A second launch start up to join the "small" satellites blossoming into mid-size satellites parade is ABL Space Systems of El Segundo, California (USA). ABL is in the business of building small rockets to launch small satellites for the reasonable price of $12,000,000 US Dollars, or as their website line items it: $10,000 USD price per Kg to 200 Km (124 Miles). ABL recently increased the lift capacity of its RS1 Rocket from 900Kg to 1200Kg (1,984 to 2,645 pounds).
How many of these new larger "small" satellites will survive when launched?
Is there a 'sweet spot' hybrid size amidst this ever evolving rocket launching satellites business?
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