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Offline William Graham

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #20 on: 01/08/2008 08:10 PM »
SCIFER scrubbed again, but they are hopeful of a launch tomorrow, same window.
http://mirl.sr.unh.edu/scifer2_launch.html

As for the two launches from WSMR, nothing yet. Usually there isn't much to go on with these until after they launch. I'm keeping an eye on the C810 homepage, and WFF ops schedule for any movement, but nothing yet, so we can assume the are still on the ground. I'm looking for more information. I do have daily launch windows, which are 01:00-08:00 GMT. The serial numbers for the rockets being used are 36.223 and 36.243. One (223) appears to be an astrophysics mission for the University of Wisconsin, the other (243) is for John Hopkin University. Not sure about content.


NASA has just released a sounding rockets programme newsletter, which is available from http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/files/Rocket_Report_4th_quarter_07.pdf, which lists two further launches this month. These are both Terrier-Orions, believed to be NASA test flights, and are to launch from Wallops. They, however, are not listed on the Wallops launch schedule for this month, I am looking into it. Serial numbers are 12.065 and 12.066.

http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/files/BlueBook.pdf is quite interesting.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #21 on: 01/09/2008 08:30 PM »
Scrubbed again. Now scheduled for 10 January. Same window.

Interestingly, they extended the window during this morning's attempt, I don't know if we can expect to see this again.

http://mirl.sr.unh.edu/scifer2_launch.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #22 on: 01/10/2008 07:27 PM »
Scrubbed again, weather forecast for the next couple of days doesn't look promising.
http://mirl.sr.unh.edu/scifer2_launch.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #23 on: 01/11/2008 10:40 PM »
Another scrub, but it looks good for tomorrow.

http://mirl.sr.unh.edu/scifer2_launch.html

One of the WSMR BBs has launched. I'll post more info when I have it. I think it was 243. Launch occurred at 05:32 GMT this morning.

http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/




Known sub-orbital launches in 2008:
Date - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (GMT) - Mission
11 January - BB IX - WSMR - 05:32 - TBC

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #24 on: 01/12/2008 11:22 AM »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #25 on: 01/13/2008 05:53 PM »
No news yet on SCIFER for today, so I'm assuming it's been scrubbed again

Here's the current log and schedule for 2008.

Date - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (GMT) - Mission/Serial
11 January - BB IX - WSMR - 05:32 - 36.223

Date - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (GMT) - Mission/Serial
14? January - Black Brant XII - Andřya - 06:00-11:00 - SCIFER-2 - 40.021
January - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 01:00-08:00 - 36.223
January - VS-30/Orion - Andřya - HotPay-2
January - RH-200 - Sriharikota - ??
26 February - Mesquito - 13:00  - 21:30 - MLRS - 12.065
26 February - Mesquito - 13:00  - 21:30 - MLRS - 12.066
February - VSB-30 - Esrange - Texus-44
February - VSB-30 - Esrange - Texus-45
February (NET) - Minotaur II - Vandenberg - NFIRE-1B
17 March - Terrier - Wallops - 13:00-21:30 - SubTec-II - 41.075
March - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 13:00-21:00 - 36.225
March - Orion - Esrange - Rexus 5/6
15 April - FalconLAUNCH - Wallops - 12:00-20:30 - FL-VI
25 April - Polaris/STARS - Kodiak - 20:00 - 00:00 - FTG-04 Target
25 April - GBI (THAAD??) - Vandenberg - 20:00 - 00:00 - FTG-04 ABM
April - VSB-30 - Esrange - Maser-11
April - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.221
April - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.240
May - Black Brant IX - Wallops - 13:00-21:30 - NGSP - 39.008
May - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.226
23 June? - ALV - MARS - 00:00 - SOAREX-VI
June - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.213
June - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.219
June - Nike/Orion - Andřya - ECOMA
June - Nike/Orion - Andřya - ECOMA
June - Nike/Orion - Andřya - ECOMA
1 July - Peregrine - Wallops
July - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.235
September - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 36.239
November - Nike/Orion - Esrange - MAPHEUS
November - Minuteman III - Vandenberg - GT-194GM
December - VS-30/Orion - Andřya - JCI-2

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #26 on: 01/17/2008 01:43 PM »
The following is a quote from the Jonathan's Space Report n. 590 issued on January 16th, and is about the launch of a a Black Brant IX Mod 2 sounding rocket from White Sands on January 11th. The Jonathan's Space Report is available here and the Jonathan's Space Pages are available here

From JSR n. 590:

NASA 36.243UG
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Stephan McCandliss reports that his far UV telescope and LIDOS UV
spectrograph have flown again, on sounding rocket NASA 36.243UG launched
at 0523:00 UTC on 2008 Jan 11. This was the first flight of a Black
Brant IX Mod 2 from White Sands. The Mod 2 uses a Mk 70 Terrier booster
and the new Black Brant Mk1 sustainer. The igniter for the Mk1 was recently
redesigned following the failure of NASA 40.17UE in 2006 Mar. This third
flight of LIDOS was targeted on the Orion Nebula, and the orbit was
around -6370 x 315 km.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #27 on: 01/17/2008 08:59 PM »
Apparently there will be a Japanese sounding rocket launch on January 28th. The vehicle is the S-310-38 and I think the launch will take place from the Uchinoura Space Center at Kagoshima. I will try to get more information about this.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #28 on: 01/17/2008 10:09 PM »
SCIFER still hasn't launched, and they are running out of attempts.
http://scifer2.blogspot.com/


As for the BB-IX, NASA have finally published information on the launch. http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story80.html

Still no news on the other BB-IX.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #29 on: 01/18/2008 07:05 AM »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #30 on: 01/18/2008 10:15 AM »
SCIFER-2 was launched on January 18th. More details soon!!!

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #31 on: 01/18/2008 12:14 PM »
Images of SCIFER-2 launch from Andoya... Images available here.... Info about the SCIFER-2 launch here!




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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #32 on: 01/18/2008 04:20 PM »
Known launches so far this year:

Date - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (GMT) - Mission/Serial
11 January - BB IX - WSMR - 05:32 - 36.223
17 January - Jericho - Palmachim - ?? - Missile
18 January - BB XII - Andřya - SCIFER-2/40.021

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #33 on: 01/18/2008 05:25 PM »
That's one damn cool location for a launch site. The mountains are lighted by the rocket's glare.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #34 on: 01/21/2008 12:51 PM »
The HotPay2 launch campaign is about to start in Andoya. More information in here.

Launch will take place between January 29th and February 9th!

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #35 on: 01/28/2008 01:11 PM »
The HotPay2 launch campaign has started in Andoya!!!!

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #36 on: 01/28/2008 04:18 PM »
Here http://www.dlr.de/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1/86_read-11365/ are information about the coming TEXUS launches.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #37 on: 01/28/2008 04:56 PM »
Any news on that S-310?

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #38 on: 01/28/2008 05:18 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 28/1/2008  11:56 AM

Any news on that S-310?

I think it was launched. See here (in japanese).

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Re: The suborbital thread!
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