| Motor re-engineering
Static motor test planned.
December 19, 2002 -- The Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT)
is fine-tuning its rocket motor design, and is coordinating the
facilities necessary to conduct a full-scale static motor test during
the next couple of months. The team is confident of its timeline
for a 2003 space launch attempt.
Ky Michaelson, CSXT's founder and Program Director, said, “We
are certain that we’ve discovered and have a solution for
our motor issue. From an engineering standpoint, it is a relatively
easy modification. We’re as energized as ever to make history
as the first amateur group to launch a rocket into space.”
Michaelson continued, “In our last launch, all other systems
performed precisely as designed. In fact, some even exceeded our
expectations. Everything is looking great for our next launch.”
The precise date for the launch has not been announced by CSXT,
as the final details for the launch campaign are not yet complete.
However, according to CSXT, late summer or early fall of 2003 are
the most likely launch windows. The team plans to announce a firm
launch date after the conclusion of the static motor test.
Sponsorships for the historic launch are still available. According
to Michaelson, "Space will, indeed, be the next great business
environment. We welcome sponsors and supporters that share our vision
for this new frontier.”
Business and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Ky Michaelson
at (952) 884-5870.
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