AMSAT P5A [AMSAT]
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 project has been put on hold, when DLR rejected further support of the mission in 2012.
|Type / Application:||Mars orbiter, amateur radio communication|
|Power:||6 deployable fixed solar arrays, body mounted solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||solar orbit, later Martian orbit|
|AMSAT P5A (Phase 5A)||-||cancelled||with ?|