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Space Projects / Re: Another Rocket Startup
« Last post by TomcatViP on Today at 11:02:05 am »
Ahhh Startup and marketing... :D

Let's dig in the numbers .., 5% of maximum cost offset lead to 1/6th the final launch price of their competitors? Those guys should ran for a local election, they have talents.

So, if I am 5% stronger that my neighbor I can cut more wood with an axe that my skinny friend using a chainsaw?   :o

Missile Projects / Re: GQM-163A Coyote Target Missile
« Last post by marauder2048 on Today at 10:47:22 am »
from fbo:

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, MD intends to
award a sole source, Delivery Order under Basic Ordering Agreement
(BOA) N00019-16-G-0015 with Orbital Sciences Corporation, 3380 Price
Road, Chandler AZ, for the integration of a Deployable Chaff System to the
GQM-163A target.  This system will be used to simulate the radar signature
of a Multi-Stage Supersonic Target (MSST) separation event through the
use of Deployable Chaff and the Orbital-ATK GQM-163A target vehicle

my emphasis
Space Projects / Another Rocket Startup
« Last post by fredymac on Today at 09:59:39 am »
Relativity Space

Their approach is to 3D print the whole thing (really big printing machines).  Their rocket uses a 15,500lb thrust engine with 9 in the first stage and 1 on the upper.  Cost would be $10M/launch.  Interesting statistic they mention is that raw materials (to make the rockets) and the propellant are 5% of total launch costs.  No matter what, it will be interesting to watch their first launch if they make it that far.

Indeed ! I think, it's more a kind of quite hastily sketched idea, not really a technical drawing.
For that matter I've just noticed the pylon/glider fuselage is offset to the left in the front view, while the wings appear to have different angles of dihedral.
In this competition,also Vickers Type-212,Bristol Type-115 & Type-116,Fairey and
Boulton Paul P.40 were involved.
Missile Projects / Re: Lockheed L-159
« Last post by XP67_Moonbat on Yesterday at 10:24:52 pm »
Totally forgot about this one.
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