... but yes, my concern has always been more for the safety of life and property under the flight path of some errant missile fragment than for somebody's toy rocket going up in smoke. Refer my sig.
I think what confuses me is that ELA/NSRP would most likely have had to go through the same processes and approvals to launch. And yet you seem to think this is an apples to oranges situation. Please correct me if I'm wrong but given ELA had spent two years working on launch approval I doubt this wasn't covered off.
Also, assuming successful launch, will the boosted dart even reach WPA, or will if fall short where the checks notes Trans Australian Railway resides?
I mean, it's not like they haven't done this before already.
Let's hope this time it's successful.
Quote from: plugger.lockett on 08/29/2022 07:12 amLet's hope this time it's successful. Perhaps you have not been following along? https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46926.msg2133987#msg2133987
The T-Minus Engineering DART rocket suffered an anomaly during lift off and did not reach the expected speed or altitude. Following an investigation into the fault it was decided to not attempt a launch of a second vehicle. Southern Launch CEO Lloyd Damp said, ‘Our customer’s rocket suffered a small anomaly following the ignition sequence and did not take off as expected. Southern Launch staff enacted their training and responded to the situation in a safe and rapid manner. We thank the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation and the wider Koonibba and Ceduna communities for their ongoing support of the Koonibba Test Range.’
That's a bit of bad luck for Southern Launch. That's the third failure in a row for the T-Minus Engineering DART.
Our team has tested new range equipment and gained great experience and knowledge from this latest mission that we’ll apply to the upcoming launches from the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex
I guess the VS-02/Kestrel 1 mission is next?
The latest Southern Launch newsletter indicates that the first TED-03/VE2NOM launch was on 30 August.https://mailchi.mp/4d602f0121e7/out-to-launch-august"Unfavourable weather conditions meant a couple of days waiting for a front to pass before we were go for launch on August 30. Unfortunately, our customer's rocket suffered an anomaly during lift-off and didn't reach the expected speed or altitude...the trials and tribulations of launching rockets!"
US Space Command...it's Southern Launch.[/b]Proud to announce that we are the first commercial launch provider in Australia to enter a sharing agreement with the United States Space Command.Under the agreement, we will notify the United States Space Command ahead of launches to identify launch windows that ensure launch vehicles avoid space objects in orbit.It's another way Southern Launch is paving the way for Australia to be a responsible user of space.
Perhaps you have not been following along? https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46926.msg2133987#msg2133987
Quote from: Steven Pietrobon on 09/04/2022 06:16 amThat's a bit of bad luck for Southern Launch. That's the third failure in a row for the T-Minus Engineering DART.Yes..