The page 1 that Blackstar posted says that it is spin-stabilized through the entire flight?
...The weird thing is that this rocket seems to have a bunch of different names. I think I saw it at the Aerojet booth listed as "Leonides" but nobody at a press conference used that name....
Rail launcher for Hawaii’s first space launch completedhttp://www.hawaii.edu/news/2013/10/29/rail-launcher-for-hawaiis-first-space-launch-completed/Photo: Sandia National Lab.
It has previously been stated that the rail from SLC-5 would be used.
Okay, here is a paper that appears to date from 1998 that discusses Super Strypi. If I am reading this correctly, it says that there was supposed to be a new rail launcher installed at SLC-5. However, that never happened.My colleague at Vandenberg thinks that the rail from SLC-5 went to Hawaii. Maybe it is being used for another purpose out there.
A contact of mine who runs the Vandenberg Historical Museum at SLC-10, confirmed for me that the SLC-5 launching hardware was indeed sent to Hawaii before the pad's demolition.
So what's up with this? I just saw on the launch schedule that its first flight is planned in November?
Has any western organization made liquids work for less than $16 million?