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RE: ST5 in prep for March launch
« Reply #20 on: 03/11/2006 06:03 PM »
Video of Pegasus testing as I type.

http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/elv/index-vafb.html


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RE: ST5 in prep for Feb launch
« Reply #22 on: 03/22/2006 01:56 PM »
ST5 has been successfully put into orbit

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/pegasus/st5/status.html

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RE: ST5 in prep for Feb launch
« Reply #23 on: 03/23/2006 09:51 AM »
Anyone know what Pegasus launch costs these days? With total of 75kg payload are we talking six digit $/kg figures here?

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RE: ST5 in prep for Feb launch
« Reply #24 on: 03/23/2006 10:06 AM »
I've seen figures from $20 million per launch to $14 million.  Both figures in 2002 dollars.  It's a rather expensive launcher per kg.

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RE: ST5 in prep for Feb launch
« Reply #25 on: 03/23/2006 11:32 AM »

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Tap-Sa - 23/3/2006 4:51 AM Anyone know what Pegasus launch costs these days? With total of 75kg payload are we talking six digit $/kg figures here?

Can't use the 75kg as a yardstick for comparisons.

The adapter that held the 3 spacecraft is charged as payload weight (70kg).  Also the spacecraft orbit had a retro inclination (105 degrees)  and high apogee (4500 km), which reduced the mass to orbit. 


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