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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #660 on: 05/08/2011 04:58 PM »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #661 on: 05/09/2011 07:10 AM »
A video of the TianYing-3C - Meridian launch can be seen on this site: http://newscontent.cctv.com/news.jsp?fileId=110250

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #662 on: 05/21/2011 08:17 AM »
On May 20, 2011, the K-84 Ekaterinburg submarine of the Project 667BDRM class successfully launched a R-29RM Sineva missile. The launch was performed from a submerged submarine deployed in Barents Sea. The Navy reported that all warheads reached their intended targets at the Kura test site in Kamchatka.

The previous Sineva launch took place less than a month ago, in April 2011, from the same submarine.

A report about a Sineva launch appeared in online publication Navy.ru on May 18, 2011. It appears that that report described the launch that actually took place on May 20th. The early release of the information may suggest that the launch was originally scheduled for May 17th, but then was postponed.

Source: http://russianforces.org/blog/2011/05/another_sineva_launch_from_eka.shtml


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #663 on: 05/27/2011 08:02 PM »
   UP Aerospace just had a successful suborbital launch
a few days ago.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #664 on: 05/31/2011 08:21 AM »
   UP Aerospace just had a successful suborbital launch
a few days ago.

More info here: http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/goddardFlight.asp

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #666 on: 06/10/2011 09:08 PM »
The SubTEC IV rocket, NASA 41.096GT, was launched from Wallops Island on Jun 10.
It carried a new high data rate X-band telemetry system and the 0.4-meter
SMART microsatellite bus.

Apogee was 188 km according to the Wallops Twitter feed. My impression is that SMART separated from the main payload; it is a GSFC/USAF-ORS payload 0.4m in size, but I haven't been able to find the mass.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #667 on: 06/11/2011 09:04 AM »
Interesting fact: the Terrier Improved Orion sounding rocket launched on June 10 with the Subtec-IV payload had been scheduled for a June 9 launch. On that day, however, the rocket failed to ignite because of a short circuit in the ground electrical support system.

A video of the launch is on YouTube




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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #668 on: 06/22/2011 05:15 AM »
According to Aviation Week  (June 13, p 25) Iran launched Sejjil and Shahab-3 missiles in February 2011. These launches had not previously been reported.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #669 on: 06/23/2011 12:59 PM »
NASA 41.095UO Terrier Orion launched to 119 km from Wallops on Jun 13 at 1017 UTC.
Carried RockOn educational experiments.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #670 on: 06/24/2011 07:21 AM »
NASA 41.095UO Terrier Orion launched to 119 km from Wallops on Jun 13 at 1017 UTC.
Carried RockOn educational experiments.

Here's a launch picture.
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/news/release-11-16.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #671 on: 06/25/2011 08:22 AM »
A video of the Terrier-improved Orion launch (RockOn mission). The launch took place on June 23 (typo in the thread above).


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #672 on: 06/28/2011 09:19 PM »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #673 on: 06/29/2011 01:36 PM »
Bulava missile was successfully launched yesterday at 11:55 UTC from Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine in White Sea.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #674 on: 07/07/2011 02:13 AM »
We missed a Minuteman III launch on this thread!

June 22 from Vandenberg AFB LF10 to Kwajalein. 
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=34.8531503&lon=-120.5959797&z=15&l=0&m=b

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/06/ap-air-force-vandenberg-glitch-affects-minuteman-iii-launch-062211/

Another Minuteman III is planned for July 27.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 07/07/2011 02:15 AM by edkyle99 »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #675 on: 07/11/2011 06:57 AM »
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. A Black Brant V rocket (NASA 21.140GE) was launched at 10 a.m. local time (14:00 UT) and the second rocket, a Terrier-Improved Orion (NASA 41.090GE), was launched 15 seconds later.
One rocket measured data about the ionized gas as well as the neutral gas, through which it traveled. The other shot out a long trail of lithium gas to track the wind movement.
The launches had been delayed as from July 5 because scientific and weather conditions had not been perfect.

A second pair of rockets will follow NET July 12.

Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/news/pfaffpostlaunch1.html
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #676 on: 07/12/2011 08:07 AM »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #677 on: 07/12/2011 07:00 PM »

Argentinian Ministry of Defense Press Release [Spanish]

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This is the second prototype on the Gradicom project. The first was the single stage PCX Gradicom successfully launched in December 2009 from Serrezuela, Cordoba province. The Gradicom II is a dual stage sounding rocket designed and built by the Ministry of Defense research lab CITEDEF (Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas para la Defensa). Its weight on launch pad was 933kg and its total length 7.686m.
This prototype objective was to reach 120 seconds in space to test systems and subsystems for general rocketry (both civil and military) and demonstrate it solid engines for sounding rockets, missiles and long range artillery. This project didn't had vector nozzles or sophisticated guidance systems.
It reached close to 100km of apogee and 120 of downrange.

Video of the Launch:

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #678 on: 07/15/2011 07:46 AM »
The launch of the second pair of "Dynamo" sounding rockets, scheduled for this week from Wallops, has been delayed to 2012.
The postponement will allow scientist to review the results from two previous rockets launched from Wallops on July 10 and make adjustments to the project to enhance the science data obtained during the flights.

Source: NASA Wallops

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #679 on: 07/17/2011 04:19 AM »

Argentinian Ministry of Defense Press Release [Spanish]

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This is the second prototype on the Gradicom project. The first was the single stage PCX Gradicom successfully launched in December 2009 from Serrezuela, Cordoba province. The Gradicom II is a dual stage sounding rocket designed and built by the Ministry of Defense research lab CITEDEF (Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas para la Defensa). Its weight on launch pad was 933kg and its total length 7.686m.
This prototype objective was to reach 120 seconds in space to test systems and subsystems for general rocketry (both civil and military) and demonstrate it solid engines for sounding rockets, missiles and long range artillery. This project didn't had vector nozzles or sophisticated guidance systems.
It reached close to 100km of apogee and 120 of downrange.

Video of the Launch:


pic from riojavirtual.com.ar
I see two reports of launch time:
http://riojavirtual.com.ar/noticias/locales/tras_22_anos_chamical_fue_otra_vez_epicentro_del_lanzamiento_de_un_cohete
says "1535 GTM"  (presumably GMT) and http://www.mindef.gov.ar/info.asp?Id=1927# says "15.28" with no time zone.
So, launch time on Jul 11 was 1528, 1535, 1828, or 1835 UTC :-)
 
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