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Interorbital Systems News Update

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:56 pm
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Interorbital Systems from Mojave, California Opens European Liaison Office in Berlin. IOS Europe will provide satellite launch service information, Orbital Expedition Spaceline ticket reservations, and customer service for the European Community.

Neptune SAAHTO Crew Module (CM) Flight Training Simulator Phase I Construction Completed!
The basic exterior and interior structure of the six-passenger CM (below) is complete; IOS Spacecraft Technicians and Engineers have begun Phase II: installing electronic systems and flight-simulator software.


Detailed trajectory analysis of the Sea Star SAAHTO/KE rocket has been completed!
Leon McKinney of McKinney Associates has completed a POST and OTIS analysis of the Sea Star SAAHTO/KE rocket. The results verified the orbital and payload capability of the design. Construction of the vehicle is underway.

About Interorbital Systems
Interorbital Systems (IOS), a rocket and spacecraft manufacturing company, was founded in 1996. The company has been engaged primarily in research and development since its formation, although it has performed numerous outside aerospace contracts. These projects include Dick Rutan’s Global Hilton Balloon Project; the South Texas Spaceport Feasibility Study and Analysis; special rocket visual and sound effects work for French Television, Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures. IOS has provided these organizations with aerospace hardware, study data, market information, and hardware demonstrations.

IOS is located at the Mojave Civilian Flight Test Center (MCFTC) in Mojave, California The company carries out its operations at leased facilities consisting of a 6,000-square-foot office and manufacturing center, and two private rocket engine test sites. IOS has access to launch facilities at the Mojave Test Area (MTA) in the desert North of Mojave where it is authorized by the FAA to launch rockets to a maximum altitude of 10 miles—ideal for flight-testing hardware. The Mojave CFTC offers easy aircraft access for business and general use.

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