A circular ring of superconducting electromagnetic field producing track can accelerate a satellite to extremely high speeds and then release it into flight of orbit. This method can use substantially less energy, but it produces very high g-forces.
I say go. Design the sats to experience the g's, and stack them with modest co-booster equipment and flaps to guide their orbit. Use non-panel solar cells and specially equipped HD's and unfolding portions. Perhaps encapsulate them in an aerodynamic shell to be shed once in orbit.
This also shows that maglev trains can be feasible. This will be meaningful to the Midairport project as well. Image points to Newscientist.com by J Fiske/Launchpoint.