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

G0MRF@aol.com G0MRF at aol.com
Tue Nov 30 13:57:49 PST 2010

Very good point.
We think that there are no rides to orbit because all the current launch  
vehicles are 'mature technology' that do not need testing and therefore do 
not  need passengers that pay a reduced fee while accepting more risk.
However, just 2 weeks ago we had the launch from Kodiak Alaska  dropping 
off a number of satellites at 650 km. Then carrying out a test of a  modified 
upper stage booster which went on to 1200km where it deposited 2 items  of 
Enough to make you cry !
David  G0MRF
In a message dated 30/11/2010 18:20:49 GMT Standard Time,  
sparkycivic at shaw.ca writes:

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  
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 
visible for over an hour at a time... Cali  could work the Gold Coast and 
JA's at the same  time!

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