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A delay to 2nd quarter seems bad, given how low the flight rate is already vs number of passengers waiting. Is that delay a FAA requirement?

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A delay to 2nd quarter seems bad, given how low the flight rate is already vs number of passengers waiting. Is that delay a FAA requirement?

They had already previously announced that they would be flying a reduced cadence for this year, the 2nd quarter sounds like what was planned, not a new delay.

Edit: See here for that announcement
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33531.msg2538364#msg2538364

See several preceding posts re their financial situation, essentially explaining why they have to reduce the flight rate
« Last Edit: 02/08/2024 12:39 am by mn »

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Ok, thank you.

It still seems like bad news for the company...

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This post contains a link to a video

https://twitter.com/Stuck4ger/status/1755781696694173894

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The alignment pin can be clearly seen falling away from the WhiteKnightTwo pylon with the release of SpaceShipTwo Unity in the @virgingalactic publicly released flight video

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The pin looks like it came close to hitting the vehicle.
« Last Edit: 02/09/2024 05:58 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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The pins looks like it came close to hitting the vehicle.

https://twitter.com/Stuck4ger/status/1755787322019250474

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It is one of two heavy metal pins that align SS2 with the WK2 pylon as itís raised into place for mating. Once in position the pylon hooks are closed & they take the flight loads. It could be a bad day if the pin impacted the pressurized hull.
« Last Edit: 02/09/2024 04:21 am by catdlr »
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