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Hermes Spacecraft

A project in Chandler, AZ by STAR Systems

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We want to put people into space, and we're going to start by building a really big rocket engine.
Backers: 321
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $20,843 of $20,000
Dates: Mar 29th -> Apr 28th (31 days)
Project By: STAR Systems
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Latest News

Large Motor Delivery

May 16th - via:
We received a special delivery of our 10" Rocket Motor this past weekend.  I want to provide a special mention to our friend and Kickstarter supporter, Tony Needham.  He and his friends helped us source the material, fabricate the motor and he... (Read More)

Launch Party: a crowdfunding revolution ignites the next space race

January 31st - via:
Inside an old storage warehouse in an abandoned shipyard in Copenhagen, Kristian von Bengston and Peter Madsen have been building a one-man rocket ship they intend to send on a 15-minute, parabolic trip to the edge of space and back. Von Bengston and Madsen’s non-profit, private space agency is called Copenhagen Suborbitals, and is probably the most extreme do-it-yourself project in the world. Von Bengston is an architect and former NASA contractor. Madsen is an engineer who founded a DIY collective that built three submarines as a hobby. (Read More)

New Years Fireworks

January 15th - via:
Hi Everyone, Quick Update here.  First, I'd like to show you the latest test firing we performed: This was our best firing of our 3" motor to date!  Our two-stage test utilized two different feed lines, starting off with a low oxidizer flow rate... (Read More)

December Progress

December 23rd - via:
Over this past weekend we completed another round of testing of our 3" hybrid rocket motor testing! This burn was very similar to the one we performed in November. However, upon attempting to increase the oxidizer flow rate, we discovered we needed... (Read More)

Successful 3" Rocket Motor Burn!

November 25th - via:
3" Rocket Motor Test FireOver the past few weeks, we have been working towards a test firing of  our 3" Rocket motor.  This afternoon, over the holiday weekend, we successfully fired our motor for 8 seconds!  The rest of the text below is... (Read More)

Rocket M&C System

November 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$500 Tiers Shipped & Update Frequency Explanation

October 31st - via:
Recently we have had several people message us through Kickstarter asking why there haven’t been updates coming out lately for our project. I (Mark) am the primary communicator and web presence person for STAR Systems, and I take sole... (Read More)

Pledges Shipped & Rocket Firings

August 10th - via:
Hi Everyone, First off, I'd like to let you know that the stickers and T-Shirts for the $10, $25, $75, and $150 tier awards are shipped and on their way! You should all be receiving them shortly (if you haven't already). Thank you for your patience;... (Read More)

Tier Fullillment Progress

July 18th - via:
Hi everyone, In these past two weeks, we've made some great progress in our tier fulfillment.  First off, check out our supporters page on our main website.  For everyone that pledged 5+ dollars, if you chose to, your name and/or company/link is on... (Read More)

Surveys Complete

July 1st - via:
STAR Systems Update HiatusFirst off, I'd like to thank everyone for being patient during our lack of updates to you all.    After our Kickstarter campaign succeeded, we spent a lot of time responding to all of the individuals who contacted us,... (Read More)

Post-Kickstarter Efforts

May 19th - via:
MediaHi everyone!  Since our last update, STAR Systems has been running the media gauntlet.  A lot of organizations were interested in hearing about our story after our successful Kickstarter campaign.  Here are a few links to some of our media... (Read More)

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