TED-01 MISSION OVERVIEW Southern Launch is targeting Tuesday September 15, at 11:59am ACST for its inaugural launch of the TED-01 DARTrocket from the Koonibba Test Range in South Australia.The launch window extends from Monday 14th September, through to Sunday 20th September with a backup launchwindow of 28th September to 4th October 2020. Two launches will be conducted within these launch windows, dependenton weather.For those of you attending our first launch at the Koonibba Test Range (KTR) next week, please see attached information sheet.We are limiting numbers to the event due to COVID, so we do ask that you register online if you are going to attend, so we can keep track of numbers/ details for COVID tracing. You will not be allowed past the checkpoint until registered. If you have been unwell or in contact with someone unwell recently, we request that you please stay home and watch the footage once released online, shortly after the launch.
Its launch day for Southern Launch! Here's a nice video on the Koonibba range and how they are involving the local Koonibba community.
After years of hard work, our DART rocket will take its first flight. Together with Southern Launch and DEWC Systems from Australia, our rocket will be the first to be launched at the Koonibba Test Range (KTR). The range is operated by Southern Launch and our rocket will carry a payload of DEWC Systems.Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the T-Minus Engineering team is unable to attend the launch in person. In the time leading up to the launch our staff has been working closely together with the Australian teams to make this first launch a success. We will conduct our launch operations at an approximate distance of 15.000 km, from our headquarters in Delft, The Netherlands. In this unique and challenging setting, activities are monitored via camera systems and the rocket is securely operated over the internet.The first launch will be to a reduced apogee of 85km. Depending on the outcome of the first launch, a second launch is scheduled for the September 18 potentially passing the Kármán line (100 km) and reaching space.Many Firsts, with the associated risks and challenges. Independent of the outcome of this launch, all parties involved have shown incredible resilience and skill getting to this point: a feat worth being proud of.Launch - 15th of September 12pm ACST (04:30 NL).
Update... We will attempt to do a FB live from the Range Operations, 3km west of the launch pad, with closer footage uploaded as soon as we can. Stay tuned for new launch time
Press article: "Rocket misfire will not dampen enthusiasm for space exploration"https://www.westcoastsentinel.com.au/story/6926322/misfire-ruins-historic-koonibba-rocket-launch/?cs=1547