Quote from: PM3 on 04/01/2019 03:52 pmLockheed Martin is trolling Vector https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/vector.htmlQuoteLockheed Martin Corp. expanded its business line April 1 with the introduction of Vector, a fragrance designed to capture the aroma of space.https://spacenews.com/lockheed-martin-fragrance-april-1/Hilarious. Now Jimmy has someone else to sue.
Lockheed Martin is trolling Vector https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/vector.htmlQuoteLockheed Martin Corp. expanded its business line April 1 with the introduction of Vector, a fragrance designed to capture the aroma of space.https://spacenews.com/lockheed-martin-fragrance-april-1/
Lockheed Martin Corp. expanded its business line April 1 with the introduction of Vector, a fragrance designed to capture the aroma of space.
They probably have around ~40 Mln in the bank still, giving them almost 1 year of runway still.
And also, crunchbase disagrees with you in that they list a convertible note event AFTER the Series A that could coincide with the ~20m in notes that show up in the Series B.
The Vector-R has landed. Our 1001 arrived at the @vectorspacesys Arizona Test Site this evening marking a major company milestone.
Vector filed an FCC request for a sub-orbital (<4km altitude) flight
Vector filed an FCC request for a sub-orbital (<4km altitude) flight from one of 8 launch sites (they'll pick one later) between May and October 0754-EX-ST-2019
Lots of progress the past few weeks @vectorspacesys with our 1001 vehicle shipping out to the Arizona Test Site where itís undergoing stage level testing.
Robert Cleave, Vector: first launch this summer, with a critical test for that in the coming days. #SATShow
Image from a tour last week of our stage level testing facility with the 1001 Vector-R first stage on the Vertical Test Stand @vectorspacesys. A lot of firsts accomplished with cryo loading and de-tanking in preparation for full duration test firing.
The Vector-R 1001 vehicle with a full load of liquid oxygen and partial load of cryogenic propylene. Filled in less than an hour and de-tanked in about 90 minutes. Flare stack is part of how we create cryogenic propylene and keep it chilled @vectorspacesys
Pentagonís Ďon-demandí space launch challenge presents host of challengesSmall launch startup Vector discusses the inherent difficulties of sending a payload aloft on short notice.By JACQUELINE KLIMAS 05/17/2019 06:45 AM EDT
If you look at Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop, Raytheon Ö you test and test and test and test until youíre done. That costs a lot of money. Thatís why their stuff is so expensive. I found it ironic and disappointing when I was at Lockheed that people would applaud when SpaceX had a failure. If Lockheed had a failure, do you think people would applaud? No Ö Thereís no way they could have a failure. ULA can not have a failure whatsoever. With SpaceX, itís no problem. In fact, letís make a blooper reel out of it. If you really want to get into cutting edge, think about the Ď60s. Ö They took all kinds of risks and all kinds of failures happened and it was acceptable. So societyís image of whatís acceptable and whatís not, thereís really a different lens for both of those companies.
Interesting contrast between big/established companies and new ones:
Vector-R vehicle for mission 1002 being assembled vectorlaunch in @BuyTucson @ Tucson, Arizona instagram.com/p/ByOBQnmloZt/Ö
Some new videos
What is up with the downward diagonal orientation of the plume on this video? Camera artifact?