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Citizen20100211442
Minmatar
Carebear Evolution
AEQUITAS.
Posted - 2011.08.30 19:11:00 - [1]
 

Presenting you Troposhpere 5 Very Happy

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.30 20:38:00 - [2]
 

Well, South Africa also had an atomic bomb project years ago. So it is not too surpisring they still do stuff. But it is nifty :)

Citizen20100211442
Minmatar
Carebear Evolution
AEQUITAS.
Posted - 2011.08.30 21:08:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Sidus Isaacs
Well, South Africa also had an atomic bomb project years ago. So it is not too surpisring they still do stuff. But it is nifty :)


Well, not actualy... It was more like Israel making atom bomb for themselves there (secretly)

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.30 22:03:00 - [4]
 

Hmm, maybe it was atomic power then:

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/rsa/nuke/index.html

Regardless, they do stuff ;)

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.30 22:07:00 - [5]
 

More like Africa devises the most elaborate way to kill a rat.

Ana'Lingus
Posted - 2011.08.30 22:22:00 - [6]
 

Does it have spears and the pelts of small animals attached?

Takseen
Posted - 2011.08.31 07:04:00 - [7]
 

Interesting. It seems to be a private enterprise albeit with some government support from Congo. And very impressive for a country still engaged in a civil war.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.31 07:23:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 31/08/2011 07:29:47
Quote:
Troposphere 5 is a two stage solid-propellant rocket with a thrust of 7 tons, launched on March 29, 2009. It is the third rocket in the program. It was initiative of the private enterprise Developpement Tous Azimuts (DTA) with headquarters in Lubumbashi (Katanga Province), created in 2007.

Troposphere 5 carrying a rat named Kavira on board was designed to reach an altitude of 36 km and a speed of Mach 3.[1] Rocket was launched 150 km away from Kinshasa, DRC. Launch ended in failure - rocket took off but has deviated from its course and was lost in the distance.[2] The cost of this rocket has been estimated at about $50 000.

Well, they're ALMOST on par with the USA or the USSR in about 1947-1951... LaughingTwisted EvilLaughing

Heck, you can almost reach the edge of space with a freaking balloon and send a video camera along to document the ride...
Cool

ChromeStriker
Posted - 2011.08.31 09:20:00 - [9]
 

USA, Russia, Israil, Vietnam, Korea, Canada, England ect.... all with great histories of rockets and space travel and all conciderd leaders in the field.... all of them thought of by germans, designed by germans, tested by germans, developed by germans, made by germans.... and all the bits made in japan.

Citizen20100211442
Minmatar
Carebear Evolution
AEQUITAS.
Posted - 2011.08.31 13:38:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 31/08/2011 07:29:47
Quote:
Troposphere 5 is a two stage solid-propellant rocket with a thrust of 7 tons, launched on March 29, 2009. It is the third rocket in the program. It was initiative of the private enterprise Developpement Tous Azimuts (DTA) with headquarters in Lubumbashi (Katanga Province), created in 2007.

Troposphere 5 carrying a rat named Kavira on board was designed to reach an altitude of 36 km and a speed of Mach 3.[1] Rocket was launched 150 km away from Kinshasa, DRC. Launch ended in failure - rocket took off but has deviated from its course and was lost in the distance.[2] The cost of this rocket has been estimated at about $50 000.

Well, they're ALMOST on par with the USA or the USSR in about 1947-1951... LaughingTwisted EvilLaughing

Heck, you can almost reach the edge of space with a freaking balloon and send a video camera along to document the ride...
Cool


Well, german V2 was able reach space , like 200 kilometers altitude (according wikipedia)

And it was in 1944

jason hill
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.08.31 18:27:00 - [11]
 

its amazing what one can be achieved with a bit sticky backed plastick and a washing up bottle Very Happy

Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.08.31 18:41:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Jada Maroo on 31/08/2011 18:41:00
What's the point? There aren't any diamonds in the troposphere.


 

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