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SARG is Bummed Out About Armadillo Hibernation Thing

Statement from SARG Chair Dr. Steven Collicott on Suborbital Research Needs August 9, 2013 “The Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation notes John Carmack’s August 2, 2013 statement regarding the hibernation of rocket development at Armadillo Aerospace. The STIG rocket appeals to researchers by providing many of the advantages characteristic of next-generation suborbital vehicles including a gentle lift-off, pressurized payload bay, late payload access before launch, […]

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  • August 9, 2013
Space Access ’11: Armadillo Aerospace

Russ Blink and Ben Brockert
Armadillo Aerospace

  • Showing AWESOME video of a rocket flight….
  • Turned over aircraft to Rocket Racing….flew them up in Tulsa….
  • Rocket Racing League is going to have a big announcement soon….
  • Tested engine….ran engine 1,000 times to determine reliability….no problems with it…
  • Ben: “You know you’re doing a lot of rocket testing when it gets really annoying.”
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  • April 9, 2011
Launch of Armadillo Rocket Postponed Again

Armadillo Aerospace will not launch its STIG rocket today, Ben Brockert reports from Spaceport America via Twitter: We are not flying today. Obviously we wish we were. We’ll update with whys and hows when we can. The company had to cancel an earlier launch attempt on Saturday for several reasons. This is the company’s first attempt to launch a STIG rocket. The company aims to exceed 100,000 feet in this […]

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  • April 5, 2011
Armadillo Aerospace Stig Launch Scrubbed

Armadillo Aerospace had to scrub the inaugural launch of its STIG rocket for multiple reasons today. The company had hoped to send the rocket to more than 100,000 feet from Spaceport America. An update from Armadillo Aerospace Founder John Carmack on today’s scrub via the aRocket group: Initial attempt was scrubbed at the last minute when an uninvited party (a hunter) entered the exclusion zone. Second attempt had startup transient […]

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  • April 2, 2011
A Look at Armadillo’s Rockets

Above is an image of Armadillo Aerospace’s planned SOST crew vehicle taken from a presentation that Armadillo Vice President Neil Milburn gave during the 14th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference. Additional slides on the vehicle and the company’s STIG rocket follow after the break.


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  • March 24, 2011