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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2000 on: 05/15/2021 11:31 pm »
Do you think Starship without Super Heavy could be a suborbital rocket similar to sounding rockets?
Yes. Think someone around here already did the calc's as to max altitude, but can't find it.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2001 on: 05/16/2021 12:08 am »
NASA's Black Brant XII Rocket Launch LIVE | NASA Wallops Launch | NASA's Artificial Aurora Day -5


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NASA & Magellan Aerospace will be launching the Black Brant XII Sounding Rocket for their 5th attempt from NASA Wallops Island launch facility to conduct KiNETic-scale energy and momentum transport eXperiment which could lead to the creation of artificial Auroras.

A mission to explore energy transport in space using a NASA suborbital sounding rocket launching May 12, 2021, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia may provide a brief light show for residents of the eastern United States and Bermuda. The first, 2nd, 3rd and the 4th attempt was scrubbed due to upper-level winds, not in the required range , hence now they are aiming for Wednesday May 12 for the Black Brant XII Rocket Launch from NASA Wallops facility.

The mission is scheduled for no earlier than 8:06 p.m. EDT with a 40-minute launch window, Wednesday, May 12. Backup launch days run through May 16. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, in much of the eastern United States from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River.

A four-stage Black Brant XII rocket will be used for the mission that includes the release of barium vapor that will form two green-violet clouds that may be visible for about 30 seconds. The barium vapor is not harmful to the environment or public health. The first and second stage are the Mk 11 Mod 5 Talos rocket motor and the Terrier motor. The third stage is a modified Black Brant VC motor. The Black Brant nozzle is extended for exoatmospheric use and the tailcan has been changed to enclose the nozzle. The aft end of the tailcan has a restraining device to keep the Taurus and Black Brant connected while coasting.

A mission to explore energy transport in space using a NASA suborbital sounding rocket launch is scheduled to be conducted the evening of May 12 from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

The mission, called the KiNETic-scale energy and momentum transport eXperiment, or KiNet-X, is designed to study a very fundamental problem in space plasmas, namely, how are energy and momentum transported between different regions of space that are magnetically connected? This is a very simple experiment with known input parameters that will allow us to quantify the flow of energy to the electrons.  It is possible the KiNET-X payload will generate auroral emissions on a very small scale, but that is an unknown aspect of this experiment.  In-situ instruments will, however, measure the energized electrons directly

The launch of the Black Brant XII sounding rocket carrying the KiNET-X payload was postponed to no earlier than 8:06 p.m., Tuesday, May 12.  The Wallops launch was postponed due to upper-level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch. The launch window for Tuesday runs until 8:46 p.m.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2002 on: 05/16/2021 12:58 am »
Black Brant XII/KiNET-X have been scrubbed yet again, this time due to cloud cover over the main camera site in Bermuda. Resetting for tomorrow at 8:04 pm EDT with a 50 minute launch window. That will be the last attempt in this launch period. A new launch period beyond May 16 have not yet been identified.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2003 on: 05/16/2021 11:38 pm »
Day 6 Attempt Live Stream (independent YouTuber)

NASA's Black Brant XII Rocket Launch LIVE | NASA Wallops Launch | NASA's Artificial Aurora Day-6

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2004 on: 05/17/2021 12:36 am »
Direct Link to NASA Wallops:

Window closes at 8:54 p.m. Last night to launch

https://ustream.tv/channel/13567824
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2005 on: 05/17/2021 12:37 am »
Direct Link to NASA Wallops:

Window closes at 8:54 p.m. Last night to launch

https://ustream.tv/channel/13567824
They're targeting 00:44 UTC 8:44 pm EDT. They can hold at T-3minutes if required.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2006 on: 05/17/2021 12:49 am »
Direct Link to NASA Wallops:

Window closes at 8:54 p.m. Last night to launch

https://ustream.tv/channel/13567824
Launched at 8:44 pm EDT.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2007 on: 05/17/2021 12:58 am »
Direct Link to NASA Wallops:

Window closes at 8:54 p.m. Last night to launch

https://ustream.tv/channel/13567824
Launched at 8:44 pm EDT.

Launch Replay Clip:
(I'm uploading to YT right now, will be available in a few minutes, I have to leave)

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2008 on: 05/17/2021 01:16 am »

Replay from T-10 to payload separation.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2009 on: 05/17/2021 02:12 am »
KiNET-X Black Brant XII Launch (May 16, 2021) ,various from others


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2011 on: 05/18/2021 08:32 am »
Another Black Brant IX, this time carrying the EUNIS mission, is scheduled for launch today from White Sands according to NASA's schedule.

More details about the mission here:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-rocket-chasing-the-source-of-the-sun-s-hot-atmosphere
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2012 on: 05/19/2021 12:13 am »
Another Black Brant IX, this time carrying the EUNIS mission, is scheduled for launch today from White Sands according to NASA's schedule.

More details about the mission here:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-rocket-chasing-the-source-of-the-sun-s-hot-atmosphere

We have launch!
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The Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph (EUNIS) mission was successfully launched at 11:30 a.m. MDT on May 18 from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.  The NASA black Brant IX sounding rocket carried the payload to an apogee of 208.4 miles (335.4 kilometers) before descending by parachute. The payload has been located and will be retrieved. Preliminary indications show that vehicle systems performed as planned and data was received.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2013 on: 05/19/2021 09:18 pm »
Mapheus 11 mission scheduled for launch tomorrow from Esrange:

https://sscspace.com/blog/2021/05/04/mapheus-11/

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The name of the MAPHEUS research rocket stands for “Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit” (material physics experiments at zero gravity).

Every year the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launches a MAPHEUS research rocket with a payload developed and supervised by the Institute of Materials Physics in Space (MP).

The Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of Space Operations and Astronaut Training (RB) provides the payload support systems and launch service of the sounding rocket which reaches an altitude of up to 268 km and thus facilitates more than 6.5 minutes of microgravity, before it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.

The MAPHEUS 11 rocket in May 2021 consists of a two stage vehicle configuration that carries the nearly 250 kg scientific payload to an altitude of 216 km, providing more than 5 minutes of microgravity for the three experiments onboard.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2014 on: 05/21/2021 07:36 am »
Mapheus 11 mission scheduled for launch tomorrow from Esrange:

https://sscspace.com/blog/2021/05/04/mapheus-11/

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The name of the MAPHEUS research rocket stands for “Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit” (material physics experiments at zero gravity).

Every year the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launches a MAPHEUS research rocket with a payload developed and supervised by the Institute of Materials Physics in Space (MP).

The Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of Space Operations and Astronaut Training (RB) provides the payload support systems and launch service of the sounding rocket which reaches an altitude of up to 268 km and thus facilitates more than 6.5 minutes of microgravity, before it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.

The MAPHEUS 11 rocket in May 2021 consists of a two stage vehicle configuration that carries the nearly 250 kg scientific payload to an altitude of 216 km, providing more than 5 minutes of microgravity for the three experiments onboard.

There's a live feed hat has been running for 7 hours but the launch seems scrubbed. No live commentary as much as no news on Swedish Space Corporation or DLR Twitter profiles.


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2015 on: 05/21/2021 10:22 am »
Mapheus 11 mission scheduled for launch tomorrow from Esrange:

https://sscspace.com/blog/2021/05/04/mapheus-11/

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The name of the MAPHEUS research rocket stands for “Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit” (material physics experiments at zero gravity).

Every year the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launches a MAPHEUS research rocket with a payload developed and supervised by the Institute of Materials Physics in Space (MP).

The Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of Space Operations and Astronaut Training (RB) provides the payload support systems and launch service of the sounding rocket which reaches an altitude of up to 268 km and thus facilitates more than 6.5 minutes of microgravity, before it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.

The MAPHEUS 11 rocket in May 2021 consists of a two stage vehicle configuration that carries the nearly 250 kg scientific payload to an altitude of 216 km, providing more than 5 minutes of microgravity for the three experiments onboard.

There's a live feed hat has been running for 7 hours but the launch seems scrubbed. No live commentary as much as no news on Swedish Space Corporation or DLR Twitter profiles.



Stream still ongoing, now the graphics says "No launch attempt Saturday" so I guess it's a NET Sunday

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2016 on: 05/23/2021 05:32 pm »
Mapheus 11 mission scheduled for launch tomorrow from Esrange:

https://sscspace.com/blog/2021/05/04/mapheus-11/

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The name of the MAPHEUS research rocket stands for “Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit” (material physics experiments at zero gravity).

Every year the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launches a MAPHEUS research rocket with a payload developed and supervised by the Institute of Materials Physics in Space (MP).

The Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of Space Operations and Astronaut Training (RB) provides the payload support systems and launch service of the sounding rocket which reaches an altitude of up to 268 km and thus facilitates more than 6.5 minutes of microgravity, before it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.

The MAPHEUS 11 rocket in May 2021 consists of a two stage vehicle configuration that carries the nearly 250 kg scientific payload to an altitude of 216 km, providing more than 5 minutes of microgravity for the three experiments onboard.

There's a live feed hat has been running for 7 hours but the launch seems scrubbed. No live commentary as much as no news on Swedish Space Corporation or DLR Twitter profiles.



Stream still ongoing, now the graphics says "No launch attempt Saturday" so I guess it's a NET Sunday

According to the webcast the new launch time is today's 00:00 UTC (or tomorrow's? Anyway, more or less 6 and a half hours from now).

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2017 on: 05/24/2021 05:43 am »
MAPHEUS-11 T-0 was 07:35LT and 144:05:35:xx.xxxUTC.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2018 on: 05/24/2021 06:42 am »
MAPHEUS-11 T-0 was 07:35LT and 144:05:35:xx.xxxUTC.

I'm not sure about the rocket they used, on Wikipedia it says Terrier-Improved Malemute but I couldn't find any other reference about that

EDIT: Someone has updated the Wikipedia page and now it says that it was an Improved Malemute-Improved Malemute configuration, but still no reference about that.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2019 on: 05/24/2021 08:57 am »
MAPHEUS-11 T-0 was 07:35LT and 144:05:35:xx.xxxUTC.

I'm not sure about the rocket they used, on Wikipedia it says Terrier-Improved Malemute but I couldn't find any other reference about that

EDIT: Someone has updated the Wikipedia page and now it says that it was an Improved Malemute-Improved Malemute configuration, but still no reference about that.

The IM-IM configuration is confirmed on SSC's MAPHEUS-11 page:

https://sscspace.com/blog/2021/05/04/mapheus-11/

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