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Manfred Memorial Moon Mission, The first private lunar mission
Phil Stooke
post Oct 22 2014, 02:47 PM
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http://moon.luxspace.lu/

This little spacecraft will be launched as a secondary payload with the Chang'E 5 test vehicle on Thursday 23 October... tomorrow as I write this.

It won't do a lot, but it will loop around the Moon and come back roughly towards Earth - the trajectory will be rather uncertain and it can't be changed, so we don't really know where it will end up, but probably it will burn up in our atmosphere.
It will transmit signals for amateur radio systems to pick up, including some radiation data. The website suggests some contests etc. to be designed around it.

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Phil Stooke
post Oct 23 2014, 03:27 AM
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Also - I only learned this today:

https://twitter.com/mySpacecraft

http://pocketspacecraft.com/

A second private mini-spacecraft will launch with the CE5 test vehicle. EDIT - no - see below. My mistake.

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post Oct 23 2014, 03:14 PM
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Thanks for those links, Phil. I've been chatting with PocketSpace on Twitter. This is not a distinct satellite, it's a radio beacon that is part of the 4M project. They wanted to make very clear they're not a distinct satellite; they don't want to steal 4M's thunder. They are piggybacking a communication and navigational experiment on the 4M mission.


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post Oct 23 2014, 03:44 PM
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Oh, good, thanks! That's really good to know.

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post Oct 23 2014, 05:28 PM
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4M comes with a radiation experiment provided by the engineering corporation iC-Málaga located on Mallorca.
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post Oct 27 2014, 03:14 PM
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MMMM (AKA M4) is about to loop around the Moon, and its signals are being received by radio enthusiasts:

http://moon.luxspace.lu/blog/

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