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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #20 on: 12/26/2014 12:43 AM »
Um. I read the bios, and, well, *surprised* wouldn't be a fair description.

Good luck to the ex-Armadillo folk, and their excellent experience and real understanding of hands-on development, which is utterly admirable. As for the Wall Street leverage types and the biblical scholars, I really don't think they've actually got much to bring to the party.

In the meantime, I think I'll send some money to Copenhagen Suborbitals, who seem like nice guys unburdened by Wall Street and the other thing, oh, you know, wossisname.
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #21 on: 12/26/2014 12:46 AM »
the biblical scholars, I really don't think they've actually got much to bring to the party.

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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #22 on: 12/29/2014 04:25 PM »
and the other thing, oh, you know, wossisname.

Serious funding. A godsend even to most die-hard atheist rocket entrepeneur and something which christian oil tycoon can bring to the party.

Btw a person who used to manage pipe organ company might know a thing or two about tubular metal constructs too.
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #23 on: 04/03/2015 12:47 AM »
Coming Back Soon

Not sure when that happened.
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« Reply #24 on: 04/13/2015 06:35 PM »
Coming Back Soon

Not sure when that happened.


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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #25 on: 04/28/2015 05:58 AM »
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #26 on: 04/28/2015 06:15 AM »
So I jinxed it  :-\;

Serious funding.

The oil tycoon is still listed as president of the company. $125k should be pocket lint to him so why the kickstarter?
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« Reply #27 on: 04/28/2015 06:21 AM »
The oil tycoon is still listed as president of the company. $125k should be pocket lint to him so why the kickstarter?

I expect poor Russ is getting a crash course in startup financing :(
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #28 on: 04/28/2015 03:39 PM »
Kickstarters are a fantastic marketing tool. It's not just raw money.
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #29 on: 05/12/2015 05:51 PM »
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #31 on: 05/18/2015 11:50 AM »
Kickstarters are a fantastic marketing tool. It's not just raw money.
Kickstarters are a fantastic marketing tool when they succeed. Not so much when they fail.

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« Reply #32 on: 05/18/2015 03:14 PM »
Kickstarters are a fantastic marketing tool. It's not just raw money.
Kickstarters are a fantastic marketing tool when they succeed. Not so much when they fail.

Ouch, 4% of their goal with 9 days to go...

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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #33 on: 05/18/2015 03:40 PM »
 If you take a closer look it becomes even worse; they have less than fifty backers, and over half of the money must have come from the top five. Presumably it's close friends/family with little outside support.

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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #34 on: 05/18/2015 04:34 PM »
They have evidently purchased some or all of Armadillo Aerospace's equipment and facility and have an ambitious plan to build 4 suborbital rockets within the year, and begin development of a manned rocket during that time frame.

A year old and already a track record of failing to meet their announced schedules.  They'll fit right in.

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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #35 on: 05/18/2015 11:06 PM »
Kickstarter is all about promotion. I've seen virtually no promotion of this. They didn't even mention it at the Space Access conference.

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« Reply #36 on: 05/19/2015 02:11 AM »
Time to pass the collection plate and start to pray.  Just like with Inspiration Mars, Excalibur-Almaz, Mars One, and Golden Spike.

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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #37 on: 05/19/2015 07:33 AM »
Whilst I admit that kickstarter is an enticing way to earn yourself some free moolah, a kickstarter to, uh, kickstart an aerospace company is going to seem too oddly specific for the majority of people to donate. They don't have wonderful precedents, as mentioned above.

Edit: Even as a PR endeavour, advertisement of this nature already only if you've started to actively self-promote. Time to start selling yourself, make bold claims, surprise people. It doesn't matter if there's any substance in it - right now, your mission statement is to get people to acknowledge you exist, so you can start with the real work.
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #38 on: 05/19/2015 10:30 AM »
Time to pass the collection plate and start to pray.

The CEO is a rich pastor, it should have helped with both without resorting to kickstart.

Best way for an aerospace startup to self-promote would be to actually launch something.
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Re: EXOS aerospace
« Reply #39 on: 05/19/2015 11:23 AM »
The CEO is a rich pastor, it should have helped with both without resorting to kickstart.

Investment doesn't work that way.

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Best way for an aerospace startup to self-promote would be to actually launch something.

Chicken and egg much? No, the problem here is simply that Russ doesn't appear to understand how Kickstarter works.
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