Daily Archives: November 6th, 2009

Virgin and Chinese Space Concepts

From the recent Space Exposition in South Korea, some photo concepts from Virgin Galactic’s potential micro-satellite launcher and the future Chinese Spacelab and cargo module:

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Branson got a huge influx of cash from the Saudis to alter the WK2 to carry the launcher:

http://www.virgin.com/press-release/aabar-investments-and-virgin-group-agree-equity-investment-partnership-in-virgin-galactic

I wonder what kind of satellites they want Branson to launch from his ship?

And the Chinese, they say they want to put together their space-station by 2020. Just in time for ISS de-orbit maybe?

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/

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