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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2080 on: 01/09/2022 04:35 am »
DXL Sounding Rocket Launch

A two-stage Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket is scheduled for launch Jan. 8, 2022, carrying the Diffuse X-rays from the Local galaxy, or DXL, an experiment to study the source of where soft X-rays that impact Earth’s atmosphere come from within our galaxy.

The launch window opens 11 p.m.-3a.m. EST. Backup launch days run through Jan. 17 with the same launch window.  The live stream will begin 20 minutes before the planned launch time.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2081 on: 01/09/2022 04:36 am »
https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops/status/1480041842460835842

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LIFTOFF ❗ A Black Brant IX sounding rocket carrying the DXL mission launched at 12 a.m. ET. The mission will study the origin of soft x-rays in our galaxy that impact technology in Earth’s atmosphere. 

Did you see the rocket? Share your pictures below!

About the mission:

NASA January Launch Studying Sources of Space X-rays

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X-rays from space bombard Earth on a daily basis. The sources and characteristics of these X-rays are not clearly understood.

A January 2022 NASA sounding rocket mission called the Diffuse X-rays from the Local galaxy, or DXL, hopes to shed light on the sources of soft X-rays that hurtle towards Earth from elsewhere in our galaxy.

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While not harmful to humans on Earth, soft X-rays can make changes in the Earth’s ionosphere which can disturb radio communications and the accuracy of GPS navigation systems. They have lower energy as compared to hard X-rays, which are used in imaging for medical applications.

“Very low energy diffuse X-rays from space are believed to come from two sources,” said Massimiliano Galeazzi, the principal investigator for the DXL mission from the University of Miami, Florida. “The first source is located outside our solar system and is generated by remnants of multiple supernovae explosions forming what is now called the Local Hot Bubble region of our galaxy. The second source is within the solar system and is generated by the solar wind charge exchange. DXL seeks to gain a better understanding of the nature and characteristics of these sources.”

This will be the fourth flight of DXL. The first flight in 2012 confirmed the Local Hot Bubble as a source of these X-rays. Data from the flight indicated that only about 40 percent of the soft X-ray background originates within the solar system, which means the LHB is the dominant source.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2082 on: 01/29/2022 02:43 am »
SSC: MAPHEUS-9 (10-2) mission info: https://sscspace.com/blog/2022/01/14/mapheus10-2/

Livestream for the first attempt of the 29th January - 7th of Feburary launch window from Esrange:

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2083 on: 01/29/2022 06:06 am »
SSC: MAPHEUS-9 (10-2) mission info: https://sscspace.com/blog/2022/01/14/mapheus10-2/

Livestream for the first attempt of the 29th January - 7th of Feburary launch window from Esrange:


Launch occurred at 7:00:00 UTC.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2084 on: 02/21/2022 07:55 pm »
Russia apparently launched a Yars ICBM from Plesetsk and a Sineva SLBM from a submarine probably located in the White Sea on February 19, 2022 as part of its current military exercises.  These launches were likely shifted from the typical timing last Fall to align with the ongoing military deployments around Ukraine.




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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2085 on: 02/23/2022 04:35 am »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2086 on: 02/23/2022 07:04 pm »
Unedited University of Alaska Fairbanks text notification I received:

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[Name] UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range
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[Work info] Launch Updates, UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range

PokerFlat is set for its first launch in 2 years! Are you? NASA's LAMP mission could soar as early as 2/24. Get updates on FB at PokerFlatRR.

Text STOP to end
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2087 on: 02/24/2022 05:20 am »
Unedited University of Alaska Fairbanks text notification I received:

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[Name] UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range
[Mobile] 33222
[Work info] Launch Updates, UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range

PokerFlat is set for its first launch in 2 years! Are you? NASA's LAMP mission could soar as early as 2/24. Get updates on FB at PokerFlatRR.

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PFRR Launch Operations livestream for the launch:


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2088 on: 02/24/2022 05:48 am »
Unedited University of Alaska Fairbanks text notification I received:

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[Name] UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range
[Mobile] 33222
[Work info] Launch Updates, UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range

PokerFlat is set for its first launch in 2 years! Are you? NASA's LAMP mission could soar as early as 2/24. Get updates on FB at PokerFlatRR.

Text STOP to end
PFRR Launch Operations livestream for the launch:


The range broadcast has begun. Only raw range audio and a dark sky. Presently stepping into the initial checklist steps. I have to go to sleep so that I can catch a flight if anyone wants to create a transcript or post the step by step commentary.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2089 on: 02/26/2022 03:36 am »
Unedited University of Alaska Fairbanks text notification I received:

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[Name] UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range
[Mobile] 33222
[Work info] Launch Updates, UAF Geophysical - Poker Flat Research Range

PokerFlat is set for its first launch in 2 years! Are you? NASA's LAMP mission could soar as early as 2/24. Get updates on FB at PokerFlatRR.

Text STOP to end
PFRR Launch Operations livestream for the launch:


The range broadcast has begun. Only raw range audio and a dark sky. Presently stepping into the initial checklist steps. I have to go to sleep so that I can catch a flight if anyone wants to create a transcript or post the step by step commentary.
UAF PFRR LAMP Attempt 2
First stream:


Second stream:


Third stream section:
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2090 on: 02/26/2022 07:38 am »
Per the net LAMP is using PFRR Pad 3 Launcher 2 with a rail elevation of 80.1° for an azimuth of 354.2°.

A clock T-15m and holding.
Hold for science conditions criteria and cloud ceiling.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2091 on: 02/26/2022 08:07 am »
Per the net LAMP is using PFRR Pad 3 Launcher 2 with a rail elevation of 80.1° for an azimuth of 354.2°.

A clock T-15m and holding.
Hold for science conditions criteria and cloud ceiling.
Now changed to 80.2° for an azimuth of 353.6°.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2092 on: 02/27/2022 04:31 pm »
TEXUS-57 TCD:

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2093 on: 02/27/2022 07:34 pm »
TEXUS-57 TCD:


Was the rocket launched? I watched until the end of the countdown but I couldn't see any rocket leaving the pad

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2094 on: 02/27/2022 07:44 pm »
TEXUS-57 TCD:


Was the rocket launched? I watched until the end of the countdown but I couldn't see any rocket leaving the pad
Will fly another day. Was likely a scrub or an abort. In each case they run out all of the various clocks to window close.
Prelaunch presser:
https://sscspace.com/blog/2022/02/19/up-next-rocket-with-a-1970s-heritage/

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2095 on: 03/01/2022 02:37 am »
Yesterday's LAMP feed.



Today's feed


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2096 on: 03/01/2022 06:35 am »
NASA LAMP: Project 36.351 GE
Range asset checks complete and started the countdown clocks. Observation weather criteria redline monitor limits are the main concern and the cause of all of last weeks delays.

https://www.pfrr.alaska.edu/missions/halford-lamp-nasa-gsfc-feb-2022

The weather is reported to be unfavourable for observations. They are running out all of the clocks to match T-15m and holding.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2097 on: 03/03/2022 04:07 am »
Today's attempt:


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2098 on: 03/08/2022 06:00 am »
NASA launched a Black Brant IX sounding rocket, carrying the LAMP payload, from its base in Poker Flat in Alaska at 02:27 AKST local time (11:27 GMT) on March 5.

The LAMP mission, short for Loss through Auroral Microburst Pulsations, was launched to a to study an often overlooked kind of aurora, called a pulsating aurora, and to test a theory on what causes them.

The rocket reached an apogee of 429.7 km.
The principal investigator confirmed that good data was received from the experiment.

mission background, see: https://www.gi.alaska.edu/news/rocket-launch-poker-flat-probe-mysterious-pulsating-aurora
« Last Edit: 03/08/2022 06:01 am by Lewis007 »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #2099 on: 03/19/2022 09:01 pm »
Cross-post: all suborbital launches from Esrange have been postponed due to current events  :(

Rocket campaigns postponed at Esrange [dated Mar. 3]

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In light of the current geopolitical situation in Europe, all planned rocket launches from Esrange Space Center have been postponed.

This is a joint decision between SSC and our partners, which means that the planned rocket campaigns TEXUS 57 and REXUS 29/30 will stay on the ground for the time being. SSC continues to keep a close dialogue with our customers and partners. The balloon campaigns at Esrange stay unaffected and will continue according to plan.

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