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Re: Cost of an HEO launch



We used to be called "The K-Mart Of Launch Providers"
(I work there), but I think we've recently raised our
prices to about the same as everybody else. 
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- SV1BSX <sv1bsx@yahoo.gr> wrote:

>  Hi,
> 
>  I have seen a moovie on TV a month ago, about
> SEA-LAUNCH,
> an alternative way to launch rockets for commercial
> Satellites.
> It was amazing the ship-pad in the middle of Pacific
> !
> I don't know if that is a cheaper launcher or not,
> however take a look:
> 
> http://www.boeing.com/special/sea-launch/
> 
> 
> 73, Mak SV1BSX
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bill Ress" <bill@hsmicrowave.com>
> To: "Lee McLamb" <ku4os@cfl.rr.com>
> Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 4:13 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Cost of an HEO launch
> 
> 
> > Hi Lee,
> >
> > Thanks for your input on SpaceX. Do you know if
> AMSAT has contacted any
> > of the multi-manifest brokers working with SpaceX
> to try and flush out
> > cost versus payload estimates on the
> multi-manifest payloads?
> >
> > Regards...Bill - N6GHz
> >
> > Lee McLamb wrote:
> >> Yes,  AMSAT has been closely watching the
> developments with SpaceX for 
> >> several
> >> years. I've also spoken with several people from
> the company.  Currently 
> >> they
> >> do not have a launch vehicle capable of reaching
> GTO type orbits.  That 
> >> will
> >> change as they bring the Falcon-9 on line.  I
> think the encouraging part 
> >> is
> >> they are already accommodating secondary payloads
> on Falcon-1 missions. 
> >> What
> >> types of capabilities the Falcon-9 will have are
> as yet unknown.
> >>
> >> My day job at the Eastern Range also happens to
> include working on the 
> >> Falcon
> >> program as SpaceX converts and activates Complex
> 40 for Falcon-9 
> >> launches.
> >>
> >> 73,
> >> Lee-KU4OS
> >> AMSAT Exec. VP
> >>
> >> On Sunday 20 July 2008 15:45:32 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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