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Re: UK launch schedule
« Reply #40 on: 12/07/2022 01:38 am »
LauncherOne/Prometheus 2 et al.:
Quote from: Chris Bergin
Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne mission has a "launch window scheduled to open Dec. 14, 2022, but that date could change to Dec. 15-16 or later".

It'll take off with Cosmic Girl from Cornwall, UK. The launch will be over the Atlantic. [Dec 6]
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Re: UK launch schedule
« Reply #41 on: 12/08/2022 12:00 pm »
LauncherOne/Prometheus 2 et al.:
Now slipped to 2023:
Quote from: Jonathan Amos tweet
The @VirginOrbit launch from @SpaceCornwall is NOT going to happen this side of Xmas. VO is citing technical and regulatory challenges for its inability to meet next week's launch window. Neither VO nor its passenger satellites have yet been licensed. [Dec 8]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63895835
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Re: UK launch schedule
« Reply #42 on: 12/09/2022 08:04 pm »
Launched:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

1969.06.28 - Suborbital test - Black Arrow - Woomera (Australia) - 22:58 (Failure)
1970.03.04 - Suborbital test - Black Arrow - Woomera (Australia) - 21:15
1970.09.02 - Orba - Black Arrow - Woomera (Australia) - 00:34 (Failure)
1971.10.28 - Prospero - Black Arrow - Woomera (Australia) - 04:09
2023.01.09 - "Start Me Up": AMBER 1 (IOD-AMBER, IOD 3), AMAN, CIRCE 1, CIRCE 2, Dover, ForgeStar-0, Prometheus 2A, Prometheus 2B, STORK-6 - LauncherOne - Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK) - 23:08 (Failure)

Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2023
NET January - SL-OMV [CubeSat (x6)] - RS1 - SaxaVord Spaceport (UK, US)
H2 - orbital launch - Skyrora XL - SaxaVord Spaceport (UK, Ukraine)
TBD - QKDSat 1 (Arqit) - LauncherOne - RW12/30, Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)
Late 2022  TBD - TBD - Prime (Orbex) - SaxaVord Spaceport (US, UK)
TBD - Faraday-2b - Prime (Orbex) - Sutherland spaceport
TBD - TBD - Prime (Orbex) - Sutherland spaceport

Unclear:
NET 2023 - TBD - Skylon - TBD (UK)
NET 2023 - QKDSat 2 (Arqit) - LauncherOne - RW12/30, Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)
NET 2023 - Arqit sat - LauncherOne - RW12/30, Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)
NET 2023 - Arqit sat - LauncherOne - RW12/30, Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)
NET 2023 - Arqit sat - LauncherOne - RW12/30, Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)
TBD - TBD - Prime (Orbex) - Portuguese spaceport, Azores
TBD - TBD - Black Arrow 2 - Space Ship (Horizon Sea Launch)

Rideshare:
NET 2023 - Kernow Sat 1 - LauncherOne - Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)
NET 2023 - ARTEMIS 1 - LauncherOne - Newquay, Boeing 747 "Cosmic Girl" (US, UK)

Newquay - Cornwall Airport Newquay
SaxaVord Spaceport - Lamba Ness peninsula on Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Sutherland spaceport - A' Mh˛ine peninsula northwest of Tongue village, Sutherland, Scotland

Acronyms:
QKDSat - Quantum Key Distribution Satellite

Changes on December 9th
Changes on January 10th
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Re: UK launch schedule
« Reply #43 on: 01/04/2023 08:24 pm »
LauncherOne/"Start Me Up":
NGA notices.  Note that these notices cover only January 9 and January 18 of the dates that William Graham lists above.
<snip>

Quote from: Dr Marco Langbroek tweet
A Navigational Warning has appeared for the @VirginOrbit LauncherOne launch "Start me Up", for 9 Jan 22:16 - 00:16 UTC. Backup date Jan 18 [same window].
Area is consistent with a launch into a ~555 km altitude, 97.6 deg inclined Sun-Synchronous orbit. [Jan 4]
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Re: UK launch schedule
« Reply #44 on: 01/08/2023 06:08 pm »
LauncherOne/"Start Me Up":
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/start-me-up-virgin-orbit-launch-from-spaceport-cornwall-tickets-504811353347
January 9, 2023

Event running order (exact timings tbc):
<snip>
LauncherOne Rocket released: 22:54 - 23:54
<snip>
Satellite separation confirmation: 01:15 - 01:30 (10/01/23)
<snip>
[All times GMT/UTC]
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