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Thread for the first of 5 launches on Electron carrying 5 Kinéis satellites each from LC-1B NET 18 June 2024, at 18:13 UTC. Mission is named "No Time Toulouse".

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Kineis announces launch window of its 1st launch
January 16th 2024

Kinéis deploys its constellation for the Internet of Things
The first of 5 launches is scheduled between 10 June and 9 July 2024


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In 2024, Kinéis is preparing for a decisive stage in the roll-out of its system. Between 10 June and 9 July 2024, the Toulouse-based company will carry out the first of 5 launches to put into orbit its constellation of 25 nanosatellites, the first European constellation dedicated to the Internet of Things. This first launch will take place with Rocket Lab's Electron launcher, from the Pacific coast of New Zealand's North Island.

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Press release also included this overview about the path to launch:
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• January: announcement of the launch window for the 1st launch
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• April: announcement of the final launch date / departure of the 1st satellites for New Zealand
• May: campaign to prepare the 5 satellites in New Zealand for the 1st launch
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They say 5 launches over a few months, seems like they are all Electron launches but not clear.

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They say 5 launches over a few months, seems like they are all Electron launches but not clear.

All 5 are on Electron:

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Upcoming Missions: Kinéis
Deploying an entire Internet of Things satellite constellation across five dedicated Electron missions
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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 10 June 2024
« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2024 08:58 pm »
This will be the next flight after the upcoming "Ready, Aim, PREFIRE" and "PREFIRE And Ice" missions according to the Q1 2024 Earnings presentation:
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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 10 June 2024
« Reply #4 on: 05/21/2024 12:08 pm »
Satellites are on their way to New Zealand:

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🌟🛰️ Let’s get ready to fly!

🌏Our 5 nanosatellites are on their way to New Zealand for the final countdown before their epic space journey! 🚀

✨These little marvels will soon be orbiting Earth, constantly collecting IoT messages from every corner of the globe.

#KineisLaunch

https://twitter.com/KineisIoT/status/1792888323855311105
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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 10 June 2024
« Reply #5 on: 05/28/2024 07:55 pm »
Satellites have arrived in New Zealand:

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Our nanosatellites have successfully reached our launcher @RocketLab in beautiful New Zealand. 🛰️

The teams are making the ultimate tests on our satellite before the integration in the rocket! 🚀

We can't wait to witness the launch and take the next big leap towards our dreams.

https://twitter.com/KineisIoT/status/1795379480766169383



Launch is scheduled for NET June 17th, with the second launch expected to occur before July 15th

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Satellite IoT Startup Kinéis Readies for 2 Upcoming Rocket Lab Launches
May 23, 2024

French startup Kinéis is preparing for two Rocket Lab launches starting in June to launch the first 10 satellites of its IoT constellation. Kinéis announced Thursday that two launches are planned between June 17 and July 15, with five satellites on each launch.

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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 17 June 2024
« Reply #6 on: 06/06/2024 02:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/SpaceEquities/status/1798680237141836230

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Rocket Lab $RKLB is expected to launch soon its next mission for french customer @KineisIoT, the first of 5 launches under agreement.

The first mission is named "No time Tolouse" and according to Kinéis website, its scheduled to launch in a window that goes from June 10th through the 9th of July.

Although as an earlier post notes, the launch is NET June 17th.

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https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1799019563100844074

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🚀 It’s time for the big 50 🚀

Our milestone 50th Electron mission is scheduled to lift-off on June 19th NZST.

The mission, called "No Time Toulouse" will deploy five Internet-of-Things satellites for French company @KineisIoT.

Here’s to reaching 50 in record time! 🎉

More: https://bwnews.pr/4bNduHX

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240607234714/en/Rocket-Lab-Sets-Launch-Date-for-50th-Electron-Mission-Prepares-to-Deploy-Five-Satellites-for-Kin%C3%A9is

Rocket Lab Sets Launch Date for 50th Electron Mission, Prepares to Deploy Five Satellites for Kinéis

The milestone mission is the first of five dedicated launches to deploy a 25-satellite constellation for French Internet-of-Things company Kinéis

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a global leader in launch services and space systems, today announced the launch window for the Company’s 50th Electron launch. The mission will deploy five Internet-of-Things (IoT) satellites for French company Kinéis.

The ‘No Time Toulouse’ mission is scheduled to launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand during a 14-day launch window that opens on June 19th, 2024, NZST.

The mission is the first of five dedicated Electron launches for Kinéis, a company backed by private and public investors including the French government’s space agency CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales) and CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites) an international space-based solutions provider, to improve global IoT connectivity. Kinéis’ new constellation will connect any object anywhere in the world and guarantee the transmission of targeted and useful data to users, in near-real time, with low energy consumption with more powerful 30kg-class nanosats that integrate IoT technology. The constellation also includes a second mission: a ship-tracking Automatic Identification System (AIS). Once deployed, these technologies will allow Kinéis to expand across multiple industries and scale from 20,000 devices connected to millions.

“The launch industry is not an easy or forgiving one. Making it to your first launch is not a given, so reaching 50 Electron launches is an enormous achievement and a rare feat in the history of spaceflight,” said Rocket Lab founder and CEO Sir Peter Beck. “I’m immensely proud of the team for bringing an industry-defining rocket to market, making frequent and reliable dedicated small launch a reality for the first time. We’re excited to launch Kinéis on this historic mission and grateful for the continued support of all the customers who have flown on Electron since our very first mission in 2017. Thank you for helping us to make Electron one of the most frequently launched rockets of all time.”

Kinéis CEO Alexandre Tisserant said: “Kinéis is proud and confident to entrust the deployment of its constellation to Rocket Lab. The Electron launcher meets our technical requirements for the positioning of five nanosatellites for each dedicated launch. Our teams and those of Rocket Lab are well coordinated to ensure the satellite separation phase with the launcher. We are very honoured that this first launch for Kinéis coincides with Electron's 50th flight!”

The ‘No Time Toulouse’ launch has been tailored specifically to meet Kinéis’ mission requirements, giving them greater control over launch schedule, orbit, and deployment parameters than would be possible on a larger rideshare mission. Tailored mission parameters for this launch include:

* Instantaneous launch window,
* After the first Curie engine burn to circularize the Kick Stage’s orbit, Curie will ignite again for an eight second burn to set a specific argument of perigee, enabling Kinéis to deploy five satellites to a precise location for each one of the five launches,
* All five satellites will be deployed in a precise sequence in singles and as pairs to build out the constellation exactly as Kinéis needs it,
* Finally, Curie will conduct a perigee lowering burn to reduce the Kick Stage’s orbital lifetime to keep space sustainable.

Electron’s 50th launch by the numbers.

The ‘No Time Toulouse’ mission will mark:

* 50th Electron launch since the Company’s first launch on May 25th, 2017.
* 499 Rutherford engines sent to space. Each Electron launch features 10 Rutherford engines, including nine on the first stage and a single vacuum optimized Rutherford engine on the second stage. Rocket Lab successfully flew a recovered Rutherford engine in 2023, hence 499 engines rather than 500.
* 46 missions from Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand.
* 4 missions from Launch Complex 2 in Virginia, USA.
* 190 satellites launched by Electron.
* Eighth Electron mission of 2024.

The launch will broadcast live at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream
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https://twitter.com/KineisIoT/status/1799020955706298751

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🚀 Countdown Begins ⏲️
The first 5 Nanosatellites are Set to Launch on June 18th UTC!

🗓️Mark your calendars, as we countdown to June 18th UTC for the launch of our first 5 nanosatellites by
@RocketLab, marking a monumental leap forward for our dedicated global IoT constellation! ✨

Stay tuned to our updates as we edge closer to this historic launch by following #KineisLaunch and on our launch dedicated website ⬇️

https://kineislaunch.com/en/launch/

Get set for an unforgettable launch with as we redefine the future of connectivity, one satellite at a time! 🚀🌐
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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 18 June 2024
« Reply #9 on: 06/07/2024 12:40 pm »
The countdown on the https://kineislaunch.com/en/launch/ website indicates a targeted liftoff time of 18:13 UTC on June 18
« Last Edit: 06/07/2024 12:41 pm by starbase »
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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 18 June 2024
« Reply #11 on: 06/10/2024 09:24 pm »
https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1800277472803697089

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Bienvenue à LC-1, @KineisIoT!

These five sats are undergoing payload processing and encapsulation before heading to space on Electron next week.

Our 50th launch, No Time Toulouse, is scheduled to lift-off:
🚀6:13 am NZT, June 19th
🚀6:13 pm UTC, June 18th
🚀11:13 am, PDT June 18th
🚀2:13 pm, EDT June 18th
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Re: Electron : Kinéis Flight 1 : LC-1 : NET 18 June 2024
« Reply #12 on: 06/10/2024 11:48 pm »
https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1800313749427179612

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Time flies when you're flying! 🕰️🚀

Our 50th Electron rocket is scheduled to take to the skies next week sporting a special edition mission patch in addition to the 'No Time Toulouse' patch for @KineisIoT.
 
Why yes, both patches will available on our web store shortly after lift-off.

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Launch 🚀

👀 Look at those incredible images: the first 5 satellites of our constellation are meticulously encapsulated into the upper stage of the rocket.

Congratulations to the Kinéis and @hemeria1 teams in New Zealand that conducted the final checks during those last miles.

https://twitter.com/KineisIoT/status/1800905994559451435
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Now that NGA notices are arriving again ...

NGA Rocket Launching and Space Debris notices.

Quote from: NGA
130336Z JUN 24
HYDROPAC 2034/24(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   1600Z TO 1845Z DAILY 18 THRU 30 JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 39-48.64S 177-41.24E, 39-30.79S 177-46.21E,
      39-13.61S 177-50.98E, 39-16.62S 178-10.80E,
      39-29.15S 178-07.29E, 39-50.11S 177-46.03E.
   B. 46-53.95S 174-07.99E, 43-00.00S 175-51.00E,
      43-30.00S 178-00.00E, 47-24.00S 176-24.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 301945Z JUN 24.
Quote from: NGA
130342Z JUN 24
HYDROPAC 2035/24(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1600Z TO 1845Z DAILY 18 THRU 30 JUN
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   57-00.00S 169-30.00E, 52-36.00S 172-00.00E,
   53-00.00S 174-18.00E, 57-33.60S 172-00.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 301945Z JUN 24.

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1802147693852262862

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Teams are on console, Electron is vertical, and the final pre-launch dress rehearsal is underway for the 'No Time Toulouse' mission.

While the rocket and payloads are ready to go to space, the weather might not play ball on our planned lift-off date on June 19th NZT 🌧️☂️🌬️

Stay tuned for updates in the next couple of days once the forecast firms up 🚀

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1802550631506616475

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It's almost time to go to space for the 50th time...but not just yet.

Due to unfavorable weather, we’re now targeting no earlier than 21 June NZST for the launch of “No Time Toulouse”, our 50th Electron launch. ☂️🌬️🌧️

🚀 NZST: 6:13 am, Friday 21 June
🚀 PDT: 11:13 am, Thursday 20 June
🚀 EDT: 2:13 pm, Thursday 20 June

We’ll continue to assess the launch date as the forecast firms up in the coming days.

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Remember this? 📸

We got an ✨overwhelming✨ number of applications (seriously it was a lot) but we are excited to confirm that @thejackbeyer, @_mgde_, and @brendan_gully are headed to LC-1 to capture "No Time Toulouse."

We can’t wait to see their snaps of our milestone 50th mission.

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1802552637050831139

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I’ve been fortunate enough to do and photograph some pretty amazing things in my life. This might just take the cake. Thanks to @RocketLab for the opportunity to document their 50th launch!

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... NGA Rocket Launching and Space Debris notices.

Map from the NGA notice.

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