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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #40 on: 09/01/2021 02:32 pm »
According to this article (https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4275684) the Hapith I rocket will perform 3 launches before the end of 2021, that implies that all the three launches from Whalers Bay will be Hapith I ones. However they cite TiSPACE as a source but on the news section of their website I still find references about just one planned launch and not three, so this could be just a misunderstanding.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #41 on: 09/02/2021 01:35 am »
According to this article (https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4275684) the Hapith I rocket will perform 3 launches before the end of 2021, that implies that all the three launches from Whalers Bay will be Hapith I ones. However they cite TiSPACE as a source but on the news section of their website I still find references about just one planned launch and not three, so this could be just a misunderstanding.

I suspect the real truth is that they don't know yet: they'll launch the first one or two and see what happens before making any decision on the third.

I'm sure we'd all like to see them be successful with their first ever major launch campaign (and given the amount of money and patience they've put in, they certainly deserve it), but we all know things don't always work out that way.  Plan for the best, prepare for the worst.
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #42 on: 09/07/2021 12:02 am »
https://twitter.com/SouthernLaunch/status/1435027755217801217

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BREAKING NEWS!
T-2 DAYS UNTIL OUR LAUNCH WINDOW OPENS!
AE/ME
6 Suborbital spaceflight payloads. 14.55 minutes of in-space time.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #43 on: 09/07/2021 12:04 am »
Launch window: Thursday, 9 Sept 2021 - Thursday, 23 Sept 2021

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #44 on: 09/07/2021 07:35 am »
That was fast! Here's the image from their tweet, showing Hapith I at the Whaler's Way launch site (you can see the word "Southern" in the background).
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #45 on: 09/07/2021 07:45 am »
Here's another picture from the Southern Launch website.
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« Reply #46 on: 09/07/2021 02:27 pm »

Document where the restrictions for the launching are mentioned.


An area of water south of D’Anville Bay and Fishery Bay. Bounded on the West side by a line between the shore at (34˚ 53ʹ 27.0ʺS, 135˚ 36ʹ 12.2ʺE) to (34˚ 56ʹ 15.4ʺS, 135˚ 33ʹ 32.8ʺE) and on to (35˚ 00ʹ 00.0ʺS, 135°34'7.00ʺE). On the East side by a line between the shore at (34°55'24.37"S 135°41'17.95"E) to (34˚ 56ʹ 30.0ʺS 135˚ 43ʹ 22.3ʺE) and on to (35˚ 00ʹ 00.0ʺS 135˚ 135°45'6.87ʺE).

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« Reply #47 on: 09/07/2021 02:39 pm »
I placed the coordinates in google earth and organized them in such a way that an exclusion area is created, this is what I got, but maybe it does not coincide with the launching zone.  ;D
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #48 on: 09/08/2021 10:49 pm »
Launch date update. Now Friday, 10 September from 6 am to 6 pm local (Thursday, 9 September 20:30 UTC to Friday, 10 September 8:30 UTC).
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #49 on: 09/08/2021 10:53 pm »
I placed the coordinates in google earth and organized them in such a way that an exclusion area is created, this is what I got, but maybe it does not coincide with the launching zone.  ;D

This is what the exclusion zone is supposed to look like according to the press kit. I've swapped the colours to make the area more visible.
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #50 on: 09/08/2021 11:04 pm »
A revised press kit has been posted. The only difference I could find is in the Public Viewing section, second paragraph where "Wanna lockout" was corrected to "Wanna lookout".
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #51 on: 09/08/2021 11:17 pm »
The Welcome To Country ceremony has been performed. Should be good to go!

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #52 on: 09/08/2021 11:24 pm »
News article.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/whalers-way-first-commercial-rocket-lift-off/100440154

"The Australian Space Agency has announced the first commercial rocket from Whalers Way in South Australia will now lift off this Friday, a day later than originally announced, but some locals are not happy about it."

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #53 on: 09/09/2021 05:10 am »
News article.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/whalers-way-first-commercial-rocket-lift-off/100440154

"The Australian Space Agency has announced the first commercial rocket from Whalers Way in South Australia will now lift off this Friday, a day later than originally announced, but some locals are not happy about it."

They'll launch when (a) they're ready and (b) the weather conditions (especially winds aloft) are right, so no surprises there!  Here's hoping for a successful flight - with a bonus if the locals don't even notice.
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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #54 on: 09/09/2021 08:07 am »
Wind speeds. Looks like best is late evening UTC (early morning local).

https://twitter.com/SouthernLaunch/status/1435781181820203017

"LAUNCH WINDOW HAS OPENED!

@SouthernLaunch
 and TiSpace are aiming to launch the Hapith I at the #WWOLC on Friday, September 10th.

A huge thank you to the @BOM_au
 for their continued support in providing us with this critical weather data to help us perform a safe launch."
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #55 on: 09/09/2021 11:10 am »
Launch window opens at 20:30 UTC (Sep. 9)

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T-12:00 HOURS TO LAUNCH WINDOW!

After a successful Flight Readiness Review, we are GO for launch window opening at 06:00am ACST pending final weather balloon at T-02:00.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #56 on: 09/09/2021 03:30 pm »
Will this launch be streamed and if so where can I watch it?

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« Reply #57 on: 09/09/2021 08:33 pm »
Will this launch be streamed and if so where can I watch it?
No broadcast, Southern Launch said that since it was a test launch there would be no live broadcast.
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« Reply #58 on: 09/09/2021 10:20 pm »
No broadcast, Southern Launch said that since it was a test launch there would be no live broadcast.

I think that's a poor excuse. Southern Launch livestreamed the TED-01 launches from Koonibba. Have some courage like Firefly did with their first launch! Anyway, the window has been open for the last one and three quarter hours with no news yet.
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #59 on: 09/10/2021 01:26 am »
Let the hyperbole begin! The last rocket launched from Australia into space was HIFiRE 4 on 30 June 2017 using a VSB-30 from Woomera.

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