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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2280 on: 02/04/2024 07:07 pm »
According to their post t-minus are only launching two t-minus darts in the time window of the notice.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7158457069522636800/

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Today the first group of the T-Minus launch team left for a road trip: up to the High North, to Esrange Space Center.
They bring the T-Minus mobile launcher, from which we will conduct two launches of the T-Minus DART to space next week. This is done in the PRIME campaign. The rockets will carry scientific payloads made by the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), to study the upper atmosphere.
The rockets will be launched from the newly established Launch Complex 3 at Esrange, from which future orbital missions will be launched. T-Minus will have the honour to use the brand new Launch Vehicle Integration Building for preparations as well as Pad 3A for placing the mobile launcher.
#TME #Rocket #DART #KTH #Esrange

Swedish Space Corporation has an incoming launch window stretching from 5 to 11 February. The safety notice mentions five expected rocket launches. Two of them should be TEXUS 59 and TEXUS 60 (initially scheduled for January per their Rocket and Balloon Activities page), the other three T-MINUS Dart launches.

That's interesting, I wonder what is the fifth launch then. There's MAPHEUS 14 that per their Rocket and Balloon Activities page has a launch window opening on 12 February, maybe it has been anticipated or maybe it is something entirely different.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2282 on: 02/10/2024 07:12 pm »
One of the DART was launched last wednesday. It was a (partial) failure due to premature deployment of the payload. The other launch was cancelled.

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This Wednesday a T-Minus DART was launched successfully from Launch Complex 3 at Esrange Space Center.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2283 on: 02/18/2024 07:07 am »
TEXUS 59 was launched on 15 February at 14:42:00 UTC using a VSB-30 rocket. TEXUS-60 is scheduled for 20 February. Below there's a link to the YouTube webcast, with the launch taking place at 1:48:03 into the live. Attached there's a summary of the payloads from Airbus Space.


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2284 on: 02/21/2024 05:47 am »
TEXUS 59 launch.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2285 on: 02/21/2024 09:45 am »
Trident missile test fails for second time in a row https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68355395

This is the first UK test since a previous failure of the UK Trident.
« Last Edit: 02/21/2024 09:53 am by Star One »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2286 on: 02/21/2024 09:11 pm »
Trident missile test fails for second time in a row https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68355395

This is the first UK test since a previous failure of the UK Trident.
Two legs of the "Triad" - Minuteman III and Trident - have failed their most recent tests.  Not good.

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