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Rubicon 2 Coming along

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:02 am
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chabot imageSPACE TRANSPORT CORPORATION: Rubicon 2 (R2) is coming along nicely. The capsule is being fabricated in a Port Townsend machine shop, Reynold Grey Machining. Greg Mika, the co-owner of Reynold Grey, calls the Rubicon 2 welded aluminum capsule/nosecone a “monument to bauxite” (bauxite is aluminum ore). See nearby photo of Rubicon 2 welding work in early September. At STC’s Forks headquarters, the R2 engine assembly is also basically complete.

STC conducted a successful Rubicon solid rocket motor test on the 12th of September. Several quality control measures have been implemented since the Rubicon 1 motor malfunction. See the engine test video at www.space-transport.com/?stc=gallery.

The R2 flight is scheduled for the 2nd or 3rd of October from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Many thanks to our recent French investor from Sequim, to Spacefleet for an additional $5,000 investment, and to several other small investors. We are proud to have them take part in STC and will work hard to convert their capital into a successful and valuable space transport business.

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