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SKYBOLT MAINTENANCE


As in previous years, we've taken the opportunity to undertake maintenance on the Outreach rockets. On 18th
December 2006 we lifted Skybolt off its vehicle. Some pictures are here, more are in the Members Area.

Updated: December 2006


Starchaser in Euronews Space Tourism movie


Starchaser are heavily featured in a Euronews video on the topic of Space tourism dreams becoming reality.
(Link no longer available)

Updated: November 2006


More photos from the 2006 X Prize Cup event


Another gallery of pictures from the X Prize Cup, held at Las Cruces New Mexico in October 2006, has now been
made available.

Updated: November 2006


Movie of preparations for STORM test firing


A short movie sequence of the Storm engine in its test frame is now available in the Movies Gallery.

Updated: November 2006


Preparations for STORM test firing


A small gallery of pictures from the preparations for the test firing of the STORM engine at RAF Spadeadam are
here. More pictures are available in the Team starchaser Members Area. A video clip will be available shortly in the
Movies gallery.

Updated: November 2006


Starchaser and PTC Renew Partnership For Space Success


PTC announces that Starchaser Industries, a privately held high tech company, renewed its commitment to
Pro/ENGINEER, the PTC integrated CAD/CAM/CAE solution, for another three years.Pro/ENGINEER is playing a
vital role in the development of the new STORM bi-liquid rocket engine.

Updated: November 2006


STORM rocket engine firing postponed


The STORM rocket engine firing has been postponed due to ignition sequence problem. Starchaser engineers are
currently analysing data from tests which took place on Tuesday with a view to rectifying the fault in preparation for
a full engine burn, the date of which is to be confirmed.

Updated: November 2006


Preparing for the Future of the Aerospace Industry


Doa Ana Community College, in association with the National Aerospace Technical Education Center and in
partnership with Starchaser, is launching the Aerospace Technology degree option. This degree will qualify
students for national certification as an aerospace technician as well as address the technical workforce needs
unique to the commercial space industry.

Updated: November 2006


Starchaser display upgraded prototype Thunderstar capsule at X Prize Cup 2006


Starchaser display upgraded prototype Thunderstar capsule at the 2006 X PRIZE Cup event in Las Cruces New
Mexico - further images available soon.

Updated: October 2006


Starchaser Unveils its new Skybolt Rocket Prototype


Starchaser Industries, Britain's leading rocket manufacturing company unveils its prototype SKYBOLT SOUNDING
ROCKET at Salford University at 10am on THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER.

Updated: September 2006


Starchaser & Nova Visit Jarrow School


Starchaser visited Jarrow School in the Northeast on Wednesday 20 September 2006 to commemorate the
school's engineering status. The Nova rocket stayed well into the early evening where it was sympathetically lit
using coloured floodlights.

Updated: September 2006


Euronews French TV Team visit Starchaser


A French TV crew were at Starchaser UK on Saturday 23rd September to gather footage for a forthcoming
EURONEWS item. They will also visit Starchaser US in early October in order to gather further footage. Some
pictures taken on the day are available in the Team Starchaser Members Area.

Updated: September 2006


Starchaser's Skybolt pictures are now in the Team Starchaser Member's area


Over 100 pictures, including many of the prototype of Starchaser's Skybolt sounding rocket have now been
published in the Team Starchaser Members Area.

Updated: September 2006


Starchaser Starts to take Astronaut Expressions of Interest


Starchaser has opened its registration system and is now inviting people to express their interest in becoming a
Starchaser Astronaut. A on-line registration form has been provided to allow people to give their details and be
kept apprised of seat availability, flight schedules and pricing.

Updated: September 2006


New Mexico pursues a growing future in aerospace and aviation


Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Starchaser, based in the UK, bought 120 acres of Chihuahuan desert along Interstate
10 west of Las Cruces, envisioning a "Rocket City" that will include manufacturing buildings, astronaut training
facilities, hotels and restaurants. "We decided this is a place we needed to be," said Kimmarie Hartley,
Starchaser's director of operations. "We're starting out small. We're not NASA by any means, but we have a long-
term vision."

(Link no longer available)

Updated: September 2006


Jimmy O'Dell Carroll, of Rocket Boys and October Sky, visits Starchaser


On Friday 25 August 2006 Jimmy O'Dell Carroll, of Rocket Boys and October Sky fame, visited Starchaser with
members of SWARM. The visit was to give to Jimmy and SWARM
The Starchaser Storm Award for innovation in model rocketry. This is to be presented to the winner of the best
innovation in model rocketry at the Jimmy O'Dell Carroll Altitude event held by the SWARM Rocket Club, Devon,
UK. A picture gallery of the visit is now available.

Updated: August 2006


Starchaser Educational Outreach Success


Starchaser's Space4schools Outreach Programme will have visited 212 schools between 1 August 2005 and 31
July 2006. Some 139 of these were high school visits, with the remainder being made up of primary schools. In
total, Starchaser has engaged with over 257,000 school children over this period. We expect to double these
figures for the 2006 2007 season.

Updated: July 2006


Skybolt Sounding Rocket Update


Starchaser have now ordered the various components for the construction of the Skybolt sounding rocket. These
components will be delivered over the next weeks and months. More details to follow in due course.

Updated: July 2006


Spaceport America


17 July 2006 - Farnborough International Airshow in England, a new name for the Southwest Regional Spaceport
was announced. It is being changed to Spaceport America, said Rick Homans, New Mexico Economic
Development Secretary....

Updated: July 2006


July 6, 2006 - Starchaser Industries announces plans for flagship development in
southern New Mexico


Las Cruces, NM - Starchaser Industries Inc., the first private space company to establish a New Mexico presence
in response to the development of the Southwest Regional Spaceport, is pleased to announce plans to develop a
120-acre site approximately seventeen miles west of the City of Las Cruces in southern New Mexico.

Updated: July 2006


Starchaser at RAES Space Tourism conference


Starchaser attended the Royal Aeronautical Society's conference on Space Tourism in June 2006. The main
purpose of the conference was to consider the evolution of space tourism over the next decade. Senior Starchaser
staff were present to deal with the various questions. A striking, and brand new, Thunderstar model was on the
display.

A gallery of pictures taken at the conference is now available.

Updated: June 2006


Blast Off With Starchaser's new SPACE4SCHOOLS website


Starchaser are delighted to announce the launch of a new SPACE4SCHOOLS web site devoted to providing a full
breakdown of our educational visits. This site contains numerous documents describing the various packages we
can deliver. In addition there is a protected area containing additional resources and materials for teachers once
the school has made a booking.

Updated: June 2006


Starchaser 4a Takes Shape


We are developing a new booster, named Starchaser 4a, derived from the Starchaser 4 fin canister constructed
last year. More pictures continue to be added to the relevant Rockets Gallery on this site, and more have now
been posted in the Members Area. 31 May - more pictures now added to the Members Area gallery.

Updated: May 2006


Storm Rocket Engine Progress


During March and April 2006 the Starchaser Factory hummed with activity. A gallery of pictures has been put in
the Engines Gallery. Many more of the pictures are available in the Member's Area.

Updated: May 2006



Starchaser activities in March-April 2006


During March and April 2006 the Starchaser Factory hummed with activity. A gallery of pictures has been put in
the Engines Gallery. Many more of the pictures are available in the Member's Area.

Updated: April 2006


Storm Thrust Frame Installation


The Storm engine thrust frame has now been installed at the UK test site. Such was the quality and precision of
the engineering the installation was completed in less than half a day. Many more photographs of the installation
are in the Members Area.

Updated: March 2006


Storm Thrust Frame Construction


ild plans are ahead of schedule and the Storm engine has now been test fitted into the thrust frame. Our initial
series of tests here in the UK are set for April. These tests will qualify the design and confirm readiness for a full
duration, stacked, firing.

Updated: March 2006


Skybolt Update


Starchaser UK recently took delivery of the fuel, oxidiser and pressurant tank liners for the Skybolt rocket vehicle.
Pending further testing, all three tanks are to be over wrapped in filament carbon fibre composite before being
integrated into the airframe.

Updated: March 2006


space.com: NEW MEXICO - BUILDING A BETTER SPACEPORT


With a projected $225 million being spent to create a "purpose-built" spaceport near Upham, New Mexico
expected to be completed by 2009-2010 for many of the principals involved there remains but one question: what
is a 21st century spaceport supposed to look like? ....

Updated: January 2006


SPACE TOURISTS REACH FOR THE FINAL FRONTIER


In the 25 January 2006 edition of Professional Engineering, the journal of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
(IMechE), is an excellent two page article, "Reach for the Stars" by Justin Cunningham.

Updated: January 2006


STARCHASER WELCOMES VIRGIN GALACTIC TO NEW MEXICO


Starchaser Industries Inc., premier builders of space craft in the United Kingdom and New Mexico, is delighted to
hear that Virgin Galactic have decided to operate from the innovative South West Regional Space Port. Starchaser
Industries Inc. chose to expand their operations to the Space Port in May 2004 and sees Virgin Galactic's move
as an extremely positive step towards the goal of making New Mexico the new centre for space exploration.

Updated: January 2006


STARCHASER SHARES LATEST


Having engaged the services of a leading management consultancy firm Starchaser conducted a business
planning and operational review in December 2005 in order to move forward with the Starchaser share offer...

Updated: January 2006


STARCHASER NEW MEXICO UPDATE


An article appeared in 8th December Las Cruces Sun News under the heading Starchaser looks to build plant in
west Las Cruces...

(Link no longer available)

Updated: January 2006






2005






THUNDERBIRD CAPSULE INSTALLED AT SPACEPORT


Starchaser's Thunderbird capsule mock-up is now installed at Spaceport. The wiring is complete and the seating
installated.

Updated: December 2005


STARCHASER HIGHLIGHTED IN SPACE REVIEW


"The Starchaser team... are, as far as one can tell, virtually the only repository of rocket engineering expertise in
all of Britain. Surely, the tutelary Gods who rule the destinies of ESA and Eumetsat would not begrudge them a
few million pounds to keep them in business."
Space Review, 14th November 2005

Updated: December 2005


STARCHASER SPECIAL EVENT DAYS AT SPACEPORT


The Starchaser days at Spaceport in October / November 2005 are now over. It was really nice to meet and chat
to so many of the visitors. Click here for the results of our special competition.

Updated: November 2005


COUNTDOWN TO X PRIZE CUP SUCCESS


The first X PRIZE Cup event held 6th - 9th October in New Mexico was a resounding success with attendance
numbers reported to be well in excess of the 20,000 target. Starchaser was there with its full size 3-man
Thunderstar capsule mock-up, the Churchill Mk.2 engine, in addition to other items. Click here to view report and
picture gallery.

Updated: October 2005


STARCHASER PREPARES FOR X PRIZE CUP


Starchaser are currently preparing for the upcoming X Prize Cup event in New Mexico. The event is being held 6th
to 9th October. Click here for a picture gallery. Further information is in the Members Area, in addition to more
picture galleries.

Updated: October 2005


STARCHASER AT YORKSHIRE AIR SHOW


Starchaser will be at the Yorkshire Air Show, Elvington Air Field, near York, on 20 and 21 August. The Nova
rocket will be there as well. Visit the merchandise stand. Join Team Starchaser. Do come along, we'd love to see
you.

Updated: August 2005


STARCHASER US HQ


On 11 July 2005 Starchaser CEO Steve Bennett signed the lease on the Company's new US headquarters which
is situated in Las Cruces New Mexico. Starchaser are currently interviewing for administrative and educational
staff, as well as engineers who will work out of the new office.

Updated: August 2005


KEROSENE IGNITION THRUSTER TESTED


At 3.40 pm on Monday 4 July 2005, we successfully tested our Launch Escape Test Thruster for the first time
using a prototype kerosene injection system...
Members can see a brief overview together with a new gallery in the club section. A short movie is available to
Club Members in the Members Area.


Updated: August 2005


MERSEYSIDE'S SPACEPORT OPENS


Tuesday 28 June saw a major delivery of Starchaser artefacts to the Merseyside Spaceport which opened on 26
July. This delivery followed a busy period at the Starchaser factory.

Updated: July 2005


STARCHASER PARTNERS WITH WISLA


Wisla is proud to support the efforts of the Starchaser project and wish all concerned the very best of good fortune
in their splendid endeavours...

Updated: June 2005


LAUNCH ESCAPE SYSTEM (LES) Update


A new launch escape system movie clip is here...



Updated: June 2005


CHURCHILL Mk3 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE


The combustion chamber, engine bell and outer cooling jacket are now complete.

Updated: January 2005


NOVA/STARCHASER 4 IN DRYDOCK


We had an opportunity to carry out some much needed maintenance work on the Nova / Starchaser 4 rocket over
the Christmas break. The launcher trailer was also serviced and kitted out with a new set of tyres before passing
its MOT with flying colours.

Updated: June 2005






2004






THUNDERSTAR CAPSULE update


While the THUNDERSTAR capsule is being designed/engineered using CAD software there is no substitute for a
physical mock up when it comes to human interfaces.

Updated: October 2004


ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM (ECLSS)


Starchaser Industries are currently conducting full scale tests of their ECLSS on human subjects inside a sealed
test chamber approximating the internal volume of their X-Prize space capsule.

Updated: June 2004


3 MONTHS AND COUNTING.... IGNITION


The launch of the NEW official Starchaser Club members magazine will follow the next, and last, Starchaser
News. IGNITION will be the Starchaser Club magazine as well as addressing more mainstream space topics and
reports.

Updated: March 2004


STARCHASER UNITES ROYAL MAIL WITH NOVA ROCKET


Starchaser Industries are taking the NOVA / Starchaser 4 rocket on a very special tour of England this week.
Ports of call will include the London Eye and National Museum of Photography. Other cities will include
Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Updated: March 2004


SPACE LICENCE APPLICATION


Starchaser Industries are pleased to announce that an initial submission for permissions to use Australia's
Woomera launch site has been made.

Updated: March 2004


RUSSIAN SPACE SUIT ARRIVES...


Starchaser has taken delivery of it's first Russian Space Suit. See the real space suit at the open day on the 17th
January.

Updated: January 2004






2003






THUNDERSTAR / STARCHASER 5 Update


The design of the Starchaser 5 booster used for the new X-Prize vehicle is nearing completion.

Updated: December 2003


MICHELLE MARSH AT STARCHASER


Page 3 model Michelle Marsh came to Starchaser to shoot a variety of pictures for our use on the web site and
also for publicity purposes...

Updated: October 2003


CHURCHILL MK2 ENGINE FIRINGS


The exhaust plume looked much cleaner than in previous tests having very little black smoke. It would seem that
the larger number of injectors promoted better mixing of the propellants...

Updated: October 2003


DROP TEST SUCCESS


Starchaser Industries have successfully completed two manned parachute drop tests of their NOVA 2 rocket
capsule...

Updated: July 2003


NOVA 2 CAPSULE UNVEILED


Starchaser unveiled the World's 1st privately manned rocket capsule - The Nova II Capsule on the 3rd of April...

Updated: April 2003


RICHARD NOBLE O.B.E. VISIT


There are many similarities between the Thrust project and Starchaser's bid to win the X-Prize and the Starchaser
team received a positive response from Richard when he was asked to visit Starchaser...

Updated: March 2003


ASTOS


Starchaser is pleased to announce that it has joined the Association of Specialist Technical Organisations for
Space...






2002






ATV DROP TEST


Starchaser has begun tests using large steerable parachute canopies in preparation for Nova capsule drop tests
later this year. The first two drops in this series were pilot training exercises conducted in Florida on 17th
December using a 500kg All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as payload. Both drops which were carried aloft by a CASA
212 aircraft were successful.


STEVE BENNETT BEGINS TRAINING IN THE HAWKER HUNTER JET


Astronaut candidate Steve Bennett begins training in a Hawker Hunter jet in preparation for his flight aboard the
Nova rocket. "The Hunter is tremendous fun" says Steve "the aircraft is very smooth and is a joy to fly". This
builds upon the training Steve has already undertaken in various light aircraft and with an upper speed of around
500 knots and a ceiling of 45,000 feet, Steve's first Hunter flight gave him the opportunity to fly higher and faster
than he's ever been before.


STEVE RETURNS FROM ASTRONAUT TRAINING IN RUSSIA


Steve Bennett visited the Gagarin Cosmonaut training Centre at Star City near Moscow during the last week of
October. This was to serve as an introduction to the world of Russian Cosmonautics and it also enabled Steve to
reinforce much of the training he has already undertaken in pursuit of his bid to become the world's first Astronaut
aboard a privately built space ship.






2001






TRAILER TEST FOR NOVA


The Nova rocket was recently removed from her launcher prior to putting the trailer through it's MOT test. This
provided the team with an opportunity to inspect Nova for damage following the recent educational roadshow. The
trailer duly passed the test and has been judged fit for another year of service.



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