Rocket Racing League Completes Successful Flight Test at Oklahoma Spaceport

The Rocket Racing League reported successful results of the first seven test flights of the Bridenstine DKNY Rocket Racer conducted at the Oklahoma Spaceport in Burns Flat.

The Bridenstine DKNY Rocket Racer vehicle, equipped with liquid oxygen (LOX)-alcohol engines manufactured by Armadillo Aerospace, a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles based in Mesquite, Texas, underwent an aggressive flight test campaign designed to validate static and dynamic airframe and engine stability throughout its entire operating envelope.

The Burns Flat facility is a facility that specializes in horizontal take-off and landing of Reusable Launch Vehicles.

“The successful conclusion of this flight test campaign marks two important milestones for the League, allowing us to proceed on our planned schedule of exhibition race events throughout the remainder of 2008 and 2009 and also validating our rapid prototyping capability in bringing new and innovative rocket powered vehicles from concept to flight inside of a six month development period,” said Granger Whitelaw, Rocket Racing League co-founder and CEO.

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