Re: SPACE: Roton in New Scientist

Michelle Jones (
Thu, 06 Aug 1998 19:50:39 -0700 wrote:

> Gary Hudson is a pretty smart guy; if he says he can do it, I think he has
> a good chance of doing it. And, frankly, an 80% reduction over inflated
> government launch costs shouldn't be that hard. Mark

mark the reason i am having such difficulty with this concept is that the roton is a re-entry system. you still have to lift the thing into orbit somehow to reenter the atmosphere. the reentry system of modern government launchers is neither the cost driver nor the weight driver. spike