[amsat-bb] Re: HEO vs. LEO cost comparison

Trevor m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 26 12:11:41 PST 2009

--- On Mon, 26/1/09, Eric Fort <eric.fort at gmail.com> wrote:
> question, What is the cost comparison between launching 1
> HEO sat vs. a
> constellation of LEO sats similar to what iridium has
> flying?  

Wiki quotes the cost of the Iridium constellation at $6 Billion 

An HEO satellite could cost $4 million to launch add to that the cost of the satellite itself, maybe $500k using volunteer labour. 

73 Trevor M5AKA


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