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So why did Rotary Rocket Company fail?

Posted by: Rocket Scientist - Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:37 am
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Post So why did Rotary Rocket Company fail?   Posted on: Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:37 am
About 1998 I started to read about Roary Rocket Company and it's Rotan SSTO design. I followed its development quite closely. Unfortunately, RRC was unable to secure enough funding and the company closed it doors in 2001. So what's your take on the Rotan design? Was it practical or a pipe dream? Here's a good review of the Rotan design.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_Rocket


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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:49 am
Hello, Rocket Scientists,

as far as I remember the rotor part of Rotary Rocket had been completed. Scaled Composites did the job and it worked - I read it at Scaled Composites' homepage if I remember correct. In so far the funding problem can have to do with the rocket part only. What I am not sure about is if scaled Composites have been paid.



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