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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2240 on: 06/27/2023 12:57 pm »
Perun apogee was expected to be 50 km. From the images below, they might have achieved that.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2241 on: 06/28/2023 10:38 am »
Two suborbital missions scheduled for last week has been indefinitely postponed: RockOn/RockSat-C from Wallops Island due to bad weather and HIFLIER from Esrange about which there have been no updates at all.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2242 on: 06/28/2023 10:39 am »
It looks like the Polish company Space Forest launched its Perun suborbital rocket on 21 June 2023. Launch site, launch time and apogee remain unclear atm.

About this, it looks like it reached an apogee of 22 km:

https://twitter.com/KubaHajkus/status/1672203605837856768

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2243 on: 08/17/2023 07:06 am »
There's going to be another launch of BOLT (Boundary Layer Turbulence) in 2024, this time from Australia. There is an upcoming non-classified in-person and Zoom presentation on BOLT from the AIAA Adelaide Section by Dr. Bradley Wheaton (Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University) at 08:30 UTC on 18 September.

https://engage.aiaa.org/adelaide/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=b9e0b691-751b-495e-aad8-0189fd689648
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2244 on: 09/02/2023 03:27 pm »
Cross-post; Russian ICBM or off-shore SLBM test?
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2245 on: 09/12/2023 10:37 pm »
The Polish company Space Forest is going for another suborbital launch next week. The first one in June reached a 22 km apogee, the expected one for this launch is 150 km.

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The launch window for the second test flight of the Perun rocket opens next week, and we are carrying out the final preparatory work.

Become patrons of this flight by placing a sticker on the rocket or getting yourself a commemorative patch


https://twitter.com/SpaceForest2/status/1701635694551032130

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2246 on: 09/28/2023 08:40 am »
The Polish company Space Forest is going for another suborbital launch next week. The first one in June reached a 22 km apogee, the expected one for this launch is 150 km.

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The launch window for the second test flight of the Perun rocket opens next week, and we are carrying out the final preparatory work.

Become patrons of this flight by placing a sticker on the rocket or getting yourself a commemorative patch


I seems that there has been a scrubbed launch attempt on 21 September, and the next one is scheduled for 10 October:

https://twitter.com/rafalkonieczny_/status/1704938051649105934
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2247 on: 10/06/2023 11:43 am »
There's an ongoing launch campaign at Esrange. The HIFLIER rocket, initially scheduled for a June launch window, is currently at the launch site with a liftoff planned for 12:30 UTC today. Link of the live stream below:


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2248 on: 10/06/2023 01:46 pm »
There's an ongoing launch campaign at Esrange. The HIFLIER rocket, initially scheduled for a June launch window, is currently at the launch site with a liftoff planned for 12:30 UTC today. Link of the live stream below:

Launch scrubbed due to unfavourable wind conditions. No info about a new launch attempt, presumably tomorrow.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2249 on: 10/06/2023 09:47 pm »
There's also a new updated version of the Esrange launch programme, which should be regarded as the most reliable source about upcoming launches in that location since the schedule on the SSC website hasn't been updated in months and SSC itself doesn't seem keen on giving updates on launch activities on their social media profiles.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2250 on: 10/10/2023 09:25 am »
There's an ongoing launch campaign at Esrange. The HIFLIER rocket, initially scheduled for a June launch window, is currently at the launch site with a liftoff planned for 12:30 UTC today. Link of the live stream below:

Launch scrubbed due to unfavourable wind conditions. No info about a new launch attempt, presumably tomorrow.

HIFLIER-1 mission launched this morning at 08:00:00 UTC using a S-31/Improving Orion sounding rocket.
Link to the live stream below, liftoff takes place at 52:13:


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2251 on: 10/10/2023 09:37 am »
The Polish company Space Forest is going for another suborbital launch next week. The first one in June reached a 22 km apogee, the expected one for this launch is 150 km.

Translated text of the tweet:
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The launch window for the second test flight of the Perun rocket opens next week, and we are carrying out the final preparatory work.

Become patrons of this flight by placing a sticker on the rocket or getting yourself a commemorative patch


I seems that there has been a scrubbed launch attempt on 21 September, and the next one is scheduled for 10 October:

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21...20...19... we are counting down the hours until the start planned for tomorrow 🚀PERUN.
This is what the stickers of our flight partners looked like during the failed take-off attempt in September. Although the weather is becoming more and more capricious, we hope that it will be kind this time.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForest2/status/1711402176059171007?s=20
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2252 on: 10/12/2023 06:23 am »
"Congratulations @SpaceForest2 ! But... space is hard 🤜🤛 The Perun rocket took off from the Military Training Ground in Ustka yesterday, Tuesday, October 10, at 12:10 p.m. as planned.

The system for maintaining the correct trajectory of the rocket, which has been improved compared to previous tests, worked perfectly. In the 28th second of the flight, after reaching the ceiling of 10 km, an engine failure occurred 💥 SpaceForest engineers decided to abort the flight, as a result of which Perun finally rose to 12 km, and then safely descended into the Baltic Sea, where it was picked up from the water and transported to land.

This is literally rocket science. Space is difficult. Valves, seals, material stresses - everything in a rocket behaves differently on Earth and differently during flight, where incredible speeds are achieved. That's what tests are for. And from yesterday's event, despite not achieving the assumed ceiling of 60 km, further conclusions were drawn and lessons for the future ✌️

So, Poland can into space? The SpaceForest team is already preparing for the next, 3rd attempt 🙌 Big congratulations to the engineers for the constant fight to reach the Karman Line (100 km)!

PS. The stickers on the rocket flew off! Flight videos will be spectacular "

https://twitter.com/rafalkonieczny_/status/1712112191711666645
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2253 on: 10/31/2023 02:32 am »
FTM-48 Vigilant Wyvern was performed on 25 October near Kauai. There were two BQM-177A, two SRBM, two SM-3 Blk IA and four SM-2 Blk IIIA launches. Anybody recognise the SRBM?

https://www.mda.mil/news/23news0004.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2254 on: 10/31/2023 02:54 am »
FTM-48 Vigilant Wyvern was performed on 25 October near Kauai. There were two BQM-177A, two SRBM, two SM-3 Blk IA and four SM-2 Blk IIIA launches. Anybody recognise the SRBM?

https://www.mda.mil/news/23news0004.html



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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2255 on: 10/31/2023 04:29 am »
OH, OH OH, (Raising hand wildly) is it a Northrop BQM-74 Chukar?

The orange missile is a BQM-117A drone. The BQM-74 has straight wings while the BQM-117A has angled wings. The BQM-74 inlet is under the wings while the BQM-117A inlet is forward of the wings. What I still don't know is what the SRBM (the missile below the orange drone) is.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2256 on: 10/31/2023 06:09 am »
OH, OH OH, (Raising hand wildly) is it a Northrop BQM-74 Chukar?

The orange missile is a BQM-117A drone. The BQM-74 has straight wings while the BQM-117A has angled wings. The BQM-74 inlet is under the wings while the BQM-117A inlet is forward of the wings. What I still don't know is what the SRBM (the missile below the orange drone) is.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2257 on: 10/31/2023 06:26 am »
OH, OH OH, (Raising hand wildly) is it a Northrop BQM-74 Chukar?

The orange missile is a BQM-117A drone. The BQM-74 has straight wings while the BQM-117A has angled wings. The BQM-74 inlet is under the wings while the BQM-117A inlet is forward of the wings. What I still don't know is what the SRBM (the missile below the orange drone) is.

Duh.   :'(
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2258 on: 11/06/2023 08:41 pm »
Catching up with a few NASA suborbital launches:

Three Black Brant IX rockets have been launched from White Sands on 14 October for the APEP/Apophis mission in relation to that day's eclipse
(https://science.nasa.gov/solar-system/skywatching/eclipses/solar-eclipses/2023-solar-eclipse/to-study-atmosphere-nasa-rockets-will-fly-into-oct-eclipses-shadow/)

Another Black Brant IX rocket has been launched from White Sands on 30 October for the INFUSE mission
(https://science.nasa.gov/missions/sounding-rockets/nasa-rocket-to-see-sizzling-edge-of-star-forming-supernova/)

With a launch window that opened just yesterday a Terrier Oriole rocket for the DISSIPATION mission and a Black Brant XII-A rocket for the Beam-PIE mission are scheduled to be launched from Poker Flat in two successive days
(https://www.uaf.edu/news/two-launches-to-mark-start-of-poker-flat-rocket-range-season.php#:~:text=NASA%20personnel%20at%20the%20Poker,near%20the%20edge%20of%20space.)

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2259 on: 11/08/2023 09:22 am »
With a launch window that opened just yesterday a Terrier Oriole rocket for the DISSIPATION mission and a Black Brant XII-A rocket for the Beam-PIE mission are scheduled to be launched from Poker Flat in two successive days
(https://www.uaf.edu/news/two-launches-to-mark-start-of-poker-flat-rocket-range-season.php#:~:text=NASA%20personnel%20at%20the%20Poker,near%20the%20edge%20of%20space.)

DISSIPATION launched today at 09:41:00 UTC from Pad 3. Some cool footage of the launch can be found in the comments to this Facebook post, while the livestream (showing just the countdown screen) is linked below.


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