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Re: the Moon - Again. - How about geosync!



    I like the idea if two sattelites are put up together, then put both in
geosync about 150 degrees apart (by the timing of apogee kick  motors - 150
degrees so the Earth does not block the link path) and link them.

    The two sattelites could then provide "fixed position" comunications for
almost all the Earth.

    The transponders could use the same frequencies as the directions will
be quite different in the overlap zone and everone else would only see one
sattelite. There would be a zone of no coverage but that could be situated
in the middle of the ocean with almost no land. (Atlantic Ocean? Pacific
Ocean?)

regards,
Murray Peterson
VK2KGM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith N6ORS" <k2@pe.net>
To: "amsat" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 12:32 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] the Moon - Again.


> Hi Guys,
> All the banter on sending a sat to the moon intrigued me.
> But instead of sending a sat to the
> moon with the massive link requirements why not send a small
> probe launched from our next
> satellite?  It could use 10ghz links so antennas would be
> small and the larger 'mother sat' could
> relay the telemetry there by reducing the ground station
> requirements to a minimum.  (read- everyone
> can listen in) and those with larger stations can experiment
> by trying to hear it on their own.
> Just a thought.
>
>
> Keith  N6ORS
>
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