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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.
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7161783561522544641/

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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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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2287 on: 02/24/2024 10:59 pm »
For anyone interested in historical stuff, I've found this old PD Brazilian government newsreel on a 1973 Black Brant VC launch from the Barreira do Inferno Launch Center, in a mission operated by a Brazilian, American and German team.

Video on Commons. (as of Feb. 24, 2024, there's some glitch on the Commons player, so you need to choose the “source quality” to hear the audio.)
« Last Edit: 02/24/2024 11:00 pm by ErickSoares3 »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2288 on: 02/26/2024 10:46 pm »
For anyone interested in historical stuff, I've found this old PD Brazilian government newsreel on a 1973 Black Brant VC launch from the Barreira do Inferno Launch Center, in a mission operated by a Brazilian, American and German team.

Video on Commons. (as of Feb. 24, 2024, there's some glitch on the Commons player, so you need to choose the “source quality” to hear the audio.)

For context, four BBVC rockets were launched from BdI on 1973 Feb 1 to Feb 16,
as part of a DLR  (German)  progam to study the upper atmosphere.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2289 on: 02/27/2024 06:44 am »
MAPHEUS 14 Launch  (advance to 43:42 at T-2 seconds)

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2290 on: 02/27/2024 10:51 pm »
Mapheus-14 was the first mission launched by the RK-IM (RedKite- Improved Malemute) suborbital rocket. Both stages were provide by Bayern Chemie. So it's rather significant for the european sub-orbital space program.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2291 on: 03/02/2024 04:55 pm »
Yars ICBM launch on March 1, 2024, from Plesetsk I think.  Multiple RVs to Kura Range, Kamchatka.


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2292 on: 03/03/2024 02:06 am »
Screen grab of the launch of Mapheus 14.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2293 on: 03/07/2024 08:17 am »
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In the coming days, the #USAF will conduct a new ARRW/AGM-183A hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) test in the Pacific. It seems it aims at simulating an operational mission of a B-52H bomber taking off from Guam, flying ~4000 km before releasing a live weapon...

https://twitter.com/M51_4ever/status/1764391380116250657

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2295 on: 03/12/2024 04:05 am »
A full broadcast video, and a shortened launch video in the following post.

« Last Edit: 03/12/2024 04:47 am by catdlr »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2296 on: 03/12/2024 04:46 am »
Here is a summary video

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2297 on: 03/13/2024 11:45 pm »
The updates about the S50/ VS50 / VLM launcher lead me to the following.
Apparently there was some logistical trouble around the TEXUS-59 and 60 launch campaigns, with getting the motors at Esrange. Germany sent one of their Luftwaffe (airforce) A400m to Brazil to transport the motors to Esrange. If I analyzed the pictures correctly, they transported 3x S31 and 4x S30 with the flight, so 7 motors in total.
https://foguetesbrasileiros.com/ & 2
luftwaffe-bringt-raketenmotoren-fuer-die-raumfahrt-nach-kiruna

DLR designed the S31, and I think the Red Kite is the same motor but produced by Bayern Chemie.
Most likely the amount of S31 (and S30) stages DLR MoRaBa utilizes will reduce considerably. Because they prefer using Red Kite and Improved Malemute motors from Bayern Chemie.

Now to the brainfart categorie; RK-Oriole / RK-BBV-(Nihka).

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2298 on: 03/14/2024 09:32 am »
Hello!

Your post has sparked my interest to research about this new sounding rocket.

I couldn't find how the last rockets were transported from Brazil to Sweden, and therefore if the air transport with the A400M was an extraordinary measure or not.

Anyway, I find the Red Kite rocket developments very interesting. The best source I found was this paper:
https://elib.dlr.de/197879/1/2022_06%20Scheuerpflug%2C%20Kuhn%20et%20al.%2C%20%20Development%20and%20Performance%20of%20the%20Red%20Kite.pdf

It includes detailed information about the rocket motor and the possible launch configurations. They include a possible combination with a Black Brant Mk4 as a second stage.

About the Red Kite it is a new design, kind of as big as the S30 but with the quick burn rate of the S31 (and quite more powerful than it).

The performance seems quite good, specially in combination with an Improved Malemute second stage (even better than VSB-30 [S31+S30]).

I found the data about these missions launched from ESRANGE:
- Texus 59        -  VSB-30  -  payload mass: 388.0 kg  -  Apogee: 264.5 km
- Mapheus 14   -  RK-IM    -  payload mass: 442.8 kg  -  Apogee: 265.2 km

It may be able to replace de VSB-30 completely.

Recently, it was announced that the production of Patriot PAC-2 missile will be restarted in Germany. Therefore, it will be possible to buy newly made Improved Malemute rockets.
https://esut.de/en/2024/01/meldungen/46657/800-patriot-flugkoerper-zur-raketenabwehr-fuer-deutschland-und-drei-andere-nato-staaten-bestellt/
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2299 on: 03/14/2024 03:29 pm »
REXUS 31 was also launched today.
Link Rexus Bexus for the student payloads launched with REXUS 31 and 32.


launch @45min into the video.
« Last Edit: 03/14/2024 03:30 pm by Rik ISS-fan »

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