Great work Rick and Tom, thanks!
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From: Rick Maschek (Redacted sender "rickmaschek" for DMARC)
To: Sugarshot ; Sugar Shot ; Sugar Pro
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 3:30 PM
Subject: [SS2S-Main] Sugar Shot to Space update
Up date on the progress of Sugar Shot to Space.
Since the transition to a conventional 2-stage rocket design, we have
designed a small scale 2-stage rocket similar to the 89mm MiniSShot but with
slightly lower total impulse to test avionics and staging. The testing was to
follow this progression: static testing of 75mm 'K' impulse sustainer motor;
flight test of the 75mm sustainer rocket; 100mm 'M' impulse booster motor
static test; flight test of the booster with a stand in nosecone replacing the
sustainer coupler; and finally flight test of the combined 2-stage booster and
All tests of those have been successfully completed with the SS 75/100
2-stage going over 30,000' (10,000 m).
Work is now progressing on a 6" (150mm) booster motor for static testing.
After successful static testing of the booster motor, the motor will then be
flown solo at the FAR site. Following that successful flight, the 100mm booster
from the previous SS 75/100 2-stage rocket will be used as the sustainer on the
150mm booster and form the SS 100/150 rocket. Launch date and location still to
Successful launch of the SS 100/150 rocket will lead to construction of the
SS 150/250 2-stage rocket with construction expected to commence in 2017-2018.
Attached photo is the successful SS 75/100 2-stage launch last July at the
FAR site in the Mojave Desert, California.
The original Sugar Shot to Space website is now on line at Sugar Shot to
Space thanks to a donation by Tom Betka
Sugar Shot to Space
the sugarshot.org ULR is no longer good