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Re: Mars? Why not P3x in moon orbit...?



At 00:55 01-09-2001, you wrote:
>  I don't know about the path losses
>but I think this will be not an huge problem when use
>high gain antenna's. When using only an 23cm/13cm
>transponder then the satellite and antennas can be
>small. The satellite would be light and only an little
>engine would be needed.

Isn't the pathloss 6dB for every doubling/halving of distance?
That would then be 18dB weaker at 400.000Km than at 50.000Km, or ????
Eight times the dishsize, all other things being equal.

Somewhat large....

73 de OZ1LRG

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