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Offline Jimmy Murdok

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #20 on: 06/11/2017 12:09 PM »
Name loks good...and comes with a big responsibility  ;)

A couple that came into my mind and keep the heritage
Black Lance
Black Javelin

Wish you good luck! Keep us posted

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #21 on: 06/11/2017 01:02 PM »
Both Lance and Javelin have already been used for military missiles. Might want to avoid those associations.

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #22 on: 06/11/2017 06:23 PM »
Both Lance and Javelin have already been used for military missiles. Might want to avoid those associations.

And Arrow too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_(Israeli_missile), all the names are based on weapons and have been used by other weapons  ::). You can find negative connotation of almost everything.

Lance reminds to Sir Lancelot, has the shape of a rocket and is symilar to an arrow. Brings originality as it's a new name, but keeps the dinasty of the original rocket "starting a dinasty". All of it very British  ;D

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #23 on: 06/11/2017 07:05 PM »
True, although in that case the non-military use pre-dates the military one.

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #24 on: 06/12/2017 11:38 AM »
P.S. Horizon news coming next week!

Oooooh, my interest is piqued.

Maybe people on NSF would like to try come up with a better name?   I won't promise we'll change, but if there's a really excellent suggestion out there that captures our team's interest, it would certainly be a shame to miss it!

I quite like BLACK ARROW 2. Have you considered a name for the engine powering it as of yet? Perhaps continuing with the heritage theme by going with some variation of "Gamma", like the original Bristol Siddeley Gamma engine?

Or how about "Olympus", as a kind of shoutout to the Rolls-Royce Olympus engines that powered the Avro Vulcan and Concorde.

Offline kraisee

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #25 on: 06/13/2017 04:24 AM »
The news is coming soon, but in the meantime, don't limit yourselves to the 'colour' code style, you are allowed to be more adventurous :D

Might I also suggest trying a few names with a possible nautical flavour?

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #26 on: 06/19/2017 03:37 PM »
The news is coming soon, but in the meantime, don't limit yourselves to the 'colour' code style, you are allowed to be more adventurous :D

Might I also suggest trying a few names with a possible nautical flavour?

Ross.

SS Great Britain / with Brunel Engines?

What engine cycle is Horizon going with?

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #27 on: 06/20/2017 06:54 AM »
What engine cycle is Horizon going with?

As this is their first rocket, I would expect it to be gas generator.
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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #28 on: 06/21/2017 12:04 PM »
Personally, I am really excited about having UK launch capability (saves me moving to the US to get a job at SpaceX  :P)

I always liked the name HMS Pickle from Trafalgar so just pickle I guess. Maybe a name for a spacecraft rather than a rocket factory though.

As for Investment hopefully, the government might lead the way
The Queen's speech today was very promising:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40354695
While Brexit may have dissuaded some investors, hopefully, the government feeling guilty (/political motivations) may provide the needed investment and perhaps more than they would have any.

Horizon has a great team and I am sure they will do great things

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #29 on: 06/23/2017 06:14 AM »
News is on hold for a bit, sorry.   We want to get a few more things shipshape and Bristol fashion first!   Good things happening though.   You'll still hear it here first!

gin455res; currently planning GG for the first stage.   Simple pressure fed for the upper.

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Offline Rik ISS-fan

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Re: Horizon Black Arrow 2
« Reply #30 on: 06/23/2017 10:51 AM »
Noooo, not again a delay in news coming out.
« Last Edit: 06/23/2017 04:58 PM by Rik ISS-fan »

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