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



what would a sample average link budget be?

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:

>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.
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>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.
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>73, Drew KO4MA
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>From: "Trevor" <m5aka@yahoo.co.uk>
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>>--- On Wed, 2/7/08, Dave hartzell <hartzell@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=25839
>>>http://asmo.arc.nasa.gov/
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>>>Wouldn't it be fun to have a transponder on this!  ;-)
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>>Fun yes, but dare I say it, a waste of precious Volunteer resources.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>73 Trevor M5AKA
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