Technami: Transhuman Punk
Orbital Air holds a key position in the twenty-first century; with their large fleet of French-made Hermes spaceplanes they monopolize all orbital lifting capability, with the exception of a few governments, none of which offers comparable service. Many corporations rely on Orbital Air for transport of cargo out of the gravity well. The Euro-Space Agency’s Crystal Tower L-5 colony, a massive orbital hotel complex for the ultra-rich, would be out of business without them, Orbital Air is in a lucrative position that it would like very much to maintain. A large part of OA’s budget and covert resources is put to use ensuring that they remain the leader in orbital technology, and that the competition does not make it off the ground, literally or figuratively. Currently, their eye is on China, which is improving it commercial lift capability rapidly. Also, Euro-Flight Corporation is expanding its operations, and expecting to bring orbital services online soon. This has OA worried about its monopoly. The Johnson Orbital Facility is a transfer station for passengers bound for the Crystal Tower, where they switch from the spaceplanes to space transport shuttles assembled at the OA orbital workstations, or purchased from the Euro-Space Agency.
Cyberpunk 2020, pg. 211