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Post starchaser   Posted on: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:01 pm
has anyone seen the latest pic's, ive completely lost track of starchaser these days. Feel you dont get any news unless you are a member, anyways are the new pics a mockup or a final product as it is described as thunderstar on the picture label.
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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:48 am
Says its for the XP cup so could be a full scale mock up like Canadian Arrow have done, but who knows.....
Looks cool.

Heres the link
http://www.starchaser.co.uk/index.php?v ... rep1#_self


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:51 am
Its the boilerplate mock up, with a skin put on it and fully fitted out inside. It does look good mind. They said they will be doing another firing of the Churchill Mk 2 engine on the last day of X-Cup. That will be worth seeing as the video of the tests in England looked fearsome.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:56 pm
Here's to wishing them the best of luck.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:42 pm
(Sorry if this is old but I only looked at it last night)

I see Starchaser have got there new look website up and running, it has some new info and some other cool features on it.Make sure you check it out.

www.starchaser.co.uk

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Post    Posted on: Mon May 22, 2006 9:24 pm
They had a weld failure on the Storm engine under high pressure water tests. It will need a new combustion chamber so the test date has slipped from this month an estimated 3 months back. So I would guess late August/early September up at RAF Spadeadam for the firing. Bit of a blow, but nothing too serious.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:46 am
Hello, luke.r and other starchaser club-members,

are there any reactions of strachaser in the member-area of the website to the possibility that ESA might assists space tourism? Please refer to the new thread in the European Space Activities section where there is a link to the source of this information.

Starchaser is very intersting under this aspect because even orbital tourism might be assisted and Starchaser might be able to get into the orbit. If ESA later decides really to award space tourisms and includes orbital tourism then this might mean vacations in the european section of the ISS - private companies already have been encouraged to work there.



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Post    Posted on: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:56 am
StarChaser have updated there website again, a bit of an update on the "Skybolt" rocket, they have ordered all the materials and hope to recieve them soon....
They also have a schedule up there for Skybolt.

http://www.starchaser.co.uk/index.php?view=skybolt_tech


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Post    Posted on: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:55 am
FYI

I see from the Starchaser website the storm engine is due for testing this month (September), they must have got all the welds fixed and it must all be go! Awesome!


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Post    Posted on: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:52 am
nice job reviving a topic that shows me complaining about starchaser on a massive hangover no doubt! All looks good with them at the mo, the new Ignition magazine was quality!
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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:37 am
Does anyone know the current status of "Skybolt"??
I see they unveiled it the other month but pictures seem to be scarce to non-members, any members out there who know a bit from the newsletter?


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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:09 am
I must admit to not following Starchaser much anymore since they've restricted the amount of information available to non-members on their website (I guess the moral is join up).

Aside from the odd bit about their new premises in the US I havent heard of any forthcoming launches or engine tests so it all seems to have gone quiet lately.

As if on que here's an article giving details of an up coming test of their Storm engine. :)

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/20 ... iring.html

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:25 pm
I see from the Starchaser website they are set to test the Storm engine on Thursday 16th Nov for a full 15sec burn, smaller, shorter test runs are taking place right at this moment leading up to the 15sec thursday burn.

http://www.starchaser.co.uk/index.php?v ... dam_131106

2 Million bucks worth of engine! Hopefully they get some good video footage of the thing!

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:39 pm
Hey
im a starchaser club member, there is a lot going on. The new prototype ship looks kinda cool! also engine tests should be amazing! they may have been quiet for a bit because of the Xprize cup stuff, buying land etc. Dont think im allowed to show pics etc from members section but quite cool!
good luck to them!

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:54 am
I Believe Starchaser have tested their storm engine!??
Seems to be a test video on their website but only avaliable to club members, it different to the storm prep video posted on there the other day.
Any members here able to verify this? Rob maybe?

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