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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #300 on: 12/07/2023 12:43 am »
Wow. They're not even saying when in 2024, just 2024.

Don't act so surprised.. no-one else is.

I wish them the best of luck in their endeavours, but 'surprised' would be if their "first orbital launch in 2024" was a success.

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #301 on: 12/07/2023 08:42 am »
Wow. They're not even saying when in 2024, just 2024.

Don't act so surprised.. no-one else is.

I wish them the best of luck in their endeavours, but 'surprised' would be if their "first orbital launch in 2024" was a success.

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #302 on: 12/10/2023 05:32 am »
Didn't they switch to LOX some years ago?

Only the third stage was switched to LOX, with kerosene as the fuel. The first and second stage are using their original hybrid propellant of 87% to 91% HTP with a polyethylene solid fuel.
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #303 on: 12/10/2023 10:36 pm »
Didn't they switch to LOX some years ago?

Only the third stage was switched to LOX, with kerosene as the fuel. The first and second stage are using their original hybrid propellant of 87% to 91% HTP with a polyethylene solid fuel.

Given the difficulties they'd face keeping an upper stage topped off with LOX in the North Queensland environment (hot/humid) it would make more sense to me to use kerolox for the first stage, not the third... but then I'm not a rocket scientist.   8)
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #304 on: 12/13/2023 04:52 am »
Didn't they switch to LOX some years ago?

Only the third stage was switched to LOX, with kerosene as the fuel. The first and second stage are using their original hybrid propellant of 87% to 91% HTP with a polyethylene solid fuel.

Well this is awkward :D
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #305 on: 12/13/2023 04:54 am »
Wow. They're not even saying when in 2024, just 2024.

Don't act so surprised.. no-one else is.

I wish them the best of luck in their endeavours, but 'surprised' would be if their "first orbital launch in 2024" was a success.

Happy Christmas
Failure is norm for first launch. Success is measured in how many milestones they can achieve before point of failure.

IDK, I kinda feel like financial viability, or at least the illusion of it, is kinda required here given they're VC backed new space. And I think they'll run out of cash well before they get close to orbit.

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« Reply #306 on: 12/18/2023 04:59 pm »
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #307 on: 12/18/2023 05:01 pm »
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #308 on: 12/22/2023 10:37 pm »
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Gilmour Space anticipates launching the Eris launch vehicle beginning in Q1 2024

https://www.avsef.gov.au/consultations/bowen-orbital-spaceport-air-filling-and-launch-corridor-airspace

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #309 on: 12/27/2023 12:20 am »
Historic Australian orbital rocket launch set for early 2024 in remote Queensland

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-27/historic-australian-orbital-rocket-launch-remote-queensland/103265210

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #310 on: 12/27/2023 06:42 am »
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Gilmour Space anticipates launching the Eris launch vehicle beginning in Q1 2024

https://www.avsef.gov.au/consultations/bowen-orbital-spaceport-air-filling-and-launch-corridor-airspace

Well,  if they can get away with approval of their "Air Safety Zone 1" incorporating the sea approaches to the Abbot Point Coal Terminal, north-south shipping routes and environmental impact with the reef itself then anything is possible!

It'll be interesting to see what happens with this under a new Qld Premier.

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #311 on: 12/27/2023 07:04 am »
Historic Australian orbital rocket launch set for early 2024 in remote Queensland

Ahh, I was looking for this thread this morning to post the ABC article. Thank you for doing it for me :-)
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #312 on: 01/11/2024 03:43 am »
Not directly related, but:

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ELA said it would assist INNOSPACE to secure its first Australian Commonwealth launch permit, a process which could take up to 14 months, starting from later this year.

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-08-17/nt-arnhem-land-rockets-ela-contract-south-korean-innospace/102740766

Anyone have any ideas of when Gilmour started working on their Commonwealth launch permit? Given nation states are responsible for private space launch that occurs on their soil from a liability/insurance perspective it'll definitely have to go through the Federal government. And if what ELA has said above is true one would hope Gilmour started the launch permit process in early 2023.

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #314 on: 01/23/2024 09:51 pm »
Now there's a win!  With Albo on their side, Gilmour will have no problem at all getting launch permits and environmental approvals regardless of any damage to the reef and disruption to shipping routes!!  :o

I've never seen Adam so happy! 
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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #315 on: 01/24/2024 03:49 am »
Lol, sure. And luckily for Adam there isn't a single island nation underneath the flight path that will require approval from those sovereign nations before the button can be pressed.

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #316 on: 01/24/2024 11:32 pm »
Honestly, if Gilmour gets to orbit it's proof anyone can.  ;D

I wonder if they'll beat Blue Origin.
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #317 on: 01/25/2024 12:57 am »
It's good to have you back, QG!  You've been missed.  :)
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #318 on: 01/25/2024 02:24 am »
I wonder if they'll beat Blue Origin.

Thanks for that, I needed a good laugh!

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Re: Gilmour Space Technologies
« Reply #319 on: 02/06/2024 10:54 pm »
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