[amsat-bb] Re: NASA's American Student Moon Orbiter...
bill at hsmicrowave.com
Wed Jul 2 14:36:29 PDT 2008
At first I thought this could be a winner - then I read the solicitation
In para 4.1 NASA says" NOTE: NASA does not foresee providing direct
funding to the universities or partners." and in para 4.2 "University
Teams Would Provide
* Launch Opportunity including launch vehicle and integration, and
So I haven't found the good part yet.
I don't see why any University would go after this one unless they have
really, really big bucks lying about.
What did I miss??
Regards...Bill - N6GHz
> --- On Wed, 2/7/08, Dave hartzell <hartzell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be fun to have a transponder on this! ;-)
> Fun yes, but dare I say it, a waste of precious Volunteer resources.
> All lunar orbits are inherently unstable and will impact after a couple of years. The link budget requirements would not attract a mass user base.
> I suspect the number of Technically Capable volunteers is already being thinly stretched in trying to provide both the primary objective Phase-IV Lite (funded by Federal Government dollars) and the secondary objective the Eagle HEO.
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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