At 04:36 PM 3/14/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Ok, well, how about as a suborbital launch platform for the x-prize? All
>that matters for that is altitude and turnaround time, it seems, no
Doesn't X-Prize want a ground launch and quick turnaround fro a second
launch, both to 100 km? The rules seem to imply this - the crew must be in
the craft "on the Earth's surface"...
They only allow replacement of 10% of the vehicle's non-propellant mass
between flights, also. I suppose the balloon would not mass much...
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:59:40 MDT