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Title: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 06/12/2016 04:14 PM
The Japanese Ministry of education and Science (MEXT) has published a number of documents on the SS-520-4 nanosat launcher. Apparently the fourth SS-520 sounding rocket will be fitted with an additional 3rd stage to put a 4 kg CubeSat called TRICOM-1 into orbit og 180 km x 1500 km x 31°.

I could not figure out, if there is a scheduled launch date, but as the serial number of launcher (SS-520-4)is given, this project appears to be pretty advanced. Perhaps someone with Japanese language skills can figure out more.

http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_4.pdf
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_5.pdf
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_6.pdf
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_7.pdf
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: russianhalo117 on 06/21/2016 06:10 PM
The Japanese Ministry of education and Science (MEXT) has published a number of documents on the SS-520-4 nanosat launcher. Apparently the fourth SS-520 sounding rocket will be fitted with an additional 3rd stage to put a 4 kg CubeSat called TRICOM-1 into orbit og 180 km x 1500 km x 31°.

I could not figure out, if there is a scheduled launch date, but as the serial number of launcher (SS-520-4)is given, this project appears to be pretty advanced. Perhaps someone with Japanese language skills can figure out more.

http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_4.pdf
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_5.pdf
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_6.pdf
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/09/1371895_7.pdf
2017:
H1 - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat)
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: Fuji on 11/25/2016 02:17 PM
SS-520-4 and TRICOM-1 media event was held on Nov.22.
Photo by Koumei Shibata.
http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/

Another article.
http://news.mynavi.jp/articles/2016/11/24/ss520/ (Japanese)


Japan’s space agency is building a tiny rocket to launch its tiny satellite into orbit
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/2048610/japans-space-agency-building-tiny-rocket-launch-its-tiny-satellite-orbit
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: TrevorMonty on 11/25/2016 03:42 PM
The question is how much does LV cost?. $250k is going list price for 3U launch on likes of Rocket labs electron.

If they can do it for <$500k, there would be a market for it.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: Skyrocket on 11/25/2016 03:44 PM
The question is how much does LV cost?. $250k is going list price for 3U launch on

As it is a one-off demonstration mission with no follow-on flights planned, the launch price is not really relevant.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/25/2016 07:07 PM
The question is how much does LV cost?. $250k is going list price for 3U launch on

As it is a one-off demonstration mission with no follow-on flights planned, the launch price is not really relevant.
yes, Data gathered will be factored into a future NSLV which has not yet been announced.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: IanO on 11/25/2016 09:21 PM
If I'm reading that diagram correctly, then at 9.54 m length x 0.52 m diameter this would be the smallest orbital launch vehicle ever designed!  It sounds similar in concept to the mothballed Indonesian RPS-420, though that intended to launch up to 50 kg by using side boosters.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/25/2016 10:16 PM
If I'm reading that diagram correctly, then at 9.54 m length x 0.52 m diameter this would be the smallest orbital launch vehicle ever designed!  It sounds similar in concept to the mothballed Indonesian RPS-420, though that intended to launch up to 50 kg by using side boosters.
well it is a modified sounding rocket after all.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: William Graham on 11/25/2016 11:38 PM
If I'm reading that diagram correctly, then at 9.54 m length x 0.52 m diameter this would be the smallest orbital launch vehicle ever designed!  It sounds similar in concept to the mothballed Indonesian RPS-420, though that intended to launch up to 50 kg by using side boosters.
well it is a modified sounding rocket after all.

Pilot was significantly shorter but slightly wider. Six were launched, plus four suborbital tests, all failed.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: Skyrocket on 11/25/2016 11:55 PM
The Japanese L-4S was also more or less based on sounding rocket technology, although it had a higher payload than SS-520-4.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: starbase on 11/29/2016 11:22 AM
Here is a comparison of the SS-520 to an SSB (Castor 4AXL) from the H-IIA

Source: https://twitter.com/ansur_nied/status/803217841809829889
Title: Re: SS-520-4 nanosat launcher based on sounding rocket
Post by: Rik ISS-fan on 11/29/2016 06:42 PM
How does SS-520-4 compare to SM-3 block2A?
I wouldn't be surprised if Orbital ATK also develops a launcher like this when it proves to be in demand. (Using ASAS boosters (GEM-22/ Oriole is one of them as is the SM-3 Block 1 third stage.
I think launch cost of up to $1mln are acceptable if a Cubesat or Nano Satellite has to be launched at a specific time or to an odd orbit.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 / TRICOM-1 / January 10 , 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 12/08/2016 05:00 AM
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2016/12/20161208_ss-520-4_j.html

Launch date      : January 11, 2017 (JST)
Launch time      : 7:20 a.m. through 8:50 a.m. (JST)
Launch window : January 11, 2017 through January 31, 2017
Launch site       : Uchinoura Space Center
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/08/2016 02:22 PM
At just 2.6 tonnes, is this the lightest ever land based satellite launcher to reach the launch pad?
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 12/08/2016 02:26 PM
Yes.

L-4S, the smallest land based orbital launched vehicle so far was 9.4 tons.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/08/2016 03:20 PM
What the documents give us about SS-520-4:

Loaded masses 1587 kg stage 1, 325 kg stage 2, 78 kg stage 3,

Not given: size and empty mass of stage 3 in orbit. Thrust of each stage.
Would be great if anyone with JAXA contacts could find these out.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: savuporo on 12/19/2016 04:49 PM
The question is how much does LV cost?. $250k is going list price for 3U launch on

As it is a one-off demonstration mission with no follow-on flights planned, the launch price is not really relevant.

Here is an old, 2009 slide deck that talks about commercialization strategy. Not sure how relevant anymore.

Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/20/2016 03:32 AM
The question is how much does LV cost?. $250k is going list price for 3U launch on

As it is a one-off demonstration mission with no follow-on flights planned, the launch price is not really relevant.

Here is an old, 2009 slide deck that talks about commercialization strategy. Not sure how relevant anymore.


newer version from 2010:
http://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/~workshop/archive/2010/Summer/04%20-%20Charania%20-%20Nanolauncher.pdf
SpaceWorks Japan subsidiary NanoLauncher LLC of website listed in presentation (http://www.nanolauncher.com/) has since merged with SpaceWorks US rocket subsidiary Generation Orbit.

Per IHI, ISAS, and the presentation both the B0 Boost Motor and the B3 Motor (To be used on SS-520-4) have been fully developed and ground tested in conditions mimicking actual flight. The development and ground testing status of the B4 motor is unknown. Apparently as of the beginning of last year IHI and ISAS are continuing the NS/NL-520 programme for now even though the original company behind it has merged with its US parent company's US subsidiary.

This is the follow on Joint venture: http://www.sei.aero/eng/papers/uploads/archive/SSC11-II-5.pdf
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 12/25/2016 01:33 PM
As of right now, there are two or three launch pads at the Uchinoura Space Center. Which one will SS-520-4 take off from?

KAPPA/LAMBDA PAD (31.2523 N, 131.0785 E)
MU/M-V/EPSILON PAD (31.251 N, 131.082 E)
TEMPORARY PAD (31.2527 N, 131.0754 E)

Use Google Maps or Google Earth to search for these pad coordinates.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/25/2016 04:11 PM
As of right now, there are two or three launch pads at the Uchinoura Space Center. Which one will SS-520-4 take off from?

KAPPA/LAMBDA PAD (31.2523 N, 131.0785 E)
MU/M-V/EPSILON PAD (31.251 N, 131.082 E)
TEMPORARY PAD (31.2527 N, 131.0754 E)

Use Google Maps or Google Earth to search for these pad coordinates.
Fixed rail launcher from the Kappa complex according to Skyrockets page and others.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: edkyle99 on 01/03/2017 04:56 PM
At just 2.6 tonnes, is this the lightest ever land based satellite launcher to reach the launch pad?
Does that include the "Stage Zero" booster?

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/03/2017 05:06 PM
At just 2.6 tonnes, is this the lightest ever land based satellite launcher to reach the launch pad?
Does that include the "Stage Zero" booster?

 - Ed Kyle

The SS-520-4 does not have a "stage zero" booster.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 01/09/2017 04:03 AM
http://www.sacj.org/openbbs/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0-UbI2Gea4?t=1h3m33s
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/09/2017 05:16 AM
It seems that the T-0 target will be 23:48 UTC as announced during the pre-launch press conference today.

Here's a 360 degrees panorama of the sounding rocket pad with the rocket on top: https://theta360.com/s/mP8YDVNIIcPfmpQhzXWtgVOvE (https://theta360.com/s/mP8YDVNIIcPfmpQhzXWtgVOvE)
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 01/09/2017 05:24 AM
Is the pad newly built for this launch? Prior launches looked like they flew from a truck-based platform.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (22:20 UTC)
Post by: GClark on 01/09/2017 07:04 AM
After looking at the above linked panorama & satellite views of Uchinoura, it appears to be built on the site of the old Mu pad.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/09/2017 07:20 AM
After looking at the above linked panorama & satellite views of Uchinoura, it appears to be built on the site of the old Mu pad.


I do not think so, as the Mu pad is still on its site, although somewhat modified for Epsilon.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/09/2017 07:22 AM
Is the pad newly built for this launch? Prior launches looked like they flew from a truck-based platform.

There is indeed a new rail launcher at this site. I do not know, if it was built on purpose for this special launch.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: GClark on 01/09/2017 01:59 PM
Hmmm...

According to http://spacelaunchreport.com/padsites.html (http://spacelaunchreport.com/padsites.html) (Hat tip, Ed!) there are two pads at Uchinoura.  One is the former M-V pad, now rebuilt for Epsilon.  The other is on the hill above it.

Ed has it labeled as the former Mu pad - perhaps it is a sounding rocket facility instead?
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/09/2017 02:12 PM
Hmmm...

According to http://spacelaunchreport.com/padsites.html (http://spacelaunchreport.com/padsites.html) (Hat tip, Ed!) there are two pads at Uchinoura.  One is the former M-V pad, now rebuilt for Epsilon.  The other is on the hill above it.

Ed has it labeled as the former Mu pad - perhaps it is a sounding rocket facility instead?


That what Ed has labled "former Mu pad" is the Sounding rocket pad (Lambda, S-310, S-520). This facility has apparently two launchers -  the one sheltered in the concrete structure (used for S-310) and the open air launcher (for S-520 and SS-520). The latter was originally only a concrete pad for a mobile launcher, but has now a firmly installed rail launcher (as seen in the SS-520-4 images)
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 01/09/2017 06:59 PM
Launch live here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ouemR6bbk
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/09/2017 09:13 PM
Is the pad newly built for this launch? Prior launches looked like they flew from a truck-based platform.

There is indeed a new rail launcher at this site. I do not know, if it was built on purpose for this special launch.
It may have been built for the NS-520 and NL-520 versions as the rail is long enough to accommodate their lengths.
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: William Graham on 01/09/2017 10:09 PM
Is the pad newly built for this launch? Prior launches looked like they flew from a truck-based platform.

There is indeed a new rail launcher at this site. I do not know, if it was built on purpose for this special launch.

It was there in 2014 for the S-520-29 launch (image below from the ISAS website)

S-520-27 launched from the mobile launcher close to the position of the new launch rail, which would put the construction some time between December 2012 and August 2014:
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/j/topics/topics/2013/0720_s-310-42.shtml

S-520-28 also used the mobile launcher, but from within the dome.


I've also found what appear to be the official names for the pads at Uchinoura: the sounding rocket pad (which will be used for this launch) appears to be called the KS Centre, and the Mu/Epsilon complex is called the Mu Centre.
http://global.jaxa.jp/about/centers/usc/
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/10/2017 08:16 AM
Here's the range safety document that contains the flight profile. ;)
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 01/10/2017 08:27 AM
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.(sic :o )
PHILIPPINE SEA.
ROCKETS.
DNC 12.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 102220Z TO 110010Z JAN,
ALTERNATE 2220Z TO 0010Z COMMENCING DAILY 11
THRU 30 JAN WITHIN:
A. 49 MILES OF 30-37-38N 133-09-50E.
B. 97 MILES OF 30-32-26N 140-26-58E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 310110Z JAN 17.//

Authority: NAVAREA XI 7/17 061112Z JAN 17.

Date: 061152Z JAN 17
Cancel: 31011000 Jan 17
Title: Re: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 - January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/10/2017 10:35 AM
Moved for live coverage!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Robotbeat on 01/10/2017 01:25 PM
23:48 UTC is 6:48pm eastern time.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 01/10/2017 01:36 PM
Is the pad newly built for this launch? Prior launches looked like they flew from a truck-based platform.

JFY2014, the old launch platform was changed to new system. (not for SS-520 only) 
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 01/10/2017 01:44 PM
Hmmm...

According to http://spacelaunchreport.com/padsites.html (http://spacelaunchreport.com/padsites.html) (Hat tip, Ed!) there are two pads at Uchinoura.  One is the former M-V pad, now rebuilt for Epsilon.  The other is on the hill above it.

Ed has it labeled as the former Mu pad - perhaps it is a sounding rocket facility instead?


That what Ed has labled "former Mu pad" is the Sounding rocket pad (Lambda, S-310, S-520). This facility has apparently two launchers -  the one sheltered in the concrete structure (used for S-310) and the open air launcher (for S-520 and SS-520). The latter was originally only a concrete pad for a mobile launcher, but has now a firmly installed rail launcher (as seen in the SS-520-4 images)

Here is a good picture for you. (Photo by Minoru Otsuka)
http://news.mynavi.jp/articles/2017/01/10/ss520_04_01/
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 01/10/2017 01:50 PM
https://twitter.com/Nakagawa_PASA
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 01:58 PM
William Graham's article!
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/jaxa-ss-520-rocket-tricom-1-launch/
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Fuji on 01/10/2017 08:37 PM
There is no telemetry capability on the third stage, launch success will be confirmed by the satellite signal received 1st AOS at 90 min. after launch. Press conference will be held at 3 hours later.
Third stage has GPS navigation capability, these data are transmitted to the ground station via iridium satellite. But, there is no confirmation for satellite separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 09:53 PM
Under an hour to this one!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 09:54 PM
Live webcast about to begin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ouemR6bbk
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:00 PM
Two minutes to start of webcast.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 10:00 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:01 PM
Webcast has begun!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 10:03 PM
He's chatting. No idea what he's saying, however.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 10:03 PM
Rocket fans:
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:05 PM
The viewing area I presume.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:06 PM
I believe the rocket is behind the building in the middle.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:08 PM
This is the zoomed out view with the launch site still visible in the middle.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:10 PM
T-40 minutes.

Correction. T-38 minutes. The clock on my computer was out by two minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:13 PM
Nice rocket views. You can see the building blocking the view at the left.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:13 PM
Closeup of fairing.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:14 PM
Business end.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:16 PM
I think these might be prerecorded videos.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:19 PM
T-28 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/10/2017 10:21 PM
The warning sirens have started on the base.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:21 PM
Looking through some type of lens.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:23 PM
Epsilon launch pad I think.

The building blocking the view.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:26 PM
T-22 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:28 PM
T-20 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/10/2017 10:28 PM
Epsilon launch pad I think.

The building blocking the view.
This Mu complex with two launchers one of which is converted to Epsilon
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/10/2017 10:30 PM
water Gardens have started.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:33 PM
T-15 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:38 PM
T-10 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 10:41 PM
The fella is doing the best he can, so it's appreciated. Going to pop out behind this building.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:43 PM
T-5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: William Graham on 01/10/2017 10:44 PM
The fella is doing the best he can, so it's appreciated. Going to pop out behind this building.

We'll be glad of the wide-angle shot. She's going to go like a bat out of hell.

An aside, if all goes well the rocket will take four minutes and 13 seconds to reach orbit. I don't know what the record is but that's got to be close. S/C sep is at seven and a half minutes - that final coast is the longest phase of the mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:44 PM
T-4 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:45 PM
T-3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: William Graham on 01/10/2017 10:46 PM
From the crowd reaction, sounds like a scrub
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 10:46 PM
Did they scrub? Lots of sighs.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/10/2017 10:46 PM
Scrub
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:46 PM
Scrub!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: DatUser14 on 01/10/2017 10:46 PM
Weather scrub
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: William Graham on 01/10/2017 10:46 PM
I think I heard scrub due to winds in English.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/10/2017 10:47 PM
I think I heard scrub due to winds in English.
correct, I thought I heard upper level winds
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2017 10:47 PM
Guy said it in English, which was nice of him. Ah well, let's see if it's 24 hours.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:48 PM
Webcast has ended.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 10, 2017 (23:48 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:50 PM
Webcast is still on. Showing prerecorded views of rocket.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:53 PM
Vehicle name on rocket.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:54 PM
Packing up.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/10/2017 10:57 PM
Now the webcast has ended! Sorry about the earlier confusion.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: kch on 01/10/2017 11:33 PM
Now the webcast has ended! Sorry about the earlier confusion.

No problem -- the BSOD they put up sure gave that impression.  Hope they'll try again soon.  :)
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Fuji on 01/11/2017 12:52 AM
Looks like next launch attempt  will be NET 14th.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/11/2017 08:59 PM
Here's the official announcement of the launch scrub.

"The launch of the SS - 520 - 4 aircraft scheduled for January 11 (Wednesday) from the Uchinoura Space Observatory was postponed because the weather did not meet the necessary conditions. I will inform you about the new launch date again."

https://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/topics/000795.html&prev=search

Here is the NVS blog who gave us the live feed of the launch attempt.

http://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=437
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: chewi on 01/12/2017 06:22 AM
Quote
‏@nvslive  (https://twitter.com/nvslive) 25 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/819438348947206144)

announcement from JAXA. SS-520 Rocket F4 will not launch on January 14th. #nvslive (https://twitter.com/hashtag/nvslive?src=hash) #SS520 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SS520?src=hash)
Quote
‏@nvslive  (https://twitter.com/nvslive) 24 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/819438647371919360)

SS-520 F4 Launch date has not yet been decided. it will be announced two days before the launch. #nvslive (https://twitter.com/hashtag/nvslive?src=hash) #SS520 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SS520?src=hash)
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Fuji on 01/12/2017 12:07 PM
Rocket and launch platform are stowed this configuration  ;)
https://twitter.com/koumeiShibata/status/819032931456778240
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2017 12:10 PM
That's cosy! ;D

Anyway, to Saturday. Glad there's nothing else going on that day! :o

--

That was a joke, obviously ;)
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: ZachS09 on 01/12/2017 05:07 PM
That's cosy! ;D

Anyway, to Saturday. Glad there's nothing else going on that day! :o

Um, how about the Falcon 9 Return to Flight? That's going off Saturday afternoon.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/12/2017 05:52 PM
That's cosy! ;D

Anyway, to Saturday. Glad there's nothing else going on that day! :o

Um, how about the Falcon 9 Return to Flight? That's going off Saturday afternoon.
unofficially the launch will not happen on January 14th (Per Official sources still NET January 14th):

Quote
‏@nvslive  (https://twitter.com/nvslive) 25 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/819438348947206144)

announcement from JAXA. SS-520 Rocket F4 will not launch on January 14th. #nvslive (https://twitter.com/hashtag/nvslive?src=hash) #SS520 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SS520?src=hash)
Quote
‏@nvslive  (https://twitter.com/nvslive) 24 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/819438647371919360)

SS-520 F4 Launch date has not yet been decided. it will be announced two days before the launch. #nvslive (https://twitter.com/hashtag/nvslive?src=hash) #SS520 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SS520?src=hash)
Title: Re: SCRUB: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan, 2017
Post by: chewi on 01/13/2017 06:32 AM
Next launch attempt: January 15, 8:33 local time (January 14, 23:33 UTC)
http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/01/13/302/
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 01/14/2017 03:53 AM
SS-520 Rocket F4 Nano Satellite "TRICOM-1" Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY5R4DGCd8M
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 06:15 PM
SS-520 Rocket F4 Nano Satellite "TRICOM-1" Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY5R4DGCd8M

webcast now under 4 hours to start
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 06:58 PM
webcast now under 3 hours to start
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 09:01 PM
webcast now under 1 hour to start
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 09:45 PM
15 minutes to start of webcast.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 09:58 PM
Two minutes to start of webcast.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:00 PM
And we're back in Japan :)
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:00 PM
Webcast has begun. Launch location at left behind building.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:03 PM
X-30 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:04 PM
Warning Sirens and first set of water gardens activated.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:05 PM
Launch crowd. The launch location is in the middle.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:08 PM
X-25 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:10 PM
Model of Japan's first satellite on bridge!

Vehicle specifications.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:11 PM
Stage Masses.

Comparison to Epsilon.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:13 PM
T-20 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:15 PM
That's cool.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:15 PM
The presenter is doing a pretty good job. You need to understand Japanese though!

Launch sequence. Only 450 seconds to get to orbit!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:16 PM
Launch sequence and trajectory.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:18 PM
X-15 minutes.

Comparison with Epsilon. Much faster climb.

Launch time.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:20 PM
A large crowd is building up.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:21 PM
main Pad Water Gardens started
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:21 PM
The building. Sprinklers are on in the front.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:23 PM
Can see the little water sprays.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:23 PM
X-10 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:24 PM
Weather currently acceptable for launch at this time through the window.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:25 PM
Antenna at left is pointing at us today. At last attempt it was pointing up.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:26 PM
Pad deluge system armed
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 01/14/2017 10:28 PM
NHK livecast
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/realtime-2/
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:28 PM
X-5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:29 PM
X-4 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:29 PM
the launcher is armed and ready for flight.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:29 PM
Control your children. They sound like they are running amok on the webcast ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:30 PM
X-3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:31 PM
X-2 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:32 PM
X-1 minute. Get ready!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:32 PM
Japanese equivalent of Green Board
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:34 PM
liftoff
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:34 PM
Liftoff!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:34 PM
LAUNCH!!

Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:34 PM
Interesting....
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:35 PM
T+1 minute. And there she goes!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:36 PM
T+2 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Kosmos2001 on 01/14/2017 10:36 PM
No news, good news?
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:36 PM
Still counting up, so all should be good still.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:37 PM
X+3 minutes. Second stage should be ignition.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:38 PM
X+4 minutes. Third stage should be igniting now.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:39 PM
X+5 minutes. Should be in orbit. 2.5 minutes to separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 01/14/2017 10:39 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:40 PM
X+6 minutes. 1.5 minutes to separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:41 PM
X+7.5 minutes. Should be separated now. Waiting on confirmation.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:42 PM
If you hear anything, yoichi - please pass on!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:44 PM
Showing a launch replay.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 01/14/2017 10:45 PM
waiting for press conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61VzpWplb0
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:46 PM
2 hours 43 mins.....do we at least know if it got to S/C Sep?
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:48 PM
Launch plume.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:49 PM
Longer range replay:
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:50 PM
Webcast has ended.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: northenarc on 01/14/2017 10:51 PM
https://twitter.com/Spaceflight101/status/820415371786256384
Spaceflight101 ‏@Spaceflight101 10m10 minutes ago

SS-520-4 should be in orbit, but its 3rd stage only carries GPS equipment, no real telemetry. S/C separation to be confirmed after 1st orbit
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/14/2017 10:54 PM
2 hours 43 mins.....do we at least know if it got to S/C Sep?
NVS said 100 minutes after launch for acquisition and confirmation of Sep
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2017 10:54 PM
William's article based on current state of play:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/jaxa-ss-520-rocket-tricom-1-launch/
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/14/2017 10:55 PM
https://twitter.com/Spaceflight101/status/820415371786256384
Spaceflight101 ‏@Spaceflight101 10m10 minutes ago

SS-520-4 should be in orbit, but its 3rd stage only carries GPS equipment, no real telemetry. S/C separation to be confirmed after 1st orbit

That should be in about an hours time, at around 0100 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/15/2017 12:08 AM
Short video of the launch. The satellite should be going overhead in Japan if the launch was successful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjdmxsHoAM
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/15/2017 12:10 AM
Another view of the launch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNgqeHRB-Ps
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: MATTBLAK on 01/15/2017 12:29 AM
Doesn't hang about, does it?! ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/15/2017 12:30 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/15/2017 12:33 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(

:-(

Are they sure it didn't ignite, or just they don't have the telemetry to confirm?
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 01/15/2017 12:33 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(

Sounds like a failure resulting in LOV.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/15/2017 12:35 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(

:-(

Are they sure it didn't ignite, or just they don't have the telemetry to confirm?

It seems that the ground lost telemetry tracking and thus the 2nd stage was not commanded to ignite.
The press conference should come within the next hour.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: wsl2005 on 01/15/2017 12:37 AM
Failed.

Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: jamesh9000 on 01/15/2017 12:40 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(

That's what it looked like to me from the launch video. It seems to cut off when the plume was still quite bright, and then nothing. Yeah it was pretty high, but we could still see it going up, and then the plume just suddenly stopped.

Shame, it would've been nice to have gone 2 for 2 today.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: wsl2005 on 01/15/2017 12:44 AM
ミニロケット打ち上げ失敗 データ受信できず飛行中断
1月15日 10時30分
手で持ち運べるほどの超小型衛星を安い費用で打ち上げようと、JAXA=宇宙航空研究開発機構が新たに開発した世界最小クラスのミニロケットは、15日午前8時33分に鹿児島県の内之浦宇宙空間観測所から打ち上げられましたが、機体の状態を示すデータが途中で受信できなくなったため、2段目のロケットに点火せず、飛行を中断して打ち上げは失敗しました。
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/15/2017 12:45 AM
ミニロケット打ち上げ失敗 データ受信できず飛行中断
1月15日 10時30分
手で持ち運べるほどの超小型衛星を安い費用で打ち上げようと、JAXA=宇宙航空研究開発機構が新たに開発した世界最小クラスのミニロケットは、15日午前8時33分に鹿児島県の内之浦宇宙空間観測所から打ち上げられましたが、機体の状態を示すデータが途中で受信できなくなったため、2段目のロケットに点火せず、飛行を中断して打ち上げは失敗しました。
Google Translation:
Mini-rocket launch failure Data can not be received and flight is interrupted
January 15 10:30
The world's smallest mini rocket newly developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is trying to launch an ultra-small satellite that can be carried by hand at a low cost, at 8:33 am on the 15th, Uchinoura Space in Kagoshima Prefecture Although it was launched from the observatory, because the data indicating the condition of the airframe could not be received in the middle, the second stage rocket was not ignited, the flight was interrupted and the launch failed.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/15/2017 12:47 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(

NHK has confirmed that: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170115/k10010840191000.html (http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170115/k10010840191000.html) (they apparently brought in one of their news helicopter in for the launch!)

To clarify - there is a pre-programmed check between 1st stage separation and 2nd stage ignition that the flight is alright. If it is not the 2nd stage ignition command will not be issued.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Craftyatom on 01/15/2017 12:47 AM
Here's the tweet from NVS, the team providing video coverage: https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/820443384493973505

Google Translate gives me: "Contact from JAXA: SS-520 Unit 4 "The flight of the first stage of the rocket was done normally, but stopped igniting the second stage motor because the telemeter from the aircraft could not be received while flying. "Tracking was successfully done and confirmed falling into the planned falling area on the southeast of Uchinoura"

Sounds like they watched the stack fall into the no-fly zone, IMO - but that's a guess, not a certainty.  You'd think that if they did they would've been able to tell us about it much earlier.
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/15/2017 12:50 AM
Here's the tweet from NVS, the team providing video coverage: https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/820443384493973505

Google Translate gives me: "Contact from JAXA: SS-520 Unit 4 "The flight of the first stage of the rocket was done normally, but stopped igniting the second stage motor because the telemeter from the aircraft could not be received while flying. "Tracking was successfully done and confirmed falling into the planned falling area on the southeast of Uchinoura"

Sounds like they watched the stack fall into the no-fly zone, IMO - but that's a guess, not a certainty.  You'd think that if they did they would've been able to tell us about it much earlier.
probably following chain of command in a launch mishap thus only Public Affairs when given permission can state anything.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/15/2017 12:58 AM
Sad news :(
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/15/2017 01:06 AM
Sad news :(

For such small rockets it's difficult to get the flight path/altitude in precise control (though acceptable for sounding rocket purposes). Japan's 1st satellite launcher - currently the lightest record holder for a rocket that did put something in orbit - took 5 times to get it right.

The very low cost of the launcher (& usually what's flown on top), however, means that even low success rates may be acceptable for use (though if you don't think you can build more copies of your sat, take a share ride instead). I don't know if Japan's government or other developers on board have more yen to fund some more flights though - it would be a shame if they can't as I wished someone would try flying a nanosat launcher like this under a serious multi-flight program.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/15/2017 01:30 AM
waiting for press conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61VzpWplb0

Live stream is starting soon for those who want to cover
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/15/2017 01:43 AM
First stage was normal. Fell in expected area.
Telemetry stopped after 20 seconds.
Not enough info to proceed with stage 2.
Tracked rocket to ocean near Uchinoura. Investigation continues
Rocket fell in expected first stage impact area.

(thanks to a Japanese friend for translating for me )
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/15/2017 02:06 AM
From what I can gather, lots of questions about the purchase of the telemetry unit from a private company
- presumably different from telem system on earlier SS-520 missions. Keeps saying he doesn't think that's the problem.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/15/2017 02:24 AM
Apparently they did receive signal from the falling satellite after it separated (the separation was controlled by a pre-set timer)!
Title: Re: LIVE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 January 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Katana on 01/15/2017 08:16 AM
Oops. According to reports they lost telemetry after 1st stage cutoff and the 2nd stage never ignited.  :(

NHK has confirmed that: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170115/k10010840191000.html (http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170115/k10010840191000.html) (they apparently brought in one of their news helicopter in for the launch!)

To clarify - there is a pre-programmed check between 1st stage separation and 2nd stage ignition that the flight is alright. If it is not the 2nd stage ignition command will not be issued.
And the 2nd stage ignition check procedure requires ground radio command to start.
It's a radio command control system for old sounding rocket.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/15/2017 09:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ipvGzjIZwg
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: catdlr on 01/15/2017 06:52 PM
SS-520 rocket F4 Launch SS-520-4号機の打上げ  【360 VR】

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRiUFaEWp2A?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRiUFaEWp2A
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/16/2017 06:22 AM
That's what it looked like to me from the launch video. It seems to cut off when the plume was still quite bright, and then nothing. Yeah it was pretty high, but we could still see it going up, and then the plume just suddenly stopped.

That's what was supposed to happen. Second stage ignition was supposed to be 2 minutes 28 seconds after first stage burn out (at X+3 minutes) at an altitude of 179 km. I think you'd need to have very good eyes to see that occur! Unfortunately, they lost telemetry 20 seconds after launch, so they couldn't determine if the first stage had performed correctly. Their launch procedure was to send a signal at X+2m 44s to enable second stage ignition if the trajectory was within parameters. Being ultra cautious, they decided not to send the signal as they did not have enough information on the state of the vehicle. I would have sent the signal anyway. :-)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Katana on 01/16/2017 07:50 AM
That's what it looked like to me from the launch video. It seems to cut off when the plume was still quite bright, and then nothing. Yeah it was pretty high, but we could still see it going up, and then the plume just suddenly stopped.

That's what was supposed to happen. Second stage ignition was supposed to be 2 minutes 28 seconds after first stage burn out (at X+3 minutes) at an altitude of 179 km. I think you'd need to have very good eyes to see that occur! Unfortunately, they lost telemetry 20 seconds after launch, so they couldn't determine if the first stage had performed correctly. Their launch procedure was to send a signal at X+2m 44s to enable second stage ignition if the trajectory was within parameters. Being ultra cautious, they decided not to send the signal as they did not have enough information on the state of the vehicle. I would have sent the signal anyway. :-)

Is it legal to send the signal according to range safety rules?
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 01/16/2017 05:44 PM
That's what it looked like to me from the launch video. It seems to cut off when the plume was still quite bright, and then nothing. Yeah it was pretty high, but we could still see it going up, and then the plume just suddenly stopped.

That's what was supposed to happen. Second stage ignition was supposed to be 2 minutes 28 seconds after first stage burn out (at X+3 minutes) at an altitude of 179 km. I think you'd need to have very good eyes to see that occur! Unfortunately, they lost telemetry 20 seconds after launch, so they couldn't determine if the first stage had performed correctly. Their launch procedure was to send a signal at X+2m 44s to enable second stage ignition if the trajectory was within parameters. Being ultra cautious, they decided not to send the signal as they did not have enough information on the state of the vehicle. I would have sent the signal anyway. :-)

Is it legal to send the signal according to range safety rules?

It's only legal to send the signal if abiding by the range safety rules, but illegal if sending the signal without permission.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: tul on 01/16/2017 08:48 PM
A question here: Last time Japan launched the SS-520 was  almost 16 years ago. How is it still possible to produce a second stage? Or was there a second stage kept in storage? ??? ???
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: edkyle99 on 01/16/2017 08:51 PM
Sharp SS-520-4 launch image from ISAS.
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/topics/000827.html

Despite Super Strypi and SS-520, the sounding-rocket-to-orbit dream remains unrealized.

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Katana on 01/17/2017 03:46 AM
Sharp SS-520-4 launch image from ISAS.
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/topics/000827.html

Despite Super Strypi and SS-520, the sounding-rocket-to-orbit dream remains unrealized.

 - Ed Kyle
The only sounding-rocket-to-orbit: the old L-4S?
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 01/17/2017 07:52 AM
January 15, 2017 (JST)

SS-520 No. 4 Launch Results

At 8:33 a.m., (Japan Standard Time) January 15, 2017, SS-520 No. 4, JAXA's sounding rocket launched from the Uchinoura Space Center. Through SS-520 No. 4 launch, JAXA sought for research and development of launch vehicles and satellites and the launch
demonstration of TRICOM-1, its onboard nanosat that weighs about 3 kilograms. The launch was part of Japanese government's program for development of launch vehicles and satellites in public-private partnerships. 

The first stage flight of SS-520 No. 4 proceeded according to schedule. Thereafter, however, ground teams could not receive telemetry from the launch vehicle and the call was made to abort the second stage ignition.
JAXA tracked the launch vehicle and confirmed that it fell into the south eastern ocean off the Uchinoura Space Center, within the projected drop area. 


URL:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/01/20170115_ss-520-4.html


National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/18/2017 05:04 AM
Does anyone know if there is going to another SS-520 orbital attempt? Would hate to see this vehicle added to the inglorious list of launch vehicles with 100% failure rates.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Star One on 01/18/2017 05:58 AM
Does anyone know if there is going to another SS-520 orbital attempt? Would hate to see this vehicle added to the inglorious list of launch vehicles with 100% failure rates.

They articles I've read said it was a one off experimental vehicle.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: mrhuggy on 02/10/2017 04:34 PM
Jaxa is having a press briefing on Monday about the failure. They will be a live stream -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa9QV-dkiNc
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: yoichi on 02/13/2017 12:33 PM
The cause is power loss, there is a high possibility of a short circuit around the cable duct.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/13/2017 12:55 PM
JAXA plans to finish replacement rocket by Autumn:

Quote
Japan's space agency to try again with minirocket launch in 2017 http://s.nikkei.com/2lG3FTM

https://twitter.com/nar/status/830967572782673920 (https://twitter.com/nar/status/830967572782673920)

Title: Re: FAILURE: SS-520-4 (JAXA's nanosat launcher) - TRICOM-1 Jan. 14, 2017 (23:33 UTC)
Post by: Asteroza on 02/14/2017 12:37 AM
External report PDF on FTA of incident, with money shot of abrasion protection for the main cables running down the external cable duct through an S-turn appearing to be inadequate.

http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/jaxatv/files/20170213_ss-520-4.pdf (http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/jaxatv/files/20170213_ss-520-4.pdf)

Nikkei outs Canon Electronics Inc. as the avionics maker, which connects with the rumor mill that IHI Aerospace were hanging the avionics maker out to dry. JAXA will permit reflight (not originally scheduled, as it was supposed to be a oneoff), which connects with the rumor that Canon Electronics Inc. will be footing the bill for reflight as they seem to heavily desire avionics flight success record for reasons...

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO12795920Q7A210C1TI1000/ (http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO12795920Q7A210C1TI1000/)