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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:46 am
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Post space-transport   Posted on: Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:46 am
hey guys, been away a while n come back a bit baffled!
Been loking over STC's info and i see they have a launch
this weekend yeah? the "rubicon"? is this their x-prize attempt craft
doing a practice flight at a low altitude? that baffled me? also the pic of the 2stage rocket, bloomin hell what a piccy! the clouds look so low!
the sky is even black! this team never get a mention so is it unfashionable to talk about them?

also just for the sake that i cant be bothered to do the research
anyone got stats on all the rockets heights achieved by the
the teams so far so we can see how high each team has gotten
with test vehicles? will this weekends flight be bigger than nova?
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Post Space Transport Corporation   Posted on: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:15 pm
I liked this team so much I financed their replacement for Rubicon 1. They have the single lowest-cost means to reack 100km of all the others. They are too far behind to win, but it won't matter. Their finances are so limited that ordinary guys like you and me can buy a big piece of the company and make a real contribution.
On heights, there isn't much info to be had. Maybe because few teams have actually launched anything. What I've managed to scrape together, you can see here: http://www.spacefleet.org.uk/xpteams/comp-table.htm
I looks like the ARCA team will not go as high as Starchaser's Nova. STC will launch to 6km at the end of this month.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:16 pm
G3WZR? Your amateur call? (mine is WA4NUO).

But thanks for your contributions! Both to STC and publlishing that quite informative chart.

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Post Re: Space Transport Corporation   Posted on: Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:43 pm
g3wzr wrote:
I liked this team so much I financed their replacement for Rubicon 1. They have the single lowest-cost means to reack 100km of all the others. They are too far behind to win, but it won't matter. Their finances are so limited that ordinary guys like you and me can buy a big piece of the company and make a real contribution.
On heights, there isn't much info to be had. Maybe because few teams have actually launched anything. What I've managed to scrape together, you can see here: http://www.spacefleet.org.uk/xpteams/comp-table.htm
I looks like the ARCA team will not go as high as Starchaser's Nova. STC will launch to 6km at the end of this month.


Yup, there are some gaps in your table there :)

Armadillo: Have about 10 people working (part-time) I think. Achieved an altitude of ~180m on their last flight test "oops" (Out of Fuel Error. Redo From Start :lol:)

Scaled: Have about 25 people working on the project (there's a photo with the entire Scaled team somewhere). Max altitude 100,400m :P

Canadian Arrow: 45 people, including 6 astronaut candidates. Max altitude 2000m, if you count the cabin drop test :) Are about to start flight tests. I'd rate them better than a 'B', myself.

STC: Have launched 2 and 3-stage sounding rockets to >17,000m


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