The 80-minute test flight carried the rocket to
30,000 feet, marking the test of a launch service for small satellites by using rockets launched in mid-air from commercial aircraft.
Ideally, the crew would separate the capsule they are in from the rocket, and use another smaller rocket to
steer themselves back to Earth.
Kazakhstan also plans together with Russia to create an ultra-light rocket to
launch small satellites and to start production of rocket spare parts at Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The project was started in 2005 by maverick entrepreneur Takafumi Horie, founder of internet service provider Livedoor, who was joined by science journalists and other space fans in an effort to develop a small, lightweight and low-cost rocket to
send information satellites into space.
Rather than using propellants like kerosene and liquid oxygen to ignite a fire under a rocket, SpinLaunch plans to get a rocket spinning in a circle at up to 5,000 miles per hour and then let it go -- more or less throwing the rocket to
the edge of space, at which point it can light up and deliver objects like satellites into orbit.
Should Rocket buy back all 6.8 million shares, the Filipino telco will reduce its ownership in Rocket to
merely 2 percent.
The upgrade will allow the new rocket to
carry a much heavier payload into space.
Simulating an actual rocket launch, a video camera and electronics device were installed in the rocket to
record its flight and measure its peak altitude.
It is the heaviest fully-functional rocket to
reach the launch pad - weighing 640 tons or almost 5 times the weight of a fully loaded Jumbo Jet airplane.
Each Ariane 5 launch uses a total of 20 rocket motors from Nammo to push the stages of the rocket to
the side and to separate the central core.
They live near some farms, with lots of space for a rocket to
New Zealandbased rocket scientist Phil Vukovich holds the world record for sending a sugar- propelled rocket to
a height of 12 km in November 2013.
| TOKYO, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- North Korea's former military chief has said the North could use its long-range rocket to
transport nuclear arms, South Korean public broadcaster KBS reported Tuesday.
This year's challenge was simple but daunting: to develop the first civilian rocket to
exceed 100,000 feet above launch altitude.
If you do damage an end shield, contact your ammo logistics/quality assurance representative or turn in the rocket to
the ammo supply point.