On 11/1/22 15:47, Ryland Bayne wrote:
Here in the United States, the Powerball lottery drawing is now up to $1.2 BILLION USD. I bought a "quick pick" letting the computer decide my numbers earlier today. If I become a billionaire (until the tax man comes at me), the western hemisphere is getting it's own geosynchronous satellite for amateur use only!!
Good luck! You'll spend most of the after-tax proceeds on this goal:
Villain said the average capital expenditure for deploying a GEO satellite, including manufacturing, launch, insurance and gateway stations, ranges from $150 million to $500 million.
https://spacenews.com/geostationary-satellite-orders-bouncing-back/ (written in 2020 -- add 20% these days for inflation)
--- Zach N0ZGO