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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:05 am
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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Fri May 24, 2013 8:49 am
At he moment it is just text based and uploaded manually. This version is a little static but mostly just to get a more modern look and get more stuff on there. It should slowly build up now, thinking wordpress or something embedded.

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Sat May 25, 2013 2:00 am
Well I appreciate the work. It's an interesting stream of space related articles. Thanks to you and the guys who maintain it.


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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:51 am
:wink: Are those 3 lifting body rockets identical? I mean the ones attached for staging.

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:53 am
Yeah I am pretty sure or as much as pos, would imagine it brings down engineering costs

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:00 am
Is there any more info on their design somewhere? Like what propellant they are planning to use. They mention it being a monopropellant but nothing more specific.

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:08 am
Believe this is the current plan

http://www.lajp.org.ua/index.php?option ... 2&Itemid=6

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:42 pm
Wow they are working on pulse detonation engines as well. Or at least mention them on the website. :)

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:05 am
Update

Spacefleet Managing Director Ray Wright will give a short presentation on the status of the EARL project at the UK Space Conference in Glasgow, on the 16 and 17th of July.

The granting of speaking slots was competitive, and slots are limited to five minutes ...http://spacefleet.co.uk/News-Sotland.html

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:33 pm
A 2-month mission study on our EARL space-going UAV has been commissioned and will be carried out in Romania, starting soon.

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:46 pm
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Theoretical work on the EARL and its mission - in progress in Romania. Looking very good. Sub-scale flying demo now under construction.

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:31 am
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A digital model of EARL has been created for research purposes, that flies i the X-Plane simulator. It incorporates an external hardware UAV unit for automatic control, along with an external standard radio control unit. In this way, the radio control and UAV unit can fly EARL in the simulator, where the hull design can be changed at will. When we have got it the way we want, we can build the physical object and it will fly the same way, with the same controls. A 1m-long research vehicle with electric propulsion is now built, except for the paint and a radio control unit. We will fly it in a few week's time. After that we will mount a rocket engine for extended flight envelope testing, before going on to a larger research vehicle (3.0m long) with mini-jets, to be replaced, later on by a rocket motor that could take EARL-D4 up to 20km or so, after which it will fly back and land automatically.

That is about as much as we will be able to afford on our own. If you are strongly interested in this project and would like to help to push it forward, or rather upward, into space, please get in touch.

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Post Re: SFS News: Spacefleet Project Continues!   Posted on: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:57 pm
More News:

Sub-scale development version of the EARL space-going UAV

Work has started on a sub-scale development version of the EARL space-going UAV, which will have a 3m-long hull and will be powered by newly-developed bi-liquid rocket motors....READ MORE http://spacefleet.co.uk/News-SubScale.html

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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:19 pm
Press Release:
http://spacefleet.co.uk/News-EarlModDev.html

Next month, Ray Wilkinson's team at the University of Hertfordshire will be flying a sub-scale version of the EARL, with rocket propulsion, and remote guidance by radio control, at an amateur rocketry site in Cambridgeshire, UK. This vehicle will have a hull length around 1.5m, some three times larger than the unguided EARL-D2 (pictured to the right), which flew in 2011.....

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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:39 pm
Groovie.

What kind of launch permissions/licenses/assorted red tape are required in the UK for that?


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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:19 am
"Launch will take place in Romania, not UK, and all permissions are being handled by our collaborator there"

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