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



Trevor,

At first I thought this could be a winner - then I read the solicitation 
details.

In para 4.1 NASA says" NOTE: NASA does not foresee providing direct 
funding to the universities or partners." and in para 4.2 "University 
Teams Would Provide

    * Launch Opportunity including launch vehicle and integration, and
      insurance"

So I haven't found the good part yet.

I don't see why any University would go after this one unless they have 
really, really big bucks lying about.

What did I miss??

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

Trevor wrote:
> --- 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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