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Cost of LEO to moon race for hobbyists? :)

Posted by: BEM - Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:08 pm
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Post    Posted on: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:50 pm
delt0r wrote:
A better comparison would perhaps be ships in the 1700's.
I was thinking the same thing. Or maybe the 1300s.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:57 pm
BEM wrote:
The reason I am interested in someone at the 'hobbyist' level getting something to the moon is that it could change public perception of space exploration from something governments to something that institutions the sizes of universities regularly do, or for that matter any moderately rich individual. In other words it isnt just something that someone else does with your money, it is something you might do if you really want to.


Professor Bob Twiggs at Stanford estimates that student-built Cubesats could be sent to the Moon for $65,000 apiece.

http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/200 ... 01806.html


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:02 am
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Professor Bob Twiggs at Stanford estimates that student-built Cubesats could be sent to the Moon for $65,000 apiece.

http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/200 ... 01806.html


Excellent! I can imagine every reptutable university wanting to join in, especially if prices could come down even more with bulk.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:11 pm
And things like that would be why I'm going to Stanford for grad school eventually =P

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Post    Posted on: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:56 pm
beware that if organising mail to the moon turns out to be more profitable than educating the minds of tomorrow, you may find yourself enrolled in the worlds most prestigious post office :)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:43 am
haha same at any university. they're corporations, not schools =P but at least it will be a profitable post office getting plenty of money to fund my research on how to make the post office run more efficiently ;)

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