[amsat-bb] Re: wonder if a transponder could go on this?
tosca005 at umn.edu
Fri Oct 16 07:28:50 PDT 2009
On Oct 15 2009, Rocky Jones wrote:
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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