Monday, February 9, 2009

Foust on Virgin Galactic

Jeff Foust of the Space Review says that Virgin Galactic has presented information on its strategic business plans. Feedback from customers paying up to $200K per flight indicated that a larger spaceship would be needed to meet market expectations of a fun suborbital space trip. As a result, Virgin Galactic is looking at the suborbital scientific market as well. They have also evaluated a booster which could deploy from the White Knight 2 and launch small satellites into orbit. Possible per satellite launch cost? $2 million. NASA delenda est.

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