Tuesday, May 31, 2011

F-104 Starfighters to launch nanosats

Parabolic Arc reports on a NASA press relief about their plans to launch  nanosats from F-104 fighter jets based at KSC. The Starfighters (also the name of the company that owns and operates them), would fly to Mach 2 at 60,000 feet and then launch a 19-foot, 900-pound rocket.  More info is available on the source post, above.  If I ever build another F-104, I'll paint it like these.  Haven't seen info about the rocket (but I haven't looked either).