In what way are satellites like bamboo poles? The delivery is usually more expensive than the product.
Was reading an article in the Economist. A satellite may only costs about 2 to 3 million to make, but at over 20 million to deliver. Logistics is pricey. Bamboo poles are nearly as harsh as this, but there is some correlation. I keep the price of my poles as reasonable as possible, but the cost of shipping is hard to get around. Poles are big and bulky, two things that get charged extra. Shipping really only gets cost only get down if the quantity is large. Constant struggle, but we’re always trying to get shipping costs low.
So that it’s as unlike a satellite as possible.