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New Guy from U.S.

Postby RGClark » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:16 pm

Hello everyone. I'm a math professor in the U.S. with a long-time interest in space travel. I'm very impressed with the success amateurs have had with high altitude launches. In fact, I expect it to be routine in short order that amateurs will launch rockets to suborbital space, i.e., to 100 km and above.
But the thing of it is, once you have suborbital stages you can use staging to send a rocket all the way to orbit. For this reason, my opinion is the work by amateurs in high power rocketry will lead to low cost orbital flights at least for small payloads such as cubesats.

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Re: New Guy from U.S.

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 am

Welcome to the forum Bob. Yes, exciting times with the availability of materials and technology making all this easier.

If you look at organisations like Up Aerospace and others, they have started from a HPR base and expanded the envelope from there.

Australia even has a Space Agency now (as of today :wink: ). With a bit of government support things might get more exciting down here!
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Re: New Guy from U.S.

Postby SpaceManMat » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:34 pm

Welcome to the forums Bob.

Tell us what your plans are rocketry wise.
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Re: New Guy from U.S.

Postby lorstin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:02 am

Hi Bob, I like your avatar, any thoughts about updating it to a Klein Bottle?

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Re: New Guy from U.S.

Postby CATO » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:51 pm

SpaceManMat wrote:Welcome to the forums Bob.

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Re: New Guy from U.S.

Postby october sky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:38 pm

Welcome to the forum Bob and what you said is exciting indeed. Wasn't long ago that it was only a pipe dream. 8)
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