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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:33 am
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Post CPM TV Ready For Launch   Posted on: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:33 am
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Interorbital technicians have installed stabilization fins on the CPM TV-1, bringing it to flight-ready status. Three launches of the rocket are scheduled, under an FAA Class 3 Rocket Waiver. The first test launch will be fin-stabilized. The remaining launches will be guided. These low-altitude test launches of the 30-ft long (9.1m) CPM TV-1 will verify the performance of the vehicle's rocket engines, guidance system, steering system, avionics, and recovery system in flight. The CPM TV-1 will carry academic payloads from the Naval Postgraduate School and Morehead State University (Kentucky). Upon the successful completion of a series of static rocket engine tests, the IOS team will launch the rocket. The completed CPM TV-1 is shown below on its Mobile Launch Trailer (MLT). The MLT allows single CPMs to be transported to and launched from virtually any geographical location on the planet. A single full-performance CPM (the CPM SR145) can also serve as a sounding rocket capable of carrying a 145-kg payload to 310 km. A cluster of seven CPMs forms the N45 launch vehicle, which is capable of placing a 45-kg payload into low earth orbit.

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Post Re: CPM TV Ready For Launch   Posted on: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:47 pm
woah... they still exist?!

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Post Re: CPM TV Ready For Launch   Posted on: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:17 am
Did anyone listen to them on The Space Show the other day? I have not got around to downloading the audio file..

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Post Re: CPM TV Ready For Launch   Posted on: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:47 am
Let me know if it is worth a listen after you hear it :)

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Post Re: CPM TV Ready For Launch   Posted on: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:49 am
Were the flight tests success?
I read that they were to be conducted in mid 2011.


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