Friday, May 29, 2009

2009: The year of the motor!

A huge set of new motors is on the way down the pipeline at the very moment. Most of them come from Cesaroni, but Aerotech also just announced three end burner motors (one with an extra grain of white lightning propellant to get things started quickly, for boost power.) What we seldom appreciate while using motors, or I seldom do anyway, is just how much RnD goes into any given motor. Then there is extensive testing before final certification. Here are some videos from tests of various new CES motors:

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