Bloggst Homepage
Welcome! You have found your way to Bloggst, a community for bloggers. Apart from providing you with daily updated articles on blogging, the main feature of Bloggst is our thriving discussion forum. If you wish to participate in the discussions you will need to register. It will only take a minute of your time, and it is completely free. If you wish to know more about us first, take a look at our about page.
Go Back   Bloggst Forums > Your Blogs > Latest Member Blog Posts > Technology

Thread Tools
Old #1 - 02-05-2012, 01:35 PM
New Bloggster
gregoftheweb's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 13
gregoftheweb is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to gregoftheweb
RSS Armadillo Aerospace launches STIG-A tube rocket to 42 km

Armadillo Aerospace (John Carmack) has been working on STIG-A, a reusable liquid fueled 15 inch diameter tube rocket with parachute recovery. STIG-A was launched December 4th 2011 from Spaceport America in New Mexico. This rocket provides higher velocity and altitude from their SuperMod rocket platform. Reaching an altitude of 42 km, this set a new altitude record for any liquid fueled rocket launched under the FAA class 3 amateur rules, and of course it was an altitude record for Armadillo as well.

At 42 km altitude, the atmospheric pressure is less than 0.2% of sea level. Outside more than 99% of the atmosphere, the stunning video shows the black skies of space.

Working from Armadillo's small production facility, using tools that might be found in a garage, Carmack has funded almost all of the development for Aramdillo out of his personal funds. He narrowly missed winning the LLC Level 1 Challenge, mainly because of a controvertial ruling that allowed Masten Aerospace a extra day to complete their launch attempt, beating Armadillo by less than 50 cm.

Armadillo is also building alcohol rocket motors for the Rocket Racing League

Read the full post
gregoftheweb is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to see smaller and less intrusive ads!

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Armadillo Aerospace Wins Lunar Lander Challenge (NGLLC) Level 2 gregoftheweb Technology 0 10-06-2009 10:44 AM
Armadillo Aerospace Wins Northrup Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge! gregoftheweb Technology 0 10-24-2008 02:33 PM
NASCAR for Rocket Scientists gregoftheweb Technology 0 10-17-2008 10:01 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:22 PM.
Home | About | Contact Us | Archive | Top
All content and images, unless specified otherwise, is copyright © 2011, | Jobs | CPA Affiliate Network
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2007, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd