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How much would you pay?

Posted by: pwallhead - Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:12 am
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Post How much would you pay?   Posted on: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:12 am
Imagine your a owner of a private company that designs and builds micro satellites and you require a launcher to launch your satellites.

My question is:

What is the maximum amount you would be willing to pay per kg (2.20 pounds) (payload weight only) to launch your micro sats?

Feel free to discuss below.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:15 am
Considering that the cheapest U can get today is around 10 000$/kg and there is a lack of dedicated mini-launchers and the increasing interest in so called "nano-sattelites" then if you can get anywhere near below 10grand/kg you're in business. If you can get 1000$/kg you've got the market cornered. If SS1 had a disposable launcher for nanosats and a dependable contract from some telecom or defence agency, that target is withing reach, other customers will come in time.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:26 pm
We are looking right at $50,000 for a payload of 55lbs. or less.

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