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Unique Offers from Stanford Systems…
Build Your Own Manned Rocket!
For those of you that have flown model and AM/EX rockets, and those of you that have been following the Private Aerospace industry,
now’s your chance to build and own your own Manned Rocket. The D-Beta Atmospheric Rocket is a scaled down, inexpensive version of our Daedalus Personal SpaceCraft system that can be built from commercially-available materials and supplies, using standard machining and metal fabrication techniques.
Even if you don’t want to build it, you can print out the plans and continue to dream of your first foray into space.
$79.95 you can receive an electronic and paper manual of a complete set of dimensioned “working” drawings that allows an experienced metal fabricator to take steel and aluminum starting stock and fabricate a working, manned rocket. Complete with bills of materials, set-by-step instructions and frequently-asked-questions after every section, we can put your dream of building, owning and perhaps even flying your own personal rocket into reality quickly.
United States Sales Only for now, thank you. Click here to view title page and table of contents of this kit.
For those of you that are planning on actually constructing the vehicle, we would love to assist you personally in getting everything together, and if we could get some photos of you doing so, please get them to us.
$299 an electronic version (DVDROM) of the complete engineering prints, working drawings and various manuals, notes and everything you need (when you print it out, some of the drawings in full-scale necessary to placing your metal on top of to check that they are machined properly) to build a DBeta. It might not be legal to fly yet, but with no propellant in it, its perfectly legal to build and show your friends your “kit manned rocket”.
Not available yet. Looking at weeks.
$349 the electronic version on DVDROM but with all of the pages printed out (some of them around 3 feet by 4 feet big) all rolled up into a nice mailing tube arrangement and represents in its entirety the DBeta airframe and motor design. The flight computer design is discussed as well, but in order to get a true flight-ready copy of our suborbital guidance firmware for it, well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it (and you had better be a US Citizen if you are asking for it.)
Not available yet. Looking at weeks.
FAQ: “Why the big differential between the $50 and the $200 version?” You can’t realistically build a DBeta from the $50 version as there’s not enough dimensioning and general detail, supporting documentation and what a person NEEDS to fabricate one in real life. If you a rocket scientist and engineer with time on your hands you can, but you’ll just end up writing and discovering everything covered in the full $200-$250 version. If you just want “plans for a rocket” the $50 version is PERFECT. To really build the DBeta (and you can from locally available materials like sheet aluminium, steel plate stock and regular tubular steel) the more expensive version is the only way to do it.
Partially completed model of a Daedalus Drogue Module
Model of a Daedalus FC Module in Foamboard and Card
You will have to sign and return an Information Property protection contract as there are some trade secrets in the design (especially in the fight computer and rear portion of the rocket motor), as well as a waiver releasing our company from liability in the finished product.
Disclaimer: until the Stanford Systems Cicada Rocket Motor system is fully tested, the plans and designs offered here are entirely theoretical and the enthusiast builds especially the propulsion section at their own risk. As soon as data becomes available, the plans will be upgraded with statement (and supporting data) that the rocket motor itself is tested and reliable.
As always, my work is consuming more money than its making. If you like the quality of research so far, please underwrite me to whatever degree you can and this will free me up to continue working.
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For students and others qualifying, email me at email@example.com and ask for an exemption and get in for free. Ask, the worst I can say is “No.”
For a complete set of Stanford Systems technical manuals you can buy here. We will email you the ZIP file containing the latest, full versions of our suborbital rocket design manuals. Only $29.99.
A Practical Approach to a Sustainable Lunar Economy: the APALSE paper aka “Frameworks” that explains a that can be implemented to implement a basic, realistic lunar economy based on power generation, practical lunar habitats, mining and agriculture.
Get the Kindle e-book, here: Frameworks: Lunar Colonization
Addendum: Celina, the underground lunar city. Using contemporary drilling techniques to build an underground moon city.
Download the full paper here: celinia1
Addendum: Space Station Alpha. Design for the construction of a real gravitized space station from lunar-sourced metals.
Download the full paper here: space_station_alpha1
Addendum: Lunar Dome. Using Kevlar-membrane technology, building a lunar dome with 99% indigenous materials.
Download the paper here: lunar_dome1
Small model of an affordable dome layout with aluminum processing, basalt pads, Celineia tunnel drilling in the top-left corner and power generation in bottom-right corner. Space vehicle and space station construction going on in top-right corner.
Extraction of pure metals and breathable oxygen from lunar regolith. A critical part of our Frameworks strategy. Courtesy of NASA.
Could these robot farms be the wave of the future on the moon (and other planets in our solar system)? (image: numrush.com)
Interesting projects various groups are working on.
Similar to our Pegasus concept.
Manned Rocket Guidance from First Principles : the MRGFP paper that explains how manned suborbital space vehicles can be guided from launch to recovery through sets of theoretical explanations, easy to understand examples and in-depth looks at Finite Element Analysis (FEM) and various computer models that can be implemented by on board flight computers.
Hercules Colonial Mission: the first drafts of the HCM, a technical survey of the required items and approaches with which to implement the ideas presented in Frameworks. A must see.
Complete HCM mission model in dowel, styrofoam and ABS resin (almost completed):
Not trying to promote Mountain Dew here but empty soda cans make for a great form to apply ABS resin to. I have the foam masked off (so the solvent doesn’t melt it during drying) and getting to this in a few days.
Fin Guidance for Atmospheric Rockets: the FGAR paper is basically part 2 to the MRGFP guidance paper, deals with methodologies and algorithms that can be used for AM/EX and sounding rockets. Anticipated that the algorithm will be made available to interested HPR and AM/EX rocketry enthusiasts in the form of a small-form factor flight computer than can actuate hobby servo-driven fins.
Now this is (kinda) what I’m talking about…
Organic Spacesuit Construction: this is what has been written on this theoretical paper on optimal suborbital space/pressure suit design.
How to Make a 36″ Diameter Nosecone with Fiberglass/Epoxy: Working on getting the DBeta airframe together, and here is a short document on exactly how to make a large nosecone. Special thanks to Jon Coker’s Youtube tutorials.
NASA Proposal: the Hercule Module: how does NASA experiment with some of the ideas presented in Frameworks? Systems integration with the Hercule Ion Drive/Superstructure Module
Conceptual Engineering Prints for the Hercules Colonial Mission : how might an implementation of Frameworks look? Check out these designs:
Flight Computers and Networking: how do you actually “wire” a manned suborbital vehicle so its safe and reliable? This tutorial goes into how its done so the end result is “high reliability”. Requires some programming knowledge; a comprehensive look at protocols, algorythms and hardware necessary for suborbital avionics development.
Portions of the web site that are still active, can be linked to here:
Whenever I get angry with the Russians, I just watch this.