[amsat-bb] The Moon is not our future
g7hia at btinternet.com
Sat Jul 4 13:29:41 PDT 2009
Thanks to all contributors for an enjoyable thread, with some very
interesting ideas, however, there is a fundamental obstacle to transponders
on the Moon. The science packages used and left on the Moon by the Apollo
astonauts had radioactive heat sources which prevented the electronics from
being destroyed by the extreem cold of the lunar night.
I don't believe there is any likelyhood that we can fly a radioactive source
on an amateur radio payload.
73 John G7HIA
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