Suborbital Spaceflight Demand
An FAA-funded study of reusable suborbital vehicles forecasts that total demand will translate into as much as $1.6 billion in revenue for operators and thousands of people flown over a decade. The study predicts commercial human spaceflight to represent the largest portion of demand. "About 8,000 high net worth individuals" around the world "are sufficiently interested and have spending patterns likely to result in the purchase of a suborbital flight," the study said. It concluded that only about 40 percent of those would fly within the 10-year forecast period, but that was just the baseline scenario. The study details scenarios that could drive demand much higher.
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