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Re: Repeators in Space



Why with tachyon accelerator modules of course!
 
:^)
 
Merry Christmas..


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>From: Richard Walter <Richard.Walter@millersville.edu>
>To: "'Steve Howland '" <showland9@home.com>, "'AMSAT '" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Repeators in Space 
>Date: Mon, Dec 24, 2001, 8:55
>

>Steve - How could a repeater, or for that matter, several repeaters decrease
>the travel time of a radio wave travelling at the speed of light, if it goes
>from the source, to a repeater, and to the destination, rather than going
>from source to destination in one hop?  
>
>Maybe I don't understand your question.  The only possible reason I see to
>use a repeater is to amplify a weak signal as we do with HT communication on
>the ham bands.
>
>Rick  WB3CSY
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Howland
>To: AMSAT
>Sent: 12/24/01 4:28 AM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Repeators in Space 
>
>
>Hope to get some comment going about this , but I have been wondering :
>how
>long did it take a signal to reach the moon from earth or vice versa
>during
>the Apollo missions ?  As well, how long does it take a signal to reach
>our
>Mars probes and landers that we have had ?  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 ?  From listening to Sputnik
>41 ,
>I understand that there were amazing things that could be done with just
>500
>miliwatts while it was in our orbit.  Just think what we might do with
>such
>a "space buoy " like a 30 or 50 watt-er placed between us and some
>distant
>location.
>Every dream has to be born some place.  These are the thoughts that lead
>to
>invention, don't you think ?
>     73' and Merry Christmas
>      de ' KF4FQT
>
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