Author Topic: Electron "IT'S BUSINESS TIME" - Lemur sats et al. - November 11, 2018  (Read 56726 times)

Offline gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4437
  • US
  • Liked: 3998
  • Likes Given: 2265
FCC filing for IRVINE01.

FCC File Number: 0108-EX-CM-2018   IRVINE01
« Last Edit: 05/26/2018 01:50 pm by gongora »

Offline noogie

  • Member
  • Posts: 41
  • Liked: 34
  • Likes Given: 8
As a Flight of the Conchords Fan, I never thought I'd see something named after them sent into space.
"Two minutes in heaven is better than one minute in heaven" -FOTC "It's Business Time"

It's amazing how many people don't get the reference... even when you link them to the video.

I must admit I didn't see the reference until now  :D
May as well include a link to the music video clip in this thread. Too bad 23 June isn't a Wednesday  ::)
« Last Edit: 06/09/2018 04:33 am by noogie »

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7542
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 8418
  • Likes Given: 2859

Offline jamesh9000

  • Member
  • Posts: 77
  • Liked: 115
  • Likes Given: 124
WDR for "It's business time" complete!

https://www.facebook.com/RocketLabUSA/?hc_ref=ARSM3C1E4AONIy2o9vlEjOyQYI9e0PvbRF9gNu77OsdfjxVE4J7AVJYr0E04tM3ukH0&fref=nf

Quote
The team conducted a perfect wet dress rehearsal today at Launch Complex 1. #ItsBusinessTime is ready for flight next week!

Launch window opens 12:30 pm, Saturday 23 June (00:30 UTC).

The live webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to launch at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream


Offline russianhalo117

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5005
  • AR USA / Berlin, DE / Moscow, RF
  • Liked: 1362
  • Likes Given: 599

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19072
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6966
  • Likes Given: 957
Rocket Lab
‏Verified account @RocketLab
Jun 19

The team is ready. Electron is primed. T-3 days. #ItsBusinessTime. Another stunning shot from launch team member @Kieran__Fanning

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1009203455519481856
« Last Edit: 06/22/2018 07:55 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19072
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6966
  • Likes Given: 957
Rocket Lab
‏Verified account @RocketLab
Jun 20

T-2 days. #ItsBusinessTime

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1009552151964602368
« Last Edit: 06/22/2018 07:57 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19072
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6966
  • Likes Given: 957
Rocket Lab
‏Verified account @RocketLab
6 hours ago

We're launching the incredibly exciting @irvinecubesat satellite on #ItsBusinessTime, built by high school students in Irvine, California. It's such a privilege to open access to orbit for projects like this.

@IPSFinfo #CubeSats #TimeToFly

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1009982334123180032
« Last Edit: 06/22/2018 08:03 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19072
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6966
  • Likes Given: 957
Rocket Lab
‏Verified account @RocketLab
9 hours ago

T-1 day. Electron is ready. Team is ready. Weather is looking good. #ItsBusinessTime

Launch window opens 12:30 pm, 23 June NZT (00:30 UTC)

Livestream at http://www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream , on our YouTube channel & http://www.facebook.com/RocketLabUSA . Webcast begins approx 20 mins before target T-0

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1009925164937588736
« Last Edit: 06/22/2018 08:03 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19072
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6966
  • Likes Given: 957
Here's the weather report from the NZ MetService.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1806/S00060/metservice-on-site-for-planned-rocket-lab-launch.htm

"Locals, spectators and the team at Rocket Lab should experience some settled weather and sunshine on Saturday as the company prepares for its second orbital launch off the Mahia Peninsula."
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19072
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6966
  • Likes Given: 957
Marine Exclusion Zone. Hopefully the boaters will be paying attention this time!

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/launch/mahia-information/marine/

"A Marine Safety Zone could be active between 11:00am - 5:00pm from from Saturday 23 June - Friday 6 July 2018."
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline input~2

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5829
  • Liked: 626
  • Likes Given: 317
and NOTAMs
B3640/18 -  TEMPO RESTRICTED AREA NZR494 (MAHIA, HAWKE'S BAY) ACT. REF AIP SUP 59/18. SFC - 13500FT AMSL, 23 JUN 00:00 2018 UNTIL 23 JUN 05:05 2018. CREATED: 17 JUN 22:58 2018

B3639/18 -  DANGER AREA NZD493 (MAHIA, HAWKE'S BAY) ACT. REF AIP SUP 59/18. SFC - FL999, 23 JUN 00:00 2018 UNTIL 23 JUN 05:05 2018. CREATED: 17 JUN 22:56 2018
B3638/18 -  DANGER AREA NZD023 (EAST AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) ACT. REF AIP SUP 59/18. SFC - FL999, 23 JUN 00:00 2018 UNTIL 23 JUN 05:05 2018. CREATED: 17 JUN 22:54 2018


Offline Chris Bergin

Webcast link:



The live webcast will begin approx 20 minutes prior to target T-0 time.

Offline Kryten

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 574
  • Liked: 280
  • Likes Given: 27
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1010247318396796928
Quote
Welcome to launch day! We're currently targeting liftoff no earlier than 12:50 pm NZST (00:50 UTC). Live webcast starts approx 20 mins prior to target T-0 at http://www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream
#ItsBusinessTime #Electron

Online Michael Baylor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 596
  • Liked: 1539
  • Likes Given: 664
Rocket Lab does not have a NOAA remote sensing license. I wonder if they will have to cut the second stage feed right before they reach orbit?
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/licenseHome.html

Offline ChrisGebhardt

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7158
  • ad astra scientia
  • ~1 AU
  • Liked: 6315
  • Likes Given: 755
If we're still on the timeline (which we should be as Rocket Lab hasn't tweeted an update to the 12:50 UTC launch time), we're just under 3hrs to go.  Teams should be fueling Electron with RP-1 at this time.

Next major milestone is at T-2hrs 30mins when personnel will evacuate the pad ahead of the start of LOX load at T-2hrs.

Offline russianhalo117

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5005
  • AR USA / Berlin, DE / Moscow, RF
  • Liked: 1362
  • Likes Given: 599
Rocket Lab does not have a NOAA remote sensing license. I wonder if they will have to cut the second stage feed right before they reach orbit?
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/licenseHome.html
It depends if it applies to launches from Foreign soil.

Online rory

Rocket Lab does not have a NOAA remote sensing license. I wonder if they will have to cut the second stage feed right before they reach orbit?
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/licenseHome.html
It depends if it applies to launches from Foreign soil.

It should, for the same reason they need an FAA launch license. NOAA says:

Quote from: NOAA Website
Who is Required to Apply for a License?
It is unlawful for any person who is subject to the jurisdiction or control of the United States, directly or through any subsidiary or affiliate to operate a private remote sensing space system without possession of a valid license issued under the Act and the regulations.

https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/licenseHome.html

Beck said in his Reddit AMA two months ago:

Quote from: Peter Beck on Reddit
We're working with NOAA to understand where it all sits.

https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/8a1wwy/i_am_peter_beck_ask_me_anything_about_rocket_lab/dwvciws/

Maybe they can piggyback on the Lemur license?

Offline ChrisGebhardt

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7158
  • ad astra scientia
  • ~1 AU
  • Liked: 6315
  • Likes Given: 755
Under 2hrs now.  At this point, Rocket Lab's Launch Control teams should be stepping into LOX loading of Electron.