Also, the first update of Arca Orbital Launcher.
Welcome to the 4.19 Rocket Report! If all goes well next week, Captain James T. Kirk climber will become a real star. There is other news this week, including some words about how SpaceX is working on the Italian government's satellite launch.
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Announces Blue Origin Full announcement of the upcoming trip. The company announced that William Shatner, Star Trek representative, and Blue Origin's vice president of operations, Audrey Powers, will complete the passenger manifest for the second human flight at New Shepherd. They will be joined by pay customers Chris Buchwezen and Glenn De Ferris for the flight scheduled to depart from West Texas on October 12 at 12:00 (12:00 UTC). "I've heard about space for a long time," Shatner said, referring to the 500 men and women. "I take the opportunity to see for myself. What a miracle." Blue Origin co-founder Jeff Bezos is a huge Star Trek fan, even making an appearance as a lead actor in the 2016 movie Star Trek Beyond. He also hangs Star Trek memorabilia around Blue Origin's headquarters in Kent, Washington. The company did not say whether Shatner or a manufacturing company paid for the trip or whether Bezos traveled for his idol. I am very happy to see the forces seize the opportunity to fly. (Posted by Ken Bean)
The Italian satellite is moving from a Vega rocket to the Falcon 9. The Italian Space Agency has confirmed that the COSMO SkyMed CSG-2 observation satellite will no longer be launched on the Vega-C. Instead, the rocket will go into space this year with a Falcon 9 rocket. "Since Arianespace was behind on the Soyuz and Ariane systems by 2021, a European backup solution was not feasible under CSG-2," the space agency said. A rival missile...As Teslarati points out, it is very rare for a European-supported cargo to fly a missile other than one launched by Arianespace. In this case, it is unlikely, because the Vega missile is produced in Italy. But the Italian government seems to appreciate receiving its 2.2-tonne satellite in time for Earth observation. So to set a launch date this year, Italy has partnered with SpaceX, which has already done a lot of work out of Arianespace. (Provided by Ken Bean)Rocket Report: Ars Newsletter The easiest way to track Eric Berger's alien report is to sign up for his newsletter, we collect his stories in your inbox. registration!
Virgin Galactic Flight License Administrator leaves after FAA approval. The day before the FAA completed its investigation into SpaceShipTwo's deviation during Richard Branson's flight, Virgin Galaxy's chief liaison with the FAA announced his departure from the company. Gregory Frydenberg, who worked at Virgin Galactic for eight years as head of flight rules and licensing, offered no reason to leave late last month.
Time is really curious... "I've been fortunate enough in my role to help Virgin Galaxy and the commercial space industry get their first FAA licenses." “Virgin Galactic as the main focus of all FAA activities for Virgin Galactic, with great help from my teammates, is the first commercial space company to obtain a commercial license to use a reusable re-launch system for real vehicles and then spend about five years. That system and provide data and information to the FAA. To obtain a license in June 2021 to transfer paying customers.” (by smo) NASA's Stannis Space Center explains in a press release how the facility works with the Small Rocket Launcher Company. For the past two years, the launch pad has worked with Stannis near St. Louis, Mississippi to test the rocket's 3D engine. On August 20, the company successfully completed a 5-second fire of the last thrust chamber.
A helping hand... "This is an opportunity to work with a first class team and facility at Stennis." Get an E-2. “The Stannis team is working hard to meet our testing needs, and the facility can deliver large volumes of gas and high pressure propulsion as well as a data collection system. These capabilities have been very important to us in achieving many of our pilot tests indoors. The first year to become a commercial charterer. "It's good to see NASA centers with special launchers. (Provided by Ken Bean) The past failed when an orbital rocket prototype caught fire during takeoff, but now, according to Space News, TiSPACE intends to try again with the storage rocket brought back before the end of the year.
Step for orbit... The Hapith fire has occurred -I on the third attempt to launch TiSPACE in six days, when the material used near the base of the rocket appeared to catch fire during ignition. They won't be used, but Chen said Hapith-I campaigns will resume after making "a little change" to the two remaining missiles. Used to lift 300 kg into low Earth orbit (presented by Ken Bean) p>
Arca Space is tensed. The Romanian launch company, which looks more like a model of behavior than a real rocket company, announced a week ago that it intends to launch into orbit from Friday, October 8. This is the "EcoRocket Mission 10C", which was supposed to be the "first cipher" to be launched into space from the Black Sea.
Did the dog eat your documents? ...unfortunately, you weren't supposed to. On Tuesday, via the Arca Space Facebook page, the company said: “The Romanian Civil Aviation Authority has relinquished its authority to issue confirmation of the launch of the EcoRocket from the Black Sea between October 8 and 12 with logistical support from the F-111 Mărășești. I would hate to be that person, but if Arca Space has reached Earth orbit, I will be changing the name of this newsletter to "Arca Report" for a week.(Posted by nimelennar)Astronauts kicked out of Starliner due to delay. NASA has transported astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada from the Starliner spacecraft on the SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. "They have gained experience in training to command SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft and service on the International Space Station," said Catherine Lueders, NASA's Space Mission Manager.
The real reason for the change... The space agency announced the decision on Wednesday. Ars had reported the change the day before, citing sources. Although Loaders did not say so, the reason for the new missions is that the Starliner is still behind, and NASA wants its junior astronauts to experience space flight. Both Mann and Cassada are in good shape for the Artemis Moon mission, but neither of them qualifies without the first mission to Earth orbit.
The Dual Purpose Launcher... This was the first time the Vulcan's liquid oxygen and methane tanks were fully loaded, and the countdown was taken to T-0 before stopping. Rocket engines did not ignite. In tank tests, modified ground systems were used on the SLC-41 launcher, which was distorted for firing Atlas V and Vulcan. United Launch Alliance is still waiting for Blue Origin's ready-to-fly BE-4 engines, which was not expected before the first quarter of 2022. (Provided by EllPeaTea) p>
Payload issue delays launch of Falcon Heavy . According to Spaceflight Now, the next flight of the Falcon Heavy SpaceX rocket, which was previously scheduled for this month, has been postponed until early 2022 due to further delays due to the US military load. The USSF-44 Space Force mission was scheduled to launch on October 9, but officials delayed the mission "in order to get the cargo ready."
Waiting for the next heavy launch... Space Force has released a new launch date for the USSF-44 mission, but a spokesperson for the publication told the publication that the launch is now targeted for early 2022, which is close to three years since the Falcon Heavy launched. The last in June 2019. The Falcon Heavy has delivered several military cargoes to high-altitude geosynchronous orbit on the USSF-44 mission. The rocket's upper stage is launched multiple times to position the satellites more than 22,000 miles above the equator. (Provided by Ken Bean)
NASA says the SLS rocket is undergoing a Design Certification Review. In this study, all components of the Space Launch System and all test data, inspection reports, and analyzes supporting the verification were examined to ensure that every aspect of the missile was technically mature and met the requirements of the first SLS flight in Artemis 1. This achievement uses part of NASA's official review system as a systematic way to build, test, and validate spaceflight hardware.
Seal of Verification... "With this review, NASA reaffirms its final seal on the complete and integrated rocket design and completion of the formal pre-flight readiness review of the SLS and Artemis I." said SLS Program Director John Hannicat. NASA is likely to launch the SLS rocket for the first time in the first half of 2022. (Provided by Ken Bean)
Russia is still trying to regain control of the second Shuttle Storm. Tensions continued between the Kazakh businessman and Russian space officials over the fate of the second Buran-class orbital vehicle, Poria. Merchant Daphren Moses claims ownership of Beria. It was the second orbital vehicle to be built as part of the Soviet Storm program, which aimed to build a fleet of shuttle spacecraft four decades ago.
Skull shuttle... At the time of the program's cancellation in 1993 due to lack of funding, the Burya vehicle was considered over 95% for flight operations. Now Moses says that he will only return Poria to Russia in exchange for the skull of the last Cossack Khan, a man named Kansari Qasimov. Ars has a full account of this controversy.
The next three releases
October. 12: New Shepard | NS-18, second flight crew | Single location launch, West Texas 13:00 UTC
October 14: Soyuz | OneWeb 11 | Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan | 09:40 UTC
October 15: Epsilon | Innovative fast and fast loading satellite 2 | Oshinura Space Center, Japan 00:51
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