[amsat-bb] Re: wonder if a transponder could go on this?

tosca005@umn.edu tosca005 at umn.edu
Fri Oct 16 07:28:50 PDT 2009

On Oct 15 2009, Rocky Jones wrote:

>Robert WB5MZO

Hmmm... from the article cited:
  "designed to keep a constant vigil on the planet from the L1 libration 
point a million miles away"

Gee, that's about 11 seconds for your echo to return, assuming you have 
enough power, antenna gain, and receive capability to even hear an echo... 
It would be quite a challenge to work. Certainly different than working a 
LEO, anyway! I guess for those who want to try something "really 
different", that would qualify. :)

But the point of the article was that NASA was struggling to find the funds 
to launch the thing, so I don't see much point in speculating if we could 
attach a transponder to it. :(

73 de W0JT

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