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Posted by: 109Ace - Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:17 pm
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Post frst time I praise red tape...   Posted on: Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:17 pm
They're not letting Da Vinci launch because of lack of insurance.
This might save some lives. :P

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Post Easy way out   Posted on: Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:30 pm
What an easy way out for the GoldenPalace Space Project. Now they can blame red tape instead of their lack of preparation.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:47 pm
No insurance.. AND no license from the canadian government... (and not tested their vehicle...).. all in the few latest weeks...

Personnally.. this is good news for Feeney his live.. cause I don't think he would survive his trip into space. (if he actually get's to 100km)..

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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:49 am
Is still the sort of thing that could bite the space industry in the butt later. Remember, obnoxious levels of legal liability have done in different areas of the aircraft industry many times over the past century.

So don't cheer it too loudly.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:36 am
Yeah and the comets wings fell off because nobody thought to stress test it.

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Post Re: frst time I praise red tape...   Posted on: Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:24 am
109Ace wrote:
They're not letting Da Vinci launch because of lack of insurance.
This might save some lives. :P

What's suspicious about this, is of course that the da Vinci team must've known that a license must be obtained first, and planned for something like that well ahead.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:48 am
Under www.xprizenews.com are several articles about The da Vinci projects reporting that the team is looking for an insurance since several weeks. So they know the requirement of the license really since a long time and didn't waste time.

According to these articles the reason for the current lack of the insurance is money and price.



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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:34 pm
This is why it would be handy to launch from somewhere like Tonga with an itty bitty Absolute Monarchy who can make stuff happen.

And there's not a lot of stuff to accidentally land on.

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