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At $8000 per, http://interorbital.com/TubeSat_1.htm is probably about as cheap as it gets.

edit: Do note, these things are pretty limited (you know, as far as personal satellites go...) and likely not at all suited for the purposes proposed by the guys in the OP. But for anyone wondering "what's that cost, my own satellite?": there's your answer.

edited 6th Jan '12 9:44:17 PM by GreatLich

52 Barkey6th Jan 2012 09:50:13 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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8 G's really ain't that bad, although the type of hardware needed for a project like this is much more expensive.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
53 SpookyMask6th Jan 2012 11:21:03 PM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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@Flyboy: On the hacker discussion few pages ago, "Cracker" is word you are searching for.
Time to change the style, for now
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