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

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Jul 3 09:40:47 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 18:21 -0500, Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> It seems to me that the correct choice is the highest frequency we can get on 
> board for at least 24dB at the longest length of antenna that we would be 
> allowed to send up.

Lunar gravity is weaker and there is no wind.  So, a collapsible antenna
that wouldn't last five minutes in typical Earth weather will be a lot
more usable on the Moon.

Maybe something like a telescopic boom with a gas canister or pyro
charge to pop the sections out?


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