Monday, May 07, 2007

It will cost $1711000 to put me in orbit

Antrix Corporation Limited, marketing agency of the Department of Space, charged $29,000 a kg for putting into orbit the Italian satellite Agile using PSLV-C8, while the international rates for launching a satellites ranges between $10,000 to $15,000 a kg. so why did the Italians paid more for putting the 352kg Agile satellite in orbit. According to Mr. Sridhara Murthi,excutive director, premium rates were charged since Agile had to be put into a apecific orbit of 550km at a low inclination of 2.5 degrees to the equator, which is very difficult orbit and inclination to acheive!!!



Well way to go ISRO!!!  Well as thought what might be the cost if I want to put myself in that very same orbit and inclination where Agile is? My calculation shows $1,711,000!!!!! Woo that’s lot money!!!


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