Logan Company Offers "Cheap" Satellite Launching

Logan Company Offers "Cheap" Satellite Launching

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(Logan-AP) -- It's getting a lot less expensive to launch your own satellite into outer space.

Anyone with a mere six (M)million dollars can do it these days. It used to cost at least 20 (M)million to launch one.

A company called Space-X says they've been able to cut the costs but keep the quality of satellites. Company officials were making a pitch for their new satellite-launching service in Logan at Utah State University's Conference on Small Satellites -- now in its 17th year.

Space-X doesn't expect to launch its first of the cheap new satellites until January.

When they get into full swing, the company expects that most of its customers will be private companies, universities and the Department of Defense.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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