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Sea Dragon Project: Rocket Scheme

Posted 01-03-2011 at 08:57 PM by Alnor

After announce on the forum about "Seadragon" and documentation about this project of 60's, I am trying to replicate model of this amazing launcher as accurate, as I can. I think, my book and other model of space ship, will wait until I am not finish this.

This is first day of reconstruction. I am working for many hours now. I use kHED to build this rocket. I had problems with scaling such interesting things, like ballasts and ring on this ballasts. Also, I use a plans...
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Jarvis Space Center

Posted 01-28-2011 at 04:17 PM by Loru (Loru's Developement Projects)

Jarvis Space Center (under construction) is located on Jarvis Island, small patch of ground near the equator on the Pacific Ocean.

Spaceport consists of:

- Heavy Launch Vehicle complex
- Medium Launch Vehicle complex
- Vertical Assembly Facility (for HLVs)
- Horizontal Assembly Facility (for MLVs)
- 4 km long runway
- Docks
- Deep Space Telemetry Antenna
- Nuclear Powerplant
- LH2/LOX production plant
-...
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Why VSAs and OMP don't go along... yet

Posted 06-22-2011 at 01:53 PM by Face

I think it is high time to write a bit about the topic of virtual space agencies and their implicit desire to use a multiplayer framework.

Why I think so?

Well, it is a re-occuring pattern to have some new member join O-F and get the cool and original idea to start a virtual space agency. Most of the time, this new member is rather young and seems to have high ambitions to start his career right on top of the hierarchy (it is rocket business after all, isn't it?). And...
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USC: PFT Program

Posted 07-11-2011 at 08:10 PM by diogom
Updated 07-11-2011 at 10:40 PM by diogom

The PFT (Powered Flight Tests) Program has now concluded with the safe landing of Cruise Test #2.

The following are the flight reports of all PFT flights.

Take-off and Landing Test #1
The purpose of this flight was to see if the Delta Glider would be able to take-off, fly and land under its own power.
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Monitor began takeoff roll at 16:30 ET on July 3. Flew runway heading 330 to altitude of 1500 Meters and speed of 250 M/s. Changed course at OMN to 090. Changed
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USC: GTS-3

Posted 08-31-2011 at 03:02 AM by diogom

Five and a half hours ago, GTS-3 ended with the safe landing of the Delta Glider Columbia.
It was the first flight of the Delta Glider carrying a payload, the MTKS-SAT, a communications sattelite. It orbited the Earth 119 times, covering a distance of 3529575 miles. Included an EVA to activate the sattelite.

The following are the reports on the Ascent, MTKS-SAT/EVA deployment and De-Orbit/Re-entry portions of the mission.

Ascent
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The Columbia Delta-Glider
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