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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #80 on: 11/21/2018 09:17 am »
https://twitter.com/PLD_Space/status/1065161610388488192


For reference, "El Arenosillo" is in Huelva, southwestern Peninsular Spain, and the Miura-1 is the just-rebranded Arion-1 (suborbital pathfinder, to be launched next year).
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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #82 on: 12/17/2018 03:48 pm »
https://twitter.com/pld_space/status/1074702643371655170

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PLD Space is pleased to present the first #MIURA1 Test Flight mission patch. Tomorrow at 8 am we will provide all the technical details of the Test Flight-1.

#GoPLD #GoMIURA1 #TestFlight1 #Patch

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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #83 on: 12/18/2018 09:29 am »
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Transportation/Winning_ideas_for_new_space_transport_services

Winning ideas for new space transport services

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Spain’s PLD Space microlauncher, Miura 5 (formerly Arion 2), is the winning entry in the category ‘Light satellite access to space’, aimed to provide dedicated launches for an emerging small satellites market. Recognised as one of Europe’s most advanced microlauncher projects, PLD Space already intends to offer sub-orbital flight opportunities on its Miura 1 (formerly Arion 1) launcher next year.

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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #84 on: 12/18/2018 07:56 pm »
https://twitter.com/pld_space/status/1074702643371655170

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PLD Space is pleased to present the first #MIURA1 Test Flight mission patch. Tomorrow at 8 am we will provide all the technical details of the Test Flight-1.

#GoPLD #GoMIURA1 #TestFlight1 #Patch

Q4 2019 sub-orbital according to the slides. Is this the first vehicle they ever built?

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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #85 on: 12/19/2018 10:37 am »
https://twitter.com/pld_space/status/1074702643371655170

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PLD Space is pleased to present the first #MIURA1 Test Flight mission patch. Tomorrow at 8 am we will provide all the technical details of the Test Flight-1.

#GoPLD #GoMIURA1 #TestFlight1 #Patch

Q4 2019 sub-orbital according to the slides. Is this the first vehicle they ever built?

Yep, there's a reasonable chance it slips into 2020 but hoping for the best!

Note the patch includes the 3 key sites for PLD Space: its HQ in Elche (Valencia), its test site in Teruel's Airport (Aragón) and its launch site for Miura(Arión)-1 in El Arenosillo (Andalucía), as well as its partnership with GMV, the well-established Spanish GN&C company.
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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #86 on: 12/19/2018 06:51 pm »
I'm trying to think of the last successful suborbital launch recently: Astra has had two (?) failures, Interorbital in Japan had a spectacular liftoff failure, Landspace failed a couple of months back, Vector doesn't count as those were mostly mockups. Super Strypi failed going back further. Virgin Galactic counts I guess, and Nammo had a good one with a small rocket. What else?

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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #87 on: 12/19/2018 07:05 pm »
I'm trying to think of the last successful suborbital launch recently: Astra has had two (?) failures, Interorbital in Japan had a spectacular liftoff failure, Landspace failed a couple of months back, Vector doesn't count as those were mostly mockups. Super Strypi failed going back further. Virgin Galactic counts I guess, and Nammo had a good one with a small rocket. What else?

Korea's KSLV-II TLV had a successful launch last month with a single engine suborbital vehicle.

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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #88 on: 12/19/2018 09:35 pm »
I'm trying to think of the last successful suborbital launch recently: Astra has had two (?) failures, Interorbital in Japan had a spectacular liftoff failure, Landspace failed a couple of months back, Vector doesn't count as those were mostly mockups. Super Strypi failed going back further. Virgin Galactic counts I guess, and Nammo had a good one with a small rocket. What else?

There are many successful suborbital flights every month. Most scientific or "informationally open" launches happen from Esrange or White Sands (see the Black Brant IX launched just yesterday from the latter!)

PLD is interesting in that it's coming from a country without past liquid rocket development, or even a proper space agency, from a private startup drawing inspiration from SpaceX in its reusability ambitions, and (anomalously) attracting quite some serious EU and national government attention - but they certainly won't be unique in the mission design they'll offer with Miura-1.
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Re: PLD Space
« Reply #89 on: 02/07/2019 10:33 am »
https://twitter.com/PLD_Space/status/1093471152184414208


Note this is the (orbital) Miura-5, not the pathfinder suborbital Miura-1.
« Last Edit: 02/07/2019 10:35 am by eeergo »
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