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if i had deep pockets, i'll build...

a spaceplane
8 (53.3%)
deepspace probe
3 (20%)
spysat
0 (0%)
seti satellite
0 (0%)
something other, i put it in a post
4 (26.7%)

Total Members Voted: 15

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Online ikke666

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if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:16:00 am »

just curious what kind of satellite people like :-)

Offline Deltafan

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Re: if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 04:27:04 pm »
As a SF fan, a Spaceplane B)

Offline stealthflanker

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Re: if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 06:00:53 pm »
Better house, better computer... as my current one often got flooded during rain season. 

Offline sferrin

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Re: if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 07:18:55 am »
A mile-high, glass pyramid, for the benefit of the rich snobs over on the mountain. 

A scaled up T-38 powered by a pair of EJ-230s.  (Personal jet.)

I'd donate half to Elon Musk's space effort, and try to see what could be done to get Bigelow in the mix.

After that I'd spend the rest of my disposable income trying to make the space colonies envisioned in the 70s a reality. 

"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

Offline George Allegrezza

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Re: if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 07:20:58 am »
A manned Mach 12 hypersonic cruise vehicle with intercontinental range.  Just because.

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Re: if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 07:32:35 am »
Sure, space is the place. Maybe a space elevator.

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Re: if i had deep pockets, i'll build...
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 07:45:39 am »
I just had to vote for Space plane because of all the things that I have read about Skylon over the years.