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Re: Repeators in Space



On Monday 24 December 2001 04:28, Steve Howland wrote in "[amsat-bb] 
Repeators in Space":

> Do
> you think it might be possible in future missions to place machines
> in space that would act as repeaters between distant places so that
> we might cut or eliminate the time that it takes for a signal to
> reach earth ? 

Um....do you think you could cut or eliminate the time it takes for you 
to drive to work by changing cars halfway there? :-) 

Seriously...a repeater doesn't reduce propigation time at all. You can 
form a guesstimate as to propigation time by assuming the signal goes 
at 3+e08 m/sec.

 73 de Maggie K3XS   

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