Scaled Composites has posted the logs for several successful engine test results on its webpage.


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Some real news about SpaceShipTwo: Scaled Composites has posted the logs for several successful engine test results on its webpage.

The information is sparse, but it suggests that these tests are attempts to run the engine through a full simulated flight.

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  • Nitpicky as it may be, the phrase ‘objectives completed’ doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. I’ve read any number of engineering reports, and ‘completed’ isn’t the same as ‘achieved’. To use a bad analogy, one can complete a course of action, and not achieve the goals set.

  • Pzatchok

    Maybe he;s just trying to point out all the “goals’ he has made.

    Goals like…
    Planned to wake up on Monday. Goal achieved.

    Planned to fire a rocket engine today. Goal achieved.

    Set your goals low enough and you can make even the smallest sound bigger than it really is.

    He does seem to be getting farther and farther from his real goal of lifting a paying passenger into the edges of space.

    By now he should actually be flying his spacecraft into space on a monthly basis at least. At least with a few instruments for science/testing and his pilots.

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