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Welcome to 4.15 Missile Report! This week we learned about the reason for the failure of the Alpha missile and many other news about medium-range missiles. Also, email subscribers, please accept our apologies for sending out the old version of our newsletter.
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Alpha Missile explodes due to shutdown of the engine. Alpha Firefly Aerospace's first launch failed 2.5 minutes after liftoff last Thursday, September 2. You can watch the video here. Two days after launch, Firefly said the rocket failed when one of its first-stage engines stalled a few seconds after takeoff. One of the four Reaver engines in the rocket's first stage, called Engine 2, shuts down in flight for 15 seconds.
No more fuel burning... "It's been a continuous shutdown - engine shutting down" malfunctions t - the engine's main throttle valves simply shut off and engine shutdown shuts off 2 of it becomes. “The rocket continued to climb using the remaining three engines - but with less thrust. This explains the poor flight performance: according to the company's press kit, the car was supposed to reach Mach 1 67 seconds after take-off, but the launch controllers did It doesn't report supersonic until 2 minutes 20 seconds after liftoff (Provided by Ken Bean) The entire constellation forms part of five electronic missions dedicated to Kinéis, the global provider of Internet of Things communications.
Big deal for a small rocket. We are pleased to hand over the 25th constellation to us. The satellites are going to the rocket lab, Alexandre Tesserent, CEO of Kinéis, said. "They are the pioneers in launching small satellites and making a clear decision as a launch partner to activate our constellation at such a rapid pace." (Provided by Ken Bean)Burger is a subscription to his newsletter, we're collecting stories in your inbox. registration!
Missile Lab seeks to make up for lost Delta revenue... The blockchain deal with Kinéis came as Rocket Lab revealed a net loss of $32.5 million for the first half of 2022, Stuff reports. Founder Peter Beck hopes to lift New Zealand's strict quarantine restrictions by the end of September and allow the company to make up for delays in launch due to the COVID-19 delta outbreak. Strict border policy ... According to Beck, the missile laboratory had previously planned three launches in late August and September, before the Delta eruption. Beck said New Zealand had some of the "most restrictive Covid measures in the world", including "stay-at-home orders" that have prevented operations from being launched. "In addition, New Zealand's severe international restrictions have been delayed. However, we have been successful in securing our clients' entry into New Zealand so far," he said. (Provided by Platykurtic)
Korea seeks to develop its commercial aerospace industry. According to Space News, the South Korean government will transfer the latest rocket launch technology to domestic airlines starting next year. To achieve this, the government plans to spend $593 million from 2022 to 2027. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute, the developer of state space technology, was instrumental in developing the country's first domestic space launch device, the KSLV-2. Be responsible for transfers between the public and private sectors. "It is time to move away from government-led space launch vehicle development to areas where the private sector is playing a broader and more active role," said Deputy Science Minister Yong Hongtak. (Provided by Ken Bean)
Dawn Aerospace completes its first round of test flights. A New Zealand space company is developing a reusable drone. The aircraft took a step toward achieving that goal this summer with a series of test flights for the Mk-II Aurora submarine. The flights reached an altitude of about one kilometer and used jet engines instead of rocket engines.
Big plans are on the way...the company hopes its Mk-II submarine will be the predecessor to both aircraft. The Mk-III orbiter is the first to reach space multiple times a day. The Mk-II serves as a technical indicator for the Mk-III and is used to record atmospheric data for climate and weather modeling and scientific research. (Provided by Platicortic and Nicholas) p>
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