With all the good/bad comments about the K5D satellite efforts I believe these and future efforts should be encouraged. As I remember AO-40 (sobsob) was on several dxpeditions. I believe there was a shipable "kit" of sorts for those efforts. Not only should we use FM sats but our other LEO birds for these endeavors. The more exposure we get, the more exposure we get. This equates many good things for our niche of amateur radio.
73 Bob W7LRD