London to Tokyo in 90 minutes, via space


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London to Tokyo in ninety minutes, via space.

As much as I want every space tourism company to succeed, I’ll believe this story only when I see it.

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  • Kelly Starks

    Similar market as what Gary Lantz and I were working on with ArcJet. The tech avalible, he seems to be getting similar cost numbers as we were; and its a potential market thats huge.

  • From the website, they seem to be talking about a price point of about $15,000 – $20,000 for a round trip LON – SYD. Round trip travel time of 4 hours vs. 48 hrs. If the technology is even as reliable as first-generation jets (NOT the Comet), it would be a game-changer.

    It’ll be interesting to see if the SSTSO concept works, and if it does, if it’s scalable. I notice that the re-entry g-forces are estimated to be 4.5g, which is much greater than the Shuttle, and approaches Apollo levels. If we’re going to have commercial sub-orbital travel, that’s not going to work.

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