Quote from: JH on 02/13/2015 02:05 AMMid-2016, according to the FY 2016 budget request. Apparently there are issues with the first stage motor.Sheesh. I sat in a press briefing on this mission/flight in May 2013 and the launch was then scheduled for November. It has now slipped almost three years since then?I feel sorry for the university students who worked on the payload. They're all gonna be graduated, if they haven't already. But to be honest, I couldn't figure this thing out at all. It didn't seem like a capability that anybody requires. I wonder if it was earmarked money, or somebody's pet project.
Mid-2016, according to the FY 2016 budget request. Apparently there are issues with the first stage motor.
That seminar, was it at a "US Space and Missile Defense Symposium"? I think the answer to the question about capability lies within that phrase somewhere. It is a Sandia project, after all. It seems to me that the all-new motors are superfluous unless they are being developed for some long-term purpose. I also suspect that the original "cheap" development costs have ballooned.
Interesting read, so who offered $30 million for SBSS? Orbital on a Pegasus?
But, can Minotaur I reach the 0 degree orbit that SBSS requires. A very interesting puzzle.
Any news on a possible second flight?
Quote from: Skyrocket on 12/28/2016 03:41 PMAny news on a possible second flight?The ORS-Squared payload has finished assembly and testing and is ready for integration with the launch vehicle. ORS-Squared is flying on this flight according to some information I got a hold of which includes this site: http://cosmiac.org/space-missions/ors-squared/ Other than that I cannot find any new information and University of Hawaii's Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory has dropped all references to the LEONIDAS mission series and have moved on to sounding rockets. I have some other places to check for information, but that is all I can find so far.NET 2017 - ORS-Squared (ORS2), STU-2: Second LEONIDAS Mission (CubeSats, Small Satellites) - SPARK/Super Strypi - Kauai Test Facility (KTF) PMRF-41
One and done. Any others beside Conestoga? (Not including sole sub-variants of existing launch vehicle families.) - Ed Kyle
Quote from: edkyle99 on 12/29/2016 05:53 PMOne and done. Any others beside Conestoga? (Not including sole sub-variants of existing launch vehicle families.) - Ed KylePaektusan carrying Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1 perhaps. The launch vehicle was derived from the Taepodong-1 missile with a solid upper stage added. The rest of North Korean launches have used the Unha based on the Taepodong-2 missile.