Armadillo Aerospace’s new rocket

Tube Rocket - notice smaller HPR version to the right -photo credit:Armadillo Aerospace

Called the Tube Rocket , this new rocket takes a familiar form used in rocketry and would be familiar to most HPR fliers. The 36 inch spherical LOX tanks used by Armadillo Aerospace in previous vehicles have been replaced with 15 inch cylindrical tanks. This is not VTLV vehicle that we associate with Armadillo Aerospace but a standard rocket variant. The purpose of this rocket is to give Armadillo some experience in high acceleration and micro-gravity of a space environment.The First flight goal is to exceed 100,000 feet.

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