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What’s New at Rocketplane®?

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:03 pm
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Vehicle Updates
Rocketplane® has entered the detailed design phase of the project that will last through Critical Design Review. Cockpit definitions are in the works, and bigger windows have been added to the design, along with more structural modifications. A V-Tail has now been adopted and incorporated into all systems definitions. As initial manufacturing has begun, structural testing of the wing is right on schedule at Wichita State University.

Reservations Updates
Take your chance to become a suborbital spaceflight pioneer: reserve your spot on the Rocketplane® XP vehicle today! In 2007, you can be among the first civilians to enter the vast expanse of suborbital space. To learn more about Rocketplane’s flight experience or reserve a seat on the XP space vehicle, please contact our offices at 877-238-0057 or visit our website at www.rocketplane.com. We’re anxious to hear from you!

Out and About
This summer, Rocketplane® has been asked to make presentations at many venues, from the Norman City of Chamber in Norman, Okla., to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., to Bombardier Aerospace in Wichita, Kan., among others. Bob Seto, VP of Engineering and Analysis, made presentation to the Norman Chamber of Commerce Aviation Club earlier in the summer and followed up with an engagement at the Oklahoma Pilot’s Association. David Urie, Executive Vice President, presented the status of the XP to the Oklahoma Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well. Joe Huwaldt, Chief Engineer, and David Faulkner, XP Program Manager, have also spoken at functions on behalf of Rocketplane on occasion.

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