[amsat-bb] Re: Galileo Contract Awarded
orbitjet at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 8 16:50:37 PST 2010
Peter. this has to have been a win win situation for everyone. It essentially puts the final nail in the coffin of sea launch, the US has no real competition to the equatorial launch site...(OK Kwaj but thats still sometime in the future) and positions "that side of the pond" with a rocket that can at least take on SpaceX should (and when in my view) the Falcon9 and Falcon9 heavy make it into orbit. Musk has Kwaj (or Australia perhaps I know he is looking "down there") but the only way The Europeans and Russians start losing commercial payloads back to "this side" of the pond is if Musk is a success.
Otherwise not a chance that Delta and Atlas will compete with the systems at Kourou...
pretty shrewd move Robert WB5MZO
> Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:00:28 +0100
> From: peter.guelzow at kourou.de
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Galileo Contract Awarded
> The answer is very simple: There will be - no Soyuz test launches -
> from Kourou....
> It's a proofed and robust rocket. There are already commercial customers
> booked for the first flight..
> Otherwise P3-E would be on it.. ;-)
> 73s Peter DB2OS
> On 08.01.2010 17:51, Bill Ress wrote:
> > Aaah - good point and worth exploring. Now all we need are some
> > contacts. Anyone have any suggestions?
> > Regards...Bill - N6GHz
> > Trevor . wrote:
> >> --- On Fri, 8/1/10, Bill Ress <bill at hsmicrowave.com> wrote:
> >>> I would guess with the controversy regarding our 1296 MHz
> >>> band operations and Galileo, we wouldn't be in good standing
> >>> with the Galileo folks so looking for ride share
> >>> opportunities would be out of the question???
> >> I'm presuming the launches will be from the Russian launch site at Kourou ?
> >> Given it's a new site and the Russian haven't launched from a tropical climate before I'd imagine there'd be some test launches first.
> >> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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