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 has apparently put on hold.
|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 ?|