Date: 18 Jun 99 01:39:28 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: PANIX Public Access Internet and UNIX, NYC References: 1 2 3 4 5
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James Matthew Weber <email@example.com> wrote: > Actually U2/TR1's and Concorde's are not likely to run into each other. > A recent article in Avweek pegged typical U2 cruise at 65,000+ feet, The Proteus, currently under development at Scaled Composites, is specifically designed to fly for long periods at 60,000+ feet, where it will serve as a telecommunications platform. Eventually there may be multiple Proteuses across the US and South America, circling over cities for which they will provide Net access. When I spoke to one of the people at Scaled Composites in connection with an article I was writing, he emphasized the fact that at 60,000 feet, Proteus will be well out of the way of civilian air traffic. Foolishly I didn't think to mention Concorde. However, as I recall, Concorde reaches peak altitude only over oceans--correct?