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Planned Kistler K-1 Test Program
« on: 09/03/2017 01:18 AM »
Does anyone around here have any details on how Kistler planned to test the K-1 as they geared up to flight if they'd managed to make it past their financial challenges? We've seen how SpaceX and Blue respectively have proceeded with incremental testing on VTVL landings, would Kistler have tried a similar phased test program?

Also, I've seen that their user's guide mentions mainly the facility at Woomera, was that intended to be their main launch site, or how would things be balanced between that and Nevada?

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Re: Planned Kistler K-1 Test Program
« Reply #1 on: 09/04/2017 07:06 PM »
Contact Leonard David, who did a lot of research on Kistler and may know some answers.

Everybody has pretty much forgotten now, but Kistler burned through a lot of money before they folded. A few other companies did as well.