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

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Jul 2 15:24:42 PDT 2009

This I also agree with.  While the Moon  would be a flashy cool thing,  
In actuality it's less productive than a GEO bird.

Now  two geo birds with their dead zones out in the empty Pacific,  
Linked together  would be the most awesome system  yes?


Armando Mercado wrote:

>Hi Dave,
>Thanks for your comments.
>If the "international project" approach were
>a successful model we would have a constellation
>of amateur satellites in HEO/GEO flying now.
>But, different space groups have different
>I am not opposed to a lunar repeater, but
>I think we can get a bigger bang for the buck
>by pursuing other opitions.
>To me this sounds like a one time stunt that
>will take most of our already limited resources.
>73's Armando N8IGJ
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: D R Mynatt 
>  To: Armando Mercado 
>  Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 5:28 PM
>  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: The Moon is our Future
>  A moon repeater/datacom/SSTV/cw whatever else we can do, could be coordinated with *all* the various amateur groups, not just AMSAT-NA. This could make this an international project, similar to ESMO and ASMO projects under way now. It would be financially feasible if, for instance, we landed first (probably not going to happen) and, if I remember correctly, collect the cash prize for the first  non-commercial moon landing. I think that's still out there, isn't it?
>  Dave//KA0SWT
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