Author Topic: Miura 1 SN1 [TF-1] - El Arenosillo, Huelva, Spain - October 07 2023 - 00:19 UTC  (Read 32649 times)

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1:22 local. Something was released inside the nose cone.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2023 12:26 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Some things floating in the nosecone.

Back to the launch site.
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Back to the commentators. Did they terminate the flight?
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They celebrated with confetti so declaring it a Mission Success as reached MaxQ which is minimum success milestone.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2023 01:09 am by russianhalo117 »

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Crowd watching the launch.
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"We made it! We'll be back shortly."
« Last Edit: 10/07/2023 12:30 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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https://www.pldspace.com/en/launches
The timeline was 6 minutes MET is Apogee and 12 minutes MET to splashdown of TF-1 followed by recovery.

Edited for typo.
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https://www.pldspace.com/en/launches
The timeline was 6 minutes burn time and 12 minutes MET to splashdown of TF-1 followed by recovery.

The burn was only about two minutes.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2023 12:35 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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The timeline was 6 minutes burn time and 12 minutes MET to splashdown of TF-1 followed by recovery.

The burn was only about two to three minutes.
MaxQ was their minimum success criteria for SN1.

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Some screen grabs of the launch.

The engine flame disappears in one frame.

We then see a light streak.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2023 12:48 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Commentators are back.
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The engine flame seemed to be rotating.
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The timeline was 6 minutes burn time and 12 minutes MET to splashdown of TF-1 followed by recovery.

The burn was only about two minutes.

As per the press kit (page 10), the nominal burn duration is 110 seconds.

https://www.pldspace.com/investors/images/contenido/08-landing/presskit-final-ingles.pdf


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End of webcast.
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Looks like a deck of cards was released inside the nose cone, which then settled at the tip as vehicle re-entered the atmosphere.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2023 12:56 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Those were photographs of PLD Space workers.

Left a brief summary on twitter based on what was said on livestream. Might have underperformed but gathered data from all the phases of flight they wanted. Still, we'll wait to see what they release once they look through all the data and more importantly, the rocket made it back. Now to see if they can find it in the dark Atlantic

https://twitter.com/Alexphysics13/status/1710456269767680341

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Thanks, Steven and russianhalo117 for the launch coverage. Were are indebted to you, despite the language challenges.
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1710450033093447837

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LAUNCH PLD Space MIURA1 SN1 maiden launch!

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MECO and a deck of cards is their zero G indicator?  😅

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1710451889953771529

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Ah, photos of their workforce. Looks like an underperformance on the rocket, but a great first launch.

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Why is this on ESA section?

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MIURA 1 successfully launched, although it did not achieve its target altitude of 80km, instead topping out at 47km. I'm sure the team got a ton of useful data nonetheless, and they do plan to recover the vehicle itself for further investigation.

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