[amsat-bb] F-104 will be used to launch cubesats

Wayne Estes w9ae at charter.net
Mon Aug 29 16:54:36 UTC 2016

Interesting BBC article about the long troubled history of the F-104 
Starfighter jet.  Near the end, the article explains that a company in 
Florida plans to use the jet together with wing-mounted mini-rockets to 
launch Cubesats from the Stratosphere into low earth orbit. Unlike 
piggyback rides on a big rocket, the customer will be able to specify 
the orbit and launch date.


Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

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