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ЦитироватьRocket Lab's Next Mission to Launch Satellites for NASA, NRO and the University of New South Wales Rocket Lab's Next Mission to Launch Satellites for NASA, NRO and the University of New South WalesRocket Lab's next rideshare mission will enable university research into Earth's magnetic field, support the testing of new smallsat communications architecture and demonstrate a streamlined, commercial approach for getting government small satellites into space.Long Beach, California. 9 March 2020 – Rocket Lab, a space technology company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced today that its next mission will deploy payloads for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space.The launch will take place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula, with a 14-day launch window scheduled to commence from 27 March 2020 NZT. The mission will be Rocket Lab's 12th Electron launch since the company began launches in May 2017.The rideshare mission will launch several small satellites, including the ANDESITE (Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for Extended Satellite-Based Inquiry and Other Team Endeavors) satellite created by electrical and mechanical engineering students and professors at Boston University. The satellite will launch as part of NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) and will conduct groundbreaking scientific study into Earth's magnetic field. Once in space, the ANDESITE satellite will initiate measurements of the magnetosphere with onboard sensors, later releasing eight pico satellites carrying small magnetometer sensors to track electric currents flowing in and out of the atmosphere, a phenomenon also known as space weather. These variations in the electrical activity racing through space can have a big impact on our lives here on Earth, causing interruptions to things like radio communications and electrical systems. The ANDESITE satellite follows on from Rocket Lab's first ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) launch for NASA, the ELaNa-19 mission, which launched a host of educational satellites to orbit on Electron in December 2018. The mission also carries three payloads designed, built and operated by the NRO. The mission was procured under the agency's Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract vehicle. RASR allows the NRO to explore new launch opportunities that provide a streamlined, commercial approach for getting small satellites into space, as well as provide those working in the small satellite community with timely and cost-effective access to space. This mission follows Rocket Lab's first dedicated mission for the NRO, Birds of a Feather, which was launched on 31 January 2020 NZT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1.The ANDESITE and NRO payloads will be joined on the mission by the M2 Pathfinder satellite, a collaboration between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space and the Australian Government. The M2 Pathfinder will test communications architecture and other technologies that will assist in informing the future space capabilities of Australia. The satellite will demonstrate the ability of an onboard software-based radio to operate and reconfigure while in orbit.Rocket Lab founder and chief executive, Peter Beck, says the mission is a great example of the kind of cutting-edge research and fast-paced innovation that small satellites are enabling."It's a privilege to have NASA and the NRO launch on Electron again, and we're excited to welcome the University of New South Wales onto our manifest for the first time, too," he says. "We created Electron to make getting to space easy for all, so it's gratifying to be meeting the needs of national security payloads and student research projects on the same mission." "We're excited to be partnering with Rocket Lab on another mission under our RASR contract," said Colonel Chad Davis, Director of NRO's Office of Space Launch. "This latest mission is a great example of the collaborative nature of the space community and our goal as space partners to procure rideshare missions that not only meet our mission needs but provide opportunities for those working with smallsats to gain easy access to space."NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) ELaNa Mission Lead, Scott Higginbotham, said "Through the CSLI, NASA engages the next generation of space explorers. This initiative provides university teams like ANDESITE with real life, hands-on experience in conducting an actual space research mission in conjunction with NASA. The students grow as professionals and NASA benefits from the research. We are truly excited about this collaborative mission.""We're very excited to be launching M2 Pathfinder with Rocket Lab who have been so very flexible in accommodating our spacecraft specific needs, let alone the ambitious nine month project timeframe," said Andrin Tomaschett, Spacecraft Project Lead at UNSW Canberra. "The success of this spacecraft will unlock so much more, for our customers and for Australia, by feeding into the complex spacecraft projects and missions our team are currently working on."The mission has been named 'Don't Stop Me Now' in recognition of Rocket Lab board member and avid Queen fan Scott Smith, who recently passed away.Rocket Lab will not be carrying out any recovery testing on the Electron launch vehicle during this mission.
ЦитироватьSalo написал:NET March 1 26 27 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 12th mission "Don't Stop Me Now": ANDESITE (ELaNa 32), NRO smallsat's (х3), M2 Pathfinder (or NLT April 10)
ЦитироватьNEXT MISSION: DON'T STOP ME NOW[TH]Launch Window[/TH] [TD][/TD][TD]The 14-day launch window opens on 27 March UTC[/TD][/TR][TR][TH]Launch Time[/TH] [TD][/TD][TD]04:43 - 06:33 UTC / 17:43 - 19:33 NZT[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]
ЦитироватьSalo написал:NET March 27 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 12th mission "Don't Stop Me Now": ANDESITE (ELaNa 32), NRO smallsat's (х3), M2 Pathfinder (or NLT April 10)
Цитировать[TH]Launch Window:[/TH] [TD][/TD][TD]No earlier than 29 March UTC (window remains open until 9 April)[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]
ЦитироватьSalo написал:NET March 29 (04:43-06:33) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 12th mission "Don't Stop Me Now": ANDESITE (ELaNa 32), NRO smallsat's (х3), RAAF M2 Pathfinder (or NLT April 10)
Цитировать[TH]Launch Window:[/TH] [TD][/TD][TD]No earlier than 30 March UTC (window remains open until 9 April)[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]
ЦитироватьSalo написал:30 (04:43-06:33) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 12th mission "Don't Stop Me Now": ANDESITE (ELaNa 32), NRO smallsat's (х3), RAAF M2 Pathfinder (or NLT April 10)
ЦитироватьCOVID-19 Update: Rocket Lab has postponed the launch of its next mission in response to the COVID-19 situation.In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have paused launch preparations for our next mission to protect the health and safety of Rocket Lab team members, our families, and the wider community.The mission was scheduled to lift off fr om Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand on 30 March UTC. Launch preparations have been paused, however, following the New Zealand Government's announcement on 23 March NZDT to implement the Level 4 COVID-19 response which requires most businesses to close and instructs people to stay at home. We commend the government for taking this drastic but necessary step to lim it the spread of COVID-19.
ЦитироватьRocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for Japanese Space Industry Start-up Company SynspectiveThe mission will launch the first satellite of Synspective's StriX constellation which will provide commercially available Earth-observation data[/CENTER]Long Beach, California. 14 April 2020 – Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has signed a deal with Japanese satellite company Synspective to launch a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite in late 2020.Synspective's StriX-α satellite will be launched on an Electron launch vehicle as a dedicated mission from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand....The StriX-α satellite will be the sole payload on the Electron launch vehicle for this mission, giving Synspective the ability to select the exact orbit, launch site, and launch timing that best suits the company's needs. ...
ЦитироватьSalo написал:Q2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-2 (US) - STP-27RM: Monolith
Цитировать Rocket Lab ✔@RocketLab 9:47 PM - Apr 29, 2020The mission is scheduled for launch in Q3 this year. One of the final remaining steps before launch is completion of NASA certification for our Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS), a system that has been successfully flown on several missions from LC-1.
ЦитироватьELaNa 32 Date: NET June 11, 2020Mission: Rocketlab – Mahia, New Zealand1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployedANDESITE - Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Цитата: Salo от 15.04.2020 07:29:49 NET June 11 (04:43-06:33) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 12th mission "Don't Stop Me Now": ANDESITE (ELaNa 32), NRO smallsat's (х3), RAAF M2 Pathfinder
Цитата: undefined Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 ч. назадWho's ready for another Electron launch? The window for our 12th Electron mission opens 11 June UTC with lift-off scheduled between 04:43 - 06:32 UTC. ...
Цитата: undefinedRocket Lab @RocketLabToday's mission marked our 12th Electron launch. https://youtu.be/VRfm6RGVHf8Rocket Lab - Don't Stop Me Now Launch8:35 AM · 13 июн. 2020 г.·Twitter Web App
ЦитироватьRocket Lab @RocketLabWe're readjusting the T-0 for cumulus cloud. New T-0 set for 05:12 UTC
Цитата: Salo от 15.04.2020 07:29:49July - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - Canon spacecraft: CE-SAT 1 Mk.2
Цитата: undefined Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 ч. назадWe're excited - our next mission is just 18 days away! Our 13th mission will launch satellites for @SpaceflightInc, @planetlabs and @Heads_InSpace. With most of the payloads conducting Earth-observation, we've named this one 'Pics Or It Didn't Happen.'https://bit.ly/3hxxlzt1 ч. назадThe launch window for #PicsOrItDidntHappen opens on 3 July UTC. Lift-off will take place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A on the Mahia Peninsula.
Цитата: undefined'Pics Or It Didn't Happen' will deploy seven small satellites to a 500km circular low Earth orbit for a range of customers, including Spaceflight Inc.'s customer Canon Electronics, as well as Planet and In-Space Missions.- Canon Electronics Inc.'s CE-SAT-IB- five SuperDoves, Flock 4v- Faraday-1 6U CubeSat
Цитата: undefinedROCKET LAB AWARDED CONTRACT FOR BACK-TO-BACK NRO MISSIONSThe two dedicated missions will launch back-to-back from separate Rocket Lab launch pads, demonstrating rapid, responsive launch in support of national security18 June 2020 - Space systems company Rocket Lab, the Long Beach headquartered global leader in small satellite launch, has signed a launch agreement with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) for two back-to-back dedicated small satellite missions aboard Electron.The missions were awarded through the NRO's Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract, an initiative that enables the agency to explore new opportunities for launching small satellites through a streamlined, commercial approach. The RASR-3 and RASR-4 missions are scheduled for launch within weeks of each other in late spring 2021 from two separate pads at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1....
Цитата: undefinedMission Name Pics Or It Didn't HappenRocket ElectronElectron Name Pics Or It Didn't HappenLaunch Window 3 July UTCLaunch Time 21:13 - 22:03 UTCLaunch Site Launch Complex 1
ЦитироватьRocket Lab @RocketLabHigh winds and heavy rain are headed towards LC-1 in the next few days, so we're now targeting no earlier than 21:13, 5 July UTC for the #PicsOrItDidntHappen mission. NZT | 09:13 (06 July) PT | 14:13 (05 July) ET | 17:13 (05 July)11:43 PM · 2 июл. 2020 г.·Twitter Web App
Цитата: Salo от 16.06.2020 06:47:56NET July 3 (21:13-22:03) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 13th mission "Pics Or It Didn't Happen": CE-SAT 1B, Flock-4v (x5), Faraday-1
Цитата: undefined Rocket Lab @RocketLab 53 мин. назадHigh winds and heavy rain are headed towards LC-1 in the next few days, so we're now targeting no earlier than 21:13, 5 July UTC for the #PicsOrItDidntHappen mission. ...
Цитата: undefined Rocket Lab @RocketLab 44 мин. назадSurprise! We've brought launch forward by a day as the weather is terrible through most of next week. We're now targeting 21:13, 4 July UTC for the #PicsOrItDidntHappen mission. Think good weather thoughts for us!
Цитата: tnt22 от 04.07.2020 06:56:59!!! Сдвиг влево на 1 день
Цитата: undefined07/04/2020 20:45 Stephen ClarkThe exact launch time today is timed for 5:19:36 p.m. EDT (2119:36 GMT; 9:19:36 a.m. New Zealand time).