[amsat-bb] how about an amsat moon mission?

Eric Fort eric.fort at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 12:40:53 PDT 2007

There is currently 30 million USD on the table for the first privately
funded venture to return to the moon, rover 500 meters, and send
back a mooncast (about a GB of data)  Would AMSAT like to be involved in
this?  A transponder on OSCAR 0 with enough bandwith for video has
possibilities and the 30 million could provide a nice subsidy, or we could
partner with one of the competetors for a low cost/free ride in exchange for
??.  What do those on the BB think?  see
http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/for details.  amsat-dl is headed to
mars, and the moon seems easier, not to
mention the prize funding on the table.  OSCAR 0 could use an upgrade, Let's
do it!


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