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