[amsat-bb] Re: A0 40 replacement
kb1lqd at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 23:26:53 PDT 2013
On a side note but still relevant, support the advancement of space vehicle
technology and cheaper access to space! I hate to sound biased the
commercial space industry is taking off (no pun intended) and the more
commercial competition there is and less "Cost-Plus" contracts the better.
The price per Kg right now is pretty staggering but with continued
advancement and production quantity this will drop relatively fast.
Although not fully here yet, reusability on a realistic scale will
drastically change the market or even open a totally new market. The Space
Shuttle was a great achievement and was reusable after a ~$1 billion annual
maintenance bill, so not economically reusable.
Let's put it in another possible context:
Create an extremely dense and reliable LEO platform in cube-sat form that
weigh's a fraction of AO-40's weight using today's high-density
components/systems and create a reliable and feature rich HEO cubesat.
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:50 PM, John Stephensen <kd6ozh at comcast.net> wrote:
> The AMSAT-DL presentation at the AMSAT-UK meeting was that their goverment
> decided not to fund their HEO project and they are still looking for a
> source of money. AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-UK are concentrating on LEO projects
> that they can pay for via members and alliances with universities and
> government agencies.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Becker" <w0jab at big-river.net>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 19:32 UTC
> Subject: [amsat-bb] A0 40 replacement
> Anything new on a replacement.
>> Have not see a thing myself.
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