[amsat-bb] Re: Cost of an HEO launch
bill at hsmicrowave.com
Sun Jul 20 12:45:32 PDT 2008
While SpaceX only works with primary single manifest customers, but if
those customers can't use the entire payload, then they can work with
third party multi-manifest "brokers" and we in turn could work with
these multi-manifest "brokers" for a piece of the payload. For sure,
lots of negotiating required when and if we find that a primary manifest
customer doesn't need the whole payload.
I really don't know if AMSAT management has any activity pursuing this
avenue of launch, but if they don't, they should!!
Regards,,,Bill - N6GHz (AMSAT Board Candidate)
Dave hartzell wrote:
> Actually, the SpaceX Falcon 1 or 1e could put a spacecraft into HEO or
> lunar transfer orbit:
> The stated cost for this is around $9m. Of course, they haven't
> gotten a successful orbit yet from a F1....maybe the third time will
> be the charm. Hitching a ride on a larger launch vehicle like the F9
> is interesting, assuming there is capacity and the willingness to be a
> guinea pig (and there WILL be a cost to anyone wanting a ride)...
> It will be interesting to see what launch opportunities will be
> available in the next few years (if any)...
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:40 PM, <G0MRF at aol.com> wrote:
>> The anticipated 'going rate' for this new vehicle is shown at the bottom of
>> the page.
>> _http://www.spacex.com/falcon9.php_ (http://www.spacex.com/falcon9.php)
>> Test flight anyone?
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