Why bother with sub-orbital satellites?

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garrett-herschlebGarrett Herschleb 09/06/2014 at 21:460 Comments

These would be mostly test vehicles to convince ourselves and others that we can do an full orbital insertion without crashing into somebody else's satellite. They'd be ... ah... *angry*.