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Re: Next launch



Most of the cost is in getting the satellite into the proper orbit. Most of
the weight is in the solar panels, rocket engine and fuel. Since it costs
10,000 USD per pound to launch the satellites, it would be impractical to
launch spares. The cost of the electronics that we use after the satellite
is comissioned is minimal.

73,

John
KD6OZH

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From: <sco@sco-inc.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, 18 December 2000 01:27 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Next launch


> How difficult would it be to design a system that could ride on an
> Arianne-5 that instead of one large multi capacity sat it would break into
> two or three separate sats from the one pod after if deploys from the
> rocket in transfer orbit? Then we would have 3 chances of at least having
> one sat that would work. If Ao-40 is "lost" we have lost 10 years and
> millions of dollars of our investment. We can't afford such a risk ever
again.
>
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