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Re: repeater on the moon



How about a solar sail powered repeater platform @L1?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily Clarke" <w0eec@AMSAT.Org>
To: "OZ1MY" <oz1my@privat.dk>; "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] repeater on the moon


>
> Hi Ib,
>
> At 12:06 AM 3/4/2004 +0100, Ib wrote:
> >Yes - it would be very nice to get a repeater on the Moon -
> >but the largest problem is to get it there.
>
> Given the problems with heat, do we actually have to have it on the
> moon?  Couldn't we put it in some kind of a high elliptical lunar orbit
and
> spun to dissipate heat?  I'm sure there are problems like being in eclipse
> during the new moon but the benefit is you wouldn't actually have to land
> on anything.
>
> - Emily
>
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