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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #800 on: 06/01/2018 05:33 pm »
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This is what happens when you hire racers @vectorspacesys ... off-road racing suspensions for rocket transport.  New cradle to send rockets from factory to launch site inside C containers.  Engineering model ready for maiden voyage to Alaska next week for tests

https://twitter.com/jamesncantrell/status/1002540572719005697

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #801 on: 06/03/2018 08:01 am »
Interesting use of VC funds - Vector is sponsoring Jimmy's race car habit:



I vaguely remember that kind of my-company-sponsors-my-CEO-hobby-thing is a tax nightmare.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #802 on: 06/05/2018 08:29 pm »
Interesting use of VC funds - Vector is sponsoring Jimmy's race car habit:



I vaguely remember that kind of my-company-sponsors-my-CEO-hobby-thing is a tax nightmare.
Tax? Getting IRS involved?

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #803 on: 06/06/2018 12:29 am »
 ;D

Vector-R MEU on her way to Kodiak for launch operations dress rehearsal... Stay tuned...

https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/1003776162974142465

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #804 on: 06/06/2018 05:51 am »
;D

Vector-R MEU on her way to Kodiak for launch operations dress rehearsal... Stay tuned...

https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/1003776162974142465

What a hot mess.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #805 on: 06/06/2018 06:42 am »
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New animation showcasing the mobile/rapid launch capabilities of our Vector-R vehicle. Includes launch, stage separation, and example micro satellite deployments

https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/1004141847197827072

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #806 on: 06/11/2018 09:29 pm »
We interrupt the hypefest for an important update:

Jim Cantrell @jamesncantrell 17 Nov 2017

First orbital launch mid 2018 !

Jonathan A. Goff @rocketrepreneur 17 Nov 2017

So you're planning on going from a bare factory to a flight vehicle in only ~7mos? Doesn't that seem at least a little optimistic to you?

VECTOR @vectorspacesys 17 Nov 2017

Nope, its only a optimistic for old aerospace -- its all in a days work for new space. "I'm not asking you to believe me. I'm asking you to watch me'" - Vector CEO @jamesncantrell

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Jim Cantrell @jamesncantrell 11 June 2018 [i.e. today, mid 2018...]

Set first orbital launch date to October 2018 but still working FAA license & range schedule for exact days.

Everybody is watching, Jimmy, but you aren't delivering.
« Last Edit: 06/11/2018 09:31 pm by ringsider »

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #807 on: 06/11/2018 09:55 pm »
We interrupt the hypefest for an important update:

Jim Cantrell @jamesncantrell 17 Nov 2017

First orbital launch mid 2018 !

Jonathan A. Goff @rocketrepreneur 17 Nov 2017

So you're planning on going from a bare factory to a flight vehicle in only ~7mos? Doesn't that seem at least a little optimistic to you?

VECTOR @vectorspacesys 17 Nov 2017

Nope, its only a optimistic for old aerospace -- its all in a days work for new space. "I'm not asking you to believe me. I'm asking you to watch me'" - Vector CEO @jamesncantrell

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[7 months pass]
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Jim Cantrell @jamesncantrell 11 June 2018 [i.e. today, mid 2018...]

Set first orbital launch date to October 2018 but still working FAA license & range schedule for exact days.

Everybody is watching, Jimmy, but you aren't delivering.


Elon Musk did / does the same thing. Vector reminds me a lot of SpaceX in the early days.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #808 on: 06/12/2018 04:34 pm »
Elon Musk did / does the same thing. Vector reminds me a lot of SpaceX in the early days.

Not exactly the same, though.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #809 on: 06/12/2018 04:36 pm »
Elon Musk did / does the same thing. Vector reminds me a lot of SpaceX in the early days.

Not exactly the same, though.
Remember who was VP of Business Development at that time...

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #810 on: 06/12/2018 04:48 pm »
Remember who was VP of Business Development at that time...

Remember how long he held that role before his departing?
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #811 on: 06/12/2018 05:24 pm »
4 months.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #812 on: 06/12/2018 09:47 pm »
(mod) let's not speak in riddles, instead of "remember who was".... say who.... not everyone is up on everything.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #813 on: 06/13/2018 04:45 pm »
In reply to Jim Cantrell's tweet mentioning October launch date:

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We are working as fast as possible to go to orbit; range availability and FAA licensing dictate as much the launch date as the rocket itself being ready (which will be very soon...)

https://twitter.com/vectorspacesys/status/1006254453278699520

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #814 on: 07/01/2018 08:20 pm »
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Another @vectorspacesys first stage engine test success last week @ AZ Test Site.  Using @NASA designed/produced 3D printed injectors we are hitting performance targets with unique pressure fed propylene/LOX engines begun under Garvey Spacecraft in 2005
http://www.aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com/article/vector-space-systems-3d-printed-engine-010417/

https://twitter.com/jamesncantrell/status/1013494336661721090

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #815 on: 07/02/2018 05:45 am »
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Progress continues @vectorspacesys where our 1st & 2nd Stage dev units are being assembled.  You can see our carbon fiber filament wound tanks (developed by Tom DeLay & NASA in 2005) using low cost fab technique differing from conventional autoclave units https://www.compositesworld.com/articles/an-update-on-composite-tanks-for-cryogens

https://twitter.com/jamesncantrell/status/1013491394416177154

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #816 on: 07/04/2018 07:39 pm »
Are the actual dates of the above tests known? Thanks.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #817 on: 07/12/2018 05:07 pm »
Are the actual dates of the above tests known? Thanks.
I believe there's a suborbital test out of Kodiak before end of year, but I don't know details.
Been following Vector a bit, but I don't really grok all the negativity to them on here.
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #818 on: 07/13/2018 04:11 am »
Are the actual dates of the above tests known? Thanks.
I believe there's a suborbital test out of Kodiak before end of year, but I don't know details.
Been following Vector a bit, but I don't really grok all the negativity to them on here.

Thatís because Vectorís accomplishment-to-hype ratio is quite a bit lower than anyone else in the business. Add missed deadlines to that (orbital test this summer?), and negativity is a natural result.

Once they actually fly real hardware, they will see a more positive response.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #819 on: 07/13/2018 07:56 am »

Thatís because Vectorís accomplishment-to-hype ratio is quite a bit lower than anyone else in the business. Add missed deadlines to that (orbital test this summer?), and negativity is a natural result.

Quite a bit lower than anyone else? I would say that there are others (Interorbital for one) that are just as bad...

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