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Offline Steven Pietrobon

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Ethiopa SLV
« on: 05/16/2017 04:38 am »
Ethiopa looking to build a medium SLV by 2020.

https://spacewatchme.com/2017/01/ethiopia-start-work-space-launch-vehicle-domestically-made-satellites/

The article says they launched a sounding rocket called Alpha Meles to 30 km in November 2015. I could not find a news reference confirming the launch. I did find this article reporting the upcoming launch in November 2015.

http://ajebnew.com/news/story-in-english/Ethiopia-to-launch-first-rocket-in-four-months-86823

The only photo I could find of the rocket is in below. This looks to be only a vacuform model.

http://www.mu.edu.et/index.php/events/347-alpha-meles-liquid-fuelled-bipropellant-rocket-preconstruction-design-successfully-finalized
« Last Edit: 05/16/2017 04:41 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline K210

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Re: Ethiopa SLV
« Reply #1 on: 05/16/2017 10:43 am »
Their jumping straight to medium lift? Would it not be better to start off with something smaller?

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Re: Ethiopa SLV
« Reply #2 on: 07/31/2017 06:12 pm »
Somebody has new information about this program?
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Offline Vahe231991

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Re: Ethiopa SLV
« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2023 02:12 am »
Somebody has new information about this program?
Found this photo of a prototype rocket under construction by Mekelle Institute of Technology’s Alpha Meles Research Centre in a 2020 post on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SeifGebre/status/1229172526531481601?lang=en

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Re: Ethiopa SLV
« Reply #4 on: 06/07/2023 06:13 am »
Here's the image from the tweet.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Ethiopa SLV
« Reply #5 on: 06/07/2023 06:22 am »
Title is misspelled,  Ethiopia.

 

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