[amsat-bb] Re: Shuttle lift?
ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 5 20:41:55 PST 2007
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Shuttle lift?
> I believe this subject has in the past been thrashed around. Perhaps for
> some new members it might be worth "rethrashing". The shuttle seems to
> have a lot of room and our satellites are fairly small. If I recall they
> (NASA) does not want any satellite with fuel. On Oct 6, 1990 the Ulysses
> spacecraft was carried into earth orbit, then with the solid-fuel motors
> put it in a eliptical solar orbit. That was 17 years ago, and the policy
> has probably changed.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
Fuel or no fuel, they (NASA) also want several million dollars to carry
anything up there, whether it stays up there or comes back. I don't think
that the shuttle has ever been an economically viable option for an AMSAT
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