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Offline William Graham

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #40 on: 01/28/2008 07:52 PM »
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I think it was launched. See here (in japanese).
That still says "scheduled".

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Here http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/s_rockets/index_e.html is an information in English.
That launch was last year.

Still nothing concrete.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #41 on: 01/28/2008 08:15 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 28/1/2008  2:52 PM

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I think it was launched. See here (in japanese).
That still says "scheduled".

Still nothing concrete.

I can now confirm that the launch was delayed to January 31st at 0909:40UTC.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #42 on: 01/29/2008 05:16 AM »
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That launch was last year.

Still nothing concrete.

Sorry, I don´t see the year.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #43 on: 01/30/2008 06:51 PM »
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Olaf - 29/1/2008  6:16 AM
Sorry, I don´t see the year.

The first line of the article, just above the title, is "January 16, 2007 Updated".




No news on HotPay-2, so it has probably been delayed.

Tomorrow is the last day in the window for the second WSMR BB. Still no news on whether it has launched, so I am assuming that it has not.

According to http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=11680&posts=1&mid=236498#M236498 TEXUS launches are scheduled for 31 January, and 7 February.

So, that leaves us with the following schedule.
I think there is a good chance of something launching tomorrow:

Date - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (GMT) - Mission/Serial
31 January? - Black Brant IX - White Sands - 01:00-08:00 - 36.223
31 January - S-310 - Kagoshima - 09:09:40
31 January? - VS-30/Orion - Andřya - HotPay-2
31 January - VSB-30 - Esrange - Texus-44
7 February - VSB-30 - Esrange - Texus-45
26 February - Mesquito - 13:00  - 21:30 - MLRS - 12.065
26 February - Mesquito - 13:00  - 21:30 - MLRS - 12.066
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
TBD - RH-200 - Sriharikota - ??

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #44 on: 01/30/2008 10:10 PM »
From Boeing news release:

In a successful first test of its advanced fire control system, Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Aegis Open Architecture Weapon System recently performed a successful missile firing from the U.S. Navy’s “USS Desert Ship” at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR).

This was the first test of upgrades to both the Aegis Fire Control System and the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) installed on the USS Desert Ship, the Navy’s land-based, live-fire test bed for surface-to-air weapons.  The platform is continually upgraded to meet the Navy’s live fire testing requirements.
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Are there any pictures of the "USS Desert Ship" and/or this firing? Any idea when the test took place?


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #45 on: 01/31/2008 07:10 AM »
Weapon system tests are not really tracked on this.  The theme is Space launches

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #46 on: 01/31/2008 02:43 PM »
The launch of S-310-38 was delayed because the observation conditions were not good for launch. I will post more information when available.

Images from here...

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #47 on: 01/31/2008 04:19 PM »
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Jim - 31/1/2008  8:10 AM

Weapon system tests are not really tracked on this.  The theme is Space launches

In precident, spacegoing weapons tests (such as ICBMs, ABMs, ASATS, etc) are covered. The first post in the thread is a report of an RS-24 missile launch. I believe AEGIS is a spacegoing system.

We are currently in the launch window for HotPay-2, so hopefully we will get some information soon. No news on the Black Brant, so presumably that has been scrubbed.

Has anyone heard anything about TEXUS?

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #48 on: 01/31/2008 07:05 PM »
Report from ARR that HotPay has launched. No information yet.
http://www.rocketrange.no/campaigns/hotpay2/index_html


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
25 January - Shaheen-1 - Sonmiani - Missile
31 January - VS-30/Orion - Andřya - HotPay-2
?? January - SM-2 - WSMR - AEGIS


In other news, BB IX 36.223 has been delayed until March. Still nothing on TEXUS.

Further away, both Mesquito launches have slipped to 3 March,  and several BBs have been hit by knock-on delays from 223. I'll post a full schedule later or tomorrow, when we know what is going on with TEXUS.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #49 on: 01/31/2008 08:58 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 31/1/2008  2:05 PM

Report from ARR that HotPay has launched. No information yet.
http://www.rocketrange.no/campaigns/hotpay2/index_html
(...)

Images of the HotPay-2 launch... Vehicle reached 380,6 km in altitude.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #50 on: 01/31/2008 09:01 PM »
Launch occurred at 19:14 GMT, apogee was 380.6 kilometres.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #51 on: 02/01/2008 01:44 PM »
TEXUS 44 was delayed due to weather http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4627/7628_read-11482/ (Sorry only in German).

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #52 on: 02/02/2008 09:46 AM »
I think TEXUS was delayed again.

http://www.nsd.se/artikel.aspx?artid=82996&cat=1&pageIndex=0&arkiv=False (in Sweedish).

I don't speak Sweedish, so can someone please check my translation.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #53 on: 02/02/2008 12:53 PM »
Yersterday it was delayed.
http://www.dlr.de/rd/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4627/7628_read-11484/

For today at the moment no information.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #54 on: 02/03/2008 01:40 AM »
Scrubbed again, and TEXUS-45 has been delayed as well.

http://www.dlr.de/rd/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4627/7628_read-11485/

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #55 on: 02/03/2008 06:08 PM »
The S-310-38 launch is now schedule for February 6th at 0914:40UTC...

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #56 on: 02/03/2008 10:35 PM »
And TEXUS has been scrubbed again on weather.
http://www.dlr.de/rd/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4627/7628_read-11486

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #57 on: 02/06/2008 04:25 PM »
TEXUS scrubbed yesterday. They're probably counting down for today's attempt at the moment.

Iran launched a sounding rocket on 4 February, and Japan launched an S-310 at 09:14 this morning.

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
25 January - Shaheen-1 - Sonmiani - Missile
31 January - VS-30/Orion - Andřya - HotPay-2
?? January - SM-2 - WSMR - AEGIS
04 February - Shahab-3? - Semnan - Kavoshgar-1
06 February - S-310 - Uchinoura - 09:14:40 Ionosphere

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #58 on: 02/07/2008 02:14 PM »
Any photos or description of the Japan S-310 launch? I didn't see anything on the JAXA web site.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #59 on: 02/07/2008 02:36 PM »
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Yeknom-Ecaps - 7/2/2008  9:14 AM

Any photos or description of the Japan S-310 launch? I didn't see anything on the JAXA web site.

The only info I have is in japanese in this page.

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