Everything is new. Nothing is old. Everything will change.
We were lighter, we were swifter. Aiming for interplanetary space in alpine style, Pythom is building on manned orbital missions from the 60s, adding new tech to their approach.
DARPA, the prestigious defense agency for advanced research recently issued a challenge that seems like a perfect fit: To build a launch system where we launch on very short notice, from anywhere to orbit, and repeat within days, using advances in manufacturing and microtech. $400 k if we qualify, $10 million prize if we win.
Following paperwork and an interview last month Pythomspace have now been pre-qualified for the challenge, and we'll move forward with the next steps of the qualification phase.