Futurism.com: what if space transport will become«multiple» one?
The development of the General Planetary Vehicle is one of the strategic challenges facing SkyWay. The development of a large-scale network of string roads, which has already begun within the framework of the Belorussian EcoTechnoPark and projects in Dubai and Sharjah, was the first step towards the implementation of this large-scale project.
The relevance of the development and construction of GPV is confirmed by the fact that even experts in the field of space, such as NASA, talk about a serious threat of the rocket astronautics to the environment. At extremely low efficiency, rocket launches cause significant damage to the ozone layer of the Earth. With only two launches per month by SpaceX alone, the total CO2 emissions could be up to 4,400 tons per year. In this case, the payload of the rocket is only 4.5% of the total mass of the vehicle (Falcon Heavy).