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Re: Info about OSCAR on Moon surface

Hi folks,

On Tue, 07 May 2002 00:11:14 -0700, Phil Karn wrote:

> Check out the (excellent) movie "The Dish". There was a good
> reason for using such a large antenna. 

And for using such a pretty girl (Eliza Szonert).  Just love names, really!  

> There are only two good reasons to send a radio relay to the moon.
> First, as a relay for some other lunar mission. Second, to perform
> radio astronomy using the moon as an RF shield from the earth. Such
> a mission would be most easily done in lunar orbit, not on the
> surface. Just such a mission was done in the late 1960s. 

Follow these links for more interesting reading:

Feasibility of a Low Cost Lunar Mission

The Earth Moved, by James Miller, G3RUH

73 de ZR1CBC, Johann.

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