Editarian: Jerry Allen
Asst. Editarian: Gene Spanarella
Club Photographer: Brad Mikel
February 4, 2015
Neighborhood Services Dept.
Save the Date
February 11, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
"Cancellation: There will be no Wine and Dinner
on February 13th it is being rescheduled to a later date."
Friday, February 6, 2015
at Double Tree
5 to 8
Chamber Awards Dinner
Kevin Hougen, Aurora Chamber President, announced that the 60th annual awards dinner will be March 6, at Double Tree by Hilton Denver Stapleton North, 4040 Quebec St., $75/plate Silent Auction.
Shots for Tots
The Volunteers were Ben and Pat Wintergalen, Jerry and Joyce Beabout and supervisor Craig Wagner.
(Joyce Beabout was not included, Sorry)
January 29, 2015
Aurora TLV (Track Launched Vehicle)
(TRACK LAUNCHED VEHICLE)
Rocky Mountain Space Alliance (RMSA) is developing a commercial launch vehicle to service four distinct markets using one basic vehicle platform:
- Transport of Space Tourists to Low Earth Orbit
- Longer Duration Low Earth Orbit Scientific Missions
- Long Range Hypersonic Point-to-Point Travel
- Satellite Deployment and Retrival
The flight profile for all missions is launch to orbit (or sub-orbit), hypersonic gliding descent to lower earth atmosphere (< 30,000 ft) and subsequent approach and powered landing. Although the NASA Space Shuttle did fly a similar profile, the is significantly different in its design and capabilities.
Chuck Rash explained the advantages of the Track Mounted Launch Vehicle:
Increased Payload: leaving sled behind increases payload to 4500 lbs.4 air breathing rocket engines- can be shut down during launch etc.
Flat bottom makes the vehicle stable through Mach 22 (Mach is the speed of sound)
Has 2 wings that retrack forward, makes landing flexible .
The project is being done with private investment, This avoids extra government requirements being tacked on.
The plan is to launch to the east on existing 8000 foot runway in Pueblo. Vehicles engines are loud, there is nothing east to be bothered.
Development schedule is 4 years and cost is $600 million.
For a more complete over view click here.