[amsat-bb] New Low-cost Launcher For Satellites

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 00:51:13 UTC 2014

On 7/29/14, M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> It&#39;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&#39;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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