TechCrunch for Vector Space Systems
April 26, 2016
Why wait for the bus when you can hail a cab? That’s the idea behind a new commercial spaceflight startup founded by SpaceX founding team members Jim Cantrell and John Garvey.Vector Space Systems wants to shake up to the commercial space market by providing not tens, but hundreds of launches per year. “We’re going to bring real economics to the launch platform,” Cantrell told TechCrunch in an interview. “And we can do that because we bringsupply. We’re talking about building hundreds of these things.” Vector isn’t looking to compete with SpaceX, or even smaller commercial launch platforms like Rocket Lab and Firefly. A launch with these companies might be booked years in advance, with dozens of sub-launches, deliveries, experiments, and what have you packed into a single rocket. It’s like a space bus. Vector wants to be the space taxi.