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Old 06-14-2017, 7:13 PM
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A typical C/Ku communications satellite placed into orbit, $500m at the bottom end and up to much more each.

Originally Posted by VK3RX View Post

They are cost-effective, well designed and built, largely by volunteers and personally financed, and serve the worldwide radio amateur community.

How much do you think it would cost for a satellite in geostationary orbit, with onboard motors and fuel capable of holding it's designated position for up to 10 years?? And to provide the same worldwide coverage, multiple satellites would be required.
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