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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:06 am
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Post Re: Sugar Shot To Space   Posted on: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:36 pm
Pardon the pun but congratulations if you have managed to achieve the sweet point :wink: :twisted: of mach diamonds with a sugar engine.

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Post Re: Sugar Shot To Space   Posted on: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:55 am
Latest Sugar Shot test of the Double D grain configuration. This test was of the short 2-grain motor to evaluate a new inhibitor. The test was a complete success. A larger sugar (dextrose) test by a SS2S member suffered a CATO shortly after ignition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAG8kaMkw1M

This weekend at the FAR test site we will be again testing the Double D motor and hopefully static testing our new 100mm booster motor.

On a side note, the Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering team (DARE) will be launching their Stratos II in a few hours to 50km. owered by sorbitol but using nitrous oxide as the oxidizer in a hybrid. We have a friendly rivalry going with them, I hope their launch is successful.

http://dare.tudelft.nl/stratos-ii/

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Post Re: Sugar Shot To Space   Posted on: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:52 pm
The Delft Stratos II launch has been delayed a few times today they now seem to be aiming for a launch in about 25 mins live streaming on the webpage in ricks post above

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Post Re: Sugar Shot To Space   Posted on: Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:28 am
Very busy weekend. Saturday we had our second successful static firing of our new booster motor at the FAR site. We had a visit by engineers from SpaceX and XCOR that assisted me loading the motor on the test stand...it was a pleasure working with them. We will static fire one additional time before flying it solo. At the conclusion of this, it will be used to power our already tested sustainer for our first 2-stage flight (we have suspended work on the single stage 'Dual Pulse' motor).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48721294@N08/16736464476/in/photostream/

Sunday I drove out to Lucerne Valley where two of the college teams I mentor successfully launched their NASA USLI rockets. The Citrus College Rocket Owls were first to fly with a perfect launch and recovery.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48721294@N08/16761298842/in/photostream/

Next the tean from Cal Poly Umbra Nsl launched their USLI rocket. Despite a hard landing (everyting recovered intact and ready to fly again) I was impressed the speed brakes survived. They were constructed of carbon fiber and designed to retract after the main chute is deployed.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48721294@N08/16761310312/in/photostream/

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