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Re: Ride to space

Congratulations to all involved!  This idea has been around for some 
years, but there was always someone out there who said this was 
impossible.  It's nice to know there are some "glass-is-half-full" folks 
out there in a position to actually do something about it.

God-Speed on getting a firm agreement in place!

Karl, WA5TMC

Robert McGwier wrote:

>Thanks to the efforts of Lee McLamb, EVP AMSAT, we discovered a new 
>opportunity to get our communications packages and antennas on board 
>Intelsat launches.  Rick Hambly and the AMSAT executive team have been 
>negotiating nearly nonstop with Intelsat.  They have released us to go 
>put the entire project together,  design/funding/etc.  and to publicize 
>the opportunity.  The engineering team has been restructured to take 
>maximum advantage of this opportunity and to see that it serves radio 
>amateurs world wide.
>More will follow from Rick and others and we return to our transparent 
>mode now that we have been allowed, for the first time, to speak openly 
>about the opportunity and have them confirm to those making inquiries 
>that we are working with them to build a mission.
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