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Re: p3d launch article



> From: "Bruce Paige" <kk5do@AMSAT.Org>
> Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 14:34:09 -6
> Subject: [amsat-bb] p3d launch article
> 	[...]
> i would like to know the source of information as it does not appear to be 
> correct. 
> 
> where did he get the figure $200 million for the commercial cost?
> where did he get the figure $5 million for the actual cost?
> also, this is not a free launch, amsat has paid for the launch. 
> 
> how did these inaccuracies get into an article like this???
> 	[...]

Do you have better numbers?

While I didn't take notes, these numbers appear to me to be roughly
consistent with verbal answers provided at this year's and last
year's AMSAT conferences.

-tjs
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