[amsat-bb] Re: Network of MEO sats at 8000km

Auke de Jong, VE6PWN sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Tue Nov 30 10:10:07 PST 2010

This has me wondering if there are opportunities for co-launch, tethered 
power supply sharing or upper-stage rocket-body piggybacking of Ham and 
educational communication payloads.......  our price per Kg could be REALLY 
attractive given that they're launching four 700Kg birds PER launch!  How 
much fun could we have with a triple cube at these heights?  Passes would be 
visible for over an hour at a time... Cali could work the Gold Coast and 
JA's at the same time!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trevor ." <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
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Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 2:25 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Network of MEO sats at 8000km

> 03B networks is planning to launch a network of 20-24 satellites into a 
> 8000km equitorial orbit on Soyuz rockets from Kourou in the Caribbean.
> http://www.o3bnetworks.com/Media_Centre/press_release_details.aspx?id=60
> http://www.o3bnetworks.com/Media_Centre/press_release_details.aspx?id=67
> Trevor
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