ARCA Haas 2CA rocket (SSTO with aerospike engine)

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flateric said:
Sic transit
http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/11/13/arca-space-ceo-arrested-charges-embezzlement-fraud/
Interesting is that ARCA was accused in 2012 by Romanian media for all kind of wrongdoing.
That include embezzlement fraud also connected wrongly ARCA in failure of cubesat Goliat by ROSA.
ROSA is Romanian State Space Agency while ARCA is privately funded and had nothing to do with Goliat program.

More Interesting is Anova Technologies.
That Communication firm specialized in WIFI technology like Laser or millimeter wave length transmission.
What interest has Anova in ARCA and Dumitru Popescu ?

Oh by the way
next episode Part 3 of Meet the Romanian Team
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57VJZjrGmcQ
 

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ARCA version on Dumitru Popescu Arrest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0gZLdLTmiY
 

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Newest update in the case:

Former manager form US part of ARCA and Popescu Ex-wife have try to take over ARCA (with help of Anova Technologies.)
By putting Dumitru Popescu under Arrest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa4-0bo6zso

Introduction to Abuse of Power and Rights Violations by New Mexico Investigators
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2w8bLWV6Ro

The complet story (2 hour account)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vemHCpNDpA
 

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Maybe this is fair of me, maybe it ain't: but that guy seems to have an incredibly punchable face. He's got that "worried puppydog" look that seems to come with your average scumbag accused of white collar crimes or general chicanery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D01NHPnLrVs
 

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Appropriately for a rocket that hails from Transylvania, it seems to have come back from the dead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzvN7vvr4_I
 

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Give me a half year in my garage and i make a beautiful spaceship for you
But do not look in the inside.
The outside is made of composit.
The inside is hollow
I miss electronics and a lot of other stuff
 

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ARCA is back
seems after US miss adventure they do testing only in Rumania from now
 

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Episode 21 in Saga of building a Prototype.
with good news

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXXx02rJpm0
 

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I have to say they are tenacious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz0RZeOzZkI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2h-Y5Jwe6g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S5eZDfeyuM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1v2EekHm8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo7JSiftPiM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxFsqoYkc5E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxqiyQiJavs&t=277s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpJsAF0eHZg
 

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Eventually you really need to show you can build hardware that does what you say even in small scale. Otherwise, it becomes harder and harder to dismiss suspicions of fraud. Especially if you start proposing things that are technically uncertain.

My impression is similar to Scott Manley's.


 

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Why not make the bell exhaust so that it can absorb microwaves or lasers from the outsite.
Save you a lot of accu weight and your isp with enough power will be far greater.
 
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