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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #860 on: 11/03/2018 05:46 AM »

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #862 on: 11/09/2018 05:36 AM »
A popular mechanics story on Vector...

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a24841471/vector-satellite-startup-jim-cantrell/

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Jim Cantrell, a quiet force behind the new U.S. space industry, is on the verge of an orbital launch with his small satellite launch company, Vector. Here he delves into the past and future of the space industry, as only a veteran who has Forest Gump-ed his way through aerospace history can do.

On the verge of an orbital launch? I'd like to believe so, but their progress seem to suggest otherwise.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #863 on: 11/11/2018 09:51 PM »
On the verge of an orbital launch? I'd like to believe so, but their progress seem to suggest otherwise.

Well, I'd give them some marks for aiming high.  After all, they wouldn't be the only ones out there subscribing to the spin that "sub-orbital" is simply sub-optimal "orbital".. and oh-so-close, maybe-next-time.   ;D
« Last Edit: 11/11/2018 09:52 PM by CameronD »
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #864 on: 11/11/2018 10:13 PM »
On the verge of an orbital launch? I'd like to believe so, but their progress seem to suggest otherwise.

Well, I'd give them some marks for aiming high.  After all, they wouldn't be the only ones out there subscribing to the spin that "sub-orbital" is simply sub-optimal "orbital".. and oh-so-close, maybe-next-time.   ;D

Oh they would get plenty more credibility if they were suborbital (as in space but suborbital) - what is their current max altitude? A few km?

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #865 on: 11/11/2018 10:23 PM »
On the verge of an orbital launch? I'd like to believe so, but their progress seem to suggest otherwise.

Well, I'd give them some marks for aiming high.  After all, they wouldn't be the only ones out there subscribing to the spin that "sub-orbital" is simply sub-optimal "orbital".. and oh-so-close, maybe-next-time.   ;D

Oh they would get plenty more credibility if they were suborbital (as in space but suborbital) - what is their current max altitude? A few km?

Sub-optimal sub-orbital then.  Any lower and they wouldn't leave the launch tower.  ;)

I'll have to remember that one next time I get in a commercial airliner.


 
« Last Edit: 11/11/2018 10:25 PM by CameronD »
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #866 on: 11/14/2018 07:30 PM »
On the verge of an orbital launch? I'd like to believe so, but their progress seem to suggest otherwise.

Well, I'd give them some marks for aiming high.  After all, they wouldn't be the only ones out there subscribing to the spin that "sub-orbital" is simply sub-optimal "orbital".. and oh-so-close, maybe-next-time.   ;D

Oh they would get plenty more credibility if they were suborbital (as in space but suborbital) - what is their current max altitude? A few km?

Sub-optimal sub-orbital then.  Any lower and they wouldn't leave the launch tower.  ;)

I'll have to remember that one next time I get in a commercial airliner.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #867 on: 11/17/2018 07:42 AM »

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #868 on: 11/18/2018 08:20 PM »
Blowdown pressure fed. You can see the pressure falling off. Looks good.
I hear those things are awfully loud. It glides as softly as a cloud. What's it called? Monowhale!

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #869 on: 12/06/2018 12:04 AM »
2036-EX-ST-2018
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The proposed launch site will be Randsburg, CA at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) launch complex, which is located at 35.348N, -117.810W, and is situated at an altitude of 1050 m. The B0.003 launch vehicle will not exceed 10000 ft (3048 m) above the launch site and will not travel further than 5km away from the launch site.

For this application we would like to submit approval for the following range of dates; December 17th, 2018 to June 1st, 2019. However, the planned launch date for Vector-R B0.003 is targeted for midJanuary 2019 from Randsburg, CA.

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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #870 on: 12/07/2018 07:38 PM »
2036-EX-ST-2018
The proposed launch site will be Randsburg, CA at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) launch complex, which is located at 35.348N, -117.810W, and is situated at an altitude of 1050 m. The B0.003 launch vehicle will not exceed 10000 ft (3048 m) above the launch site and will not travel further than 5km away from the launch site.

Is it factual to call it a "launch vehicle" if it doesn't go above 3km? What are they launching?

And without being overly negative, it;s fair to compare this to amateurs like Copenhagen Suborbitals who go to 10km-12km on a shoestring, without burning tens of millions of dollars:-

https://copenhagensuborbitals.com/the-full-story-of-the-nexo-ii-mission-august-2018/
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Re: Vector Space Systems
« Reply #871 on: 12/08/2018 11:29 PM »
Is it factual to call it a "launch vehicle" if it doesn't go above 3km? What are they launching?

There's no minimum altitude in the legal definition.

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And without being overly negative, it;s fair to compare this to amateurs like Copenhagen Suborbitals who go to 10km-12km on a shoestring, without burning tens of millions of dollars

Sure.
I hear those things are awfully loud. It glides as softly as a cloud. What's it called? Monowhale!

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