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Re: ARCA
« Reply #400 on: 11/14/2023 06:19 am »
Here's their press release from August on their new rocket family. Seems like they have also changed their name from ARCA to General Astronautics.

https://www.ecorocket.space/news

August 17, 2023 - CER, RTV/MIRTV systems announced

General Astronautics is announcing the release of a new generation of ecological, extremely cost effective commercial rockets, with both civilian and military applications, based on the EcoRocket orbital vehicle.

The Commercial EcoRocket series is comprised of ERC160, ERC500 and ERC1200 vehicles with civilian applications including science, research, boosters and first stages for space launch vehicles, recreation, and non-offensive military applications like target rockets simulating Short Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM), Reentry Vehicles (RV) and Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRV).

The ERC160 is a small rocket with a diameter of 0.16 m and a length of 6.8 m. It has a launch weight of 125 kg and it can reach an altitude of 20 km, and a speed of Mach 1.9, with a payload of 3 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research and recreation.

The ERC500 is a medium size rocket, with a diameter of 0.5 m and a length of 12 m. It has a launch weight of 1,600 kg and it can reach an altitude of 30 km, and a speed of Mach 2.1 with a payload of 100 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research and recreation, as well as military applications as a target simulating a Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) and as a transport vehicle for a Reentry Target Vehicle (RTV) simulating an offensive Reentry Vehicle.

The ERC1200 is a large size rocket, with a diameter of 1.2 m and a length of 15 m. It has a launch weight of 11,300 kg and it ca reach an altitude of 40 km and a speed of Mach 2.6, with a payload of 1,000 kg. This vehicle is suitable for civilian applications like science, research, recreation, as a booster and first stage for suborbital and orbital launchers, as well as a target vehicle simulating an SRBM and as a transport vehicle for the Multiple Independent Reentry Target Vehicle (MIRTV) simulating offensive MIRVs.

The RTV and MIRTV are individual and multiple reentry target vehicles that are simulating offensive assets, flying with hypersonic speeds.

A RTV has a diameter of 0.46 m and a height of 1.4 m for a launch weight of 100 kg. The vehicle is equipped with a couple of spin rocket engines that will stabilise the vehicle, and a main rocket engine that will accelerate it during the descend flight allowing it to reach near hypersonic speeds of Mach 4.2, while mated with the CER500 rocket.

The MIRTV bus, mated with the CER1200 rocket can accommodate up to five RTVs that after release will reach hypersonic speeds of Mach 5.4.

The civilian users for our products are universities, private companies, research institutes, space agencies and private individuals.

The military users include ground, naval, air and space forces equipped with antiballistic systems.

General Astronautics’ policy is to never support the creation of military offensive assets. Therefore the newly released products exhibit no guidance systems and non-responsive launch sequence, rendering them unusable for offensive applications.

The proposed military applications for our target rockets and reentry vehicles are designed to increase the efficiency and responsiveness of anti-ballistic crews deployed to protect certain areas from ballistic attacks, helping to save lives and protect the defended infrastructure.

Because of the use of a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide, the products are extremely cost effective, with €19,900 for the ERC160 rocket, €39,9000 for the CER500 rocket and €199,900 for the ERC1200 rocket. A Reentry Target Vehicle is sold for €19,900.

The ERC, RTV and MIRTV will be made commercially available throughout 2024, starting with March, but reservations could be made right away ar [email protected]

The orders paid with the AMiE token will benefit from a 10% discount.
The AMiE token can be acquired from amiexploration.com
More details about ERC, RTV/MIRTV on: ecorocket.space
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Re: ARCA
« Reply #401 on: 11/14/2023 06:31 am »
Seems like they have also changed their name from ARCA to General Astronautics.


One the last video they produced the comments indicate both companies exist and work together. But anyway, whatever.

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ARCA and General Astronautics executed a test with the CER-160RT (160mm caliber), canister-based artillery target rocket, currently under military homologation for two European military forces.
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Re: ARCA
« Reply #402 on: 11/14/2023 07:00 am »
These are just a scam. They haven't shown anything that goes more than a couple of hundred feet up. And thats mainly from what looks like pressure fron the launcher.

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #403 on: 11/14/2023 07:11 am »
These are just a scam. They haven't shown anything that goes more than a couple of hundred feet up. And thats mainly from what looks like pressure fron the launcher.

Steven and I know that. We're just having fun with this thread and it's company. Something to pass the time while we wait for more important (and real) space events.
« Last Edit: 11/14/2023 07:12 am by catdlr »
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Re: ARCA
« Reply #404 on: 11/14/2023 07:45 am »
These are just a scam. They haven't shown anything that goes more than a couple of hundred feet up. And thats mainly from what looks like pressure fron the launcher.

Steven and I know that. We're just having fun with this thread and it's company. Something to pass the time while we wait for more important (and real) space events.

I didn't quote you.
My comment was general to the thread.

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #405 on: 12/21/2023 01:01 pm »
MIRTV - Multiple Independent Reentry Target Vehicle

CATDLR: I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
 
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The anti-ballistic training against nuclear strikes was made easier with the release of MIRTV and hypersonic RTV from ARCA.
The Multiple Independent Reentry Target Vehicle (MIRTV) and its booster was presented yesterday at the COSMOBASE.
The three-unit MIRTV is designed to actively simulate the terminal flight of a nuclear or conventional MIRV launched by ballistic missiles.
The MIRTV is launched by the CER-1200MIRTV rocket and it has a launch weight of 1,000kg, including the booster, which accelerates the MIRTV during descend to speeds up to Mach 4.4.
The booster is also able to deliver just one hypersonic Reentry Vehicle (RV) with a reentry speed of Mach 6.6.
These vehicles are designed as targets for the training of antiballistic forces.
Currently ARCA and General Astronautics are going through the certification phase for the MIRTV and the hypersonic RTV with two European military forces.
More about MIRTV on www.ecorocket.space

« Last Edit: 12/21/2023 01:02 pm by catdlr »
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Re: ARCA
« Reply #406 on: 12/21/2023 01:43 pm »
So, target simulators that travel at less than 1/5 of the speed of the targets they are supposed to simulate? I wonder who they'll point the blame at this time when nobody is interested in a product fundamentally unable to do its job.

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #407 on: 12/21/2023 02:13 pm »
And there's me thinking that this thread couldn't get more bizarre.

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #408 on: 12/21/2023 11:07 pm »
And there's me thinking that this thread couldn't get more bizarre.

Methinks it still has a ways to go on that score.  Just imagine if they sold their tech to the Russians..
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #409 on: 12/22/2023 03:03 am »
You just know defense market is all the rage right now when even ARCA is pivoting from launch to hypersonic and weapons testing...

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #410 on: 12/22/2023 04:56 am »
You just know defense market is all the rage right now when even ARCA is pivoting from launch to hypersonic and weapons testing...

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #411 on: 12/22/2023 04:57 am »
And there's me thinking that this thread couldn't get more bizarre.

Methinks it still has a ways to go on that score.  Just imagine if they sold their tech to the Russians..

Hey, as long as they don't go full OTRAG with their partnerships...

(Although in the current political climate, perhaps selling out to Russia is going "full OTRAG.")

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #412 on: 12/22/2023 09:30 am »
220 students from the Mihai Eminescu School visited the COSMOBASE

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220 students from the Mihai Eminescu Secondary School in Râmnicu Vâlcea visited the COSMOBASE.

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #413 on: 01/22/2024 06:42 pm »
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ARCA and General Astronautics executed a test with the CER-160RT (160mm caliber), canister-based artillery target rocket, currently under military homologation for two European military forces.


What does that mean?

Are governments really paying for this?

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Re: ARCA
« Reply #414 on: 01/22/2024 06:50 pm »
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ARCA and General Astronautics executed a test with the CER-160RT (160mm caliber), canister-based artillery target rocket, currently under military homologation for two European military forces.


What does that mean?

Are governments really paying for this?


Vultur,
"Hands up in the air" emoji - your guess is as good as mine.  IMO: I practically don't believe anything this company is creating is believable, I think it's a scam to get investors to interested to fund his cause.  Until otherwise, it's being treated as "you got to be kidding me", fun and I just report it.  If you find out what governments are funding him, let us know.

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