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Re: Fw: Moon Relay



How about a solar sail powered repeater platform @L1?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Bostwick" <lihan161051@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [amsat-bb] Moon Relay


> There's already talk of designating the Apollo 11 landing site as a 
> historical monument, so it would be unwise to make any plans to reuse 
> any dishes from that site.  (If there were any .. the PSE would have 
> been the only experiment I can think of that would have had a high gain 
> dish, and I think the primary high gain was on the LM ascent stage, but 
> I could be wrong.)
> 
> As for the dishes you're talking about .. I don't know what the plans 
> are for designating the 15-17 sites as historical sites, but I'd 
> suspect there would be a storm of protest if someone took the dish off 
> one of the LRV's.  I think Gene Cernan brought back a piece of one of 
> 17's LRV fenders when it accidentally broke off during a transit, but I 
> don't think that counts .. lol.  According to international agreement, 
> though, all that hardware is still NASA property and you'd definitely 
> need to do some negotiating to use it.
> 
> Now, as for the Surveyor landers .. same problem but lesser degree, I 
> think, since Surveyor didn't have nearly as high a profile as Apollo 
> (except for the Pete and Alan Show at the Surveyor III site) and 
> Surveyor III has already had some pieces ripped off of it.  I think it 
> had a pretty decent high gain on it too, and it might be easier to 
> salvage without raising a huge ruckus ..
> 
> On Wednesday, Mar 3, 2004, at 17:31 US/Central, Graham Shirville wrote:
> 
> > Don't forget that we already have three steerable second hand dishes, 
> > that
> > look about the right size and with S band feeds, available free of 
> > charge
> > for re-use already  sitting on the lunar surface.
> >
> > Check here for more details and maps showing their current locations!
> >
> > http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/index_04may00.html
> >
> > Sorry I dont know the coax terminations are - you had  better take a 
> > box
> > full of adaptors with you.
> >
> > 73
> >
> > Graham G3VZV
> >
> "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve
> life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out
> death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends." -- Gandalf
> 
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