[amsat-bb] Re: Launch Costs (was-re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol. 7, Issue 312)

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 02:21:02 PDT 2012


At 06:04 PM 9/26/2012, Gus 8P6SM wrote:
>On 09/26/2012 01:38 AM, Tony Langdon wrote:
>>And of someone wanted to try out a new propulsion system on a live
>>satellite, I'm sure AMSAT would be more than happy to help with the
>>comms side of things.
>
>One can understand the reluctance to allow an explosive kick-motor 
>on a launch vehicle.  But is that the only way?

These days, definitely not, there's a number of different propulsion 
ideas being researched, and many of them don't involve explosive chemicals.

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