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What's the last reports on the status of the motor system? Now that they've glide and drop tested, that seems like the major remaining challenge, yet I can't recall the last time I heard anything at all about the motor status.
http://www.scaled.com/projects/proteus.htmlAugust 11th was the 5th test fire, and the last test fire reported, no issues reported then. Branden has claimed 18 months till paying customers, so unless he was just thumping his chest, the motor must be coming along well.
Does anyone know why WhiteKnight Two's wheels are down during the release of SpaceShip Two at 45,000ft?
Because our ultimate goal is to keep SS2 flight test schedule progressing forward at pace, the mothership may be flying the next couple flights with the gear down and locked until we can fully test the new gear mechanisms.
Question about the front nose gear on Spaceship 2. Why a skid rather than wheels? Better breaking? Lower weight?
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