[amsat-bb] Re: Soft,,, Well Kind Of,,

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sun Feb 15 11:18:10 PST 2009

Are you asking the mechanical engineers on the list for a SWAG  
(scientific wild-assed guess) for an unknown structure, or do you have  
at least bare minimum specifications of size and strength of a known  
structure to work from?

I'm not a mechanical engineer, but even I can tell that the question  
itself needs a lot more work than was put into it.

A two pound block of steel with no useful electronics on board would  
likely "survive" a lot better than a fragile radio device or robot,  
for example.  But the block of steel won't DO anything useful.

Nate Duehr
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On Feb 14, 2009, at 12:52, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:

> What speed do you think would be max survivable speed for a landing on
> the moon for a robot, or comm system?
> How fast could something hit and survive?
> Joe
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