Re: SPACE: Why so much EVA on ISS?

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 07:45:22 MST

I'm not sure, but the rates for SeaLaunch are allegedly down near the
launch costs in China, which are supposedly about $2k/lb (space shuttle
is $10k/lb). Note that SeaLaunch just launched the *second* satellite
based radio service....

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Sure but we already have a man-rated launcher, the shuttle. If
> > we had a good cheap satellite lifter, the two systems would
> > complement each other nicely. With Roton and VentureStar
> > dead, lets hope Kistler can make it fly. spike
> We already have satellite launching rockets, too. They're
> ultra-expensive just like the shuttle (maybe different numbers, but
> stil $too_much). That is the problem...

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