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Re: opensource satellites

>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.

interesting. Wonder what such a launch would cost?
Could something like AO-27 fit in that space?
What about a SSB sat with a 1.2g uplink with a HF downlink? Most hams could 
listen to the HF downlink.


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