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What about AMSAT's way?

Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:12 pm
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Post What about AMSAT's way?   Posted on: Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:12 pm
As I read at AMSAT-DL's homepage they have reactivated an antenna at Bochum which no longer has been used by others.

They not only reactivated that antenna but made improvements.

Their satellites and probes allways are launched as additionaly payloads at Ariane which causes reductions of costs for AMSAT's payloads.

All costs are covered by the worldwide 6,000 members of AMSAT plus payments of universities etc. contributing payloads to AMSAT's satellites and payloads.

Can this model be used for private space travels too? If that is possible should it be used or are there too much disadvantages?



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JP Aerospace could be compared to AMSAT. As far as I understand it JP Aerospace is working with students. Students are not employees and I suppose they are not geeting that good payed as employees. In Germany at least that's valid.

This way the work of the students could be considered to be a substitute for payments that would have to be financed. By the PongSat-experiments the students get a substitute for payments.

A significant difference to AMSAT is that JP Aerospace is a company.

Do you know of more organizations or companies working this way?



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PS: This post doesn't intend to discuss JP Aerospace - that company is quoted here only to show that besides AMSAT others too prove good creativity to handle possible lacks of financial ressources


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