Recent Examples of suborbital from the Web
That possibility came closer in 2004 when Burt Rutan’s SpaceShip One became the first private vessel to carry its three pilots into suborbital flight.
Like Alan Shepard, the astronaut who had been the nation's first star traveler less than three months earlier, Grissom was scheduled to make only a the briefest journey—a trip known as a suborbital flight.
The suborbital missile traveled 4,200 miles, reaching the Kwajalein Atoll, an Air Force statement said.
Blue Origin flew a reusable suborbital rocket, and SpaceX has flown reused orbital rockets.
Companies such as Virgin Galactic, Airbus and XCOR are working on vehicles that could be used to ferry tourists and mini satellites into space, as well as providing speedy suborbital passenger flight.
When ISRO first tested the GSLV Mk III back in December 2014, the space agency only flew the lower stages of the rocket on a suborbital flight.
But for the time being, Blue Origin is mostly interested in conducting suborbital flights for tourists.
In February, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo passed its third glide-flight test, putting it on pace to offer suborbital space tourism by the end of 2018.
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