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Posted by: Soyuz - Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:00 pm
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Post Rocketplane   Posted on: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:00 pm
Rocketplane has an new website, but there is not much new info.
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This space tourism company has an computer animation of rocketplane's spaceship on their home page: Pure Galactic


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:37 pm
I reported the news on our front/news page some minutes ago.. toghetter with 20+ other articles.. http://www.spacefellowship.com/News/ soon our news page and main page will change into a total new design, cause you need to go back to the second page already, to read all of todays news... too much news these days..

I knew Rocketplane was changing their site already for some time.. Maybe it's not looking wow how, like before.. but I think it's getting more functional and maybe better to provide their real status and updates.. we'll see what it will become :)

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:07 am
NASA has just lent Rocketplane an RS-88 rocket engine for inclusion in their modified Lear jet XP craft. Its a 3 year loan so I'm not sure how long its goung to be before they start flight tests. Still I guess that they would have done a lot of the integration work already so we might see something later this year.

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/ja ... tners.html

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Post    Posted on: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:27 pm
i hear they aim for flights by july, so maybe we will get some more sub orbital flights this year after all! i just dont know what to make of these guys! :?

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Post    Posted on: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:44 pm
Rob Goldsmith wrote:
i hear they aim for flights by july, so maybe we will get some more sub orbital flights this year after all! i just dont know what to make of these guys! :?

They are indeed aiming for july, but's it's july 2007 not july 2006.
Rocketplane aims for suborbital launch in July
I don't think we will see suborbital flights in 2006.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:56 pm
Yeah 2007 is going to be the year it is all happening and all go.
Can't wait!


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Post    Posted on: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:37 pm
TheFlyingkiwi wrote:
Yeah 2007 is going to be the year it is all happening and all go.
Can't wait!


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Yes, the next 2 years are critical for space tourism
With 2007 Rocketplane schedule
2008 Virgin Galactic, Canaian Arrow, Bigelow inflatable module test
IOS space shot (however, I am quite doubtful on this company)
We will see many common people travel in space in foreseeable future
At least far more than the previous years since the first man get into space


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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:06 am
There is an interesting article in the August issue of Popular Science on Rocket Plane, worth a read, mentions in the article a few people think there thrust to weight ratio may not be enough, but RP reckon they got it sorted!
Also talks abit about there rocket engine, but does not revel to much!

Go buy a copy!
Couldn't find a link my net is to slow for the pop sci website I think but the article might be on there.
www.popsci.com

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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:17 pm
TheFlyingkiwi wrote:
There is an interesting article in the August issue of Popular Science on Rocket Plane, worth a read, mentions in the article a few people think there thrust to weight ratio may not be enough,
I recall some people saying the same thing about SpaceShipOne, just before it won the X-prize!


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Post    Posted on: Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:58 pm
According to the following quote from the article "Showtime for Spaceship Builders" ( www.space.com/news/061006_xprizecup_shipmakers.html ) Rocketplane might become a competitor of Virgin Galactic who also are interested in orbital launches via the WK2:

[quote]“We will have several of our strategic partners with us,â€


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:39 pm
campbelp2002 wrote:
TheFlyingkiwi wrote:
There is an interesting article in the August issue of Popular Science on Rocket Plane, worth a read, mentions in the article a few people think there thrust to weight ratio may not be enough,
I recall some people saying the same thing about SpaceShipOne, just before it won the X-prize!


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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/725/1


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