Currently, CubeSats are launched into space using conventional rockets, which have to push through an extremely dense atmosphere and burn up a lot of fuel on the way up, subsequently raising the price on companies/organizations looking for a ride.
RALS, or Reduced Altitude Launch System, will be a reusable transport vehicle/platform capable of delivering CubeSats to a low earth orbit. This system will fuse multiple technologies together and will provide a cost effective solution for launching CubeSats to low earth orbit. Current weather balloon technology has proven to be a reliable and passive source of lift. Electromagnetic rail gun technology has proven to be a reliable and effective source of fuel-less propulsion. Gas-filled hollow I-beam technology and light weight batteries will further solidify the integration of all these great technologies.
This system will revolutionize space transportation and make space more accessible.