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ARCA TO BEGIN FLIGHT TESTS

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:14 pm
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chabot imageARCA Press Release: The main purpose of this press release is to inform the public and media about the latest news related to the incoming flight of the Demonstrator 2-B rocket developed at ARCA.

World first composite materials reusable monopropellant rocket engine will be tested in flight in July on board of the Demonstrator 2-B rocket. The first flight will be made below 10 km, mainly because of the launch site restrictions. This technology will be used on board of the ORIZONT vehicle, on manned flights, starting with the next year. Soon after the demonstrator flight, the ORIZONT vehicle will be presented to the media and public. More info & Pictures ARCA_June_PR_05.doc (MS Office Word Document)

Other ARCA Space News:
July 15, 2004 - RM. VALCEA
ARCA finished the ground tests of the Demonstrator 2B engine, fuel tank and electric/electronics system. Right now we are working to the final assembly of the launch complex. The discussions with the authorities for the launch approvals are underway. The first launch is expected in short time. The exact date and location will be communicated as soon as the discussions will move forward.

July 14, 2004 — DRAGASANI
The lentgh of the launch pad of the Demonstrator 2B was incresed with 3.8m. This will allow to obtain a higher escape velocity for the vehicle. The lentgh of the launch pad for the first fligth will be 17m.

July 10, 2004 — RM. VALCEA
ARCA Chairman, Dumitru Popescu, offered today an interview for the Air&Cosmos French magazine about ARCA’s projects and the X Prize Competition.

June 20, 2004 — BUCHAREST
Rompetrol and PSS companies offered new sponsorships to ARCA in order to help the team for the incoming launch of the Demonstrator 2B vehicle. ARCA members wish to thanks for those sponsorships.

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