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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:12 pm
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Post starchaser rocket   Posted on: Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:12 pm
hey, i was just wandering if there was any starchaser news, i was expecting work to begin on their final rocket after they released the design for it! and test engines. So are they doing anything now or just touring primary schools?

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Post    Posted on: Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:18 am
The only recent news out of Starchaser is they bought a Russian space suit.

With the exception of Armadillo Aerospace, which has weekly updates, the X X PRIZE teams seem to follow the same pattern: working quietly for several months, then making big news, then returning to the shadows. Starchaser is no exception: they had a flood of news in Oct-Dec: engine tests, sponsors, new design.

So I would just be patient.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:54 am
News is always sparse... Latest news I've seen is:

Space Transport has developed and tested a new 12 inch engine

http://www.space-transport.com/?stc=news

Kelly has a contract(?) to work on a 2nd generation RLV

http://www.kellyspace.com/1-23-01-press.html

and Pioneer Rocketplane has new news regarding the Oklahoma Spaceport.

http://www.rocketplane.com/


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Post star chaser open day   Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:32 pm
Its not just school visits. Star Chaser are now advertsing the next factory open day 21st feb with live testing of their environmental life support system


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Post    Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:01 pm
fairplay to them a good update! looked good! will be interesting to see if we can watch the rocket get assembled on the webcam now. hope they can get some work done on the final product. Was intereesting to see that armadillo had a good update too, the teams are making the progress show now, and im starting to see a devide between the real contenders and some other teams falling behind a bit. Maybe starchaser could have an outside chance here, it seems everyone has got scaled down to win but i havnt heard what they are up to, it could be closer than expected.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:26 pm
star chasers web site now reports an initial license application has been made to use the Woomera launch site in Australia
they also indicate plans for a full scale test of the launch escape system from the uk sometime in the next 6 months

http://www.starchaser.co.uk/latest_news/index.asp


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Post    Posted on: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:36 am
fantastic! realy good news to see it all going well! some good pictures as well, so are the pictures what will be on top of the rocket?

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