[amsat-bb] New Low-cost Launcher For Satellites
va6bmj at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 00:51:13 UTC 2014
On 7/29/14, M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> It's another company that has yet to demonstrate it can actually achieve
> successful satellite launches, there must be about half a dozen such
> companies by now. But I guess there's a good chance some of them may
> succeed in launching a satellite in the next 5 or so years. The more launch
> capacity the better.
> Getting launches at under $100,000 per kilo is hard which is why even
> unproven companies can attract interest from sat groups desperate to launch.
I know of one such company. Its booster is several years behind
schedule and has yet to fly. Its launch facility has still under
construction, as far as I know. However, I also know of someone
looking to put a bird into orbit and it appears that this company will
put it there for them. From what I understand, the price offered to
that client was, relatively speaking, dirt cheap. I guess someone's
desperate for business.
Personally, if I was doing something like that, I'd rather pay a
higher cost but know that I'm dealing with a launch service that has a
proven track record.
Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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