Canadian Arrow

Canadian Arrow

May 13, 2005 03:36 ET

Canadian Arrow tests engine to 50,000 lbs thrust – for a second time

May 12, 2005 - Canadian Arrow has successfully tested their main engine twice in one week with increase in thrust to 50,000lbs. Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Science Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor LONDON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 13, 2005) - The test, conducted on May 12th at a site north of London, is another in a series completed on the rocket engine for the Canadian Arrow launch vehicle.

"During the development of the V-2 engine the German engineers ran the same V-2 engine up to 25 times at full thrust for a full flight duration burn without any wear in the combustion chamber. We know this engine to be very reusable and our consecutive tests are confirming this to be true" said Canadian Arrow president and CEO Geoff Sheerin.

"The low pressure start in the V-2 engine design makes for a safe and reliable ignition for a manned vehicle" said Sheerin. Since the engine test occurred at dusk, the spectators present were treated to a spectacular view as the sky lit up with the glow of the engine and they could feel the resonance through the air as well as the roar of the engine.

For more information, video and interviews regarding these and other test by Canadian Arrow plan to attend the Chicago press conference announcing PLANETSPACE on May 18th 11:00 am at the University of Chicago.

Multiple Videos of the test are available to the media at:

If you would like to interview Geoff Sheerin regarding this latest engine test, please contact
Canadian Arrow at 519-659-5852
/For further information: Canadian Arrow Phone 519-659-5852

Contact Information

  • Lori Sheerin, Development Associate, Canadian Arrow
    Primary Phone: 519-659-5852
    Secondary Phone: 519-671-2257