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FIRST STEPS

December 7, 2012

OrionCraft Aerospace Guild

Are you ready to meet the new space age?

Horizontal In Line Launch Staging (HILLS) offers staging in-line to reduce drag and mass for future high flight rate space operations.  The upper stage is installed on the front of the booster aircraft for aerodynamic and safety advantages.

OrionCraft proposes to design and build a giant scale (10 ft. wingspan) model of a reusable sounding rocket plane to demonstrate the HILLS advantage for space access.

THIS DESIGN PROTECTED UNDER US PATENT 8,528,853 B2

THE WHITE ROSE REUSABLE SOUNDING ROCKET:

SP1

 TWO ROCKET PLANES STAGED AERODYNAMICALLY IN-LINE

SP5

DESIGN FEATURES:

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ROCKET AND TURBINE POWERED BOOSTER STAGE

WITH  ROCKET POWERED UPPER STAGE

SP8

SIMPLIFIED CONTROL SURFACES IMPART YAW WITH ROLL INPUT

 SP6REENTRY AERO BRAKING CONFIGURATION

SPF9 DESIGN PROGRESS UNDERWAY

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPREVIOUS MODEL FABRICATION

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AND PREVIOUS FLIGHT TEST SUCCESS

IMG_4627 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=442jp1r2fb4

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PRESENTED AT SPACE ACCESS 2012 IN PHOENIX AZ

P1SECOND STAGE IS FLIGHT AND STATIC TESTED

DESIGN PROGRESS

Initial feasibility studies propose a booster and flight vehicle propose a 10 ft. by 12 ft. combined launch system.  This can begin as a giant scale model to establish basic flight.  It is sized to become a second generation high power rocket-propelled rocket plane system.  The journey begins with the first step.

SP17

SP18

SP19

 THE NEXT STEP:  COUNT THE COST

We are seeking individual and industry partnership for the design process.  We will propose funding only after we have enough design direction to know the cost of the venture.  Volunteers and corporate sponsors can be even more valuable than fiscal support though.  We welcome product price breaks in return for sponsorship credits and other service recognition.  If you have services or products needed for this venture you are welcome to become part of the team!

OrionCraft Facebook Group   http://www.facebook.com/groups/110821682303324/

WordPress Blog  https://exospace.wordpress.com/

 Phone 815-505-4979

e-maildiluther@starband.net

TEAM ORIONCRAFT

NAME                                                ROLE                                    

David Luther                           Design, Management

Vince Jenkins                          Systems & Controls               

Roxanne Cottrell                     Master model builder             

Scott Wertel                             Engineer, Alibre CAD            

Lt Col Susan McDonald         Wyoming Team Leader         

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