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Re: Cost of an HEO launch



There is an interesting interview here:
http://www.hobbyspace.com/AAdmin/archive/Interviews/Systems/ElonMusk.html

73s Peter DB2OS



Bill Ress wrote:
> Hi Dave,
>
> While SpaceX only works with primary single manifest customers, but if 
> those customers can't use the entire payload, then they can work with 
> third party multi-manifest "brokers" and we in turn could work with 
> these multi-manifest "brokers" for a piece of the payload. For sure, 
> lots of negotiating required when and if we find that a primary manifest 
> customer doesn't need the whole payload.
>
> I really don't know if AMSAT management has any activity pursuing this 
> avenue of launch, but if they don't, they should!!
>
> Regards,,,Bill - N6GHz (AMSAT Board Candidate)
>
> Dave hartzell wrote:
>   
>> David-
>>
>> Actually, the SpaceX Falcon 1 or 1e could put a spacecraft into HEO or
>> lunar transfer orbit:
>>
>> http://www.spacex.com/FalconLunarCapabilityGuide.pdf
>>
>> The stated cost for this is around $9m.  Of course, they haven't
>> gotten a successful orbit yet from a F1....maybe the third time will
>> be the charm.  Hitching a ride on a larger launch vehicle like the F9
>> is interesting, assuming there is capacity and the willingness to be a
>> guinea pig (and there WILL be a cost to anyone wanting a ride)...
>>
>> It will be interesting to see what launch opportunities will be
>> available in the next few years (if any)...
>>
>> Dave
>> AF6KD
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:40 PM,  <G0MRF@aol.com> wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> The anticipated 'going rate' for this new vehicle is shown at the bottom of
>>> the page.
>>>
>>> _http://www.spacex.com/falcon9.php_ (http://www.spacex.com/falcon9.php)
>>>
>>>
>>> Test flight anyone?
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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