Broadcast 1004 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

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Guests: Randa and Rod Milliron of Interorbital Systems, Inc. returned to The Space Show today in order to update us on new developments with their company. Having just returned from the SmallSat Conference and seeing the Millirons there, we decided to start our discussion with their presentation subject from SmallSat regarding Cubesats. Then, we focused on ocean launch which Interorbital is using. Their Sea Star rocket is being designed for CubeSat launches with engine testing and test flights at the end of this year and commercial operations due later in 2009. During later parts of the program, listeners asked about financing their ventures and we learned about their $250,000 space tourism seats. Listen to the program for more details. Much of our discussion with Randa and Rod centered on their use of hypergolic fuels, specifically Nitric Acid and you will not want to miss this important discussion. We also talked about their larger vehicle for orbital tourism, more on ocean launches, and much more. Several listeners asked about guidance and control issues including differential thrust steering, heat shielding, g-force for the passengers, informed consent, construction materials, and the Interorbital Systems track record to date for testing and launching rockets. Interorbital is also doing a lunar retrieval program and people can actually sign up now to buy the Moon rocks which they intend to bring back. This Moon Rock program is discussed on air, but it is also described on their website. Our discussion with Randa and Rod Milliron is a two hour comprehensive program regarding their activities and plans regarding Interorbital Systems. To learn more, visit their website at If you have comments or questions for Randa and Rod, please contact them at Interorbital Systems, P.O. Box 662, Mojave, California 93502-0662. You can call at (661) 965-0771. To use email, use and mention The Space Show in the subject line.



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24 Aug 2008 Roderick and Randa Milliron
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