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Re: VASIMR Engine
« Reply #320 on: 08/25/2017 10:48 AM »
Anew book out written by Erik seedhouse and franklin chang Diaz. It has the upto date story on Vasimr and the upcoming 100 hr test which should lead to test in space by 2020.   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mars-Beyond-Fast-Revolutionize-Exploration/dp/3319229176

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Re: VASIMR Engine
« Reply #321 on: 10/25/2017 03:17 PM »
http://akaerospace.com/news/commercial-rocket-launches-coming-kodiak-island
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Ad Astra, a Texas-based aerospace company specializing in advanced plasma rocket propulsion technology, is contracted to launch from PSCA in late January or early February, he said. He said Kodiak may see “robust activity” from the company moving forward.

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Re: VASIMR Engine
« Reply #322 on: 10/25/2017 07:53 PM »
http://akaerospace.com/news/commercial-rocket-launches-coming-kodiak-island
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Ad Astra, a Texas-based aerospace company specializing in advanced plasma rocket propulsion technology, is contracted to launch from PSCA in late January or early February, he said. He said Kodiak may see “robust activity” from the company moving forward.

Have they got the right year on this launch?
The VASIMR 100 hour ground test is due in February 2018. The money for launch has to be acquired and construction of the propulsion module needs to occur.

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Re: VASIMR Engine
« Reply #323 on: 11/05/2017 09:39 AM »
http://akaerospace.com/news/commercial-rocket-launches-coming-kodiak-island
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Ad Astra, a Texas-based aerospace company specializing in advanced plasma rocket propulsion technology, is contracted to launch from PSCA in late January or early February, he said. He said Kodiak may see “robust activity” from the company moving forward.

Have they got the right year on this launch?
The VASIMR 100 hour ground test is due in February 2018. The money for launch has to be acquired and construction of the propulsion module needs to occur.
Indeed.

That timeline for 2018 only works out if the results have been very consistent and an investor group is happy to go ahead without it running to completion.

Which is a good investor to have, if you can find such people. They tend to be quite rare.
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Re: VASIMR Engine
« Reply #324 on: 11/05/2017 05:01 PM »
http://akaerospace.com/news/commercial-rocket-launches-coming-kodiak-island
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Ad Astra, a Texas-based aerospace company specializing in advanced plasma rocket propulsion technology, is contracted to launch from PSCA in late January or early February, he said. He said Kodiak may see “robust activity” from the company moving forward.

Have they got the right year on this launch?
The VASIMR 100 hour ground test is due in February 2018. The money for launch has to be acquired and construction of the propulsion module needs to occur.
Indeed.

That timeline for 2018 only works out if the results have been very consistent and an investor group is happy to go ahead without it running to completion.

Which is a good investor to have, if you can find such people. They tend to be quite rare.

So does they mean, Ad Astra will (finally) have V.A.S.I.M.R launched into space? I hope this is true.

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Re: VASIMR Engine
« Reply #325 on: 11/05/2017 06:25 PM »

So does they mean, Ad Astra will (finally) have V.A.S.I.M.R launched into space? I hope this is true.
The implication is that yes they will launch something next year. Beyond that, who knows?
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« Reply #326 on: 12/09/2018 12:02 AM »
I far I as I know, this is latest news for Ad Astra and VASIMR:

- Hydrogen bus has been researched and developed. Could be still researching and developing.
- Increase in funding from the Canadian Space Agency
- In the third year of the VASIMR - VX-200 SS engine.

Has there been any recent news? I have looked around.

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