posted on Sep, 22 2018 @ 12:47 AM
a reply to: RadioRobert
you might not get amazing lift weights but i think this system is more about CHEAP $ to KG to low earth orbit and maybe launching more service type
modules to the ISS or whatever other system uo there needs more fuel or a repair or a capture of an another nations satellite
but i really believe it is more about being able to launch a rocket with large launch windows due to the fact it can take off from a normal AF base(as
long as they had the men and fuel there).
if you can put up a satellite very quickly and maybe even a bit less noticeable then a normal launch, it has so many applications like a mix of what
in the very recent past would have the missions flown by very expensive aircraft and crews and now if you can imagining systems of various types and
sensors ready to go kind of like a magazine of cheap and good satellites that would be very hard to shoot down and if you did so that would almost be
a grantee of a major conflict(like US v. NK/RU/CHINA etc.
i imagine having the rockets all ready to go with a very modular system it might even be less money then say flying our green friend or some of the
other interesting colored lights, due to fuels upkeep training OpSec and so on.
need a optical system send your prepackaged system, need SAR or communications or whatever just strap it on and off you go, and the most risky part of
the mission is unmanned and wouldn't be a huge loss considering how many orbits it could get in. days of overflights of a new unknown satellite even
if it got you a good 24 hours that would be amazing and alot less expensive than launching the very esoteric systems with men(or not) in it.
kind of off topic but Bigalow has his inflatable space station pods up in orbit right now right? i could imagine this being used as a last ditch
rescue effort or maybe even a crew transport(1 or 2 men).
edit on 22-9-2018 by penroc3 because: (no reason given)