Friday, April 12, 2013

Unreasonable Rocket - Paul Breed

Unreasonable Rocket - Paul Breed 

Over the last year Paul worked on business plans and concepts for a Nano Sat Launcher.  Paul thinks there is a dedicated Nanosat launcher is a viable (but not huge) business.

He built a batch of micro IMU/CPU boards to help in tracking a rocket.  He flew 5 or 6 guidance experiments - all failed from control reversal supersonic.  He did have three flights.  The first two failed.  The third didn't do exactly what he wanted, but happy with the flight.

His goal is to have Return To Launch (RTL) with unguided parachute.

He has fun three GPS which can handle 20Gs, they cost $1000.

He plans to go back to building rockets at least three days a week in January.

He is interested in working with people in San Diego to build rockets.

He has been asked to investigate a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction.  There may be something there.

His business plan.

Unreasonable Rocket is going to provide a scheduled predicable schedule.  There is a backlog of 250 with about a 100 month.  All Nanosat launch today as secondary payloads.  Companies can't do iterative development when they might have to wait up to two years.  He can print motors.

He plans to launch from a fishing boat or a small plane at sea.  Looking at launching every quarter for $400,000.  If someone wants a customer schedule the cost would go up to $600,000.

He plans to build one time use rockets.

The Global Launch Market is a billion dollar market.

He is looking for $2.5 to $5 million investment.

Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR)

Paul is convince the LENR effect is real.  About 95% of the experiments fail, and no one knows why.  Its like finishing in distilled water.  Paul is plan to build a LENR wind tunnel.  He wants to run fifty samples a day through his tunnel, not one every eight weeks.   He expects to spend a several months on this.

The full agenda for Space Access 2013 agenda.

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