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Interorbital Systems News Update

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:03 pm
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chabot imageIOS (Interorbital Systems) Orbital Launch vehicles now in development!

Nano SLV
Competing to be the world’s first private-sector satellite launch vehicle.
Launches are scheduled to begin in 2005.

Nepture OLV
Competing to be the world’s first private-sector manned orbital launch vehicle.
Launches are scheduled to begin in 2006.

It’s Official! IOS Will compete in the “America’s Space Prize” Competition
Interorbital Systems is announcing its participation in the “America’s Space Prize” offered by Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace.
The $50 million prize will go to the first team to develop a manned orbital launch system with a crew capacity of five.
The launcher must be 80% reusable and an orbital mission must be repeated twice within four weeks.
The spacecraft must also have autonomous rendezvous and docking capability.
IOS’s competition vehicle will be its surf- launched Neptune OLV.

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