Friday, May 19, 2006

Space Cynic

Space Cynic A market!! There is a need right now for regular (monthly?) launches of 50-100 Kg to LEO by big pharma. There is a smaller market for such launches with recovery after days to weeks.

5 Comments:

Blogger Shubber Ali said...

there is? for what?

Friday, May 19, 2006 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger oldspacecadet said...

Remotely-tended tissue engineering experiments. Some don't need recovery. The key factor is reliable launch reservations.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger Shubber Ali said...

Remotely-tended tissue engineering experiments. Some don't need recovery. The key factor is reliable launch reservations.

If there are customers for these launches, there are already launch vehicles available to serve their needs (such as Pegasus).

If those are too expensive, then you are back to the beginning point: there ISN'T a market.

Saying that there is a market is akin to saying there is a huge market for personal teraflop supercomputers. If only the price came down, of course...

Saturday, May 20, 2006 4:23:00 PM  
Blogger oldspacecadet said...

Pegasus doesn't launch frequently enough to meet the need for reliable launch capacity at regular intervals. Regularity appears to be more attractive than cost per se.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 6:23:00 PM  
Blogger Shubber Ali said...

Pegasus doesn't launch frequently enough to meet the need for reliable launch capacity at regular intervals. Regularity appears to be more attractive than cost per se.

I guarantee that if big pharma placed an order for a fixed number of regular launches, Orbital would be more than happy to build the requisite # of Pegasus launchers.

You know that launch frequency is DRIVEN by demand for rockets - i can't think of a single major operator that is building up rocket inventories just in case someone decides they need a rocket...

Saturday, May 20, 2006 9:05:00 PM  

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