[amsat-bb] Re: Path to HEO

M5AKA m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 30 02:54:47 PDT 2013

--- On Tue, 30/4/13, Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com> wrote:
> I like simple math. A 3U Cubesat can have deployable solar
> cells which will give you between 45 and 70 watts of power. 

I made it at best a theoretical 15-20 watts from a 3U with deployable panels but having less solar power only extends the time it takes to get to the target orbit, it still gets there in the end.

> Getting +-3kg to GTO is a $100.000? 

I reckon the cost of a launch to get a 3U just to a 700 km LEO could be about $150-200,000 but still affordable.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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