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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #560 on: 12/22/2016 03:42 AM »
As previously discussed in the VSS thread;
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vector-space-systems-completes-acquisition-of-garvey-spacecraft-corporation-to-enhance-micro-satellite-launch-capabilities-300301053.html
I'm missing something. Which XS-1 team is Garvey involved with?
GSS was a separate XS-1 DARPA contract for the second stage only. the other teams are single stage and/or first stage only contracts with which GSS's second stage would fly on any of them for two stage flights.

This one explains it better than the presser: http://defensenews-alert.blogspot.com/2016/09/vector-space-systems-awarded-25m-in.html

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #561 on: 12/22/2016 07:11 PM »
There was also talk of Rocket Lab US derived from Electron. Wasn't lot of detail in article I read, may just be a study.

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #562 on: 02/13/2017 11:33 PM »
Is there any news on this? Is the project dead?

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #563 on: 02/14/2017 01:46 AM »
Is there any news on this? Is the project dead?

Well, they're only running a few weeks behind on the announcement, and some of that may have been due to the presidential transition. I wouldn't assume anything negative about the project yet.

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #564 on: 03/02/2017 12:08 PM »
Thanks Jon!

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #565 on: 03/13/2017 10:36 PM »
I asked DARPA on twitter if the program was still alive, and they actually responded and said that yes it is still running and that Phase II awards are "still pending". No idea how soon they'll announce, but thought everyone might be interested.

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #566 on: 03/13/2017 10:50 PM »
I asked DARPA on twitter if the program was still alive, and they actually responded and said that yes it is still running and that Phase II awards are "still pending". No idea how soon they'll announce, but thought everyone might be interested.

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Last I heard from one of the participating companies was that DARPA was now hoping to award Phase II in the Summer - Autumn 2017 timeframe.

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #567 on: 03/14/2017 12:44 AM »
Last I heard from one of the participating companies was that DARPA was now hoping to award Phase II in the Summer - Autumn 2017 timeframe.
Wow! Why that huge delay?

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #568 on: 03/14/2017 08:36 AM »
Last I heard from one of the participating companies was that DARPA was now hoping to award Phase II in the Summer - Autumn 2017 timeframe.
Wow! Why that huge delay?

The USAF is waiting for their marching orders from the new Administration. Or not.

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Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1) Program
« Reply #569 on: 03/23/2017 05:25 PM »
The USAF is waiting for their marching orders from the new Administration. Or not.
Wow. Talk about the knock-on effect of a small slip in schedule.  :o

TBH I thought at this level stuff would go through BAU unless the new team made a point of specifically calling a halt.  :(

So maybe something by the end of Q317?
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