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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:52 pm
by SpaceManMat
jhurst7 wrote:Just out of curiosity, who sets the 120k feet ceiling at Westmar. Is it AMRS or is it someone over at the Australian Government?

AMRS obtained the approval from CASA. Quite an achievement actually as there are only a few places in the world with such a high ceiling.

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:56 pm
by Digit
Out of curiosity does anyone know if CASA owns right up to 99.9 kilometres?

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:29 pm
by Scoop1261
Digit wrote:Out of curiosity does anyone know if CASA owns right up to 99.9 kilometres?



CASA does not "own" airspace. However they & the Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) do manage the use of it.
It is a very complex dance between CASA, OAR, ATC, DoD, Landowners & those who wish to use the airspace.

It is not as easy as some would think to be able to get area approvals, and there is quite a bit of process, thankfully there are individuals on the AMRS Executive Committee with the expertise in getting these approvals in place.

99.9Km's takes you right to the edge of space, and if you want to play there, you had better know what you are talking about. The Space Activities Act 1998 is a VERY onerous document, and carries quite severe penalties for contravention.

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:51 pm
by Digit
Cheers Scoop I thought it'd be a grey area. I certainly won't be tickling that earth-space border any time soon lol.

Even in my line of occupation I know that private land owners possess at least a certain amount of altitude above their property, we are not allowed to run power lines for another property over their's as it's termed 'aerial encroachment' (there are payed exceptions called easements).

It was more of a curious thought I had wondering if certain entities kick in at certain altitude. Very difficult subject to google, we're lucky to have those in the know in the AMRS :)

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:34 pm
by CATO
:)
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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:50 am
by CATO
Getting close now......... :mrgreen:

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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:50 pm
by SpaceManMat
CATO wrote:Getting close now......... :mrgreen:

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Its less than 1 Martian year!

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:54 pm
by kopius
Had breakfast this morning with Dr Paul Scully-Power (Australia's first astronaut) where we had a good ole chat about space and Thunda2 ;-)
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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:48 am
by martymonsta
That's pretty cool Blake. Only person who has gone to space with a beard. So do you have an announcement regarding the guest speakers for Thunda2 :lol:

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:02 am
by kopius
No announcements yet, just some teasers... stay tuned folks, there is a LOT going on in the background already


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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:48 am
by CATO
martymonsta wrote:Only person who has gone to space with a beard.


He has more hair than Blake..... :shock:

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:14 pm
by Ironside
Well done, Blake.

It must have been an inspiring discussion

Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:26 pm
by CATO
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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:45 pm
by CATO
Only 83 weeks away now..... I best pick up the pace....

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Re: Are we there yet?

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:48 pm
by str8up
I best pick up the pace....


Hell yeh!!!! To do the job properly you need 4 of them in the truck mounted launcher.

Get cracking man. We're all waiting with baited breath to see this.

Now just think of the advantages of having 4 of them at the launch. No cleaning of cases between each launch. No mucking about putting reloads together. Everything already done and ready to fly. 4 rockets just waiting to go.
Although there is the small matter of winning Lotto to pay for it all.

Can't wait David. Thought the half scale was good. This will be quadruplely (is that a word???) so.