Space Experience Curaçao (SXC), a Dutch company, has proposed using Hato International Airport on the Caribbean island of Curaçao as a base for commercial suborbital spaceflight. Suborbital spacecraft would use the airport’s existing runway, along with new terminal facilities. In October 2010,...
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Topic: Other Country Spaceports
Topic: 2012 - Perspective
Country: China, Country of Curaçao, European Multinational Efforts, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Topic: Commercial Human Spaceflight
Development continued in 2010 on new commercially operated transportation services that can carry cargo, passengers, and possibly professional astronauts into space. SpaceX and Orbital Sciences made significant progress in development of cargo transportation systems that will be used to resupply...
Topic: U.S. Human Suborbital Launch
Several crewed, reusable suborbital vehicles have been under development during the past decade. These vehicles are being designed and built by commercial companies to carry paying passengers to the edge of space, enabling them to experience microgravity for minutes at a time. When operational,...
Topic: Suborbital Payload Launch
Several companies are developing reusable suborbital vehicles that are capable of both carrying payloads and safely returning them to Earth. While many of these vehicles were originally designed to serve the emerging personal spaceflight market, there is growing interest in using these vehicles for...