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n0jy at amsat.org
Sun Nov 8 06:23:19 UTC 2015
P3E is still in the plans.
The Cube Quest Challenge lunar mission is a way to get the experience
for our own 6U HEO. It's not so much about having a satellite orbiting
the Moon, it's about designing and building radios that will allow
command and control as well as transponder use for a 6U CubeSat. The
end result of our participation with the people involved in the CQC is
that they will turn the satellite over to us for an amateur radio
satellite orbiting the Moon when they are done. We expect that with the
ground terminal we are designing and some larger dishes, some can work
the satellite. We expect that with the ground station we are designing
anyone who has one can hear the satellite in lunar orbit and that will
be a factor in the derby to collect the most data from the Moon, just as
hams help collect telemetry for the satellites orbiting Earth. Prize
money from the derby helps pay for our 6U to HEO.
In the end we gain the know how to put 5 and 10 GHz in a 6U and attitude
control and propulsion that we can use for our own 6U HEO design.
Jerry Buxton, NØJY
On 11/7/2015 17:18, Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW wrote:
> I hope we can get Molyina/HEO bird. I would prefer a molyina orbit
> satellite over a geo satellite because I thinks it would be more
> interesting and fun to work, and everyone on earth can get a chance to use
> it hense AO-40's Named "International Satellite". If we were to put a
> satellite into lunar orbit it would not be possible to use for regular hams
> but would be very interesting and a big step for AMSAT. Hopefully we can
> get P3E up in orbit so we can have alot of fun.
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