Originally posted by V Kaminski
NASA supports the effort but is in no way obligated to use the Silver Dart. I wonder what you could launch instead of the Silver Dart using the
NOVA booster cluster
Sure NASA is all for the 'commercialization-of-space' program...
but this sounds to me like a pipe-dream !
if you think it thru, the instigators of this dream will get full use of
that 100+ acres of secluded island territory,
& of course the 1st buildings will be for the staff & 'founders'
with the contractors in work-camp facilities....
so for the +10 year project (with guaranteed funding problems/shortfalls)
the sequestered, idyllic living space will belong/ be controlled by the
supposed 'visionaries' of the space-exploration ~scam~!
enjoying their private island living, probably with a tax-payer funded
airport..supposedly for the 'project'
why am i so cynical?
well, basically NovaScotia is not
a prime launch location....
places like the French site in S.A. do not require the expensive
launch-cost-per-payload-pound (as the equatorial speed of Earth
helps sling the rocket into orbit)
the Russian space-port was created there, because of the limited locations available to Russia, not because some mythical advantageous launch
dynamics...the Russians need more power/larger boosters & use more fuel than the USAs launch vehicles from Florida.
to my eye, this is all a ploy, scam, pipe dream
the chance of a cost effective launch pad & commercial space facility
actually operating in NSis next to nil...but it might attract millions of $$
from dreamers and other charlatans
earlier you asked ~What else could you launch...
They, (imho), are launching a 'White Elephant' right now !
ride it if you like,
but don't say i didn't tell you so, when you realize you've been had
by the way, nice informative post 'V Kaminski'
[edit on 2-6-2007 by St Udio]