Re: TRW Space Logs

From: Jos Heyman (josheyman@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon May 21 2007 - 17:06:08 EDT

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    Whilst I certainly agree that it would be nice to receive those annual 
    booklets again, I don't think it would be a viable project for Northrop 
    Grumman.
    First of all, how many people would really be interested, apart from George, 
    Greg, Phil Clark, this guy in Spain, perhaps Ted, and then - of course - 
    myself. A pretty limited production run as far as I can see.
    But then I recall that I looked forward to the TRW space log to start my 
    annual update of my satellite database. The RAE Table and Spacewarn Bulletin 
    I received only carried basic details - TRW Space Log gave me the 
    descriptions of the sat.
    These days, with the magic of the Internet, I usually get my updates within 
    hours of the launch, and more often than not, I got the description data 
    ready and only have to wait to enter the launch date etc.
    So, apart from sentimental or collecter's valua, there would be little use 
    for a NG Space Log.
    But I am glad my (small) ex-collection now happily rests with George in San 
    Diego and that I did not dump it to make space on my overcrowded 
    bookshelves.
    
    Jos Heyman
    
    
    
    >From: "George Olshevsky" <george.olshevsky@gmail.com>
    >To: "Greg Roberts" <grr@telkomsa.net>
    >CC: SeeSat-D@satobs.org, george.olshevsky@gmail.com
    >Subject: Re: TRW Space Logs
    >Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:11:42 -0700
    >
    >On 5/21/07, George Olshevsky <george.olshevsky@gmail.com> wrote:
    >.
    >
    >>I think it would be neat if TRW could be persuaded to produce the
    >>booklets again, starting with a series of catch-up volumes covering
    >>years 1999 through 2007. It was a useful and interesting publication,
    >>and I'm sure it helped to advertise TRW in the industry.
    >
    >
    >I looked up my correspondence with them, and it turns out that TRW was
    >acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2002; the letter about back-issue
    >Space Logs was from Northrop Grumman, not TRW. So---TRW won't be
    >producing a Space Log any time soon, but Northrop Grumman might. It
    >should not be a particularly large-budget item for them, either,
    >compared to, say, what they must spend each year on industry
    >advertising.
    >
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