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Re: NASA's American Student Moon Orbiter...



As far as I can recall we are pursuing both Eagle and the P4 opportunity 
equally, concentrating on common elements until the details are ironed out. 
Neither has been identified as a primary or secondary objective.

I agree a package on a lunar orbiter would be neat, but also that it is not 
the best use of what volunteers we have. We need more folks to step up to do 
things, AND we need to make better use of them when they do.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trevor" <m5aka@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 4:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: NASA's American Student Moon Orbiter...


> --- On Wed, 2/7/08, Dave hartzell <hartzell@gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=25839
>> http://asmo.arc.nasa.gov/
>>
>> Wouldn't it be fun to have a transponder on this!  ;-)
>
> Fun yes, but dare I say it, a waste of precious Volunteer resources.
>
> All lunar orbits are inherently unstable and will impact after a couple of 
> years. The link budget requirements would not attract a mass user base.
>
> I suspect the number of Technically Capable volunteers is already being 
> thinly stretched in trying to provide both the primary objective Phase-IV 
> Lite (funded by Federal Government dollars) and the secondary objective 
> the Eagle HEO.
>
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
>
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