[amsat-bb] Re: Rideshare missions to GTO, only $14 million for Eagle, $800K for 3U Cubesat

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Feb 2 23:39:08 PST 2011

An interesting read http://spaceflightservices.com/DocFiles/SpaceFlight_Services_Secondary_PL_Planner_guide.pdf 
Maybe we could all pool our Visa cards. 
73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Schultz" <n8fgv at usa.net> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:33:35 AM 
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Rideshare missions to GTO, only $14 million for Eagle, $800K for 3U Cubesat 

Spaceflight Services Announces Lunar and GTO Mission Pricing 

Prague, CZ - September 30, 2010:  Spaceflight Services (Spaceflight) announced 
today pricing for small payloads to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and 
Low Lunar Orbit (LLO).   

Spaceflight, as part of the Rocket City Space Pioneer Google Lunar X-Prize 
Team, is responsible for mission integration and providing space 
transportation services to Low Lunar Orbit.  Spaceflight is providing flight 
opportunities for ESPA class spacecraft (spacecraft weighing less than 180 kg) 
interested in launch services to GTO and Low Lunar Orbit.   

The proposed mission, which is slated for Q4 2013 or Q1 2014, will deploy 
three ESPA payloads into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit and two additional 
payloads in a Low Lunar Orbit.  The mission is also open to smaller spacecraft 
looking for a low cost ride to either of these destinations. 

Mission pricing for small payloads to GTO begins at $795,000 for a 3U CubeSat 
and up to $13,950,000 for a full ESPA spacecraft. 


This is considered a "Low Cost Ride" in the commercial world. This is the free 
market value of the launch that we are hoping to get for significantly less. 
Wish us luck... 


Dan Schultz N8FGV 

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