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kfield
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Congratulations Adam and team!!
kfield   8/1/2013 2:54:08 PM
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Clap clap clap!! Having spent a chunk of my engineering career on several, long-term projects that didn't see the light of day during my tenure, I can't imagine anything more rewarding than to see the successful launch of your product--into space, no less. 

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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 3:01:25 PM
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@Kfield, Thank you there was a large team of people much smarter than I working on it. It does feel pretty amazing to be honest, especially watching the launch last week. 

This is the third generation processor, I am currently leading the development of the fourth and that is a step change again in performance and approach. It is a little annoying I cannot openly talk about how we do it but that is our competative edge ;)

 

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 3:20:47 PM
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@Adam: It is a little annoying I cannot openly talk about how we do it...

You think you have it bad -- imagine how frustrating it is for me to not have enough free time to show you all how to do it better :-)

 

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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 3:22:40 PM
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Max I offerred to get you a tour when you were in the UK ;) you could have told us then 

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 3:25:08 PM
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@Adam: I offered to get you a tour when you were in the UK...

I know, I know, but when I visit the UK my mom won't let me out of her sight ... when I do get to visit your company I'll make sure to bring my trusty soldering iron :-)

Adam-Taylor
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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 3:26:11 PM
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You know being able to solder is rare in engineers these days ;)

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 3:33:05 PM
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@Adam: You know being able to solder is rare in engineers these days

I dare to be different :-)

Adam-Taylor
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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 3:33:58 PM
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That is pretty clear with those shirts.... ;)

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 3:36:06 PM
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@Adam: That is pretty clear with those shirts.... ;)

Just wait until you see the pants (trousers in the UK) I have on order :-)

Adam-Taylor
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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 3:37:20 PM
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looking forward to seeing them, I might buy a new suit for design west next year 

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 3:55:03 PM
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@Adam: I might buy a new suit for design west next year


Don't be silly -- I haven't finished laughing at the last one yet :-)

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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 3:57:31 PM
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I was complimented on the three peice last time lol, I looked the very image of a British gentleman ;) 

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 3:59:31 PM
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Adam: I looked the very image of a British gentleman ;)

That's right -- keep your spirits up -- you keep on telling youeself that :-)

Adam-Taylor
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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 4:01:32 PM
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Lol do you mean I looked like a scoundrel ?

 

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 4:05:52 PM
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@Adam: ...do you mean I looked like a scoundrel?


Of course not -- you do indeed look like a gentleman (or at least, what I envision a gentleman to look like if he were wearing a silly suit :-)

Adam-Taylor
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Adam-Taylor   8/1/2013 4:07:33 PM
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So how does one get to have lecturer after your name ...

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2013 4:19:52 PM
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@Adam: So how does one get to have lecturer after your name...

You mean my User Rank of LECTURER here on EE Times (as opposed to your measly BLOGGER)?

Years of practice and self-denial :-)

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Congrats, Mr Adam.
Vijay Y   8/1/2013 5:13:53 PM
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Mr Adam, bouquets to you & your fully integrated team at Astrium towards the vision of efficient spectrum management. Kind regards, Vijay Y.

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DrQuine   8/4/2013 10:09:11 PM
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The use of spot beams to increase power and add parallel communications channels is very creative. Congratulations on the launch and best wishes for the final deployment and checkout. Enhanced global communications are always appreciated.

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DrFPGA   8/13/2013 7:20:55 PM
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when the first packets are sent and received. Maybe you can send in your next post thru the satellite! 

Adam-Taylor
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Interesting
Adam-Taylor   9/6/2013 2:59:37 PM
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I just came across this story from 2007 announcing the start of this project 

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1249375

 

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