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REDSTONE Redux?

Posted by: dman - Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:23 pm
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Post REDSTONE Redux?   Posted on: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:23 pm
The US Army Redstone missile played important part in eary US space program

Midified version launched first US satellites (Explorer series) and first
Americans in space lofting Mercury spacecraft with Alan Shepard and Gus Crissom

Couple years back Canadian company proposed suborbital fligths using a design based on V@ rocket

Was wondering why not build REDSTONE missiles (extended tankage version used
in Mercury) as booster for suborbital flights

REDSTONE is a proven design and given advance in materials and electronics
should be able to build a lighter version capable of greater altitudes
(In excess of 100 miles if 150 miles) than most designs

Why is your opinion ?????


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