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RE: Rocket-maker SpaceX makes some noise in McGregor
« Reply #1 on: 10/14/2007 04:19 pm »
Company spokeswoman Lauren Dreyer said SpaceX, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., has averaged one test-firing a day since it began operating in McGregor, “for a total of 1,800 hot-fire tests.”

That's a lot of testing!  I hope the 1C is looking good...

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Re: Rocket-maker SpaceX makes some noise in McGregor
« Reply #2 on: 10/14/2007 08:31 pm »
Love to hear that they are testing like crazy.  Too bad they can't launch more often to get datasets on the entire LV.
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RE: Rocket-maker SpaceX makes some noise in McGregor
« Reply #3 on: 10/15/2007 01:00 am »
I saw (from a distance) an engine test at McGregor back in June 2005 at a model rocket launch/
contest (Tex Regional).  When I get the chance, I'll post a picture that was taken by my friend
Warren Benson a few hours later.  The roar was unmistakable (and the smoke/steam rising
above the horizon in the distance)....
Dave, NAR # 21853 SR.

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RE: Rocket-maker SpaceX makes some noise in McGregor
« Reply #4 on: 10/15/2007 01:03 am »
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dwmzmm - 14/10/2007  8:00 PM

I saw (from a distance) an engine test at McGregor back in June 2005 at a model rocket launch/
contest (Tex Regional).  When I get the chance, I'll post a picture that was taken by my friend
Warren Benson a few hours later.  The roar was unmistakable (and the smoke/steam rising
above the horizon in the distance)....

Ok, that didn't take long.  Here's the picture I was talking about.  The day is June 18, 2005.
Dave, NAR # 21853 SR.

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Re: Rocket-maker SpaceX makes some noise in McGregor
« Reply #5 on: 11/13/2007 01:59 am »
In the Merlin 1C thread there is an announcement from SpaceX that Merlin 1C development is now completed

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20071112005019&newsLang=en

Next step is testing out Falcon 9

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