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Briefs: Another SS2 motor test; SS2 drop test photos

28 Jun 2012, 18:40 UTC
Briefs: Another SS2 motor test; SS2 drop test photos
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Scaled carried out another SpaceShipTwo rocket motor test on Tuesday, the second within a week's time. Here is the entry in the RocketMotorTwo Hot-Fire Test Summaries:

Fire: 13
Date: 26 Jun 12

Objectives:
Thirteenth full scale flight design RM2 hot-fire.
Continued evaluation of all systems and components:
- Pressurization
- Valve/Injector
- Fuel formulation and geometry
- Nozzle
- Structure
- Performance

Results:
All objectives completed. Performed targeted 55 second hot fire as planned. Duration of burn chosen to allow examination of internal geometry.
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No entry yet in the SpaceShipTwo flight log of the drop test on Tuesday but here are a couple of pictures: Exclusive SpaceShipTwo Photos - Parabolic Arc.

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