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AMSAT P5A (Phase 5A, Go-Mars)


AMSAT P5A (also known as Phase 5A or Go-Mars) was a proposed Mars mission by the AMSAT-DL radio amateus

The spacecraft was to be built based on the AMSAT P3D satellite. It was also to deploy a balloon from the "Mars Society Deutschland" onto Mars and P5-A was then to be used as communication satellite to forward data signals from Mars to Earth. Some of the techniques required for this purpose were to be tested on AMSAT-DL's new satellite AMSAT P3-E which was to launch in 2005, but has since been deferred due to launch costs.

The AMSAT P5A has apparently put on hold.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Mars orbiter, amateur radio communication
Operator: AMSAT-DL
Contractors: AMSAT-DL
Configuration: hexagonal prism
Propulsion: S400
Power: 6 deployable fixed solar arrays, body mounted solar cells, batteries
Mass: 650 kg
Orbit: solar orbit, later Martian orbit
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AMSAT P5A( Phase 5A) - cancelled with ?