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Offline Fmedici

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Re: Suborbital launch schedule
« Reply #60 on: 10/16/2021 07:18 am »
Have any of them launched yet? Can't find too much on it.

All 9 launches took place during the weekend of 1-3 October and looking at the hazard areas map above I suppose they used T-Minus Dart rockets (which, correct me if I'm wrong, have been launched for the first time since the two flights in Koonibba last year) but that's all we know at the moment. Hopefully more news will come out in the next days.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andoya-space_tror-stjerneskudd-bidrar-til-sjeldent-ekko-activity-6851139367616974848-xbKy/

EDIT: Actually I'm not sure that the "T-Minus" label on that map stands for the T-Minus DART rocket since T-Minus Engineering hasn't released any statement about that, but I can't think of another interpretations ("t-minus" as countdown seems too vague)
« Last Edit: 10/16/2021 07:57 am by Fmedici »

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Re: Suborbital launch schedule
« Reply #61 on: 10/16/2021 06:25 pm »
Still nearly to annoyed with the moderating team to reply here. It would be nice if they send me a PM.
About the PMWE rockets, I think there were two different sizes of rockets launched.
In 2018 the first PMWE launch compaign took place, this involved two Improved Malemute rockets. These rockets look accactly like the rendering that went along with the Linkedin post. Weirdly enough, these rockets required a smaller safety zone/ impact area than the smaller T-minus rockets.
T-minus has two sizes of rocket, the Dart (similar in capability to Viper III) and the Dart XL with more capability than the Viper II and/or V. The later motor was developed this year.
T-Minus engineering also provided launch services for the Belgium and Luxemburg CanSat competitions. And they did some launches for the Dutch military, as radar targets in the Netherlands.
AFAIK T-minus sells the DART rockets to customers they haven't launched them themselves. Darts haven't been launched between the Kooniba and Andoya campaigns.
T-minus Engineering redeveloped metrological rockets. I hope they are included in the DLR MoRaBa and NASA SRPO rocket offering soon. They are nice additions to the current vehicle options.
It's likely many Darts will launch for the Grand Challenge, project Mesosphere / Lower Thermosphere.
« Last Edit: 10/17/2021 10:33 am by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: Suborbital launch schedule
« Reply #62 on: 03/01/2022 07:02 am »

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Re: Suborbital launch schedule
« Reply #64 on: 08/20/2022 08:02 am »
Swedish Space Corporation has finally updated its launch schedule (it actually happened in May but I noticed only now), meaning that rocket launch activities in Esrange will restart as soon as September with the TEXUS-57 launch:

https://sscspace.com/wp-content/uploads/Launching-programme.pdf

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