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PlanetSpace Canadian Arrow

The Canadian Arrow by PlanetSpace Corporation is based upon the V2 rocket and is the first Canadian company to develop a vehicle dedicated towards the space tourism industry. Based in Ontario, PlanetSpace not only sees a future in hauling up space tourists, but also is interested in initiating the extreme sports of space diving.

Canadian Arrow

Never accomplished before, the Canadian Arrow will be bringing brave souls to the edge of suborbital space and then releasing them from their capsule where they will jump and parachute safely back to earth.

The Canadian Arrow is a 54-foot long, three-person rocket that will hit suborbital heights and has two stages with an escape system. The first stage of the craft makes up the majority of the rocket at 33.5 feet long. It has four fins that lend to aerodynamic stability on the base of the rocket.

The Canadian Arrow can be steered by using graphite jet vanes and flaps on the fins that will turn the vehicle in the needed direction. The second stage of the vehicle is where the passengers will be. It is 20 feet long and has four JATO rocket engines to add to propulsion.

These can be fired at any time, even when on the launch pad for an abort. This stage has a reentry ballute as well as three parachutes. The ballute, (like a large balloon), slows down the passenger cabin and stabilizes it at the same time. The parachutes will slow the cabin down to just 26 feet per second, which will allow the cabin to splashdown safely.

When it is launch day, the Canadian Arrow will get to the launch site about 4 hours before the launch time. The rocket will be checked out and pre-launch set-up will commence. About 30 minutes prior to the launch, the passengers will enter the cabin and get set up inside.

After being fueled with alcohol and liquid oxygen (cryogenically cooled), the Canadian Arrow will then launch at the proposed launch time. The first stage of the rocket will burn for about a minute before exhausting all of the fuel.

At this point, the passengers will feel about 4.5 Gs of acceleration. When the Canadian Arrow is at the very edge of space, the two stages will separate and then second stage will start it's rockets complete the trip of 60 - 70 miles up before it begins it's decent to earth.

As the second stage re-enters the atmosphere, the ballute will slow the passenger cabin until it is released and the three parachutes are released. These will slow the Canadian Arrow to a speed with which it will gently hit the water.

The cabin will then roll over until the hatches are pointed up, due to its low center of gravity. Buoys are then blown up, to make the second a raft in the water the passengers can open the hatch to stand up while they wait for the recovery team to pick them up.

Unlike NASA or other space tourism development companies, PlanetSpace envisions these water landing to be fresh water rather than salt water. Fresh water landing enable the capsule, parachutes and ballute to be cleaned and dried within 24-hours enabling another launch.

PlanetSpace does have an advantage over other budding space tourism companies, however, in that they have signed a joint information sharing agreement with NASA. Under the agreement, NASA will share information to help the Canadian Arrow transport passengers and cargo into low earth orbit.

Interested in a space flight on the Canadian Arrow? PlanetSpace has announced that they will start taking reservations shortly. Start saving now also since the expected price for space tourists will be above the $100,000 mark.

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