[amsat-bb] Re: Geostationary Satellites
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 11 14:20:51 PDT 2011
--- On Tue, 11/10/11, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> How hard (Energy) budget is it to have that giant elliptical orbit,
> I can't remember what bird had it, but it was an orbit named like
> moylina or something like that where the perigee was very low
> but the apogee was like WAY out there giving passes that were
> extremely long.
It's a great orbit, AO-40 was aiming for it.
Bottom line is cost - $10-15 million for launch to Geo transfer orbit and then costs of incorporating and controlling a motor on the sat to get it to Moylina.
You should be able to build the sat for a million or so - it's the launch costs that are the killer.
73 Trevor M5AKA
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