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Re: Re Lunar Repeater



Yeah, but .. keeping it active through the night is the best way to 
keep the circuitry from getting too cold to survive.  It's not 
necessary to have the transponder actually relaying signals, but it's 
important to at least keep it warm and keep the amplifiers running when 
there's no sunlight on the electronics because otherwise the cold will 
kill them.  You probably do want to shut down the transponder signal 
path except for the telemetry and command links, because the power 
budget will be limited at night, but you definitely want to keep 
everything warmed up ..

On Wednesday, Mar 3, 2004, at 13:30 US/Central, Mike Hooles wrote:

> ALthough it would be nice to have a repeater that works throughout the 
> lunar
> night,it is not essential.
>
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