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Re: Oscar-Zero anyone?



Hello Robert,

I thought it was some sort of software running in the (rad-hardened) IBM R6000
micro on the "lander" that crashed, thus ending the mission.

Greg
KF4BWQ

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>
> The thermal cycles were the same thing that eventually killed Mars
> Pathfinder.  It had little nuclear pellets scattered around to produce heat
> but they were not very effective from what I understand.
>
> I would agree that any lunar "transpoonder" that isnt powered during the
> lunar night is going to die quickly.
>
> Robert Oler WB5MZO
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