[amsat-bb] Re: HEO vs. LEO cost comparison

Bob McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 17:39:45 PST 2009

If it cost $4,000,000 to launch a HEO  we would have put one, possibly 
two of them up since AO-40.  We would at least be building the second.

Also $500,000 will barely cover the cost of the solar panels.  It will 
not cover the cost of the motor.

Dream on Macduff!


trevor wrote:
> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:11:41 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Trevor <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: HEO vs. LEO cost comparison
> To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <177654.20922.qm at web27202.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
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> --- On Mon, 26/1/09, Eric Fort <eric.fort at gmail.com> wrote:
>> question, What is the cost comparison between launching 1
>> HEO sat vs. a
>> constellation of LEO sats similar to what iridium has
>> flying?  
> Wiki quotes the cost of the Iridium constellation at $6 Billion 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_(satellite) 
> An HEO satellite could cost $4 million to launch add to that the cost of the satellite itself, maybe $500k using volunteer labour. 
> 73 Trevor M5AKA

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