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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 project has been put on hold, when DLR rejected further support of the mission in 2012.

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 ?



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