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suborbital

(sub-or -bă-tăl) Denoting instruments, experiments, etc., on rockets, balloons, and aircraft rather than on Earth-orbiting spacecraft.
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The price for a seat on a Virgin Galactic suborbital flight costs $250,000.
However, both of its tests have been suborbital. It plans to launch its first orbital flight later this year.
In 2013, the concept of suborbital graphs continued to the extended modular group [??], as in [3].
In 2012 Captain House, one of the authors, wrote his thesis on using a commercial suborbital spacecraft in a strike capacity.
"We will send man into the space to the suborbital level in the next five years and we will have an orbital launch until 2025," Ommi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.
According to CosmoCourse's CEO Pavel Pushkin, he came up with the idea of suborbital tourism back in 2013 when he was working at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.
Sir Richard Branson has beaten the world to suborbital spaceflight, but bringing things back down to earth wouldn't be any less exciting.
SPACESHIPTWO, which is typically flown by two pilots, was designed to provide a suborbital thrill ride into space before returning to Earth as a glider.
The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia.
"It will delay this industry and by the same token delay any commercial tourism industry to orbit because the future development of the tourism industry is hinged to suborbital flights," where passengers experience weightlessness for a few minutes and can enjoy the darkness of the cosmos while admiring the curvature of the Earth, Caceres said.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Wed, Oct 8, 2014 - Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, the futuristic rocket plane expected to carry hundreds of tourists to suborbital space, completed an unpowered test flight at Mojave Air and Space Port Tuesday Oct.
Running from 1 September until 31 December 2014, traders will compete for the ultimate prize of a phenomenal experience on a suborbital spaceflight, worth $250,000, and will "make history" by being the first trader in space.