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Interorbital - "Neptune" manned ORBITAL launcher

Posted by: Stellvia - Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:35 pm
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Post    Posted on: Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:54 pm
In which case, you will be fighting half of the board in order to be the lucky person to design their site, including me :P

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Post    Posted on: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:39 pm
wouldn't you rather design the website of a team that actually has chances of making it into space in the near future?
I don't think these guys are to be taken too seriously.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:46 pm
I just spoke with the CEO of Interorbital... they are no longer in the Xprize race to suborbit... They have refocused all of their funding on orbital manned spaceflight and private satellite launching. They do however plan on participating in the X Prize Cup when the annual games begin.

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Post    Posted on: Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:00 am
That I consider to be a very wise decision.

Like established enterprises of a certain size they seem to be observing the things going on in the XPRIZE competition, recognized the evolution of theier chances and may have concluded that further participation would be wasting ressources considering the business they are aiming at.

As the XPRIZE CUP is a goal in liitle more distant future the intention to participate then is still reasonable.

The are avoiding useless mistakes and errors now and may test a sufficiently tested spacecraft under real conditions during the CUP and perhaps getting cash for doing that.

To me their decision is indicating that they know well what they are doing and may succeed to reach their goals.



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Post    Posted on: Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:16 am
I agree, Orbital is what the company was founded for and it's what Interorbital is best at. Putting their funding into suborbital was limiting the research that the were formed to do. And now they have extra experience from the X Prize to use in their future testing and launches.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:30 pm
Yes, you say it in the right words really.

They have a quite interesting business policy - it's a very attractive idea to do more conventional work until they are ready to fly. Building a spaceport and constructing a little bit tricky balloon (I don't remember exactly now but wasn't it for Scaled?). Very good ideas to finance their goal. Could be stimulating...



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