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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #620 on: 10/19/2017 03:05 PM »
Vector Space is my favourite of the current crop of Space companies. They remind me of the exploits of Ron Obvious and Luigi Vercotti. Can't wait for next launch.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #621 on: 10/19/2017 03:37 PM »


January - thrust vector control. July - orbit!

That's pretty funny.

When they say they will go to Orbit in July I keep thinking it is the name of a town near Albuquerque.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #622 on: 10/19/2017 04:24 PM »
January - thrust vector control. July - orbit!

That's pretty funny.



Because as we all know, LEO is halfway to anywhere, linear extrapolation places them on Neptune by October then.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #623 on: 10/19/2017 04:27 PM »
Ok, enough with the commentary on the timelines.  Yeah their schedule is probably a bit too aggressive, but that's not exactly a new thing in the industry.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #624 on: 10/19/2017 04:54 PM »
Ok, enough with the commentary on the timelines.  Yeah their schedule is probably a bit too aggressive, but that's not exactly a new thing in the industry.
Calling their schedule "a bit too aggressive" is like calling Hitler's invasion of France "a touch brusque".
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #625 on: 10/19/2017 06:35 PM »
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Exclusive: @Vectorspacesys signs first orbital deal with Virginia Space for 3 launches from @NASA_Wallops

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/921074267248320513

Article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/19/vector-space-systems-signs-deal-with-virgina-space.html

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"We have four different companies we're negotiating contracts with for the first four launches in 2018," Cantrell said.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #626 on: 10/20/2017 03:24 PM »
Here's a little more info from the state website:
https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=21558

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #627 on: 10/24/2017 06:27 PM »
They've apparently also signed up for a launch from Kodiak.
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Finally, Vector Space Systems is expected to launch from PSCA in late 2018, according to Campbell.
http://akaerospace.com/news/commercial-rocket-launches-coming-kodiak-island

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #628 on: 10/31/2017 04:28 PM »
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Vector Expands National Footprint with New Silicon Valley Headquarters
New office in San Jose to support Vector's software defined satellite division, GalacticSky

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, today announced the opening of a new office in San Jose, California to expand its current business operations throughout the West Coast. Vector's Silicon Valley headquarters, its first office addition since beginning operations in 2016, will house a software engineering team responsible for the development of the first software defined satellites for GalacticSky. The new headquarters will also be influential in supporting GalacticSky's partnership with Citrix, as well as accommodating the company's growing sales and marketing teams.

"Silicon Valley is home to many leading technology companies and plays a central role in driving global innovation," said Jim Cantrell, CEO and co-founder of Vector. "San Jose offers a great opportunity for Vector to serve current and future markets by broadening our software engineering capabilities, specifically in our GalacticSky division. We are looking forward to establishing a presence in one of the country's largest technology hubs, right here in San Jose."

In conjunction with the opening of Vector's Silicon Valley headquarters, the company has also named Shaun Coleman Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Vector. Coleman, an early investor in Vector and current board member, has served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of GalacticSky since 2016. As an enterprise software industry and Silicon Valley veteran, Coleman has had a proven track-record of startup success having founded three companies and leading several to a successful exit. In his new role at Vector, Coleman will be responsible for the company's entire customer experience, including Sales, Marketing and Business Development, in addition to his duties as the General Manager of GalacticSky.

"San Jose has not been home to a launch vehicle company since the 1960s and with our new office, we are excited to bring aerospace back to the area," said Shaun Coleman, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Vector. "As home to Vector's GalacticSky business unit and the sales and marketing teams, the Silicon Valley headquarters will be influential in establishing Vector as a leader in satellite virtualization and low-cost micro satellite launch services."

The 4000-square-foot space located at 100 Century Center Court, will house approximately 15 new hires across the company's marketing, sales, and software engineering departments. To learn more about the available positions and to apply, please visit Vector's Careers Web Page at https://vectorcareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vector-expands-national-footprint-with-new-silicon-valley-headquarters-300546156.html

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #629 on: 11/11/2017 05:54 AM »
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Successful test today of our first central spark igniter, using new 3D AM printed injector for stage 2 engine.

https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/929161161332867074

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #630 on: 11/16/2017 06:16 AM »
At NextSpace conference, they were still stating a target of July 2018 for orbital launch...

I'll refrain from commenting on the likelihood of that launch date.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #631 on: 11/16/2017 06:18 AM »
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Successful test today of our first central spark igniter, using new 3D AM printed injector for stage 2 engine.

https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/929161161332867074
Vector just got a spark igniter working? What were they using before, a match?
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #632 on: 11/16/2017 07:03 AM »
Vector just got a spark igniter working? What were they using before, a match?

They would be learning from the best, then: http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a19966/russia-actually-lights-it-rockets-with-a-giant-match/
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #633 on: 11/16/2017 03:20 PM »
Vector just got a spark igniter working? What were they using before, a match?

They would be learning from the best, then: http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a19966/russia-actually-lights-it-rockets-with-a-giant-match/
I am not even going to click the link to know that is Soyuz, but Vector is not Soyuz.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #634 on: 11/16/2017 06:35 PM »
Interesting, Vector is testing at Vandenberg!
https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/931222922735132672


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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #635 on: 11/16/2017 07:21 PM »
Interesting, Vector is testing at Vandenberg!
https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/931222922735132672

So they attached a small LOX LN2 bottle and drain it to the boiloff vents... look at the second picture.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #636 on: 11/16/2017 07:45 PM »
Interesting, Vector is testing at Vandenberg!
https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/931222922735132672

Testing, posing, what's the difference really?

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #637 on: 11/16/2017 07:55 PM »
Oh no, there are people standing next to a fully fueled and venting rocket. Fortunately the cross will protect them.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #638 on: 11/16/2017 09:01 PM »
Interesting, Vector is testing at Vandenberg!
https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/931222922735132672

Testing, posing, what's the difference really?

Yeahhhh... would be vaguely less ridiculous if they actually had a functioning orbital rocket.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #639 on: 11/16/2017 09:34 PM »
Oh no, there are people standing next to a fully fueled and venting rocket. Fortunately the cross will protect them.

TBH, it's probably just LN2; there's no reason for them to be using LOX in a "test" like this.

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