Space1 conducts a significant amount of time on scientific research and investigation which involves the collection of data using tools and resources to further analyze significant elements of space tourism.
While the passage of time and the reporting of milestones may seem significant too, there is a behind the scenes beehive of space activity.
For every new rocket design, there is a pattern that's followed to assure proper functioning and performance, as well as complying to set safety standards. In the case of the USS Pioneer rocket, Space1 is outlining the testing procedures necessary to hone and create smooth flights for tourists.
Data collection is a repeating process. For example, how does the USS Pioneer rocket perform at specific load mass of fuel, pressurization, and fuel mix, versus altitude, acceleration, thrust, velocity, gforce, and other details. This process is repeated in real life rather than use only theoretical simulations.
Like the carburetor on a car, the fuel to O2 mix requires fine tuning and this is accomplished by the complete understanding of results. Space1 measures the fuel mix vs mass vs pressurization vs rocket performance parameters with many repeated test flights. By the time humans partake in rocket launches and space tourism, the performance of the rocket is well known and charted.
Data collection is through measurements taken by Minute Men and that which is recorded by onboard flight computers. Data is both quantitatively and qualitatively collected and analyzed. Approving a new rocket fleet design does not happen overnight. Once the data is fully collected from a number of unmanned flights, the analysis can produce plotting and charting with interpolation and extrapolation to gain other data points to know rocket performance. Analysis may also include the performance of supporting devices such a parachutes and deployment mechanisms.