posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 03:33 PM
I highly doubt we will develop our own LEO or higher launch platform. Da Vinci and the Canadian arrow are capable of only reaching Suborbit and
that's all we got atm. It would be easier and cheaper to just make a bunch of Micro/Nano sats and hire someone else to launch them all at the same
time(or in multiple launches with smaller payloads, depending on the risk/reward ratio).
Stratellites should be looked into as well as that could cut costs even further.
BUT what good are these tools without the Sea forces to cover such a vast territory? I don't think we should accept US "help" in that area(aside