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Re: Repeators in Space



Way off topic...but isnt "subspace" faster then the speed of light in Trek?


>From: "Terry Bendell" <ve3tkb@sympatico.ca>
>To: Richard Walter <Richard.Walter@millersville.edu>,   "'Steve Howland '" 
><showland9@home.com>, "'AMSAT '" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Repeators in Space
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 11:38:31 -0400
>
>Why with tachyon accelerator modules of course!
>
>:^)
>
>Merry Christmas..
>
>
>----------
> >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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Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX


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