Edinburgh, 6 August 2021. – Zero gravity in the air: With Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic recently validating commercial space travel, cheaper platforms are needed to test equipment and to train astronauts in a microgravity environment.
With Space Jet, its uniquely modified Boeing aircraft, 0-G Launch is providing airborne platforms to test and accelerate technological developments, said Robert Feierbach, CEO & COO of 0-G Launch.
The use of the aircraft will lower the cost of testing and developing launch systems and other space technologies in microgravity before launch, the company says.
It will enable researchers to accompany their equipment while testing them, and will benefit astronauts in training as well.
Space Jet is also planned to be used for zero-gravity consumer flight experiences.
Currently the testing of technology in zero-gravity on Earth is expensive, complicated, limited and time consuming. Space Jet, however, performs a parabolic flight path to simulate weightlessness and thus provides high-precision technologies at the lowest market price, said 0-G Launch.
The company envisions deploying a global network of 6 company-operated Boeing Space Jet aircraft serving various regions.