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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1760 on: 05/16/2018 10:36 AM »
Another launch from Kiruna occurred on March 12. An Improved Orion rocket was launched, carrying the Rexus-24 payload with five student experiments. The launch did not go according to plan, as the motor separated too early. The payload was found and recovered.

The launch of Rexus-23 was canceled until the investigation into the cause of the mishap was finalized.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1761 on: 05/16/2018 11:17 PM »
Littoral Combat Ship Fires Longbow Hellfire Missile, Strikes Target Fast Boat


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The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) fires an AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile during a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia, May 11, 2018. As the first phase of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) Developmental Testing (DT) for the LCS Mission Modules (MM) program, USS Milwaukee fired four Longbow Hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets during a complex war-fighting environment utilizing radar and other systems to track the targets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_jNom8RY54?t=001

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1762 on: 05/16/2018 11:25 PM »
Student-Built Rocket Breaks Sound Barrier - Watch It Launch


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A sounding rocket built by students from New Mexico Tech that reached a maximum velocity of mach 1.27 (1.27X speed of sound).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z84vG7YyBdw?t=001

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1763 on: 05/17/2018 05:17 AM »
Launch of Texus 54 on 13 May. Texus 55 is scheduled for 18 May.

http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4276/6859_read-9938/

« Last Edit: 05/17/2018 05:25 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1764 on: 05/23/2018 01:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/nukestrat/status/998982529263824897
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Zvezda says Russian Borei-class SSBN test-launched four ballistic missiles from White Sea across Russia to Kamchatka. https://m.tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201805221948-fau0.htm/

Apparently first Borei “volley” launch. US SSBNs normally launch 1-4 SLBMs.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1765 on: 05/24/2018 06:10 AM »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1766 on: 05/24/2018 06:23 AM »
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (GT-224GM) was launched from LF-04 at Vandenberg AFB at 01:23 PDT on May 14.
More info:
https://thedefensepost.com/2018/05/14/us-tests-minuteman-icbm-nuclear-missile-may/
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article211136069.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1767 on: 05/24/2018 01:45 PM »
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (GT-224GM) was launched from LF-04 at Vandenberg AFB at 01:23 PDT on May 14.
More info:
https://thedefensepost.com/2018/05/14/us-tests-minuteman-icbm-nuclear-missile-may/
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article211136069.html

Attached: video
goes here in its dedicated thread: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39426.0

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1768 on: 05/25/2018 06:20 AM »
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (GT-224GM) was launched from LF-04 at Vandenberg AFB at 01:23 PDT on May 14.
More info:
https://thedefensepost.com/2018/05/14/us-tests-minuteman-icbm-nuclear-missile-may/
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article211136069.html

Attached: video
goes here in its dedicated thread: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39426.0

I saw the thread, but because of its title, I placed it in the suborbital launches thread.
The VAFB thread should be called VAFB suborbital launches or something like that, not VAFB missile test notices.
Personally, I prefer to have all these launches in one suborbital thread. It's confusing that some suborbital launches have their own thread, and all others go in the main thread. If a split is made, I believe one distinguishing between missile tests and science/technological missions makes more sense.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1769 on: 05/26/2018 12:07 AM »
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (GT-224GM) was launched from LF-04 at Vandenberg AFB at 01:23 PDT on May 14.
More info:
https://thedefensepost.com/2018/05/14/us-tests-minuteman-icbm-nuclear-missile-may/
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article211136069.html

Attached: video
goes here in its dedicated thread: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39426.0

I saw the thread, but because of its title, I placed it in the suborbital launches thread.
The VAFB thread should be called VAFB suborbital launches or something like that, not VAFB missile test notices.
Personally, I prefer to have all these launches in one suborbital thread. It's confusing that some suborbital launches have their own thread, and all others go in the main thread. If a split is made, I believe one distinguishing between missile tests and science/technological missions makes more sense.

I agree but the VAFB thread and several other threads were created at the urging of mods in various subsections to separate military launches from civil launches because of North Korean and other countries activities flooding this thread.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1770 on: 06/03/2018 02:24 PM »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1771 on: 06/05/2018 09:19 AM »
A Terrier-Black Brant 9 sounding rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range, NM, carrying the Hi-C 2.1 (36.342 NS Winebarger) payload to look for connection between chromospheric and coronal heating. Specifically, it was Hi-C 2.1’s goal to answer if there are coronal counterparts to type II spicules and the connection between coronal, transition region, and chromopsheric heating in active region cores.

The Principal Investigator was Dr. Winebarger/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

source: https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story232-36.342%20Hi-C-.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1772 on: 06/05/2018 07:19 PM »
A Terrier-Black Brant 9 sounding rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range, NM, carrying the Hi-C 2.1 (36.342 NS Winebarger) payload to look for connection between chromospheric and coronal heating. Specifically, it was Hi-C 2.1’s goal to answer if there are coronal counterparts to type II spicules and the connection between coronal, transition region, and chromopsheric heating in active region cores.

The Principal Investigator was Dr. Winebarger/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

source: https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story232-36.342%20Hi-C-.html


 
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summer students mumble years ago and I'm thrilled to see her in charge of a mission.
My colleagues here at SAO built the telescope.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1773 on: 06/11/2018 05:07 AM »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1774 on: 06/21/2018 07:26 PM »
Tweet from RUAG Space:

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Yesterday, @NASASun launched the EVE #soundingrocket to take measurements of the sun. On board: a unit of our reusable sounding rocket guidance system which has flown for its 5th time now. Video:



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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1775 on: 06/22/2018 06:07 AM »
The RockOn! and RockSat-C student payload was successfully launched on a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket at 5:30 a.m. EDT on June 21, 2018, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
more info: https://www.nasa.gov/wallops/2018/press-release/students-experiments-launch-on-nasa-rocket-from-wallops

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1776 on: 08/01/2018 06:09 AM »
A Black Brant-9 sounding rocket was launched with the Micro-X payload (36.245 UH) from White Sands at 06:00 UT on July 23. The Principal Investigator was Professor Enectali Figueroa/Northwestern University.
more info: https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story177_Figueroa_36.245.html

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1777 on: 08/31/2018 07:37 PM »
 https://stv.tv/news/north/1429367-scotland-s-first-commercial-rocket-launch-hailed-a-success/
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The first commercial rocket launch in Scotland has taken place as part of efforts to gain work at a planned spaceport in the Highlands.

Skyrora saw its 2.5 metre (9ft) projectile reach altitudes of almost four miles after taking off at the Kildermorie Estate in Ross-shire.

Known as Skylark Nano, it accelerated to Mach 1.45 - more than 1110mph.

The Edinburgh-based rocket developer was trialling technology for use on full-scale vehicles, as it bids for a contract for the forthcoming facility.
(Was unsure what would be the best place to put this. Skyrora could probably do with having a dedicated thread.)

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1778 on: 09/05/2018 01:35 AM »
Remeber that Chinese company i-Space that more or less stick their own stickers to a solid powered rocket they (apparently) bought elsewhere and flew it to 100+ km high a few months ago? Well they are flying again today, this time from JSLC.

Well, the company claimed that they are launching something they call a "satellite"  - but after some Chinese spaceflight forum member asked it turns out this is nothing more than a single stage sounding rocket flight::) Unlike other Chinese rocket startups (OneSpace/Landspace/LinkSpace etc.) it seems that this company didn't have a good reputation on the web (including one claim that they modified an ethyne cutter, add a case and claim it to be China's first pressure fed rocket engine by a private startup...) , and in any case calling a sounding rocket payload a "satellite" - 2 days before OneSpace is flying their own sounding rocket from the same site and about 1 month before Landspace seems to be really attempting an orbital flight - is surely suspicious.

Regardless let's see what will happen within the next few hours.....  :-\
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1779 on: 09/05/2018 06:47 AM »
Remeber that Chinese company i-Space that more or less stick their own stickers to a solid powered rocket they (apparently) bought elsewhere and flew it to 100+ km high a few months ago? Well they are flying again today, this time from JSLC.

Well, the company claimed that they are launching something they call a "satellite"  - but after some Chinese spaceflight forum member asked it turns out this is nothing more than a single stage sounding rocket flight::) Unlike other Chinese rocket startups (OneSpace/Landspace/LinkSpace etc.) it seems that this company didn't have a good reputation on the web (including one claim that they modified an ethyne cutter, add a case and claim it to be China's first pressure fed rocket engine by a private startup...) , and in any case calling a sounding rocket payload a "satellite" - 2 days before OneSpace is flying their own sounding rocket from the same site and about 1 month before Landspace seems to be really attempting an orbital flight - is surely suspicious.

Regardless let's see what will happen within the next few hours.....  :-\


This has flown at 05:00 UTC - the rocket is named "Hyperbola-1Z" (in Chinese SQX-1Z). They claimed a maximum height of 175+ km and maximum velocity of 1.6 km/s on this flight. Turns out that there were actually 3 cubesats that were intentionally released into the sub-orbital trajectory (details to follow, but at least 1 was parachuted back to ground).

They also claimed that this is "the first spaceflight launch by a fully private Chinese company/by a Chinese prviate company from a PLAAF range and also the first to carry multiple "satellites"" Uh huh.....  ::)

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