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NASA wants to launch satellites using a catapult

• Innovative Techs -

From the moment of the first space launch up until now, mankind has been sending various devices and people into space using missiles. The satellites' launch is not something unique today: they are launched on commercial launch vehicles of average companies and even universities that are not the most famous in the world. For example, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Angola and Rwanda have been seen in space. However, launching a single satellite costs between $10 million and $400 million, depending on the craft. A Pegasus XL vehicle can lift 443 kilograms into low Earth orbit for $13.5 million. Launching a heavy satellite will require more lift. An Ariane 5G rocket can launch an 18,000-kilogram satellite into low orbit for $165 million.