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Point to Point

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:47 pm
by Airrocket
My favorite small space business (if I had a few million to toss around) would be point to point transport of critical time sensitive cargo of passengers. Start small utilizing ATR and RPV technology in the mach 3-4 range. ... 01945.html

Re: Point to Point

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:49 pm
by JamesG
The problem you would run into would be getting governmental approvals (or finding a way around them), and I doubt you would get an "at will" capacity for a whole host of practical reasons, so you would have to have regular scheduled launches at an interval and in sufficient volume to be competitive in speed and cost with conventional express air shipping.

And as indicated in your links, Virgin Galactic has expressed interest/plans in doing sub-orbital cargo, so could jump ahead or throw up barriers to entry to any potential new competitors.

But as stated by Virgin themselves, its a natural extension of a commercial sub-orbital capacity.