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Re: opensource satellites



At 22:12 -0600 12/19/00, 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.

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