[amsat-bb] Re: The Moon is our Future

MM ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 2 06:11:41 PDT 2009

>From WF1F:
Yes, that is one of the many challenges we have to plan for.  14 days of pure sunlight (Lunar-Day) and 14 days of freezing darkness (Lunar-Night).

We also have some unknown questions about our power source.  
Will we be able to run during the 14 days of darkness or will we be operating during the Lunar days only?
What I mean by Simple, is the design of the transponder needs to be Simple (KISS).  Strictly analog circuits for the transponder, NO DSP, NO CPU’s,  No SDR to run the transponder.  
We need the reliability of the AO-10 transponder and not the complexity of AO-40.

--- On Thu, 7/2/09, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:

> From: Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb]  The Moon is our Future
> To: "MM" <ka1rrw at yahoo.com>
> Cc: kg4zlb at gmail.com, amsat-bb at amsat.org, "Jack K." <kd1pe.1 at gmail.com>
> Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 8:56 AM
> There is nothing simple about a
> project that can withstand the extreme temperature changes
> and eclipse periods that exst on the moon. It's probably the
> most hostile environment we're likely to build for.
> MM wrote:
> > A plan for a simple transponder (KISS  no complex
> P3E).


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