[amsat-bb] The future of AMSAT launches???

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 02:56:12 UTC 2015

This has existed for a long time. There's not much new.

The rocket equation tells you that you need lots of fuel to send mass to
orbit. That is referred to as delta V, change in velocity. LEO is about
17,500 mph, this jet gets to maybe 1,000 mph?

Most rockets are not big because they can be, they are big because they
have to be.

This project isn't actually getting to orbit yet. Is it actually 1 million
in cost to get there or is that before profit? Then you're talking more
like 3-4 million at minimum.


On Friday, February 6, 2015, Jacob Tennant <jakewf8s at gmail.com> wrote:

> This seems so smart that I don't know why they haven't done this already.
> http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/06/darpa-alasa-video/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget&?ncid=rss_full
> Jacob Tennant WF8S
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