It was founded in 1992 to compete for the Ansari X Prize for the first non-government organisation to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within a two week period.
Starchaser Industries is a privately held, high technology company involved in the development, operation and commercialisation of products and services which enable new space related business opportunities. Starchaser provides safe, reliable, affordable and reusable access to space for both the Space Tourism and micro-satellite launch markets.
The company’s founder, Steve Bennett, became fascinated by space travel after watching the moon landings and from the age of ten he was building rockets in his back yard powered by sugar and other readily available ingredients
He is now Director of Space Technology at the University of Salford and Starchaser can often be seen around the area as it visits local schools.
I was able to take the photos one sunny Sunday morning. Click to enlarge as usual.