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Starchaser To Unveil UK's Most Powerful Rocket Engine

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 03:21 PM
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Starchaser Industries unveiled their new Churchill Mk3 liquid rocket engine Wednesday





The Starchaser space programme demonstrates that British space engineering is still at the forefront of innovation.

"We plan to open the frontier of space using British engineering and design expertise," said Steve Bennett CEO of Starchaser Industries who is also Director of the Space Technology Laboratory at Salford University.


www.spacedaily.com...

I think this is great news for the UK, what do you guys think about this?



E_T

posted on May, 12 2005 @ 03:31 PM
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Quite much talk considering "British engineering and design expertise" hasn't been "used" much on else than paper and considering what fleet ballistic missile they use.

For comparison
Atlas
Delta
Titan

But there's always room in second game of "space race".


[edit on 12-5-2005 by E_T]



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:48 AM
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Is only the most powerful engine developed in the last 30 years. The engines from the UK space programme were bigger. the RZ2 rocket engine for blue streak was rated upto 150000lb (667.2KN)



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 08:24 AM
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The main lifter for the French space program (the arian rockets i think)is basically Blue streak with a french sticker on the side. Blue streak never actually flew for the british. It was built at our lauch site in austrailia after the cold war when the race was on with rocketry. But sadly the british goverment pulled the plug on blue streak project and it never flew.



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 10:32 AM
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Oh another entrant to the X-Prize cup ic. For those who don't know what that is, it's a competition that will have it's innagural event in late 2006 in New Mexic. With or without the long overdue spaceport it's coming.

www.xprizefoundation.com...




[edit on 16-5-2005 by sardion2000]



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 12:56 PM
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isn't the x prize cup only applicable to people who reside in the US?



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by rufi0o
isn't the x prize cup only applicable to people who reside in the US?


No that's America's Space Prize you're thinking of.

[edit on 16-5-2005 by sardion2000]







 
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