[amsat-bb] Re: What happens when you loose a satellite

Trevor m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 8 16:44:13 PDT 2008

--- On Thu, 7/8/08, Keith & Jenny Sloan <keith at sloan-home.co.uk> wrote:
> With things like the Falcon launch failure you obviously
> loose the 
> satellite, but do you get
> another launch having paid you money or is that it. You
> loose everything 
> if the launch fails
> If the later then the launch of P3E and P5A could prove
> very expensive 
> if the launch fails.

I'm not aware of any Amateur satellites that have had launch insurance. 
If the launch fails you lose everything. 

The bottom line is money, Amateur groups don't have a spare half million dollars to buy insurance. 

Many 'free' or very low cost launches tend to be on those rockets with the highest risk of failure.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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