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Re: Re: Re The Moon



I would be curious about what electronics you have that can survive the 
lunar environment.
Care to enlighten us on that?

On Mar 5, 2004, at 4:02 PM, William Leijenaar wrote:

> Hi AMSATs,
>
> I like to do some comment about some things that are not true:
> In a previous reply I read the following:
>
> *This is hardly the same mission that you and William had proposed. 
> Your
> *proposal was to use an Amsat-built, Amsat-funded lunar landing 
> spacecraft.
> *Bob's proposal is to send an ARISS-type payload along on a NASA 
> manned lunar
> *mission. The degree of difficulty is several orders of magnitude less 
> than
> *trying to get there by ourselves.
>
> First of all, its not an AMSAT project but a privat project off me, 
> like the transponder I build for VUSAT...  I never talked about AMSAT 
> fundings, and I never asked for it...
> The idea is completely mine, and as many hams are somehow not 
> interrested, I decided to find other ways than via AMSAT... (also to 
> avoid interference from people who endless complain about money, 
> frequencies, who will come on the newpaper picture etc etc)
>
> The ways are slowly made, and the design of a transponder that will 
> survives moon enviorment for longer time are already made. About the 
> problem to get from the earth to the moon surface that is now under 
> development. I think in several months there will be also connections 
> in that way to solve this problem. Then the only thing is to build, 
> test, and make it...
> It all takes lot of time, but with working you get more far than with 
> talking only...
>
> I will not talk about any technical details because it is not any of 
> the AMSATs projects.
> Why I do this ? Just because I like designing things that are 
> difficult :o)
>
> 73 de PE1RAH, William
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