As part of the Sugar Shot to Space re-organization, the Weekly Activity Report will be replaced with News Briefs. These will be short summaries that are intended to convey new developments that are expected to be of interest to Team members and SS2S supporters. News Briefs will generally be event-driven, rather than being posted at regular intervals. --------------------------- The following is a summary of project plans for the near future, as envisioned by Rick Maschek: "I am looking to static test a 4-grain 75mm motor at FAR on September 6th and fly the sustainer on September 20th. It has s beefy stainless steel nozzle to prevent damage from any anomally and will be turned down later. I also want to static test the 4.5" (114 mm) booster on September 20th. Then fly the booster October 4th and the combination 2-stage on October18th. If all works as planned, I have a 6-grain case for the sustainer that will be static tested on November 1st after enlarging the throat of the 75mm motor, and exhaust cone for 6-grains and perhaps a second flight of the booster alone. Then if all goes well, fly it November 15th. A good flight will give us time for a second full flight in December. I want to do lots of flights to show reliability of our hardware and generate interest. My goal is to have this proof of concept 'MiniSShot 2-Stage' done by the end of this year. --------------------------- Rick encourages feedback on these plans, as well as any other aspect of re-organized SS2S.