Thursday, April 20, 2006
UP Aerospace, the company that promises it can get payloads up to 110 lbs into orbit faster, better, cheaper--is about ready to launch from the New Mexico Spaceport.
Work on their launch facility has been going for months, and now the complete "temporary structure" is in place. It will function as a launch pad for at least a few years. Enough time to earn some capital, and some street cred.
The SpaceLoft XL, assuming it works as promised, will provide access to space for an entire sector of people, mostly high school and college students, but with the increasingly successful micro-sat programs churning out ever smaller satellites, maybe a new industry.
The sky's the limit...
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 7:47 PM