You see a puff of smoke at ignition and something glowing red flying off. It lands on the grass next to the thing on the left.
"Yesterday we attempted something that has never been done before, the commercial launch of a space capable rocket from a private Australian launch range. We unfortunately seem to have suffered a failure in the igniter that lead to a misfire.So....where to from here?We will continue watching the weather and hopefully do another launch attempt tomorrow, or the day after, or the day after that, or the day after that (you get the picture!).A big thanks to everyone who has put their support behind the development of a new, inspirational industry from Australia!
Update on the Launch at KTR of the T-Minus DART.Foremost, thank all of you for the best wishes and for following our progress.As some of you have seen, the rocket motor did not ignite last Tuesday. The ignitor did activate, but the motor did not start.From this we have suggested mitigating measures to Southern Launch so that we can bring the payload by DEWC system to its desired altitude of 85km. We are confident that with these measures we can take to the skies.With previous launch attempt we are in a better position for our next one. Weather will determine when this will be. We will keep you posted.T-Minus Engineering team
Next attempt on Sunday 20 September with window opening at 2 pm local (04:30 UTC).https://www.facebook.com/SouthernLaunch/photos/a.2309448065980989/2686466674945791/?type=3&theater"LAUNCH UPDATE: We have concluded our post-flight analysis with T-Minus Engineering, all issues surrounding the misfire have been addressed and we’re back on track for launch as soon as the weather agrees! We have a launch window open until Sunday 20th at 2pm ACST.Continue to check back for updates"
LAUNCH UPDATE: We are looking good for launch tomorrow! Due to ever-changing weather conditions, we are aiming for an earlier launch than first scheduled, at 10:09:47am ACST, Saturday 19th September.Remember, if you want to come and watch the launch tomorrow, please register here: https://lnkd.in/gxW99h2
[UPDATE] LIFT OFF!! Successful fire! We are on our way to reaching the highest any commercial rocket has ever reached from Australian soil!!
After a short celebration by the team, it’s back to business: we are a go for our second launch. Beginning preparation of rocket #2! New T-01:20:10