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27 September 2011

SA rocket project to be presented at international conference

South African space company Marcom Aeronautics & Space expects to complete the assembly of its prototype MAS-10K liquid-fuelled rocket motor in the near future. A paper on the rocket engine is to be presented at next week’s International Astronautical Conference in Cape Town.

The MAS-10K is a research and development project “to provide key cost information with respect to the development and manufacture of more substantial engines and benchmark the total cost of developing local launch capability in South Africa” said the company in a statement.

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