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Offline William Graham

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #60 on: 03/31/2018 12:02 PM »
NET Late January February March 1  April 5 - test flight 3: It's Business Time: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 19:00

I think that's when Peter Beck is doing his Q&A on Reddit, not the launch time.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #61 on: 03/31/2018 05:37 PM »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/its-business-time-at-rocket-lab/
There will be also two Lemurs on "it´s Business Time"

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #62 on: 04/05/2018 09:02 PM »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)
 
2017:
May 25 - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 04:24 (launch failure)

2018:
01 - January 21 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer), LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC, LEMUR2-MARSHALL - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 01:43

Scheduled:
№ - Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2018
NET April    5   20  May  June  23 25 26  27 28  29   30-July 7 -  It's Business Time: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats  CICERO, Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01, NABEO (HPS GmbH’s drag sail tech demonstrator) - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 00:30-04:30
NET  April  May  July - ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd  3rd quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd  3rd quarter - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd  3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

November - BlackSky Global 4 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
TBD - Moon Express mission (lunar orbiter) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - Spaceflight mission - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

4th quarter - Canon spacecraft - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

TBD- Moon Express mission 1  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
TBD - Moon Express mission 2  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-2 micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #63 on: 04/06/2018 12:50 PM »
New NOTAM extends yet again to the 23rd of May.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #64 on: 04/18/2018 04:26 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/986252799599042561
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This week during wet dress rehearsal the team saw some unusual behavior with a motor controller. With only days between rehearsal & window, we want a little extra time to fully review data, so have decided to roll to the next slot in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #65 on: 04/27/2018 08:30 AM »
New NOTAM extends to the 18th of July.
« Last Edit: 04/27/2018 08:30 AM by harry2680 »

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #66 on: 05/25/2018 06:16 PM »
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Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab: should come out of 2018 with 8-9 launches (their June launch will be their second) and double that in 2019. #ISDC2018

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1000061177450369030

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #67 on: 05/25/2018 08:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1000043885941444608
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[email protected] 14-day launch window for #ItsBusinessTime: June 23–July 6, between 20:30–00:30 EST (00:30–04:30 UTC) each day.

Commercial payloads onboard: 2 @SpireGlobal Lemur-2 satellites, 1 GeoOptics satellite, 1 IRVINE01 cubesat, and HPS GmbH’s drag sail tech demonstrator.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #68 on: 06/11/2018 01:43 PM »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-confirms-three-launches-with-spaceflight-including-missions-for-canon-electronics-and-blacksky/
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Rocket Lab confirms three launches with Spaceflight, including missions for Canon Electronics and BlackSky

Huntington Beach, California, 11 June 2018:

Rocket Lab, a US orbital launch provider for the small satellite industry, has today announced a partnership with satellite rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight, for three orbital launches across 2018/19.

The first mission, scheduled for the end of 2018, will launch a BlackSky microsat along with several rideshare customers. The second launch will be a commercial rideshare mission in early 2019. Rocket Lab and Spaceflight have also signed a letter of agreement, which is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks, for a third mission to fly a Canon spacecraft in late 2019.

The three-launch deal cements Spaceflight’s first missions aboard the Electron launch vehicle. The missions join a busy manifest that will see Rocket Lab launch monthly by the end of 2018, scaling to a launch every to weeks in 2019.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Spaceflight onto our growing launch manifest,” says Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive, Peter Beck. “Rapid and repeatable access to space is crucial for the development of vital infrastructure on orbit, and Rocket Lab is delivering it now. In partnering with Spaceflight, Rocket Lab is offering the long-underserved SmallSat market streamlined launches that enable innovative missions, like those of Canon Electronics and BlackSky.”

One of the Electron missions will loft an Earth observation satellite for Canon Electronics. This spacecraft follows on from Canon Electronics’ experimental CE-SAT-I which was launched in 2017.

“This launch is very critical for Canon Electronics as we are launching a satellite built with all components made by Canon Electronics,” said Dr. Nobutada Sako, group executive, Satellite Systems Lab, Canon Electronics Inc. “Just as Canon provides world premium technologies, sales, and services, we believe Spaceflight and Rocket Lab offer the same premium services to their clients and look forward to a long-term partnership with them.”

Melissa Wuerl, Spaceflight’s vice president of business development, says adding the Electron to Spaceflight’s portfolio of small launch vehicles fulfils a need for customers to access space with shorter lead times.  “We are pleased to offer first-class integration services and dedicated launches for our customers on the Electron rocket.”

All three missions will lift off from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand and deploy the spacecraft into Low Earth Orbit. Spaceflight has procured the launch capacity on behalf of its customers and will provide mission campaign integration services. Rocket Lab will assist with satellite to launch vehicle integration and will provide the launch service to orbit using the Electron. All payloads launched by Rocket Lab from New Zealand are subject to approval by the New Zealand Government.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #69 on: 06/23/2018 11:00 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1010381159606378496
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No launch attempt tomorrow. Team is standing down due to weather. Meantime, crews are on their way to Chatham Islands with spare parts for the dish that caused today's scrub. Next attempt on Monday 25 June NZST, weather pending.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #70 on: 06/24/2018 08:14 PM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1010798687356792834
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It's Business Time launch update: The down range tracking dish is now up and running, but weather conditions for Monday 25 June NZST are unfavorable so no launch attempt tomorrow. Now targeting no earlier than 12:30 pm, Tuesday 26 June NZST (00:30 UTC) for launch

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #71 on: 06/25/2018 06:54 PM »
Cross-post:
Now the 27th:

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1011058187833708546
Same launch window opening time.  Apparently, same launch window closing time.
« Last Edit: 06/25/2018 09:49 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #72 on: 06/27/2018 09:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1011787184200749057
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The team has identified an issue with the motor controller, so we're scrubbing for the day to review data. Stay tuned for updates!

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #73 on: 06/28/2018 04:43 AM »
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This format doesn't work as well for Electron as it does for other Rockets
All scheduled launches are from "Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)"
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"
All launches are rideshares with so many payloads that the wrapping list is hard to read.
Do we think the cute flight names will continues?
Do we even have enough to put all those TBD missions on a manifest?

So, ignoring that, a suggestion only the non-redundant information:

Scheduled:
Date/Time(UTC) - Satellite(s)

2018
June   28-July 7 00:30-04:30 -  It's Business Time:  - 
                          Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats  CICERO,
                          Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01,
                          NABEO (HPS GmbH’s drag sail tech demonstrator)
NET   July -         ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci,
                          ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1,
                          STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare,
                          TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1
NET 3rd quarter   Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats
NET 3rd quarter   Dove / Flock-x (x20-25)
NET 3rd              TBD
3rd quarter -       TBD
3rd quarter -       TBD
3rd quarter -       TBD
November -        BlackSky Global 4
4th quarter -       TBD
4th quarter -       TBD
TBD                    Moon Express mission (lunar orbiter)

2019
1st quarter -      Spaceflight mission
1st quarter -      TBD
1st quarter -      TBD
1st quarter -      TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
4th quarter -      Canon spacecraft
4th quarter -      TBD
4th quarter -      TBD
4th quarter -      TBD
TBD-                  Moon Express mission 1  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - MX-1E micro-lander
TBD -                 Moon Express mission 2  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - MX-2 micro-lander
« Last Edit: 06/30/2018 05:24 AM by Comga »
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #74 on: 06/28/2018 07:43 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"
« Last Edit: 06/28/2018 07:43 PM by Bean Kenobi »

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #75 on: 06/28/2018 08:32 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"
Could you use "Electron" and "Electron/Curie" as shorter names?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #76 on: 06/28/2018 11:36 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?
Curie and the third stage was a surprise.
Has Rocketlabs ever discussed launching with or without it?
Since we haven’t known and so have never been able to put it on the manifest, the point is academic at best.
If Rocketlabs starts announcing details like this, or orbits, a second rocket type or second launch site, the table will have to be reformatted. We (salo) can do that when it happens.

P.S.  However the table is formatted I really appreciate it and all of salo’s work on the forum.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #77 on: 06/29/2018 01:18 AM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?
Curie and the third stage was a surprise.
Has Rocketlabs ever discussed launching with or without it?
Since we haven’t known and so have never been able to put it on the manifest, the point is academic at best.
If Rocketlabs starts announcing details like this, or orbits, a second rocket type or second launch site, the table will have to be reformatted. We (salo) can do that when it happens.

P.S.  However the table is formatted I really appreciate it and all of salo’s work on the forum.
Not lot use for Curie with MX launches.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #78 on: 06/29/2018 09:41 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?

It's said by Rocket Lab on this page : https://www.rocketlabusa.com/electron/

"An optional apogee kick stage that can execute multiple burns..."
« Last Edit: 06/29/2018 09:42 PM by Bean Kenobi »

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #79 on: 06/30/2018 10:47 PM »
Cross-post:
Launch delay, date/time TBD

SFN, Rocket Lab’s first commercial launch grounded to fix nagging technical issue, dated June 28

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Rocket Lab will bypass its current launch window to resolve a recurring problem with a motor controller on the company’s light-class Electron rocket, officials said Thursday, likely postponing its first commercial satellite launch at least a few weeks.

The indefinite delay is the second time the U.S.-New Zealand launch company, which is on the cusp of commencing commercial launch services after two test flights, has given up on a two-week launch window to examine the motor controller issue.

“The team is standing down from this launch window to take a closer look at the motor controller behavior again. We’re still not happy with the data, and as we all know, the only metric that counts in the launch business is 100% mission success,” Rocket Lab tweeted Thursday.

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab’s founder and CEO, tweeted that the mission “will be back on the pad shortly” at the company’s launch site at Mahia Peninsula, located on New Zealand’s North Island.
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