>
> I was under the impression that there was a glut of small launch
> capability!


Apparently not. According to my source there is a *6 year* waiting list at
wallops for suborbital payloads. There are literally dozens of universities
that would go now if they could. Plus new space is promising much cheaper
flights that what's out there now making the number of customers much
bigger.

One of the big wins for me at this conference is their mini journal of just
suborbital and low-g research. I have a fat stack of papers showing what
people are actually doing -- or in many cases what they want to do -- right
now with low g enviroments.  I will bring it next week (unless I get stuck
out here).



On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Ian Osgood <i...@quirkster.com> wrote:

> Sounds like waiting a week for the quaternion talk might be a good idea.
>
> Desperate for small launch vehicles? I was under the impression that there
> was a glut of small launch capability!  For example, Orbital is considering
> retiring Pegasus.  I figured Bristol Aerospace (the Black Brant folks) had
> enough capacity to singlehandedly meet the world's suborbital launch needs.
>
> What is the minimum capability (microgravity dwell time, etc) that these
> suborbital folks are desiring? Would our rocket meet any of their needs? I
> hope you are passing out plenty of PSAS cards!
>
> Ian
>
> On Mar 1, 2011, at 10:28 AM, Nathan Bergey wrote:
>
> I guess you can't wait a week for me to get back? Would be very interested
> in the quaternions info. Also I might be able to help a little with the
> kenimatics - I'm sure Dan has it covered though.
>
> l sneaked into a  suborbital research conference today. At least for the
> time being everyone is absolutely  desperate for launch vehicles. Something
> to keep in mind.
>
> -Nathan
>
> On Mar 1, 2011 1:23 PM, "Benjamin Kaplin" <bkap...@pdx.edu> wrote:
>
> I have a copy of the same book Dan recommended for quaternions in the
> mail, so while I'm looking forward to your condensation of the
> important bits, I'm going to hold my own questions off for a few weeks
> while my book arrives and I wrap my head around the math.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Jamey Sharp <ja...@minilop.net> wrote:
> > First off: Like last week...
>
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