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Posted by: Rick Maschek - Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:00 pm
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Post Firefly Space Systems   Posted on: Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:00 pm
Looks like another team (company) going for low cost access to space.
As a plus, they are bringing with them a lot of experience with rockets.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/11/ ... rth-orbit/

Interesting concept with the aerospike, a bit more complex than the one we are working on for a solid sugar motor (to cut down on the weight of our current stainless steel nozzles). Using composites should also cut down their weight.

We had success in using composite cases for our solid propellant MiniSShot motor aft burn but trouble with heat soak for the second burn leading to CATOs of several motors. They shouldn't have that problem since they are using methane/LOX as their propellant. I wish them success.

Rick


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