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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1820 on: 12/18/2018 08:51 pm »
The DEUCE-2 mission was launched from White Sands at 0746UTC on December 18.

https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops/status/1075040052751810561

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1821 on: 12/26/2018 12:13 pm »
https://sputniknews.com/military/201812261071008444-russia-avangard-missile/
Russia's Avangard System Missile Test-Launched From Orenburg Region

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1822 on: 12/26/2018 09:21 pm »
https://sputniknews.com/military/201812261071008444-russia-avangard-missile/
Russia's Avangard System Missile Test-Launched From Orenburg Region
I can't decide if this was an R-36MU or a UR-100UTTKh.  It launched from Dombarovsky and the Avangard hypersonic RV impacted on the Kura Range, Kamchatka.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 12/26/2018 10:11 pm by edkyle99 »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1823 on: 12/27/2018 03:33 am »
I can't decide if this was an R-36MU or a UR-100UTTKh.

The engine configuration on the second stage looks closer to UR-100UTTKh.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/ur100.html
http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets/Specials/R_and_UR-Missiles/Gallery/R-36MU/R-36MU.htm

The photo looks very similar to Strela (UR-100NU).

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/strela.html
« Last Edit: 12/27/2018 03:34 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1824 on: 12/27/2018 05:38 pm »
I can't decide if this was an R-36MU or a UR-100UTTKh.

The engine configuration on the second stage looks closer to UR-100UTTKh.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/ur100.html
http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets/Specials/R_and_UR-Missiles/Gallery/R-36MU/R-36MU.htm

The photo looks very similar to Strela (UR-100NU).

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/strela.html
Strela uses modified versions of original missile fairing.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1825 on: 12/28/2018 10:07 am »
Russia's MoD has released extended video of Avangard/ICBM launch at Dombarovsky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgzeS7-jgSY&feature=youtu.be

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1826 on: 12/29/2018 01:49 am »
I can't decide if this was an R-36MU or a UR-100UTTKh.

The engine configuration on the second stage looks closer to UR-100UTTKh.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/ur100.html
http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets/Specials/R_and_UR-Missiles/Gallery/R-36MU/R-36MU.htm

The photo looks very similar to Strela (UR-100NU).

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/strela.html
Strela uses modified versions of original missile fairing.
This Avangard adaptation sure looks like it uses a Strela fairing, or an adaptation of a Strela fairing.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 12/29/2018 01:49 am by edkyle99 »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1827 on: 01/15/2019 06:32 am »
Two sounding rockets were launched from Andoya in the past week or so: a Black Brant-IIA carrying the CAPER-2 payload on Jan 4, and a Terrier-Improved-Malemute with the G-Chaser payload on Jan 13.
See: https://www.andoyaspace.no/2019/01/04/caper-2-launch-successful/
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https://www.andoyaspace.no/2019/01/13/g-chaser-mission-successfully-launched/
Videos and pics of both launches are attached.
« Last Edit: 01/15/2019 06:36 am by Lewis007 »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1828 on: 02/06/2019 10:26 am »
https://sputniknews.com/military/201902061072171637-yars-russia-launch-missile/
Yars ICBM Test Launched From Plesetsk Space Centre
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On February 6, at 11:31 Moscow time, the Plesetsk state test space centre conducted a test launch of a Yars… solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) equipped with multiple warheads"

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1829 on: 02/23/2019 05:30 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNTF4lubFwU

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A rocket launch by students from the University of the KwaZulu Natal has failed in spectacular fashion.
« Last Edit: 02/23/2019 05:34 pm by eeergo »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1830 on: 02/24/2019 12:03 am »
Here's the website on the rocket, which uses a Nitrous oxide hybrid. The fuel is paraffin wax with 20% aluminium. Thrust is 7.25 kN with an Isp of 192 s.

http://aerospace.ukzn.ac.za/Rockets/Phoenix-1B_Mk_II.aspx
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1831 on: 03/03/2019 06:56 am »
The Sarge sounding rocket of Exos Aerospace was launched from Spaceport America on March 2.
Info on payloads: https://spaceportamerica.com/exos-aerospace-systems-technologies-inc-announces-first-sarge-reuse-mission-1-test-launch-date-at-spaceport-america/




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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1832 on: 03/03/2019 07:27 am »
The Sarge sounding rocket of Exos Aerospace was launched from Spaceport America on March 2.
Info on payloads: https://spaceportamerica.com/exos-aerospace-systems-technologies-inc-announces-first-sarge-reuse-mission-1-test-launch-date-at-spaceport-america/


EXOS Aerospace has their own dedicated thread:  HERE
« Last Edit: 03/03/2019 07:28 am by catdlr »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1833 on: 03/05/2019 10:40 am »
The Sarge sounding rocket of Exos Aerospace was launched from Spaceport America on March 2.
Info on payloads: https://spaceportamerica.com/exos-aerospace-systems-technologies-inc-announces-first-sarge-reuse-mission-1-test-launch-date-at-spaceport-america/


EXOS Aerospace has their own dedicated thread:  HERE

Before posting, I even searched for a post on the Sarge launch, using the 'search' command on top of the page, but it showed no results !
As I stated before, I prefer the way the suborbital launches were before on the forum site, all in one thread, instead of what we have now. It's confusing.

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The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1834 on: 03/07/2019 09:17 am »
Cross posting this from the general hypersonic thread.

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The
@AFResearchLab
, which is having a busy week, released a new video showing the X-60A concept for a liquid fuel rocket testbed for hypersonic flight conditions. The X-60A also just passed a critical design review.

https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1103454266428178433



X-60A hypersonic research rocket completes critical design review

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The US Air Force’s X-60A hypersonic research vehicle completed its critical design review.

The programme is now moving into the fabrication phase, with the initial flight of the vehicle scheduled to take place in about a year at Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville, Florida, says the USAF. The liquid-rocket powered vehicle is designed to be launched after being dropped from under the belly of a NASA C-20A, a military version of the Gulfstream III business jet.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1835 on: 03/12/2019 10:24 am »

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1837 on: 03/17/2019 10:02 am »
Rexus-23 was launched on March 4 (delayed from 2018).
See: https://www.sscspace.com/rexus-23-2/
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https://www.esa.int/Education/REXUS_23_Launched

Rexus-25 is scheduled for launch on March 18.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1838 on: 03/18/2019 09:30 am »
Rexus-25 is scheduled for launch on March 18.

REXUS 25 launched on 11 March. Do you mean REXUS 26?

https://www.sscspace.com/rexus-25-26/

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