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SFS News: CU Spaceflight - Martlet 0 ground test successful

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:48 pm
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Post SFS News: CU Spaceflight - Martlet 0 ground test successful   Posted on: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:48 pm
CU Spaceflight post an update:

Martlet 0 is a prototype of the rocket CU Spaceflight are developing to launch from a balloon to outer space (100km+). The prototype is custom built from carbon fibre and kevlar and was launched at the EARS rocketry site to just under 9,000ft and a speed of around Mach 1 (760mph), close to its predicted performance.

The launch used a commercial 'J-class' solid rocket fuel motor due to altitude limitations at the launch site, but is designed for rocket motors with three times the power. The rocket had onboard GPS, radio tracking and dual parachutes, which made for an easy recovery.

For more information about the Martlet project see the martlet pageor for a launch video visit the media page.

Please feel free to discuss this topic further...

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