Having a flexible platform to launch satellites is a capability not yet common to the small satellite community. However, it is coming under the wings of a 747 Virgin Orbit has colloquially named Cosmic Girl. The doors of opportunity are opening for any small satellite that wants to launch anywhere Cosmic Girl flies. Are there advantages to launching satellites from 35,000 feet? How do you keep costs down when you are building your own rockets? Is there a market for this kind of business? Listen to Dan Hart discuss the challenges of rocket launches from 747s, keeping things simple and bigger opportunities that may play out in the vast area we call Space.
Ep #34 – Duration: 22 min
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