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British teams test rockets
Posted: Fri, Nov 23, 2001, 10:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
Thunderbird launch vehicle (Starchaser Industries Ltd) Two British rocket development groups successfully tested small rocket systems within the last week. Starchaser Industries launched its Nova reusable rocket Thursday from a site near Manchester, England, flying to an altitude of about 1,500 meters. The single-stage rocket is designed to test the technology needed for Thunderbird, the company's entry into the X-Prize competition. Another British group, the Mars Advanced Rocketry Society, successfully flew its Deimos 2 rocket from Scotland on November 18. The hybrid-propellant Deimos 2 flew to an altitude of 2,100 meters during the flight. The society eventually hopes to launch a rocket into space.
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