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Re: opensource satellites



  So just out of curiosity, what's a Pegasus launch cost?  Obviously,
there's a zillion factors to take into account that would affect the
price, but what's an order of magnitude type number?  Anybody?



On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 10:12:26PM +0000, laura halliday wrote:
> James Sharp <jsharp@psychoses.org> wrote:
> 
> >Any idea on how much power it would take to loft something
> >the size of a cubesat into a LEO?
> >
> >I'd suspect something between a C10-3 model rocket engine
> >and an Ariane 5.
> 
> One of the smaller commercial launch vehicles, Pegasus, has
> capability of 455 kilos to LEO, and 125 kilos to GTO. The
> fairing is 1.2 meters diameter and 1.9 meters long. You
> could fit lots of Cubesats in there.
> 
> Reference: Space Mission Analysis & Design (2nd edition),
> Table 18-4. For all the gory details you can download the
> Pegasus user's guide from Orbital's web page.
> 
> Laura Halliday VE7LDH     "Que les nuages soient notre
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