Saturday, February 13, 2010

Maxus 7

How did I ever miss this video?

Maxus rocket:
Overall length: 15.5 m
Overall mass: 12,400 kg
Payload mass: approx. 800 kg
Max. velocity: 3500 m/s
Max. acceleration: 15 g
Propellant mass: 10,042 kg
Motor burn time: 63 sec
Microgravity: up to 14 minutes
Apogee: > 700 km
Thrust(max. in vacuum): 500 kN

This is a big rocket! About 25,000 lbs! These rockets fly from the Esrange, in Sweden, well north of the Arctic Circle. Check out the snow on landing.

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