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We are entering fundraising mode soon and one of the things that we have to offer is being a stakeholder in the future ThunderStruck spacecraft. Currently we are looking to form a company to develop the concept and to partner with other organisations. At this time, there is a serious interest from one Sydney based University that may result in a partnership arrangement with opportunities to take on interns to help in the development of concept craft for flight testing.
As you know, ThunderStruck will be designed around the concept of a winged spacecraft. It will be the smallest spacecraft that can re-enter the atmosphere with stability and fly to a landing. It will be in two models – a sounding craft (straight up and down – no significant heating) and a low earth orbit re-entry vehicle. It is designed to carry approximately 50Kg of payload. A third model may be built that will be a capsule with a standard heat shield (like the Orion capsule). This will be capable of surviving re-entry from a direct approach to earth without orbiting first. The main thing is that the systems will be standard. The craft will have an optional Ion engine and also a high deltaV maneuvering system – essential for de-obiting to a precise location.
It is not expected to accept anything smaller that 0.5% shareholding for an amount of $1,500. The dollars brought into the company will be rolled into the development of the three concept vehicles along with sponsorship money and crowd funding. Money earned from video rights, magazine rights and other media opportunities will also be rolled into funding the future craft. Speaking opportunities will not be considered to be part of the company’s income.
Following the second phase concept flight test, it is expected that we will have a sounding rocket based solution for experiments sent to space and back. This will be in about 2 years time and money may be earned at that time from sounding flights producing several minutes of “weightlessness”.
An orbital re-entry solution will take several years more to develop. As little as two years or as long as four years depending on funding and any hurdles discovered in test flights.
It is not expected to allow any more than 20% of new shareholders and at this stage, 2% has already been sold. The above are not rules and not fixed in stone but are simply an outline of what is happening. Please contact us for more information if you are interested. If you have the right qualifications, you will be considered for employment in the future. There is a clear opportunity to become a director in the company.
Phone 0448881101 for more information. If not answered, please leave a clear 10 second message so that we can prioritise your call. This is not a prospectus or an offer. You need to find out more and ensure due diligence is performed. We will both decide if proceeding is suitable.