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Posted by: livia_ro - Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:03 pm
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Post Tomorow ARCA has the launch   Posted on: Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:03 pm
Tomorow, ARCA has the laungh for the Demontrator 2.
I wish them all the best!
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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:39 pm
Good for them, that's cool news. From thier website:

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The launch date of the Demonstrator 2B rocket was set for September 8, 2004. The unmanned launch will take place from Midia Cape Air Force launch site, on the Black Sea shore. The Demonstrator 2B will be launched at a low altitude, below 5 000 m, mainly because of the launch site restrictions. The main objective for this flight will be to qualify for flight the world first composite materials monopropellant rocket engine. The engine that will boost the rocket already completed 28 ground tests.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:14 pm
w00t. go arca. anyone know if it's gonna be webcast?

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Post no brodcast   Posted on: Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:20 am
But i'll have photos. Stay tuned for ltest news.
GO ARCA!!!!!


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Post some problems...   Posted on: Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:14 pm
ARCA will launch the Demonstrator tomorow. :(. I am so tired now after a day with so great expectations.Let*s hope that tomorow we have a launch.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:11 pm
That sucks. What happened? Was it the weather?


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Post it was the weather   Posted on: Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:48 am
It was a very bad weather.Cap Midia si near the Black Sea.And we had wind with impressive spead, and a tehnical problem that was solved in 12 minutes, but the launch was postponed.They will launch today if the weather is ok in the interval between 13.oo and 15.oo o*clock (the local time).
Today we have wind: 22 mph / 36 km/h from the NE , vizibility 6.0 mile / 10.0 km. Let*s hope it will be ok.
I have some pictures from yesterday..but i was in the security zone at a considerable distance from the Demostrator 2B. i*ll see what i can do so you can see the pictures too.

If the launch will take place, i will tell here.


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Post here are the pictures   Posted on: Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:44 am
To this link you can see soem pictures from yesterday :

http://www.livia.ro/arca/arca1.htm


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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:50 am
Good work mate. Sorry you can't get there today but let us know what goes on if they get good launch conditions today. (Black Sea looks lovely, any holiday resorts nearby? :wink: )

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Post WAW! The launch   Posted on: Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:15 pm
At 16.oo (local time) ARCA launched the Demonstrator 2B. It was beautyful :).I think they will put this new informatinon on their website next days, and probibly a short film with the event.
The weader was bad, but they launched, and it was a succes.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:17 am
Do you know what the maximum speed and altitude were? Also, was the rocket successfully recovered?


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Post    Posted on: Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:55 am
According to ARCA's specs,

Monopropellant system: Predicted altitude: 8 600 m / Predicted speed: 302 m/s
Hybrid system: Predicted altitude: 20 000 m / Predicted speed: 465 m/s


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Post    Posted on: Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:45 am
Excellant news, They are defiently on there way now to achieving the ultimate goal!
Go Hard!

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Post news   Posted on: Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:36 am
The vehicul was recovered, but..the weather was so bad that the racket was recoverd from the ground, not wather...so..is not in a good shape :D
.They made the launch despite the weather, just to test the engine, and the faibility, beacuse you know that ARCA has an engine made by composite materials and the fuel is oxigen and water.

I think that the site www.arcaspace.ro will be soon uploaded and you will find there every answer for every question :).
i.ll try to make some photos from the film of the launch and put them on a site so you all can see it.But i hope that the team will put pictures on the website, sooner than me :).


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