[amsat-bb] Re: Messageboard Post

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Jan 25 13:28:38 PST 2009

On Sun, 2009-01-25 at 19:33 +0000, John B. Stephensen wrote:
> ats in 800 km orbits have much lower launch costs. However, the vast 
> majority of members told AMSAT that they didn't want more LEO satellites 
> after AO-51. Perhaps small is better.

For the kind of money that cubesats cost, you could launch about a dozen
of them instead of one geosynchronous one.  That way you'd *always* have
a cubesat or two visible.  Add some sat-to-sat comms, and you're in


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