Author Topic: Electron "IT'S BUSINESS TIME" - Lemur sats et al. , NET May 2018  (Read 7891 times)

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I got the impression they were on site anyway, just in case.
Indeed, that's pretty normal for rocket launches (or wet dress rehearsals) I believe.
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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!

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!

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/986252799599042561
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-moves-its-business-time-launch-window/
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Rocket Lab will move the ‘It’s Business Time’ launch, scheduled between 20 April – 3 May, to the next available launch window in coming weeks. The shift comes after pad team identified some unusual motor controller behavior during a wet dress rehearsal carried out this week. With just days between rehearsal and window opening, the call to move to the window is a conservative one made to allow the team additional time to review data.

Rocket Lab is able to operate with schedule flexibility and move into different windows as a result of operating its own private orbital launch site.

The new launch window is due to open in the coming weeks with defined dates to be confirmed soon.

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Latest tweet promises a launch window will be released 'soon'.

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 I'm driving by there in two days. It looks like I won't see anything but a locked gate and sign threatening dire consequences for trespassing.

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I'm driving by there in two days. It looks like I won't see anything but a locked gate and sign threatening dire consequences for trespassing.

Photo or didn't happen :D

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 What I could get from a little hill 2 miles away. I almost got to a spot 1 mile away, but two guys moving a large flock of bald sheep politely hinted that the job would be easier if I wasn't there.
 At least I got a good dinner. The place was closed, but the owner saw me and insisted on feeding me and bringing the whole family in for conversation.
 She reminded them to use the term "Rocket enthusiast" because apparently, some people consider "Rocket nut" rude.
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What I could get from a little hill 2 miles away. I almost got to a spot 1 mile away, but two guys moving a large flock of bald sheep politely hinted that the job would be easier if I wasn't there.
 At least I got a good dinner. The place was closed, but the owner saw me and insisted on feeding me and bringing the whole family in for conversation.
 She reminded them to use the term "Rocket enthusiast" because, apparently, some people considered "Rocket nut" rude.

Well, now I really want to know whether unlicensed cafes are a problem in NZ?
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What I could get from a little hill 2 miles away. I almost got to a spot 1 mile away, but two guys moving a large flock of bald sheep politely hinted that the job would be easier if I wasn't there.
 At least I got a good dinner. The place was closed, but the owner saw me and insisted on feeding me and bringing the whole family in for conversation.
 She reminded them to use the term "Rocket enthusiast" because, apparently, some people considered "Rocket nut" rude.

That's a lot of rocket sheep (and rocket cows). :D

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What I could get from a little hill 2 miles away. I almost got to a spot 1 mile away, but two guys moving a large flock of bald sheep politely hinted that the job would be easier if I wasn't there.
 At least I got a good dinner. The place was closed, but the owner saw me and insisted on feeding me and bringing the whole family in for conversation.
 She reminded them to use the term "Rocket enthusiast" because, apparently, some people considered "Rocket nut" rude.

Well, now I really want to know whether unlicensed cafes are a problem in NZ?
Whether it's a problem depends on what you like to drink with dinner.

(I believe it's the local shorthand for "licensed to serve alcohol").



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That's a lot of rocket sheep (and rocket cows). :D
Also, several rocket horses.
 
 All I could get from the locals was that launch day travel by non residents down the 30km goat track to the site was strongly discouraged by the authorities. A phrase that means many things depending on where you are.
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That's a lot of rocket sheep (and rocket cows). :D
Also, several rocket horses.
 
 All I could get from the locals was that launch day travel by non residents down the 30km goat track to the site was strongly discouraged by the authorities. A phrase that means many things depending on where you are.
You'll probably be alright.

It's an American launch site and you're an American.   :)
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That's a lot of rocket sheep (and rocket cows). :D
Also, several rocket horses.
 
 All I could get from the locals was that launch day travel by non residents down the 30km goat track to the site was strongly discouraged by the authorities. A phrase that means many things depending on where you are.
I'm not sure RL would appreciate term goat track, considering how much money was spent upgrading it.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday.
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That's a lot of rocket sheep (and rocket cows). :D
Also, several rocket horses.
 
 All I could get from the locals was that launch day travel by non residents down the 30km goat track to the site was strongly discouraged by the authorities. A phrase that means many things depending on where you are.
I'm not sure RL would appreciate term goat track, considering how much money was spent upgrading it.

By international (American anyways) standards, I'd reckon most New Zealand roads would be considered goat tracks.  Fortunately, there aren't all that many goats to hit whilst driving on them.. :)
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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South Island highways are excellent. North Island highways are okay, but suburban roads are atrocious 'goat tracks' full of potholes; particularly Auckland :(
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That's a lot of rocket sheep (and rocket cows). :D
Also, several rocket horses.
 
 All I could get from the locals was that launch day travel by non residents down the 30km goat track to the site was strongly discouraged by the authorities. A phrase that means many things depending on where you are.
I'm not sure RL would appreciate term goat track, considering how much money was spent upgrading it.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

But thats where the Rocket Goats are  ;)
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Hmm..  With all this talk of Mahia wildlife and a rocket that's taking it's jolly-old-time going anyplace, I do wonder what a stowaway possum might do to the rocket's trajectory if not spotted prior to lift-off.

How about bird poo? Can the avionics compensate for that??
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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