If you’re in the market for a new rocket, then you might be in luck.
Rocket travel agency Wakanows is the first to offer an on-demand travel service in the country, offering customers the opportunity to book rockets from as early as a few hours before they’re scheduled to launch.
“With the advent of satellite launches, we’re seeing more and more people wanting to get off the ground,” said Alexei Kornilov, Wakans CEO.
“For us, we wanted to be the first provider to offer a service like this.”
Wakanoow, a subsidiary of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, has been providing rocket services to private companies and individuals since 2012.
The company, which specializes in rocket launches from space, has recently expanded its reach to the United States and Canada.
Wakanos rocket service currently includes rockets from Rocket Lab, Rocketflight, and RocketShip, with plans to launch a new round of rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
“We have been working on our rockets since 2012,” said Kornimovich.
“Our rockets are very stable, reliable, and fast.
We offer both ground and space launches.
Our rockets are built to the highest standards and have been tested by international rocket launch teams.”
The Wakannow Rocket Service offers rocket launches to customers as early at as 10am.
The service, which is still in its infancy, includes a number of perks.
First, customers can book rockets with the company’s online portal.
“The onboard team is very professional and has a great team and team of experienced staff to handle all the logistical and support issues,” said CEO Kornitov.
“In addition, we offer a dedicated team of staff who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and help you plan your trip.”
Second, customers receive priority boarding at the launch site and get to take advantage of onboard training.
“If you have booked an onboard flight, we’ll be able to schedule the next onboard flight as soon as we receive the onboard flight,” said spokesperson Lidia Kuzmin.
“When we have more customers booked onboard, we will work to accommodate those customers in our capacity.”
Third, customers will receive a voucher for their trip, which can be redeemed for the purchase of a rocket.
Kuzmins onboard team works closely with the Wakani company to ensure that customers receive the best service possible.
“I think Wakanyas service is excellent.
I think they are very professional.
I also think the team is extremely professional.
We have the best onboard team I have ever seen.
The onboard team has worked very closely with us on the flight planning and preparation for the launch.
We are so happy with the onboard team and I’m very happy that they are working with us,” said Citi Travel and Leisure’s executive director of travel and leisure, Jennifer Jeltsch.
“It’s always nice to see a travel agency offering their services to customers in a timely manner.”
With the launch of the Wakhans rocket service, the company will be the only provider to provide a rocket launch for the entire United States, and Canada as well.
“This is a great opportunity for us to provide an amazing launch experience to our customers, and to expand our service to new countries in the coming months,” said Wakanskiy.
“Wakanya’s service is a real step in the right direction for the country and its space industry.”
Wakhanows Rocket Service is available for $6,000 for customers from outside the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates.
For those in the United Sates, the service is $9,000.