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Re: What happens when you loose a satellite



Rocky Jones wrote:
> Launch insurance...
>  
> I could be wrong but I think that Phase 3A had an insurance policy (if memory serves)...the Ariane IV went Bang...
>  
> do I recall this correctly?
>  
To my knowledge it was P3-B (OSCAR-10) with Ariane-1 L06.  And yes, they 
had to pay some money because P3-B was bumped by the last rocket stage 
and did not get it to the planned orbit....

But forget it...  in the early days it was still expensive, but not 
comparable what you nowadays have to pay for such insurance.
However, some launch providers (like Arianespace) will give you now a 
free launch in case the launcher failed...

73s Peter DB2OS


BTW:* SpaceX updated its launch manifest. Most notably, the NASA COTS 
missions are moved down the list.*

ATSB (Malaysia)
Q3 2008*
Falcon 1
Kwajalein

US Government
Q4 2008*
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral

MDA Corp. (Canada)
2009
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral

Avanti Communications (UK)
2009
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral

NASA COTS – Demo 1
2009
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral

NASA COTS – Demo 2
2009
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral

SpaceDev
2009
Falcon 1
Kwajalein

NASA COTS – Demo 3
2010
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral

MDA Corp. (Canada)
2010
Falcon 1
Kwajalein

Swedish Space Corp. (Sweden)
2010
Falcon 1
Kwajalein

Bigelow Aerospace
2011
Falcon 9
Cape Canaveral


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