[amsat-bb] The Moon is not our future

john heath 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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