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




----- Original Message -----
From: Drew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: Steve Holly <wi2w@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Re:[amsat-bb] Mars? Why not P3x in moon orbit...?


> Yes! There are 3 large corner cube reflectors from Apollo 11, 14, and 15
and
> 2 smaller ones from the Soviet Luna 17 and 21 missions. The Apollo 15
> reflector is the biggest, 3x bigger than the ones from 11 and 14.
>
> I don't know if these are within the grasp of the amateur community, but I
> have seen some amazing homebuilt telescopes lately. Tracking certainly
would
> be a nightmare, and detection close to impossible. The question is who is
up
> to the challenge of the first laser eme qso?
>
> Drew, KO4MA
>
> Congrats to Ken G0RVH for being the first, Steve WI2W for 2nd fastest
> answer.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Steve Holly <wi2w@hotmail.com>
> To: <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 11:59 AM
> Subject: Re:[amsat-bb] Mars? Why not P3x in moon orbit...?
>
>
> > Would they be Lser Reflectors?
> >
> > Steve WI2W
> >
> >
> > >From: "Drew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
> > >To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > >Subject: Re:[amsat-bb] Mars? Why not P3x in moon orbit...?
> > >Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 10:25:55 -0400
> > >
> > >While not very practical I think this has been an interesting thought
> > >experiment. Many may not believe me, but there are already three
> repeaters,
> > >on frequencies licensed to hams, sitting on the surface of the moon
just
> > >waiting for your signal. Best part is that you do not need a dish to
use
> > >them!
> > >
> > >I'm curious who here knows what they are. I'm sure there are several,
> maybe
> > >even a few guys who have used them.
> > >
> > >Drew, KO4MA
> > >
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