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? "-"
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Luc. I have no doubt that what you say is correct. That is where good project management comes into play...and the issue of what Amsat is all about. Is it about the folks who build the satellites or the folks who are making them possible.
you have stated my point quite well.
If we are out of the HEO business (and one hopes 3E flies) then yes, what we should do in my view is a plethora of AO-7's. If we had a supply of those the entire community would be better off.
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