZO
Why in your opinion many commercial and military satellites fails every year on launch or in orbit.....and even the STS-107 failed ?
Why for AO-40 in your opinion the project got to big for the organization that was building it i.e. AMSAT that was building it ?
And why in your opinion the technical competence of AMSAt-NA+ AMSAT-DL and many other AMSAT's partecipating to designe and build AO-40 was insufficient for the task at hand after demonstrating to be in condition to create all existing amateur OSCAR satellites beginning from OSCAR-6 to OSCAR-10 and OSCAR-13 ? ?
Just curious to know