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Miura 1

ManufacturerPLD Space
Country of originSpain
Size
Height12.7 m (42 ft)
Diameter0.7 m (2 ft 4 in)
Mass2,550 kg (5,620 lb)
Stages1
Payload to suborbital (150 km)
Mass100 kg (220 lb)
Launch history
StatusIn development
Launch sitesEl Arenosillo
First stage
Engines1 TEPREL-B
Thrust30 kN (6,700 lb f )
Burn time122 seconds
Fuelliquid oxygen (1,000 L) / kerosene (600 L)

In May 2019, PLD Space suffered catastrophic engine failure, which provoked material damage, including loss of the first flight version of the TEPREL-B liquid rocket Engine, developed by PLD Space for the MIURA 1 launch Vehicle. Therefore, companies decide to pause the Qualification process and analyse root causes of failure to solve problems. After eight months of hard work, PLD Space successfully achieved full mission - duration hot Test of flight Engine. This allows the company to validate nominal Engine performance during full mission duration burn of two minutes, necessary time to boost the MIURA 1 launch vehicle into Space. This milestone is a huge step forward for PLD Space, for Spanish Space sector and European small Launcher competitiveness, and allows us to be one of few companies in the world that has successfully develop, tested and qualified Propulsion technologies for Space launch vehicles. Achieving this important milestone implies a turning point in the commercial space race and takes us a step closer to launching MIURA 1 into Space. With this result, PLD Space has a rocket Engine capable of reaching Space soon, Raul Torres, CEO and co-founder of PLD Space.

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Design

To understand 1970 Lamborghini Miura Le Mans Concept, you have to understand Luigi Colani-man behind this fibreglass pod-inspire prototype which combines the rear end of Lamborghini Miura with the front end of what appeared to be a glider. Colani-originally born Lutz Colani in Berlin in 1928-pioneer biodynamic school of design, which was characterise by rounded, organic forms Colani believe to be ergonomically superior to traditional design. Throughout his long career, which spanned from the 1950s up to his death in 2019, German designer applied biodynamic design to everything from ballpoint pens, Schimmel Pegasus Grand piano, quite, quite mad Soviet ekranoplan and oh yes, car design-thats why they were here, right? Anyway, Colani also create number of biodynamic-inspired Concept cars for manufacturers, including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Volkswagen and BMW. The most striking of Colanis designs is Lamborghini Miura Le Mans Concept from 1970. Launch in 1966, original Bertone-design Miura is widely regarded as the world's first supercar thanks to its 3. 9-litre V12 engine which propels it to a top speed of 163mph and would reach 0 to 60mph in 6. 3 seconds. Its rear mid-engined two-seat layout, and jaw-dropping looks which include its unmistakable eyelash headlights may have also contributed to its status as the world's first supercar.

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Details

The Miura was the first supercar produced by Italian Bull and was, arguably, first supercar world had ever see. When it was launched it was met with surprise and wonder by onlookers, resembling no other car in the history of motoring. Its iconic lines are due, in part, to the placement of the engine, which was mounted transversely behind the passenger cabin. Its V12 3 929cc engine with Weber twin-choke carburettors, is capable of 385 brake horsepower, driven by five speed manual transmission and the car features independent front and rear suspensions. Perhaps the most incredible thing about Lamborghini Miura-and there are a lot of incredible things about Miura-is that it was never supposed to happen. Car, named after Spains fiercest and most feared breed of fighting Bull, started as an after-hours project by Ferruccio Lamborghinis, young technical director and his deputy, Giampaolo Dallara and Giampaolo Stanzini. Lamborghini had already transition from successful tractor maker to sports car maker, renowned for his brilliant mechanical mind and his obsession with excellence. This was man who once told Enzo Ferrari that his 250 GTO yes that onewasnt good enough. Enzo told him to pound sand and stick to tractors. Instead, Lamborghini built a 350 GTV, front-engine, rear-wheel drive two-seater that quickly rose to prominence in Italy, to the displeasure of Enzo Ferrari. GTV success got Dallara and Stanzini to dreaming, taking inspiration from racing icons like Ford GT and Ferrari 250 Le Mans to imagine their own mid-engine machine. The trouble was, Boss was interested in perfecting GT cars, not in racing misadventures. They didnt dare advance beyond drawings and plans. Finally, one night in early 1965, they work up courage to show their boss their brainchild. To their surprise, Ferruccio was impressed, and gave their pipe dream the green light. The resulting prototype chassis was called P400 and featured a transversely mounted 4-liter V12 engine. The engine, gearbox, and differential were all built as one unit, using the same lubrication for all three major parts. This design was ludicrously complex but was the only way to make packaging work and maintain a low profile. The P400 was unveiled as a bare chassis at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. The next step was bodywork. Ferruccio commissioned legendary coachbuilder Nuccio Bertone and his young mastermind, twenty-five-year-old Marcello Gandini, to make the P400 look beautiful. Gandini worked feverishly throughout the 1965 / 1966 winter to get lines just right. Timing was tight; first Miura was finished and loaded onto a hauler destined for Geneva just one day before the show. Car was, almost overnight, must-have item in any well-to-dos garage. Originally slat as a limited-run car, sheer number of orders flooding into Sant Agata compelled Lamborghini to build 108 Miuras in the first year alone. In total, just 474 original Miuras were build. The Miura S, unveiled in 1968, features more power, upgraded brakes, and a slightly higher top speed of 280kph.

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