Re: Setting Space Boundaries

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Aug 11 2001 - 21:03:11 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> You *could* start work on it *today* using computer aided design
> of such a probe. Once designed, something that small doesn't
> cost much to manufacture and I'm sure you could get one of
> the public space societies to launch it. It isn't a small
> undertaking though. You would need a core group of good
> engineers that really wanted to work on it. Spike or Doug
> might be able to comment on how many are needed but I'd
> guess perhaps 50-100 people.

Sounds like a reasonable estimate for a small payload, depending
on how fast you wanted to get it done. I would need more detail
on what you wanted to design and a time frame to make anything
better than an order of magnitude-ish estimate. spike

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