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Posted by: Alessandro - Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:53 pm
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Post    Posted on: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:00 am
Hello, Andy Hill,

Thank You Very Much for that interesting article.

It is of interest and meaning for at least, three threads in the Financial Barriers section and I already have thoughts what to do by it.

Thank You Very Much again,

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Post    Posted on: Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:39 pm
Rutan is saying, “I expect we will see at least two space flights a day in the next few yearsâ€


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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:24 pm
I too read that blog-entry - but I am not that sure what Rutan has said really. The blog says [quote]“I expect we will see at least two space flights a day in the next few years,â€


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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:27 am
You probably should read it like "2 of the 5 will probably be flying every day, however, it is possible to launch the same craft twice a day"


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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:12 pm
Hello, IrquiM,

in principle I had something like that in mind.

I wasn't that interested in the actual numbers of flights per day but in the possible number merely. The reason is that I calculated theoretical or possible turn-around-times in Accumulations-thread in the Financial Barriers section. If it is possible to launch one and the same vehicle twice a day then the turn-around-time is much shorter than that applied in that thread. The maximum number of flights I applied in a post of last year was 8 while the shortest turn-around-time I calculated to be required for Virgin Galactic's business plan was 1.69 days if I remember correct. In comparison to that Rutan's quoted words might mean a turn-around-time of less than half a day - more than three times faster than required for Virgin Galactic's business plan...(!!!)



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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:46 pm
Ekkehard Augustin wrote:
Rutan's quoted words might mean a turn-around-time of less than half a day
That is my understanding of his words.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:17 am
Ekkehard Augustin wrote:
In comparison to that Rutan's quoted words might mean a turn-around-time of less than half a day - more than three times faster than required for Virgin Galactic's business plan...(!!!)


It seems that Rutans business principle is "Aim higher", both in the physical and the operating world.

I think safety might be the reason for this quick turn-around. If the craft has been designed with 2 flights per day as goal, flying it only once gives you an increased safety margin of maybe 50% - this is at least how we calculate things in the offshore business where I work.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:42 pm
Here are some pictures of the interior of SS2 just released

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/20 ... n+New.html

And some more information in this article

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=4835

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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:38 pm
Here is a cool marketing video for virgin galactic.

http://www.space.com/php/video/player.php?video_id=Virgin_galactic01


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Post    Posted on: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:14 am
Thank You Very Much, Andy Hill, for the two links the second of which also includes a number that is of use - it might be also inserted into more detailed of the two Excel spreadsheets available on this board. The only problem is that to do that properly 40% of that number have to be considered particularly to get the correct results - those 40% don't have to do with the vehicles because of Virgin's involvement into Spaceport America.

Ther also is the article "Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo Interior Concept " ( www.space.com/includes/iab.html?url=/ne ... _next.html ) - that article includes an image providing a visual comparison between SSO and SS2: impressing.



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