[extropy-chat] SPACE: Microsats launching

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 1 03:28:10 UTC 2005

Some might recall the thread a month or two ago that David Lubkin and I
commented on about putting up small mass produced satellites or probes.
Well, it seems to be starting with CubeSats, 1 kg, 4"x4" satellites
packed with electronics. The first 14 are going to be launched aboard a
Dneiper launcher soon.


The Cubesat home page.

As I'd predicted, the bottom end price for these things is about $10k
and the launch cost on a Russian booster is running about $40k.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
Founder, Constitution Park Foundation:
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