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prospector 6, worth a look if ur bored!

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Thu May 26, 2005 1:15 pm
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Post prospector 6, worth a look if ur bored!   Posted on: Thu May 26, 2005 1:15 pm
low-cost rocket capable of tossing small payloads into space has been test flown from a Mojave, California test site.

The successful launch and recovery of the Prospector 6 (P6) test vehicle took place on May 21, under the California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (CALVEIN). A joint industry/academic team is hard at work to develop a low-cost Nanosat Launch Vehicle, a booster that can deliver 22 pound (10 kilogram) payloads to low Earth orbit.

The partially reusable P6 test vehicle is designed and built by Garvey Spacecraft Corporation in Long Beach, California and California State University, Long Beach. The rocket is a full-scale, but low-fidelity look-alike to a two-stage, more advanced vehicle being planned.

The pathfinder P6 flight evaluated new vehicle technologies and more proficient field site operations, said John Garvey of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation.......more at http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/050526_prospector6_test.html

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