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how about an amsat moon mission?

There is currently 30 million USD on the table for the first privately
funded venture to return to the moon, rover 500 meters, and send
back a mooncast (about a GB of data)  Would AMSAT like to be involved in
this?  A transponder on OSCAR 0 with enough bandwith for video has
possibilities and the 30 million could provide a nice subsidy, or we could
partner with one of the competetors for a low cost/free ride in exchange for
??.  What do those on the BB think?  see
http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/for details.  amsat-dl is headed to
mars, and the moon seems easier, not to
mention the prize funding on the table.  OSCAR 0 could use an upgrade, Let's
do it!

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