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VSS ENTERPRISE : BOOK A SPACE TICKET NOW !

AERO AFFAIRES is proud to announce a strong parntership with "Un ticket pour l'espace", the exclusive french accredited space agent of the outstanding and still experimental "Virgin Galactic" Project, enabling private passengers to travel in space and experience zero gravity! 

Should you wish to pre-register for first commercial flights, meet our accredited partner or ask any further information, please contact M. Jean-Luc Wibaux : jlwibaux@unticketpourlespace.fr

VIRGIN GALACTIC AT A GLANCE 

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline.  

Virgin Galactic is revolutionizing access to outer space. We will provide affordable and safe launch opportunities for astronauts and research payloads with our suborbital space flight system, and are now developing a new vehicle to carry small satellites into orbit. Thanks to their innovative design and their low prices, these vehicles will dramatically increase the frequency of space flight. Our manned space business aims to fly more people to space in our first two years of operations than have ever been to space through all of history. Additionally, our vehicle will open up the space frontier to innovators of all sorts, from start-ups and schools to established space companies and national space agencies.

On SpaceShipTwo, our customers will become official astronauts. Six passengers per flight will experience the unique thrills of spaceflight, enjoying the opportunity to leave their seats to float in zero-gravity for several minutes. Looking out our twelve large windows, passengers will take in astounding views of space and of the Earth below, stretching approximately 1,000 miles in every direction. Prior to the flight, passengers will go through three days of preparation, medical checks and bonding with their flight crew – all of which is included in the price of the flight.

SpaceShipTwo can also be configured to carry research payloads by replacing astronauts’ seats with mounting racks that can accommodate the leading payload container systems. Each flight can carry as much as 1,300 pounds (600 kilograms) of payload into space, offering an unparalleled opportunity to conduct high-quality, affordable experiments. Many researchers are looking at SpaceShipTwo as an invaluable stepping stone on their way to orbital systems, while others are conducting unique research custom-designed for suborbital flight. NASA is already a customer, having chartered flights on SpaceShipTwo through their Flight Opportunities Program.

Virgin Galactic will provide launch services for small satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) with the LauncherOne vehicle. Traditionally, small satellites have been launched as secondary payloads, which constrains the satellite provider’s choice of launch characteristics. LauncherOne will allow small satellite providers greater flexibility in selecting launch dates, locations and orbits that are optimized for their mission goals.

History:

The 2004 Ansari X Prize called for private sector innovations in the field of manned space exploration. Specifically, participants had to design and manufacture a privately funded vehicle that could deliver the weight of three people (including one actual person) to suborbital space (altitude of 100 kms). The vehicle had to be 80 percent reusable and fly twice within a two-week period.

Mojave Aerospace Ventures, a Paul G. Allen company, and Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites pursued the X Prize with Rutan’s SpaceShipOne, an air-launched all composite rocket ship. The Virgin Group sponsored SpaceShipOne’s X Prize flights. In October 2004, SpaceShipOne with pilot Brian Binnie won the X Prize.  SpaceShipOne is now permanently displayed in the Milestones of Flight Gallery at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 

With this success, the Virgin Group licensed Mojave Aerospace Ventures’ technology and invested in the development of a second-generation vehicle for commercial ventures. Virgin Galactic was born.

Seeing space tourism as a reality, early adopters began making reservations to buy tickets for flights, providing vital, tangible proof of an available market. To date, more than 85,000 people from around the world have expressed interest in experiencing a flight and becoming a Virgin Galactic astronaut.

Vehicles: 

Virgin Galactic has developed two types of vehicles, both of which were designed by Scaled Composites. It is now developing a third vehicle for small satellite launch.

SpaceShipTwo (SS2) – SS2 is a reusable spaceplane designed to carry six passengers and two pilots into space. It uses much of the same technology, construction techniques, and basic design of SpaceShipOne, but is twice the size. It was unveiled in December 2009, and test flights began in March 2010. The first rocket-powered supersonic flight of SS2 took place April 29, 2013.

WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) – WK2 is the carrier aircraft for both SpaceShipTwo and LauncherOne. It is the largest 100-percent carbon composite carrier craft ever built. It made its first flight in December 2008.

LauncherOne (L1)  – L1 is an expendable launch vehicle designed to launch small satellites into low Earth orbit. It is a two stage rocket powered by liquid rocket engines, and will be air-launched from the WK2 carrier aircraft. LauncherOne was announced in July 2012, and is expected to make its first flight in 2015.

Flight Cost: 

A Virgin Galactic suborbital tourism flight costs $200,000. To date, the company has accepted more than $70 million in deposits from approximately 580 individuals, which is approximately 10% more than the total number of people who have ever gone to space. Deposits range from $20,000 to $200,000. In addition to a Virgin Galactic direct reservations facility, a specialist network of 140 Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Agents has been set up around the world to provide a localized reservation service.

Launch Dates:

Human Spaceflight:

The VMS Eve test flight program is substantially complete, while testing of VSS Enterprise is at an advanced stage of supersonic powered flight. Virgin Galactic will officially launch with paying passengers once it believes it is safe to do so and has received all regulatory approvals.

Satellite Launch: 

LauncherOne is currently under development. Commercial launches are expected to begin in 2016.

Operations: 

Virgin Galactic’s Mojave-based The Spaceship Company (TSC) is currently building the second spaceship and carrier aircraft and will be responsible for building a fleet of vehicles for Virgin Galactic operations as well as providing a return-to-base vehicle maintenance facility.  

New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) funded the world’s first purpose-built

spaceport complete with a 10,000-foot runway. Located in Las Cruces, N.M., the

$235 million Spaceport America serves as Virgin Galactic’s headquarters and base

of operations. The “Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space” was designed by Foster +Partners, URS Corporation and New Mexico firm SMPC Architects. The

facility was dedicated in October 2011.

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Approximately 240 dedicated staff 

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