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African Sub orbital Attempt!
« on: 12/03/2011 01:55 pm »
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3976742/Meet-the-afronauts.html

Good smiley story  ;D

Hope those guys make it off the ground one day and I hope they can find an engine donator!

Deserve support in some form ;D


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Re: African Sub orbital Attempt!
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2011 02:16 pm »
That machine might manage low-speed/high altitude but that is all.  A real sub-orbital aircraft would need swept or delta wings to deal with the high-speed airflow
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Re: African Sub orbital Attempt!
« Reply #2 on: 01/16/2012 06:28 pm »
I found this video a while ago:



The German OTRAG project also comes to mind , they had a rocket range in Congo:

http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/West_Europe/OTRAG/Description/Frame.htm
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Re: African Sub orbital Attempt!
« Reply #3 on: 01/16/2012 07:24 pm »
I found this video a while ago:



The German OTRAG project also comes to mind , they had a rocket range in Congo:

http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/West_Europe/OTRAG/Description/Frame.htm

Nice! Planned apogee of 36 km, so would not have been a space rocket even if successful. (for those who don't have time to watch the video, actual apogee = 0 km...  I wish the Congolese researchers the persistence that will lead to eventual success.)
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