Good stuff, Rick, I'm glad to see an update.
I'm in San Francisco for a spell, so it's once again become possible for me
to attend some FAR weekends. Not all of them, but if there are times when
you need help with anything there please let me know.
On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM, Rick Maschek <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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 sustainer.
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 be determined.
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
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 <http://www.sugar-shot.org/> thanks to a donation by Tom Betka
Sugar Shot to Space
the sugarshot.org ULR is no longer good