[amsat-bb] Re: NASA's American Student Moon Orbiter...
hartzell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 15:05:34 PDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:53 PM, Trevor <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Fun yes, but dare I say it, a waste of precious Volunteer resources.
Who said anything about volunteers?
> 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.
A couple of years is about all we get out of most satellites. The
link budgets would be challenging, but doable, especially with low
bit-rate data, like JT65 (moonbound with 50 watts on 2m). Remember,
AMSAT-DL is shooting the the Mars orbiter!
Anyway, its probably still a pipe dream (but one can always dream).
AF6KD (ex n0tgd)
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