Rocket Report: SpaceX presses FAA in Indian state of Texas to test Vikas engine

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Welcome to Version 4.07 Rocket Report! Looking back at Virgin Galactic's flight before Blue Origin, we are witnessing a very special moment in the history of human spaceflight, with Jeff Bezos' final preparation and the first flight of the New Shepard crew. I'll be in West Texas ready to report Arras's actions.

As always, readers are welcome, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please sign up using the box below (the form will not be shown in AMP versions of the site). Each report will include information on small, medium and heavy missiles, as well as a quick look at the next three launches. Rocket Report: SpaceX Presses FAA in Texas, India to test Vikas engine Finally, Richard Branson does. Last weekend, as Sir Richard flew more than 80 kilometers with staff from Virgin Galactic, Beth Museum, Sirisha Bandela and Colin Bennett, a new definition of space began. By doing so, the pilots and crew of the spacecraft have unlocked a future full of promise and uncertainty. Space travel has changed forever. In one feature, Arras explores the history and future of private spaceflight. Consider this... Over the past 50 years, the vast majority of human spaceflight - more than 95% - has been carried out by government astronauts on government-designed and government-funded vehicles. Starting with Branson and moving forward, it appears that 95% of human spaceflight over the next half century, if not more, will be by special vehicles built by private citizens. So when Branson said after the flight, "Welcome to the dawn of the new space age," he wasn't wrong.

Blue Origin explains launch details. As Blue Origin continues final preparations for its human spaceflight on July 20, the company made announcements this week. On Wednesday, the Blue Origin Foundation, Club for the Future, announced that it will provide $1 million in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations to inspire future generations to continue working in STEM and help invent the future of alien life. Recent auction proceeds made it possible to pay for the first seat on the New Shepard Blue Origin rocket.

The youngest person to fly into space... Then, the company announced Thursday an auction of $28 million, in fact, the winner will not fly on July 20 because “due to a planning conflict.” Shepherd chose to fly on a mission new." Instead, Bleu introduced President Joe Dyman, the runner-up to the hedge fund manager. Thus, the fourth passenger to be released on July 20 would be Oliver, 18-year-old Damon. (Provided by Ken the Bean)

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India is making plans for the next mission as the pandemic slows down After the devastating COVID-19 wave across the world India's space agency (ISRO) announced that GISAT-1 will launch a fixed imaging satellite on a GSLV-F10 rocket on August 12. Reports Devdiscourse.


Five months delay... This will be the first Indian launch since February, when the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle completed a ride mission. GISAT-1 was launched in March from Sriharikota International Airport. (Provided by Ken The Bean)

Chinese companies prepare for a jump test. Space News reports that a number of Chinese missile companies are preparing for their first leap test in an effort to produce reusable launchers. For example, space technology Beeping Deep Blue announced this week that it performed a 10-second static fire test from the 7.3-meter Nebula-M technology validation test. The goal is to pave the way for the launch of the company's Nebula-1 re-launch vehicle. An ambitious launch... This experiment is one of several Chinese companies trying to develop a reusable. , Vehicles launched with liquid fuels are reduced. According to the publication, these developments are a reaction to the change in the launch sector that began in the United States, that is, the emergence of private launch companies and the reuse of reuse pioneered by SpaceX. (Provided by Ken The Bean)

Talk about new Chinese space companies. There seems to be an endless list of startups in China. That's why I appreciate this drawing shared this week by Ruohong Zhao on Twitter. This month marks the development of liquid-fueled missiles in China. Engine details too... In this graphic, seven different launchers, from the Zhuque-2 rocket, with a payload capacity of 6 tons to LEO, are less than the Darwin-1 small launcher, with a capacity of about 250 kg. This is a good source, with a lot of information about the engines themselves. Also keep in mind that many solid fuel vehicles are also being developed.

The student group claims that the rocket engine was recorded. A student organization at Concordia University in Montreal says the factory has produced the most powerful rocket engine the students have built. "This summer, we totally broke the Student Rocket Force record," the student group said on the fundraising page. "Our hot fire tests produced more than 35 kN of drift." The test video can be viewed here.

Brilliant for our field... As part of the 11th grade space challenge, Concordia students compete to become the first college team to build a long-range rocket. Shipment over 100 km line. The students say they plan to test the Star Sailor missile in the next six months. We applaud their efforts and those of other student groups around the world. (Posted by Kilkenny) Rocket Report: SpaceX FAA pushes Texas in India to test Vikas engine < p> The FAA seeks to limit the impact of launches into the airspace. According to Space News, the Federal Aviation Administration has begun using a new tool intended to better integrate commercial launches, re-enter the national airspace system, and reduce turbulence to the aircraft. The FAA began using the "Integrator Data Space" mission on June 30 with the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral.

Faster Reopening ... Developed by the FAA for several years, this data integration module automatically relays information about launches and re-entries to air traffic controllers, so they have up-to-date information on progress made in those activities, including any anomalies that may cause debris or other flying hazards. . This could allow controllers to manage air traffic around these beams more effectively. The goal is to allow airspace to reopen more quickly upon launch or to return safely through airspace. (Provided by Ken The Bean)


India is testing a Vikas rocket engine for human missions. The Vikas engine is not new to liquid fuels, it has been used to power many Indian missiles over the years. However, as India approaches the start of its first crewed mission later this decade, it needs to demonstrate its ability to burn the engine for longer and beyond its current operational limit. This weekend, the Indian space agency, ISRO, said it had successfully completed the third long-range test of the Vikas engine. The engine ran for 240 seconds and performed in line with test objectives as well as in close compliance with predictions. The Vikas engine will power the GSLV-Mark III rocket, which will begin the crew mission in early 2023. (Provided by EllPeaTea and Ken the Bin)

Kokurich has found a new contact at a Swiss launch company. Momentus' Russian founder and former CEO, Mikhail Kokorich, told Quartz that Momentus and its target company, Sustainable Path, will struggle to clear their name after the SEC's sanctioning. Interestingly, for the purposes of this newsletter, Kokorec says he is launching a missile company in Switzerland.

A missile launched from neutral territory? ... Kokuric now lives there and says he owes it to Momentus. His new company is called Destinus, and the near-spacecraft technology will develop hybrid vehicles between aircraft and missiles. These vehicles will be able to deliver fast, low-cost shipments between continents in 60-90 minutes. Good luck Mikhail. Missile Report: SpaceX Pushes FAA in Texas, India to Test Vikas Engine

Extremely heavy may She sees her first light soon. It's been over two months since the Starship's last test in South Texas, and since then SpaceX technicians and engineers have been assembling the Super Heavy boosters themselves. The company rolled out the Booster 3 in the launch pad in early July. This is the first full-range booster to actually be tested and passed the cooling pressure test for fuel tanks.

When is the exam taking place? ...the company added three Raptor rocket engines to the Booster 3 this week, and told locals they could test static fire as soon as Monday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Booster 3 will not be launched, but if all goes well in Earth testing, the company will continue to launch Booster 4. The rocket is being prepared at the company's assembly center, a few miles from the launch site in South Texas. While SpaceX Booster 3 is testing with three Raptor engines, the fully orbital version of the Super Heavy will feature 33 methane-powered Raptors. Crazy, we know.

SpaceX is also attacking the FAA in Boca. Even while SpaceX is building the Super Heavy amplifiers, the company is also building a large launch tower for orbital flights. The Federal Aviation Administration warned SpaceX in a letter to Elon Musk two months ago that the company's work to build a future Starship launch tower has yet to be confirmed and will be included in the agency's environmental survey of the South Texas facility. Did the tower crash? "The company is building the tower at its own risk," an FAA spokesperson told CNBC on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration launched an environmental review of the SpaceX Starship development facility last year, with Musk saying it plans to apply for permission from Boca Chica to launch a prototype of next-generation rockets. While the FAA completed an environmental assessment for the area in 2014, the review was for SpaceX's Falcon-series rockets much smaller.

The next three launches

July 21: Proton | Module Nauka | Baikonur, Kazakhstan | 14:58

July 27: Ariane 5 | Star One D2, Eutelsat Quantum | Kourou, French Guiana | TBD

July 30: 5th Atlas | STARLINER OFT-2 | Cape Canaveral, FL 18:53 UTC Rocket Report: SpaceX FAA pressured in Indian state of Texas to launch Vikas test drive

Rocket Report: SpaceX presses FAA in Indian state of Texas to test Vikas engine
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