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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2140 on: 08/11/2022 09:34 pm »
RockSat-X Day 4 (first day scrubbed before countdown so third broadcast launch attempt)




Polling for terminal count.. T-15 minutes and holding. Standing by to release the hold. Tracking aircraft need 15 more minutes to clear the hazard area to their hold points. Green board per final poll. T-15 minutes and counting. Targeting 223-22:08:30.000Z. Liftoff at 223-22:08:32.000Z. Nominal flight with autophase radar tracking switched to manual mode. Payloads nominal. All experiments power off and LOS. Heatshield tracking. Parachute deployment phase. Splashdown.

Next Wallops launch AN 9pm ET on August 22nd with a TIM flying the Speed Demon mission.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2141 on: 08/12/2022 08:10 am »
Some screen grabs of the RockSat-X launch.
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 #2142 on: 08/16/2022 11:07 am »
Successful Minuteman III test flight took place today at 07:49 UTC from Vandenberg. No info about launch pad.

https://www.afgsc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3128925/minuteman-iii-test-launch-showcases-readiness-of-us-nuclear-forces-safe-effecti/

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2143 on: 08/16/2022 12:36 pm »
Successful Minuteman III test flight took place today at 07:49 UTC from Vandenberg. No info about launch pad.

https://www.afgsc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3128925/minuteman-iii-test-launch-showcases-readiness-of-us-nuclear-forces-safe-effecti/
Makes this the 55th consecutive year with a Minuteman 3 launch and the 62nd year with a Minuteman launch.  This is the oldest serving big rocket in the U.S. to use essentially the same first stage over that period of time.

 - Ed Kyle
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2144 on: 08/22/2022 03:17 pm »
SpEED Demon livestream:
Attempt 1 (SCRUB with 24 hour recycle):



Attempt 2 (scheduled):
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2145 on: 08/23/2022 08:06 am »
The suborbital launch of a Black Brant IX carrying the Micro-X mission (info here) took place in the night between the 21 and 22 August from White Sands. The team announced mission success on their Instagram profile (which also contains a lot of pictures about the project), but I couldn't find any info about launch time/apogee so far.

EDIT: some info had been added in the mission page: launch took place at 05:30 UTC reaching an apogee of 254 km. Also, a launch video is available here: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChnS31kF-yh/
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2146 on: 08/24/2022 06:23 am »
SpEED Demon was launched on 24 August at 01:16 UTC.
« Last Edit: 08/24/2022 06:24 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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