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Old 14th Apr 2019, 22:20
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Originally Posted by Carbon Bootprint View Post
Given its mission I believe it's pretty much destined to live and work where it was yesterday, the Mojave Air and Space Port.

But point taken, there aren't many places that can (or would want to) handle this dude.
Having to land at Mojave would limit it's usefulness. One of the carrots of not being tied to a specific launch sites is that it makes different orbital trajectories move viable (that was the whole idea behind the ill-fated Sealaunch venture). Having a few other airports where it can operate - even if it's just to refuel - would increase it potential market quite a bit (especially since I doubt it can carry a lot of fuel when loaded with a 350 ton launch vehicle).
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