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Posted by: bad_astra - Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:58 pm
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Post Pablo De Leon Presentation   Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:58 pm
This might interest some. You do need Adobe Acrobat to view it.

http://www.spacecongress.org/2004/Panel-5/5DeLeon.pdf


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:26 pm
Thanks for the link, really intresting, I didn't knew they where that far...
So an other one with a possible succes :) I guess they may reach space next year or so..

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:05 pm
Its interesting to realize so much work is going on behind the scenes. I guess its just more openness that makes people discuss Armadillo more. (And I really like the Armadillo gang). So mostly people know Scaled and Armadillo, with Starchaser a distant third.

But there's definately work going on.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:09 pm
bad_astra wrote:
Its interesting to realize so much work is going on behind the scenes. I guess its just more openness that makes people discuss Armadillo more. (And I really like the Armadillo gang). So mostly people know Scaled and Armadillo, with Starchaser a distant third.

But there's definately work going on.


Yeps.. and I guess there're even companies (none x prize teams) without websites and not in the US (so no FAA etc) .. we don't even know anything about ...

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:15 pm
Did you see their "half size" test rocket!! Woah! Big! Must have made one hell of a noise when it went boom. Did they have any smaller test rockets? :shock:

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:39 pm
An other team "MICRO-SPACE" is having a lot of progress...

http://x-prize.blogspot.com/2004/06/tea ... tests.html

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:57 pm
Sigurd wrote:
An other team "MICRO-SPACE" is having a lot of progress...

That was a bit tongue-in-cheek wasn't it Sigurd? I tried finding out a bit more info on these guys and there isn't much there ... of course, not being able to find something is no proof of it's non-existence.

Their website is still under construction, so it leaves the impression of a "blue nebula"-type organization. Anyone got any more juice on these guys?

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:01 pm
when i first saw the name i didn't recognize it. i guess either they've just started, they're very secretive, or they're full of bs.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:05 pm
TerraMrs wrote:
when i first saw the name i didn't recognize it. i guess either they've just started, they're very secretive, or they're full of bs.


The news of the X Prize blog is copied from the official X Prize website, and they are already a while in the race.

They are not like Blue Ridge Nebula.. they are just silent... but they seem to be good.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:35 pm
TerraMrs wrote:
when i first saw the name i didn't recognize it. i guess either they've just started, they're very secretive, or they're full of bs.


They don't have a pretty setup, and they admit it on their webpage. Microspace's goal has been to use what they were already working with towards building an xprize vehicle. There isn't any PR, the drawings available are primative, and the news about them is scant. If they actually succeeded, they might have the cheapest way into space. They're viable and they aren't proposing some unobtanium drive to get to 328k. Who knows? After someone bulds the Spirit of St. Louis of space, someone will have to make the DIY ultralight. :lol:

To me, though.. all those multiple non-crossfed engines look like a problem, especially with no discernable gimble or other method of control, but again, the drawings are literally sketchy. Like Sigurd said, they are no Blue Ridge.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:49 pm
good to see what some of the more unknown teams have been up to - the more the better :D


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