"It's over. It's all sold out."
Welcome to 4.14 "Rocket Report"! This week, with the failed launch of Astra on its last spaceflight, several dramas emerged, Virgin Galactic nearly had to cancel its landmark July mission, and Firefly launched its first alpha rocket from the launch pad.
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Step One: Space ... The Alpha's initial launch was primarily a demonstration mission of the new small launch vehicle, and before "It's a test flight," Firefly CEO Lauren Lyons said while touring the company's start-up control center. Open this satellite and publish those satellites. Our goal is to collect as much information as possible Come and take alpha as often as we can. "No immediate news of altitude. (Provided by Ken Ben)
The last attempt to launch the Astra was made on the other side. The 3.3 rocket was trying to descend from the launch pad because the engine stopped, and instead of ascending immediately, the rocket moved up, moved to the other side, fell off the ground, and took about 20 seconds to move. It stops to one side, at which point the rocket begins to climb. The rocket was in an attempt to launch a test payload for the US Space Force, and Quartz, in an article by Fernholz's team, raises the important question "For how long Can a missile maker survive without a live missile?” Will it survive?” Astra, which is on public sale, has about $450 million on hand, so it isn’t going out of business any time soon. (Provided by Ken Benn)
Virgin Galactic Flight He went off track with Branson. According to the New Yorker, during Sir Richard Branson's historic spaceflight in July, near the end of the combustion of the VSS Unity spacecraft's engine, a red light appeared on the console. This warned the crew of a "slip cone warning". Pilots Dave McKay and Mike Masucci split a second decision: pull the rocket motor or take immediate action to solve the problem of your way.Advertising
FAA Under Investigation...Pilots Solve This Problem Branson's flight landed safely. However, the unit did so for 1 minute 42 seconds outside of its designated airspace. This may not seem like a lot of time, but it takes more than 10% of the trip after the unit is removed from the conveyor. On Thursday, the FAA grounded the Virgin Galactic spacecraft to solve the problem. Sign up for his stories in your inbox! India wants private companies to build PSLV missiles. As India continues to test ways to develop its nascent commercial space industry, its space agency is contracting with private companies to build its own satellite launch vehicle. The Economic Times reported that the three entities had submitted their bids by July 30.
An experienced missile... This is the first time that a PSLV launcher has not been built by the Indian Space Agency. The PSLV made its maiden flight in September 1993 and has since completed more than 50 launch missions. India hopes to announce the winner by the end of the year, which could at the same time stimulate the country's private aviation trade and enable the repeat launch of PSLV. (Provided by Ken Boon)
A major fire damages the Swedish Space Station. A large fire has damaged the Scrange Space Center in Sweden, a Swedish television network reported, Thursday, August 26. The fire occurred during a planned fire test of a solid rocket engine, and at least two buildings were reported to have been destroyed due to "severe" damage. There were no injuries. Polar Launcher Currently, Isar Aerospace and the Rocket Factory Augsburg are using the site to test rocket engines. None of them were involved in an accident last week. (Provided by Dravand)
October aims to release light. South Korea set the maiden flight target for the country's first satellite launch aircraft in October, the Aerospace Research Institute said. The second test will be done in a few months. KARI plans to conduct flight tests of a new optical amplifier from the Naru Space Center, Parabolic Arc reports.
In search of its way into space...Carrey said the first rocket carries a 1,500kg dummy satellite to a second loudspeaker around the 1,300kg dummy satellite and a 200kg performance verification satellite. The purpose of the flight tests is to place the satellites in orbit around the Sun at an altitude of 700 km. Nouri is designed to give South Korea domestic launch capacity and allow the country to compete in the international market. (Sent by Ken Bean)
Virgin Orbit has been allowed to take off from Guam. The Federal Aviation Administration released its latest environmental assessment last Friday, saying it had "no significant impact" on Virgin Orbit's launch of the Boeing 747-400 and the LauncherOne missile from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Virgin Orbit is proposing a maximum of five launches from Guam in the next five years to place small satellites in a variety of low Earth orbits.
A Step Closer.. Completing the environmental review process does not guarantee that the FAA will issue an authorization to launch Virgin Orbit. The company must also meet FAA safety, risk, and financial responsibility requirements. A favorable environmental review is an important step in obtaining permission to launch orbital spaceflights from Guam, said William Pomerantz, Vice President of Special Projects for Virgin Orbit. We thank the FAA team for the ongoing dialogue. They have gone through this process. (Posted by Ken Bean) p> Advertising
ULA stops selling Atlas V missiles. The United Launch Alliance ULA's decision to retire one of the US government's most prestigious missile launchers is expected to mark the end of Russia's controversial but controversial RD-180 project engine, engineering marvel and source The main space program. Be Russia. p>
Spaseppa, Russia... "We're done. They're all sold out," Tori Bruno, CEO of Atlas V ULA Rockets, said in an interview. Atlas V includes a mix of and a number of little-known business clients for NASA's Space Force, NASA and the Amazon Constellation Broadband Project. The launch of an Atlas 5 rocket and its Landsat 9 satellite from Vandenberg Space Force base will have to wait at least a week due to delays in the delivery of liquid nitrogen, causing a public health crisis for COVID-19, according to the British Guardian. Nozawak. Usually used to transport liquid nitrogen to Wendenberg, converted to LOX to meet more hospital demand. Last week, SpaceX officials cited a lack of LOX needed by hospitals as one reason for the launch delay. p> < p> Laughter (gas) doesn't matter... Instead of launching the Landsat mission on September 16 now it happens every day before September 23, and the launch date is subject to review by NASA and United Launch Alliance representatives. "The current widespread demand for medical liquid oxygen has impacted the delivery of the required source of liquid nitrogen to Wendenberg by the Defense Procurement Agency and its supplier, Airgas," NASA said. The agency does not expect further delays due to the lack of trucks.
COVID is one factor... The space agency has been lagging behind its internal goals of testing and integrating rockets at the Kennedy Space Center for about two months now, and important pre-flight tests are still ahead. NASA's Katherine Hambleton admitted that the space agency had slipped. "The agency continues to monitor the increase in Covid cases in the Kennedy area, which along with other factors such as weather and first operation, will affect our operations plan," he said.
China may use March 5 for a long time for lunar flights. China appears to be accelerating its plans to land on the moon by 2030, using a modified version of the existing rocket. Long Lihao, chief designer of the Long March family of rockets, said China could use two modified Long March 5 rockets to land on the moon in less than a decade. Ars Report:
Adds fuel to the fire of the US-China space race... Laho's words do not reflect the official influence of Chinese space policy - at least not yet. Andrew Jones, a journalist who covers China's space program, said he remains an influential figure in Chinese space policy. "This is a good sign of China's efforts to realize this plan," he told Ars. "Apparently, an announcement of this missile will be made at the Zhuhai Air Show in late September or early October."
The next three launches
September. 3: Alpha | Flight Test Firefly Windenberg Space Force Base, California. | 01:00 UTC. p>
September 14: Soyuz | OneWeb 10 | Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan | TBD p>
September 15: Falcon 9 | Elham 4 | Kennedy Space Center, Florida TBD
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