Форум Новости Космонавтики

Тематические разделы => Средства выведения и другие технические вопросы => Тема начата: Тангаж от 05.03.2015 17:53:41

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Тангаж от 05.03.2015 17:53:41
Rocket Lab Is on Track to Major League

ЦитатаRocket Lab raised capital from Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and K1W1 to complete the Electron launch system and begin commercial operations as early as 2016

 (https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/53360)

On March 2, 2015, Rocket Lab announced completion of Series B financing round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) with full participation from existing investors Khosla Ventures and K1W1 investment funds. In addition, Lockheed Martin committed to make a strategic investment in Rocket Lab to support the exploration of future aerospace technologies. The company will use the funding to complete the Electron launch system and plans to begin operations as a commercial launch provider as early as 2016.

Electron small-class launch vehicle, capable of sending up to 110 kg of payload into a sun-synchronous orbit for near $5 million, was officially unveiled during a dedicated VIP-event in July 2014. First of two rocket stages will be powered by 9 regeneratively cooled LOx/Kerosene Rutherford engines, producing each 13.3 kN of thrust at lift-off. The engine is considered as one the most advanced in the world, and comprises a solid technological strength for the company.

History of the company goes back to 2007, when Peter Beck established Rocket Lab as a center for advanced space programs in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2009 it successfully launched Ātea-1 (Māori for 'space') suborbital sounding rocket - 6 m long and 60 kg vehicle designed to carry a 2 kg payload to an altitude of 120 km. Since then this startup developed and launched more than 80 rockets and worked with customers including Lockheed Martin, DARPA and Aerojet Rocketdyne.

 (https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/53361)

In December 2010 Rocket Lab was awarded a US contract from the Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORS) to study low-cost space launcher to place small satellites into orbit. As it is said in the company's statement, "Rocket Lab was founded on the belief that small payloads require dedicated small launch vehicles and the flexibility not currently offered by traditional rocket systems".

Based on this idea of SmallSats launcher, Rocket Lab was awarded New Zealand's government $25 million grant, and raised undisclosed amount of money from Khosla Ventures and K1W1 venture capital companies in Series A investment round. By now the company says it received commitments from the customers for at least 30 first launches, which is, simply multiplying, amounted to near $150 million.

Currently Rocket Lab is in process of development and tests of Electron's components, searching for a launch site (among other, Cape Canaveral is under evaluation) and, as a sequence, staff expanding. As for today, the company has near 50 employees, most of which based in Auckland office, and actively recruiting more engineers and managers (25 open positions at the website).

Rocket Lab has audacious plans to conduct 100 launches per year and it seems like investors believe Peter Beck and his business model. According to newly released research of Euroconsult titled Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, a total of 510 SmallSats are to be launched in the next five years. The market value of these future SmallSats is estimated at $7.4 billion (at 2014 prices) to develop and launch all of them.

SpaceDigest has even more promising forecast for SmallSat market. According to our 2014 Year in Spaceflight Review, a total number of CubeSats (not including satellites of 10-100 kg class), launched over the past three years, has risen from 23 in 2012 to 131 in 2014. As for 2015 and on, we expect launches of up to 200 CubeSats per year.

 (https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/53362)

Interesting to note that Peter Beck has no ambitions of larger launch vehicle, or human-rated spaceflights, he believes only in SmallSat market opportunities. What may prevent him from realization of plans? Two factors seem to be important to be considered. The first one is enormous competition from developers of traditional launch vehicles (Firefly Space Systems, Mishaal Aerospace, etc.), air-launched systems (Swiss Space Systems, Generetion Orbit, Virgin Galactic, XCOR, etc.), balloon-based systems (Zero2Infinity).

Controversial as it may sound, the other factor is launch cost. Dividing $5 million launch price into 110 kg of payload, we get the ratio of $45,500 per kilogram. For example, Spaceflight Inc. charges $50k-$60k per kg for CubeSats and $35k-$40k per kg for small satellites to be launched as a secondary payload. What would you choose if you have a 100 kg satellite?

Anyway, raising at least $100 million in total (by our estimations) from venture funds, governmental and private companies, Rocket Lab is becoming a space market player with serious ambitions that are supported not only by great idea and strong belief in SmallSats, but also by achieved technological level, qualified personnel and necessary capital. And as soon as it is so, Peter Beck and his team seem to be on the right track.
http://spacedigest.net/en/articles/rocket-lab-is-on-track-to-major-league
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Антон от 05.03.2015 18:12:51
Что-то этих ракет для нано спутников в последнее время много развелось
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 05.03.2015 17:29:53
ЦитатаАнтон пишет:
Что-то этих ракет для нано спутников в последнее время много развелось
Где? Ни одна не летает.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Сергио от 15.04.2015 08:26:53
http://www.popsci.com/rocket-labs-got-3d-printed-battery-powered-rocket-engine

турбонасосы работают от аккумуляторов? фигассе!






SPACE (http://www.popsci.com/tags/space)

A 3D-PRINTED, BATTERY-POWERED ROCKET ENGINE

SPACE TRAVEL IS GOING ELECTRIC

By Loren Grush (http://www.popsci.com/popsci-authors/loren-grush) Posted Yesterday at 9:00pm




  
 
62 



(http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/small_1x_/public/1.png?itok=0EuJKToq)

The Rutherford Engine


Rocket Lab



Nothing demonstrates engineering prowess and technical knowhow quite like rocket science. There's also nothing quite as expensive either. To launch even a lightweight rocket into space, the cost is easily upwards of $100 million--and that mostly has to do with the complexity of the engine's hardware.
"If you look at a launch vehicle and where the bulk of the cost derives from, you quickly arrive at the rocket engine," Peter Beck, CEO of New Zealand-based private spaceflight company Rocket Lab, tells Popular Science. "It's really difficult to build a low-cost rocket engine, and one you can produce in large numbers."
To combat the exorbitant costs of space travel, Rocket Lab is reshaping both the way rocket engines are manufactured and the way they function. Today at the Space Symposium in Colorado, the company unveiled its brand-new engine, named Rutherford--the first-ever battery-powered rocket engine. The design, made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts, will be used on Rocket Lab's Electron orbital launch vehicle, which will get its first test spin later this year.
"The program is about reducing cost and increasing launch frequency to create a solid space infrastructure"
Rocket engines today more or less follow the same formula. Liquid fuel and a liquid oxidizer combine within a combustion chamber and ignite. Ultimately, it's this combustion that thrusts the rocket forward. However, feeding the propellants into the chamber is a complicated process, requiring separate turbopumps to transport the liquids at super-high speeds into a high-pressure area. Typically, another engine is needed just to operate these pumps, requiring extra hardware and additional fuel.
But with Rutherford, the engine's turbopumps get a much more condensed energy source. Instead of running on liquid propellant, the pumps are powered by electric motors with lithium polymer batteries. This eliminates the need for extra spaghetti tubes and valves, which add weight to the engine and are frequently the source of engine failure. The electric pumps then easily combine the oxygen and hydrocarbon fuel into the combustion chamber.
"It's really only the advancement in battery technology that has enabled us to go to electric turbopumps," Beck says. "Even three or four years ago, the technology wouldn't have been sufficient. But there have been enormous advances in a short time period, and now the electric motor is about 95 percent efficient, versus the 60 percent efficiency of the gas motor."
(http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/small_1x_/public/1_1.png?itok=YjdV373C)

Rutherford Test Cell Fire


Rocket Lab



The idea of electric propulsion is nothing new; the most notable kinds of electric engines include ion thrusters, which propel rockets by accelerating ions. Such an engine is currently being used on the Dawn mission (http://www.popsci.com/ion-thrusters-nasa-dawn-mission-redraw-boundaries-space-exploration) to the dwarf planet Ceres. However, Rutherford is the first to incorporate battery power in its engine.
If that wasn't unique enough, Rutherford is also produced via electron beam melting, an advanced form of 3D printing. Its engine chamber, injector, turbopumps, and main propellant valves are all printed and assembled into a lightweight shape.
The Rutherford engine will be the main propulsion source for Rocket Lab's Electron vehicle, which the company hopes to use as a low-cost method for launching satellites and other small payloads of up to 220 pounds into space. They estimate that their rocket, which is 65 feet long and 3 feet wide, will only cost about $4.9 million for each liftoff. As the nation closely watches SpaceX's attempts to bring down the cost of spaceflight by reusing its rockets, Rocket Lab hopes this new design will also alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with space travel.
"The program is about reducing cost and increasing launch frequency to create a solid space infrastructure," says Beck. And the more communication satellite constellations circulating our planet, the closer we get to a more connected world.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Тангаж от 01.07.2015 18:04:06
Rocket Lab picks launch pad site

ЦитатаNew Zealand firm Rocket Lab plans to launch its battery powered rockets fr om Birdlings Flat in Canterbury.

The company has lodged resource consent applications to build a launch pad - about half the size of a tennis court - and hopes to launch a test vehicle late this year.

The company's chief executive, Peter Beck said the area met all the firm's requirements; a sparse population, a launch path over the ocean and proximity to a city wh ere the 18m tall Electron Rockets can be built.

 (https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/55554)

And there have been rockets launched before from Birdlings Flat about 44km southeast of Christchurch.

In 1963 an imported rocket was launched to a height of about 75km to conduct upper atmospheric research in a joint venture between Canterbury University's physics department and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

That spent about 2 1/2 minutes airborne and landed in the sea and the university continues to monitor space from the area.

Beck said his firm was going through the process of complying with all environmental requirements and consulting affected parties before building what he said was a low impact operation.

''We're not moving in with bulldozers and building Cape Canaveral out there,'' he said.

Earlier this year it announced it would do away with expensive and complex gas generators and instead use small high-performance electric motors and lithium polymer batteries to drive its turbo pumps. The engine within the carbon fibre launch vehicle will also incorporate parts made by 3D printers to cut costs and speed up the manufacturing process.

The Electron would launch satellites for about $7.3 million, less than a tenth of the cost of other companies.

Beck said the firm was looking for suitable space in Christchurch to assemble the launch vehicles and this would provide jobs in the city. It had conducted a lengthy search throughout country looking for a suitable launch site.

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/55555)
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11473933
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Антон от 01.07.2015 20:03:11
ЦитатаТангаж пишет:
Rocket Lab picks launch pad site 

 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11473933 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11473933)
ух ты, микро Falcon 9
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 04.07.2015 12:06:17
Очень интересное решение. Правда никаких цифр они не написали. Ни емкости аккумуляторов, ни мощности электропривода, ни давления в горшке, ни УИ.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 04.07.2015 12:34:52
Кстати, беглая прикидка дает мю ПН в   0.8%  Если посчитать объем ракеты и принять плотность 1000 км/м3.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 12.07.2015 19:50:28
http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/07/09/rocket-lab-plans-for-new-zealand-launch-base/
ЦитатаRocket Lab plans for New Zealand launch base       
Posted on July 9, 2015 by Stephen Clark (http://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)
(http://spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/electron.png) (http://spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/electron.png)
Artist's concept of Rocket Lab's Electron launcher. Credit: Rocket Lab
 
The chief executive of Rocket Lab, a venture capital-backed space firm set up to provide dedicated launch services for microsatellites, says the company is on track to complete construction of a new orbital launch site on New Zealand's South Island by the end of 2015.
The commercial launch base will be on Kaitorete Spit, an east-facing oceanfront site about 20 miles south of Christchurch, giving Rocket Lab's Electron booster access to orbits with inclinations ranging fr om 45 degrees to sun-synchronous, according to Peter Beck, the company's CEO.
Rocket Lab plans to build a launch pad, rocket integration building, fuel tanks and support facilities at the uninhabited site.
The remoteness of Kaitorete Spit -- it is near few busy shipping and air traffic corridors -- and the wide access to a variety of orbits were the location's biggest selling points, Beck said.
Based in Los Angeles but with production and launch facilities in New Zealand, Rocket Lab is one of several companies targeting low-cost delivery of small satellites into orbit, giving modest operators a dedicated ride into space instead of putting their spacecraft on bigger rockets as secondary passengers, wh ere they are often left to the whims of large companies and government customers.
Beck said the company plans a series of three test launches of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket beginning as soon as late 2015 and stretching into next year. Rocket Lab already has more than 30 customers signed up for Electron launches, Beck told Spaceflight Now in a July 1 interview, but he declined to name them.
(http://spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/rev3_003.jpg) (http://spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/rev3_003.jpg)
Artist's concept of Rocket Lab's Electron launch site at Kiatorete Spit, New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab
 
Fueled by a mixture of liquid oxygen and kerosene, the two-stage Electron can put a 100 kilogram (220-pound) satellite into orbit 500 kilometers (310 miles) above Earth, according to Rocket Lab's website.
Beck said the rocket is about 1 meter (3.3 feet) in diameter and stands 20 meters (66 feet) tall. The booster is built around the Rutherford engine, which is driven by electric motors instead of gas generators.
With its major components fabricated in a 3D printer, the Rutherford engine will power both stages of the Electron. Nine Rutherford powerplants will be on the first stage, producing more than 140,000 pounds of thrust. One 5,000-pound thrust Rutherford engine will be on the second stage.
Hardware for the first Electron test flight is in production and undergoing testing, according to Beck.
Rocket Lab hopes to launch the rocket at $4.9 million per flight, with the ability to fly it once per week. According to Beck, the company elected to design an expendable rocket after deciding a reusable booster would be too expensive to refurbish.
The Electron rocket is geared for the commercial market, but Beck said Rocket Lab planned to respond to a NASA request for proposals released in June soliciting bids to launch up to 60 kilograms -- 132 pounds -- of CubeSats in one or two launches by April 15, 2018.
Rocket Lab is looking at other launch sites in the United States to meet U.S. launch demand, Beck said.
Rocket Lab is backed by venture capital shops from Silicon Valley and New Zealand, including firms which led investment in Skybox Imaging, a growing Earth observation satellite company later acquired by Google.
Lockheed Martin will also make a strategic investment in Rocket Lab, the company announced in March.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Петр Зайцев от 14.07.2015 05:53:16
Гарантирую, что если они реально начнут строить, то от газохода на картинке они откажутся как только станет изветно, сколько стоят землеройные работы. Причем то, что мне это известно, а им - нет, говорит о низкой степени серьезности у автора этого рендера, или о степени проработанности проекта СК.

Я уж не говорю, что корейская система с накатом на стационарный подъемник - тоже гигантомания. Видели такое у других, решили и себе забацать как у больших. Можно подумать они Н-1 запускают.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Lanista от 14.07.2015 07:32:00
Почему корейская? Мне вот Протон сразу в голову пришел.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ZOOR от 14.08.2015 07:43:30
Rocket Lab Booking Smallsat Launches Online (http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-booking-smallsat-launches-online/)

(http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Peter_Beck_with_engine1-SN-879x485.jpg)

LOGAN, Utah -- Rocket Lab, a US-New Zealand company developing a small launch vehicle, has started booking payload slots on its upcoming launches online, an effort it says that has already resulted in sales.

 The ordering system, available on the company's website, allows customers to purchase slots for one-unit or three-unit cubesats on future launches of its Electron small launch vehicle. Prices range from $70,000 to $80,000 for a one-unit cubesat and $200,000 to $250,000 for a three-unit cubesat, for launches starting in the third quarter of 2016 and extending into 2019.

 "In addition to affordable and frequent launch, making space accessible means giving customers information about what they can launch, when they can launch it, and how much it's going to cost," said Peter Beck, chief executive of Rocket Lab, in an Aug. 10 statement. "Previously, this information has been widely difficult to access and the booking process was often cumbersome - now you can do this on your phone."

 Company officials at the Conference on Small Satellites here said Aug. 12 that their online booking system, which started Aug. 10, had already generated some orders. The company, though, did not offer specifics on the number of sales and for what planned launches.
 Electron is designed to place payloads of up to 150 kilograms into a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. Development of the launch vehicle remains on schedule for a first launch by the end of the year, Beck said in an interview here Aug. 12.

 Initial launches of Electron are planned for a site in New Zealand the company announced in July. The company also signed an agreement with NASA in July to explore launches from NASA-operated launch facilities in the US Beck said that the company is considering a number of options for a US site, including the new Launch Complex 39C at the Kennedy Space Center, which is designed specifically for small launch vehicles.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Leonar от 14.08.2015 07:46:14
прям маскофилия какая то
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дем от 16.08.2015 22:11:23
ЦитатаПетр Зайцев пишет:
арантирую, что если они реально начнут строить, то от газохода на картинке они откажутся как только станет изветно, сколько стоят землеройные работы.
День работы экскаватора?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 10.11.2015 22:32:44
ЦитатаАлександр Ч. пишет:
ЦитатаBob Richards ‏@Bob_Richards 18 ч.18 часов назад (https://twitter.com/Bob_Richards/status/663787442248491008)
Cool pic of the @rocketlabusa (https://twitter.com/rocketlabusa) Electron 2nd stage with #3Dprinted (https://twitter.com/hashtag/3Dprinted?src=hash) rocket engine. @MoonEx (https://twitter.com/MoonEx) @glxp (https://twitter.com/glxp)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTY_J3tUYAAYebC.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Тангаж от 12.11.2015 11:47:11
(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/58988)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Energy-buran от 03.04.2016 09:05:06
Знать бы параметры электропривода и батарейки.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ОАЯ от 03.04.2016 20:06:39
Energy-buran пишет:
    Знать бы параметры электропривода и батарейки.



https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLab/comments/3nk2m1/does_250kg_of_batteries_make_a_working_rocket/

Из переписки с комментаторами 250 кГ масса, 41 кВатт мощность батареи. Эквивалент - 164 Ватт/кг.
(За три минуты выделится энергия 41000 * 3*60=7380000 ватт*секунда = 7,38 Мегаджоулей)

Ориентировочно, Используемое напряжение 500 Вольт.
В турбине расходуется 37 кВатт без охлаждения, 3 минуты.
Для сравнения в самом мощном пылесосе СССР "Вихрь" используется 3 кВаттный электродвигатель.
Потребляемый ток около 83 Ампер. (здесь большой вопрос - диаметр обмотки должен быть  около 2...3 мм)
http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/04/14/rocket-lab-unveils-battery-powered-motor/

Авионика - 8,6 кг.

Для сравнения можно вспомнить, что cовременные конструкции с вакуумной камерой вращения
 и магнитным подвесом супермаховика из кевларового волокна обеспечивают плотность
 запасённой энергии более 5 МДж/кг.
Из http://khd2.narod.ru/gratis/accumul.htm
Т.е.  гироскопический накопитель может отдать  при 200 кГ маховика энергии в 5000000 дж * 200 = 10**8 джоулей = 100 Мегаджоулей.
Даже при 10% КПД это лучше, чем в электробатарейке (Хотя остается вопрос о количестве оборотов в минуту).
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Energy-buran от 05.04.2016 18:23:30
Спасибо за информацию.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 16.04.2016 09:16:18
http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-plans-electron-test-launches-this-year/#sthash.hclMjAZ8.dpuf
ЦитатаRocket Lab plans Electron test launches this year
by Jeff Foust (http://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- April 14, 2016
  (http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/rocketlab-test-879x485.jpg)
Rocket Lab performs a test firing of the second stage of its Electron rocket as it prepares to begin test flights later this year. Credit: Rocket Lab  
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The successful qualification of the second stage of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket keeps the small launch vehicle on track to carry out a series of test flights later this year, the company announced April 13.
Rocket Lab said it had completed qualification testing of the second stage, powered by the company's Rutherford engine, clearing it for flight. The company will soon begin qualification tests of the vehicle's first stage, which uses nine Rutherford engines.
In an interview during the 32nd Space Symposium here April 13, Rocket Lab Chief Executive Peter Beck said the company remains on schedule to begin test flights of Electron from the company's launch site on New Zealand's North Island starting around the middle of this year.
"We have a minimum campaign of three test flights," he said. "We'll do the test flights and, if we have some anomalies, we'll keep rolling them out." Those test flights will carry instrumentation but no satellite payloads, he said.
The company is completing construction of its launch site, which Beck said should be ready by the end of May. Rocket Lab had announced last year it planned to develop a launch site on New Zealand's South Island, near the city of Christchurch. However, Beck said difficulty in getting environmental approvals led them to shift their plans to the new location.
The new site, located on the remote Mahia Peninsula, does allow Rocket Lab to launch to a wider range of orbits than it could from its original site. "We get from sun-synchronous orbit to 38 degrees inclination out of that site," he said. That is important, he said, since the company is hearing from potential customers who want to go to a variety of orbits.
"Traditionally the smallsat guys would want to go to sun-synchronous because there's a lot of rides there if you're ridesharing," he said. "But when you given them the opportunity to choose their orbital plane, they want to go to all sorts of planes, which is very interesting."
The new launch site has received its local environmental approvals, Beck said. Rocket Lab, with its headquarters in the United States but with most of its staff in New Zealand, is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for a spaceport license for the site, as well as a commercial launch license for Electron. Both U.S. and New Zealand authorities are working together on issues like clearing airspace for launches, he added.
If the Electron test program is successful, Rocket Lab plans to start commercial launches in early 2017. Beck said the company is planning one launch a month through 2018, with most of those launches already sold. That includes a launch NASA awarded to Rocket Lab in October 2015 under its Venture Class Launch Services program, which Beck said is currently scheduled for July 2017.
"We really have to make that schedule, because we have a lot of customers now that we need to fly," he said. "So we can't have that test program roll out too long."
Beck also hinted that Rocket Lab has plans to expand in the U.S. The company currently has more than 100 employees, primarily in New Zealand, and is hiring about two people a week, but is running into growth issues. "There are challenges with not being able to scale fast enough in New Zealand," he said. "We need to be able to scale much faster."
"Growth in the U.S. is a big focus for us," he said, adding that the company planned announcements in the next several weeks about some related initiatives in the United States.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: garg от 28.04.2016 22:11:24
И никто не обратил внимание:
много рекламы, но есть интересные моменты (https://cosmos.dirty.ru/rocket-lab-electron-722155/)

ЦитатаА именно
Названный в честь великого британского физика новозеландского происхождения Эрнеста Резерфорда, революционный ракетный двигатель Rutherford представляет собой керосино-кислородный (специальное высокоплотное VLM-топливо) гибридный двигатель 
с регенеративным охлаждением. Тяга «Резерфорда» -- 20,5 кН у земли, удельный импульс -- 327 с. ....
И еще:
VLM Rocket Lab (Viscous Liquid Monopropellant -- высокоплотное монотопливо), в силу тиксотропной природы, -- это уникальное по своим характеристикам ракетное топливо. VLM имеет весьма высокую вязкость и плотность при статических условиях, но разжижается при приложении механического воздействия. Это позволяет реализовать все преимущества как твердого ракетного топлива (стабильность процесса горения), так и жидкого (возможность включать и выключать двигатель в процессе полета). VLM выделяется как высокоэффективное топливо из-за его определенной комбинации плотности, простоты использования и высокой безопасности и экологичности.

Высокая удельная плотность позволяет рассматривать VLM как инструмент реализации топливных баков меньшего размера и веса. Плотность VLM составляет ≈1.72 г/см3, что близко к плотности многих видов твердого ракетного топлива.
А что, никто у нас не прорабатывал такие топлива? Этож можно ЖД транспортабельный моноблок без геммороев с водородом, раздельной перевозкой баков, сборкой на космодроме, и проч сделать на 25 тонн. С мелкими извращениями, так и на 30.

P.S. Ступил, не та ссыль.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Сергей Капустин от 28.04.2016 21:21:24
были статьи про гелевые топлива... но там свои геморрои.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: garg от 28.04.2016 23:21:12
Какие кроме вязкости и возможно нестабильности? И насколько они велики по сравнению с плюсами? Маори то видимо преодолели.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 30.04.2016 14:27:32
Пока гелеобразные топлива не применили даже на ПТУР. Где оного топлива килограмм 5 нужно. Так что все разговоры про гелеобразные топлива в средствах выведения-это пока фантазии. Все мы помним, что в РДТТ с ростом размеров лавинообразно нарастают проблемы как его сделать и т.д. А с гелями эти проблемы еще быстрее наростать будут.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Алексей от 02.05.2016 10:31:13
Нагуглилась такая ссылка - http://rbase.new-factoria.ru/pub/lyuminal-istoriya-osvoeniya-novogo-topliva.shtml
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 24.05.2016 23:48:05
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/576901471574188032/7KTgtckm_bigger.jpeg) James Dean ‏@flatoday_jdean  (https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean)  2 ч.2 часа назад (https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/735172696443658240)  
Rocket Lab's Schneider: actively looking at launch site options in Florida; working on reducing range costs. #SpaceCongress2016 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpaceCongress2016?src=hash)
 
  (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/576901471574188032/7KTgtckm_bigger.jpeg) James Dean ‏@flatoday_jdean  (https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean)  3 ч.3 часа назад (https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/735171595027816448)  
Rocket Lab's Schneider: targeting 1st Electron test launch late summer, 1st commercial flight Feb. '17, cross fingers.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 03.07.2016 21:28:02
Интересно, какое там давление после этого чудо-электронасоса?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 03.07.2016 23:06:14
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Интересно, какое там давление после этого чудо-электронасоса?
Вот, что нашёл:

Цитата
The extremely high pressure (50 psi -> 1400 psi) the Rutherford engine's turbopump creates is required for the force to propel the rocket and payloads into orbit.
От 3.4 атм. до 95.26 атм. Интересно...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 07.07.2016 12:30:58
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
От 3.4 атм. до 95.26 атм. Интересно...
Насосик-то поршневой, так что возможно в принципе...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 13.07.2016 00:43:14
http://spacenews.com/planet-purchases-three-launches-from-rocket-lab/
ЦитатаPlanet purchases three launches from Rocket Lab
by Jeff Foust (http://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- July 12, 2016
  (http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/rocketlab-electron-879x485.jpg)
Rocket Lab's Electron small launch vehicle. Credit: Rocket Lab  
 
SAN DIEGO -- Rocket Lab, the U.S.-New Zealand company developing the Electron small launch vehicle, announced July 12 that it has won a contract for three launches from remote sensing satellite company Planet.
The contract covers three dedicated launches of Dove satellites built by San Francisco-based Planet, formerly known as Planet Labs, on Electron vehicles. The companies did not announce terms of the deal, although Rocket Lab quotes a list price of $4.9 million per Electron launch on its website.
Mike Safyan, director of launch and regulatory affairs for Planet, said in an interview during the International Space Station Research and Development Conference here that the number of satellites that each launch will carry is still being determined, but will likely be between 20 and 25. Each Dove is a three-unit cubesat with a mass of about five kilograms.
The schedule for the launches will depend on the development of Electron, which has yet to make its first flight. Safyan said that if the Electron test program goes well, the first Planet launch, likely to sun-synchronous orbit, could be as soon as the second quarter of 2017.
Peter Beck, chief executive of Rocket Lab, said in an interview that the company is finishing up the commissioning of its launch site on the North Island of New Zealand while working on its first set of launch vehicles. "The vehicle is coming together nicely," he said. "We have three coming down the production line."
Rocket Lab announced earlier this year that the company planned to carry out its first test launch this summer, but Beck would only say that the first launch would take place "in the coming months." "We're working hard to get a couple of flights away this year," he said.
The delay, he said, was not due to any specific issue with the vehicle, launch site, or regulatory issues, as the U.S.-headquartered company works to get a launch license from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. "We're anticipating a few teething issues" when everything comes together on the launch pad, he said, hence the uncertain launch schedule.
In addition to Planet, Rocket Lab has a contract for three launches, with options for two more, with Moon Express, a company developing commercial lunar landers. Rocket Lab won a Venture Class Launch Services contract from NASA last year. Spire has also signed a contract for launching some of its satellites on Electron launches, although those will be manifested as secondary payloads.
For Planet, the contract represents its first dedicated launch deal. Its satellites have previously been launched as secondary payloads, primarily from the ISS. An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle launched 12 Dove satellites as secondary payloads in June.
The dedicated launch contract, Safyan said, gives Planet flexibility in launch schedule and orbits it previously lacked as secondary payload customers. "That's a big deal for us," he said.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Димитър от 13.07.2016 17:06:38
 А когда запускать собираются?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 24.07.2016 12:33:50
Димитър, им только прожиг осталось сделать на ступени в сборе. К сентябрю улетит
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 24.07.2016 19:12:35
наверное для такой ракеты считать удельный импульс по расходу рабочего тела не честно. кто нить может прикинуть сколько у нее батарейки весят?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 24.07.2016 22:49:46
Честно говоря, жду не дождусь ее полета. Хочется мю пн узнать.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 25.07.2016 09:08:54
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Честно говоря, жду не дождусь ее полета. Хочется мю пн узнать.
А мне хочется массовое совершенство ступеней узнать, очень сомнительны преимущества электронасосов по сравнению с вытесниловкой.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 25.07.2016 05:15:52
Цитатаприкинуть сколько у нее батарейки весят?

ну если 1,5 кВт*ч = 5,5 кг, то 36 кВт*ч получается 132 кг
http://lithium-element.ru/ru/catalogue/42
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Leonar от 25.07.2016 09:23:48
ЦитатаMax Andriyahov пишет:
ну если 1,5 кВт*ч = 5,5 кг
Ну можно легче...заливать в компауд в таких объемах не обязательно то...
Тем более нам батарея нужна не на длительную работу, а пару минут
Структура элементов другая
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 25.07.2016 05:51:13
но точно - не тяжелее)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Сергей от 25.07.2016 10:13:39
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Честно говоря, жду не дождусь ее полета. Хочется мю пн узнать.
А мне хочется массовое совершенство ступеней узнать, очень сомнительны преимущества электронасосов по сравнению с вытесниловкой.
Тут главная причина - слепили из того ,что есть на рынке, не требуется специальная отработка.
А вообще, есть близкая аналогия с конструкциями бортовых источников гидропитания для РМ и т.д. При малых расходах - вытеснительная подача - шар-баллон с гидросмесью и разделительной гибкой мембраной внутри. 
На мембрану подается газ под давлением ( гелий, азот, продукты сгорания ТТ генератора), вытесняет гидросмесь потребителям, от потребителей - слив за борт(пример - привод решеток на фальконе).При увеличении потребного расхода - баллон не один, слив от потребителей в пустой баллон(баллоны), после опорожнения первого баллона переходят на заполненный, и цикл повторяется. Так называемая насосная схема. Для ЖРД позволяет держать под высоким давлением только емкости ограниченного объема и поднять давление в КС, уменьшить габариты ДУ и поднять УИ. Следующие этапы с ростом расходов, не вдаваясь в подробности, аксиально-поршневые насосы с приводом так же от аксиально-поршневых газовых движков, ТНА разных типов. Переход от одной схемы к другой - по конечным результатам - прирост ПН, снижение стоимости и т.д.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 25.07.2016 08:55:09
так, вроде на кажде двигло 2 моторчика по 50 лс каждый, имеем можность турбоагрегатов 900 л.с., где-то 660 кВт.  где взять время работы - не знаю, давайте возьмем 160 секунд как у фалкона, получаем где-то 30 кВт*ч.

тогда да, 132 кг батареек выглядят очень привлекательно за 327 с УИ
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 25.07.2016 12:19:24
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
так, вроде на кажде двигло 2 моторчика по 50 лс каждый, имеем можность турбоагрегатов 900 л.с., где-то 660 кВт. где взять время работы - не знаю, давайте возьмем 160 секунд как у фалкона, получаем где-то 30 кВт*ч.

тогда да, 132 кг батареек выглядят очень привлекательно за 327 с УИ
Ничего тут привлекательного нет. 

Допустим, мю ПН у этой РН будет 1.5%. Тогда, вся ракета весит 10 000 кг.
Массовое совершенство ступеней с электронасосами не будет лучше, чем  1/12-13. Возьмём для расчётов 1/12.5. Тогда пустая РН весит около 10 000/12.5 = 800 кг.
У второй ступени РН Фалкон-1, которая на вытесниловке массовое совершенство = 1/10.4. Электрон на вытесниловке весил бы примерно 10 000/10.4 = 961 кг. Разница = 161 кг. Как уже здесь посчитали, батарейки весят 132 кг. Так вот вопрос: Не лучше/проще/дешевле сделать эту РН на вытесниловке? Проиграем на массе баков и газа наддува, но выиграем почти столько-же из-за отсутствия батареек и насосов.
УИ упадёт всего лишь на 10 сек, ПН уменьшится незначительно.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 25.07.2016 08:43:42
Комодский Варан, а вытесниловка "продавит" гелеобразное топливо?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 25.07.2016 10:34:19
эээ, я не понял, а у нее точно это самое монотипливо? или они просто вели работы по монотопливу, но ракету сделали на керосине?

у нее мю пн не 1.5 , а обещают 3.8.  Нельзя сравнивать первую ступень со второй - в первой надо давление к камере сгорание побольше, вторая ступень не преодолевает гравитацию и т.д. весь расчет ошибочен
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 25.07.2016 10:41:36
а какой УИ у керосинок с наддувом? и какая будет масса гелия?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 25.07.2016 14:57:51
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
а какой УИ у керосинок с наддувом?
Ну, у Кестрела было аж 317с Но это вторая ступень...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 25.07.2016 14:04:41
ЦитатаMax Andriyahov пишет:
Комодский Варан , а вытесниловка "продавит" гелеобразное топливо?
Никакого гелеобразного топлива у них нет, ЖК+керосин.

Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
эээ, я не понял, а у нее точно это самое монотипливо? или они просто вели работы по монотопливу, но ракету сделали на керосине?

у нее мю пн не 1.5 , а обещают 3.8. Нельзя сравнивать первую ступень со второй - в первой надо давление к камере сгорание побольше, вторая ступень не преодолевает гравитацию и т.д. весь расчет ошибочен
ЖК+керосин. Достичь мю ПН 3.8% на 2-х ступенчатой РН таких размеров, без использования ЖК+ЖВ невозможно. У РН Зенит мю ПН 3.33%, причём на "Зените" стоял напряжённый РД-170.

Можно делать одинаковое давление в КС в 1-й и во 2-й ступени, только степень расширения в 1-й ступени нужно делать небольшую, чтоб УИ у земли не падал до 140 сек.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
а какой УИ у керосинок с наддувом? и какая будет масса гелия?
2 ступень: При давлении в КС 9 атм. и степени расширения сопла = 19 УИ в вакууме будет 317 сек. Это хар-ки ЖРД Кестрел, из РН Фалькон-1.

Двигатель 1-й ступени: давление в КС 9 атм., степень расширения = 4. УИ: 197-276 сек (ур. моря-вакуум). Можно поставить сопловой насадок для увеличения УИ ЖРД 1-й ступени в вакууме.

Давление в баках у вытесниловки должно быть примерно 15-17 атм.Если гелий из баллонов подогревать у ЖРД, то масса будет очень даже небольшая.
1 литр газообразного гелия из баллона при давлении 300 атм. и температуре 20*С подогревается у ЖРД до 250*С, расширяется. После этого он занимает объём 32 литра (давление 15 атм.). Если не подогревать, то занимаемый объём будет меньше в 2-2.5 раза.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 25.07.2016 14:08:14
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
а какой УИ у керосинок с наддувом?
Ну, у Кестрела было аж 317с Но это вторая ступень...
А у Фалкона-1е УИ Кестрела должны были поднять до 327 сек. Правда, там массовое совершенство ступени падало почти до 1/8.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 25.07.2016 10:36:45
Комодский Варан, т.е. композитный корпус на фоне массы топлива не даёт особого выигрыша?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 25.07.2016 15:14:27
ЦитатаMax Andriyahov пишет:
Комодский Варан , т.е. композитный корпус на фоне массы топлива не даёт особого выигрыша?
Корпус весит очень мало. Думаю, не даёт.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 25.07.2016 15:37:38
Варан, у вам совершенно неверная противоречивая методика расчета.  Вы постулируете мюпн которой никто не знает и делаете мегавыводы. Я видел оценку УИ  двигателя первой ступени в 327 - не так уж и и плохо. 

"Двигатель 1-й ступени: давление в КС 9 атм., степень расширения = 4. УИ: 197-276 сек (ур. моря-вакуум). Можно поставить сопловой насадок для увеличения УИ ЖРД 1-й ступени в вакууме. " - у вас проседание по тяге такое будет, что ракета вообще не взлетит. 

Я думаю, что вам просто надо привести ракету массой 20 тонн с вытеснительной подачей и доказать, что фон Браун - дебил.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 25.07.2016 15:38:15
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А у Фалкона-1е УИ Кестрела должны были поднять до 327 сек.
сфероваран в вакууме
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 25.07.2016 19:41:36
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Варан, у вам совершенно неверная противоречивая методика расчета
Ну так научите меня считать по вашей методике, если уж она у вас очень точная.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Вы постулируете мюпн которой никто не знает и делаете мегавыводы. 
Определить мю ПН можно достаточно точно, зная количество ступеней, топливную пару, характеристики двигателей и размеры РН.

Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Я видел оценку УИ двигателя первой ступени в 327 - не так уж и и плохо.
327 сек с напряжёнными насосами и тяжеленными батареями - это не так уж и плохо, а 317 сек на простой вытесниловке - очень плохо?

Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
вам просто надо привести ракету
Приведите.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 26.07.2016 07:06:53
"327 сек с напряжёнными насосами и тяжеленными батареями - это не так уж и плохо, а 317 сек на простой вытесниловке - очень плохо? " вы упорно скачете между ступенями. никакой 317 сек на вытесниловке на первой ступени нет и не будет. 

"Определить мю ПН можно достаточно точно, зная количество ступеней, топливную пару, характеристики двигателей и размеры РН."   мы не знаем пустой вес РН. без нее - все плюс-минус лапоть.

"Приведите." - вы выдвигели тезис, что вытесниловка в 10-20 тонной ракете рулит. Беда, в том что это класс фау2 и блэк эрроу - вот защищайте свой тезис примерами, покажите, что фон Браун, который возился с ТНА - дебил. Я могу сказать, почему он не использовал электомотор - в его времена не было литиевых аккумуляторов :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Александр Геннадьевич Шлядинский от 26.07.2016 10:59:21
Фау-2 вообще не в кассу. Во первых, Браун не делал космическую ракету. Его задача была долететь до Лондона. Во вторых, в то время слишком боялись тепловых нагрузок и потому делали подвесные баки. Если бы при этом применили вытесниловку, то ракета стала бы точно неподъемной.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 26.07.2016 11:44:54
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
ЦитатаMax Andriyahov пишет:
Комодский Варан , т.е. композитный корпус на фоне массы топлива не даёт особого выигрыша?
Корпус весит очень мало. Думаю, не даёт.
Для третьей ступени или РБ дает и много. Для первой нет.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 26.07.2016 11:05:22
ЦитатаАлександр Шлядинский пишет:
Фау-2 вообще не в кассу. Во первых, Браун не делал космическую ракету. Его задача была долететь до Лондона. Во вторых, в то время слишком боялись тепловых нагрузок и потому делали подвесные баки. Если бы при этом применили вытесниловку, то ракета стала бы точно неподъемной.
Р-7 должна была долететь до НЙ, а кончилось чем? Ну не нравятся подвесные баки, ну есть MX-774 с надувными :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 27.07.2016 19:50:53
Ну хорошо, сейчас я просчитаю РН, сделанную на вытесниловке из существующих ступеней и докажу вам, что она рулит.

1 ступень: 
2 ступень - 2-я ступень РН Falcon-1:
 
Status: Retired. Thrust: 33.00 kN (7,418 lbf). Specific impulse: 317 sBurn time: 418 s.Height: 5.50 m (18.00 ft). Diameter: 1.70 m (5.50 ft). Gross Mass: 3745 kg. Empty Mass: 360 kg.


Масса пустой РН с ПН и ГО:                4050   кг.
Масса заправленной РН с ПН и ГО:    25385 кг.
ПН:                                                         140 кг.
ГО:                                                          50 кг.
Мю ПН:                                                   0.55%
deltaV 1 ступени:                                    3040 м/с.
deltaV 2 ступени:                                    6375 м/с.
Длина РН с ГО:                                       19.58 м.


Первую ступень можно, и даже нужно модернизировать: Увеличить её диаметр, дабы 2-я ступень не выступала, изменить топливную пару с НДМГ/АТ на керосин/ЖК, поставить 1 ЖРД вместо 4-х, добавить сопловой насадок для увеличения УИ в вакууме. Всё это поднимет мю ПН примерно до 1-1.2%.

По стоимости запуска этой РН не будет равных.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 27.07.2016 17:15:07
пока мы обсуждаем только первую ступень
то убожество которое вы привели - даже не смешно. 
Empty Mass: 3,500 kg - это ужас ужас ужас. Понимаете, что проще сделать композитные баки и выигранные 100 кг пустить на аккумуляторы?

" изменить топливную пару с НДМГ/АТ на керосин/ЖК" - это уменьшит тягу, которую у земли не написали

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamant_(fus%C3%A9e) дает УИ на уровне моря всего 203.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 27.07.2016 17:17:16
3500 это вообще то вес второй ступени фалкона-9. с заправкой в 90 тонн :) совсем не смешно
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 27.07.2016 21:17:45
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Empty Mass : 3,500 kg - это ужас ужас ужас. Понимаете, что проще сделать композитные баки и выигранные 100 кг пустить на аккумуляторы?
Посчитайте, сколько будут стоить композитные баки, особенно для ЖК. И цену этих чудонасосов и батареек к ним тоже посчитайте. Максимум - использование алюминий-литиевых сплавов, это уменьшит массу килограмм на 100-200. 
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
" изменить топливную пару с НДМГ/АТ на керосин/ЖК" - это уменьшит тягу, которую у земли не написали
А с каких это пор тяга ЖРД зависит от топливной пары??? Изменение компонентов происходит с изменением  конструкции ЖРД, это будет уже новая, более эффективная РН.
Цитатаhttps://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamant_(fus%C3%A9e ) дает УИ на уровне моря всего 203.
Модификация Diamant-B. При расчётах всегда берётся вакуумный УИ, он равен 251 сек. ТХХ РН Diamant-B: http://www.astronautix.com/d/diamantb.html
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
3500 это вообще то вес второй ступени фалкона-9. с заправкой в 90 тонн  :)  совсем не смешно
2-я ступень F-9FT весит 4000 кг. У неё тяговооруженность ниже 1, она даже не взлетит при полной заправке.
Ну, и конечно-же сравните цену.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 27.07.2016 20:36:01
"А с каких это пор тяга ЖРД зависит от топливной пары??? " - учите матчасть. титан прибавил в тяге в полтора раза при переходе на вонючку.  Вы для кривых расчетов можете брать любой УИ, но в атмосфере вытеснительный работает очень плохо.  "2-я ступень F-9FT весит 4000 кг. У неё тяговооруженность ниже 1, она даже не взлетит при полной заправке. " ну если она зальет половину топлива - она улетит так, как этому вашему убожеству и не снилось (если обратно заменять мерлин на обычный). Вы упорно пытаетесь доказать, что 3500 кг пустого веса это мало, а 100 кг аккумуляторов это много - получается плохо
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 28.07.2016 08:25:42
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
титан прибавил в тяге в полтора раза при переходе на вонючку.
Зависимость тяги ЖРД от топливной пары непрямая. Из-за бОльшей плотности топлива у Титана-2 давление в КС поднялось с 40 до 54 атмосфер, увеличился расход топлива. Из-за этого уже увеличилась тяга. 
Стоит уменьшить расход топлива до уровня LR-87 на керосине, и тяга практически не изменится.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
в атмосфере вытеснительный работает очень плохо.
У РД-214 УИ на уровне земли был 230 сек, ненамного больше вытесниловских 221 сек.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
ну если она зальет половину топлива - она улетит так, как этому вашему убожеству и не снилось (если обратно заменять мерлин на обычный). Вы упорно пытаетесь доказать, что 3500 кг пустого веса это мало, а 100 кг аккумуляторов это много - получается плохо
Вопрос в том, сколько будет стоить этот полёт. Один Merlin-1D стоит 2.2 млн.$, соответственно ступень стоит около 3 млн.$. Ступень на вытесниловке - на порядок дешевле. Кроме того, у меня большие сомнения об управляемости 2-й ступени F9 в атмосфере.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Вы для кривых расчетов
Ну так научите меня своим, ровным расчётам!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 28.07.2016 05:53:23
вот, вы уже кончили прыгать по массе, наверное поняли что 3500 кг это нифига не камильфо. теперь начали прыгать по стоимости - проблема в том, что о ней у нас данных куда меньше.  

расчетам учат в вузе на соответсующей специальности - обратитесь туда.

"Стоит уменьшить расход топлива до уровня LR-87 на керосине, и тяга практически не изменится." - у вас какая то странная логика. вам говорят, что при переходе на керосин/кислород тяга упадет, вы говорите что уронить тягу можно другими средствами. нафига???
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 28.07.2016 09:02:59
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
о ней у нас данных куда меньше.
Достаточно.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
расчетам учат в вузе на соответсующей специальности - обратитесь туда.
Вот и обращайтесь, если не понимаете, что запуск 10 РН на вытесниловке будет дешевле, чем запуск 1 РН с ЖРД с ТНА.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 28.07.2016 07:12:44
у электрона нет ТНА
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 28.07.2016 10:51:33
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
у электрона нет ТНА
Вы же начали сравнивать 1-ю ступень Диаманта-Б с 2-й ступенью Фалькона-9, у которой есть ТНА.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 28.07.2016 08:13:17
только как пример невыгодности массовых характеристик вытеснительной схемы в данном размерном классе. 
напомню с чего началось - вам не нравится 100 кг аккумуляторов. что сущая ерунда на фоне 3500 предлагаемого пустого веса
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 28.07.2016 11:47:47
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
напомню с чего началось - вам не нравится 100 кг аккумуляторов. что сущая ерунда на фоне 3500 предлагаемого пустого веса
У РН есть лишь одна характеристика - стоимость 1 кг на НОО. Так вот, по этой характеристике РН на вытесниловке уделает электрон с его насосами и аккумуляторами, несмотря на немного меньшую мю ПН.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 28.07.2016 10:49:45
стоимость для электрона объявлена. объявите стоимость на вытесниловке?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 28.07.2016 15:38:04
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
стоимость для электрона объявлена. объявите стоимость на вытесниловке?
Стоимость запуска электрона огромна. 4.9 млн.$, 32600$/кг при 100 запусках в год. У Протона стоимость 1 кг на НОО в 10 раз меньше.

Стоимость РН на вытесниловке будет сильно зависеть от её размеров. Думаю, в 700-1000$/кг легко можно уложиться.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 28.07.2016 16:55:22
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Стоимость РН на вытесниловке будет сильно зависеть от её размеров. Думаю, в 700-1000$/кг легко можно уложиться.
Вряд ли - если речь не о первой ступени Sea Dragon (она как раз на вытесниловке) Более мелкие ракеты будут дороже...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: PIN от 28.07.2016 17:04:29
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Стоимость запуска электрона огромна. 4.9 млн.$, 32600$/кг при 100 запусках в год.
Для тех, кто на бронепоезде: типичная цена коммерческого выведения кубосата 1U  100 тыс. долларов. Попутной нагрузкой, то есть, куда скажут, а не куда надо.
Rocket Lab продает 1U сейчас за 77 тыс, потому у них первые 12-15 пусков уже забронированы.

"Можно уложиться" - это набор слов. Когда будет хоть один сравнимый носитель такого класса, тогда и можно предметно обсуждать. 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 29.07.2016 01:19:11
ЦитатаSOE пишет:
"Можно уложиться" - это набор слов. Когда будет хоть один сравнимый носитель такого класса, тогда и можно предметно обсуждать.
http://www.interorbital.com/interorbital_06222015_012.htm
Ну, эти тоже типа что-то делают... И цены обещают ниже Электрона. Правда у них грузоподъемность в самой дешевой конфигурации всего 18 кило...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 29.07.2016 04:16:59
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
напомню с чего началось - вам не нравится 100 кг аккумуляторов. что сущая ерунда на фоне 3500 предлагаемого пустого веса
У РН есть лишь одна характеристика - стоимость 1 кг на НОО. Так вот, по этой характеристике РН на вытесниловке уделает электрон с его насосами и аккумуляторами, несмотря на немного меньшую мю ПН.
Или не уделает. И еще, кто как умеет, так и делает. Эти товарищи берут многое из готовых коммерческих компонентов " с полки". А вытесниловку придется "от и до" самим вылизывать.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 29.07.2016 02:27:28
а я думал они эту электроподачу задумали именно под будущее гелеобразное монотопливо
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 29.07.2016 06:07:16
походу это у них пока не связанные разработки
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 29.07.2016 11:15:18
Цитатаоктоген пишет: 
берут многое из готовых коммерческих компонентов " с полки". 
А именно? Вот насосы они сами делают, а не берут промышленные.
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
ЦитатаА вытесниловку придется "от и до" самим вылизывать.
Вытесниловка будет намного проще и дешевле электронасосов.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 29.07.2016 11:34:39
потому что варан так сказал
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 29.07.2016 14:25:42
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
напомню с чего началось - вам не нравится 100 кг аккумуляторов. что сущая ерунда на фоне 3500 предлагаемого пустого веса
У РН есть лишь одна характеристика - стоимость 1 кг на НОО. Так вот, по этой характеристике РН на вытесниловке уделает электрон с его насосами и аккумуляторами, несмотря на немного меньшую мю ПН.
Далеко не факт.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 02.08.2016 20:12:14
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:


у нее мю пн не 1.5 , а обещают 3.8.
Не может у электрона быть мю ПН 3.8 кг. На 1 ступени стоит 9 двигателей с тягой по 2268 кг каждый. Итого 20412 кг тяги, соответственно РН весит около 20412/1.3=15701 кг. Согласно этой картинке с их сайта ПН на НОО 200х200 км будет около 175 кг:

(http://polariton.ad-l.ink/6SMzxkmMS/image.png)


А по этому мю ПН = 175/15701*100%= 1.115%. Это даже хуже, чем я предполагал.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ZOOR от 02.08.2016 20:17:26
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А по этому мю ПН = 175/15701*100%= 1.115%. Это даже хуже, чем я предполагал.
Это график для ССО. Умножьте на два.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 02.08.2016 20:49:15
ЦитатаZOOR пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А по этому мю ПН = 175/15701*100%= 1.115%. Это даже хуже, чем я предполагал.
Это график для ССО. Умножьте на два.
А может сразу на 20 умножить? ПН наиболее похожего на электрон по компоновке Фалькона-9v1.1 на НОО больше его же ПН на ССО на 10450/8159*100%=28%. 1.115*1.28=1.4272%. Почти то, что я предполагал.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ZOOR от 02.08.2016 21:02:06
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А может сразу на 20 умножить?
Умножайте на сколько хотите, если это сделает Вас счастливым.
Мое замечание, что надо бы умножить, от этого не пострадает.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 03.08.2016 05:58:05
ну и масса в 15 тонн тоже взята от фонаря. а кто-то пишет что 10.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 03.08.2016 11:02:24
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
ну и масса в 15 тонн тоже взята от фонаря. а кто-то пишет что 10.
Не от фонаря. Оптимальная тяговооружённость на старте = 1.3, при этом у маленького электрона аэродинамические потери будут равны примерно 200-300 м/с. 
Вы думаете, они будут делать стартовую тяговооружённость = 2, чтоб потери увеличились до 470-710 м/с?
Скорее всего, TWR у электрона около 1.2-1.3.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 03.08.2016 08:13:51
оптимальная в каком смысле?
у мелких ракет тяговооруженность другая.  у веги вон вообще больше 2
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 03.08.2016 11:39:23
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
оптимальная в каком смысле?
у мелких ракет тяговооруженность другая. у веги вон вообще больше 2
У Веги первая ступени-РДТТ
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 03.08.2016 08:41:57
и что? вы про смысл оптимальности не ответили
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 03.08.2016 12:10:00
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
и что? вы про смысл оптимальности не ответили
Аэродинамические потери напрямую зависят от нагрузки на квадратный метр площади сечения РН. У Сатурна-5 этот показатель около 37 тонн/м2, а его аэродинамические потери равны 46 м/с. У Протона этот показатель в 2 раза ниже, и соответственно, аэродинамические потери в 2 раза выше, около 100 м/с.

Плотность твёрдого топлива на 75% выше, чем ЖК/керосин. И поэтому РН, все ступени которой-РДТТ будет иметь аэродинамические потери на 75% меньше, чем РН таких-же размеров, но на ЖК/керосине (при условии одинаковой TWR).
А по сему имеет смысл делать РН на РДТТ с большой тяговооружённостью, чтоб потом отыграться на гравитационных потерях, потеряв немного на аэродинамических. 

Например, аэрод. потери на РН с РДТТ составляют 70 м/с. При увеличении TWR в 2 раза аэрод. потери увеличатся в 4 раза, до 280 м/с. Но, возможно, удастся выиграть до 300 м/с на грав. потерях.
Аэрод. потери такой-же РН, но на ЖК/керосине будут около 122 м/с. Увеличение TWR в 2 раза увеличит их до 488 м/с, и отыграть 366 м/с на грав. потерях будет невозможно.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 03.08.2016 09:45:16
прежде чем что-то говорить об оптимальности надо определиться, какой функционал вы собрались оптимизировать. вот я вас об этом и спрашиваю. без этого все ваши рассуждения не имеют особого смысла (особенно с учетом дросселирования двигателя)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 03.08.2016 12:54:51
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
прежде чем что-то говорить об оптимальности надо определиться, какой функционал вы собрались оптимизировать. вот я вас об этом и спрашиваю. без этого все ваши рассуждения не имеют особого смысла (особенно с учетом дросселирования двигателя)
Всё уже оптимизировано до нас. TWR у РН на РДТТ около 2, у РН на ЖРД - не более 1.5
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 04.08.2016 05:12:52
вам надо понять по какому критерию оптимизировали, потом доказать, что электрон использовала его
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 04.08.2016 05:13:26
у зенита, рокота и днепра тяговооруженность не в указанных вами пределах
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 04.08.2016 09:23:29
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
рокота и днепра
Рокот и Днепр - конверсионные МБР. МБР должна стартовать с большим ускорением во избежание уничтожения средствами ПРО.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
у зенита
РД-171, стоящий на 1 ступени Зенита первоначально разрабатывался для РН Энергия. Там 4 таких двигателя должны были вытягивать блок Ц с почти полной заправкой. Затем этот двигатель решили использовать на РН Зенит. Максимальный диаметр РН был ограничен т.к. РН транспортировалась по ЖД. 
На РД-171 можно было сделать РН на 18-20 тонн ПН на НОО, но сделали на 13.7 тонн из-за вышеуказанной причины.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 04.08.2016 06:30:22
для каждого конкретного случая можно найти отмазку. вы не ответили что являлось критерием оптимальности и почему электрон его юзает
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 04.08.2016 10:00:53
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
вы не ответили что являлось критерием оптимальности и почему электрон его юзает
Какой ещё "критерий оптимальности"? Что за бред?
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
для каждого конкретного случая можно найти отмазку.
Я не ищу отмазок. А вот вы пытаетесь "подогнать" мю ПН электрона под 3.8%, говоря, что маленькой РН на ЖК/керосине нужна тяговооружённость 2+.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 04.08.2016 10:29:39
"какой ещё "критерий оптимальности"? Что за бред?" - залезьте в словарь и поищите слово "оптимальность".
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 04.08.2016 10:34:02
не зная ни массы ракеты, ни веса груза на НОО (криво пересчитав с ССО не зная УИ двигателя) вы находите ее "мюпн" и делаете какие-то далекоидущие выводы.  к начинающей конторы двигатели могут быть сделаны с запасом, потому что внезапно они получились более мощные, а корпус уже не пересчитывают и летают как есть. потом проапгрейдят корпус (см. фалкон).  я уж молчу что вы дросселирование двигателя игнорируете, после пробития макску чем больше тяговооруженность тем лучше.   это просто бред
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 04.08.2016 17:22:30
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
не зная ни массы ракеты
Зная, исходя из тяги двигателей.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
криво пересчитав с ССО не зная УИ двигателя
Ровно пересчитав и аргументировав.
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
внезапно они получились более мощные
Делали двигатель на 2250 кг тяги, а получили F-1  :D  

Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
потом проапгрейдят корпус 
И получат Сатурн-5 на своём более мощном F-1  :D   :D   :D  


Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
я уж молчу что вы дросселирование двигателя игнорируете

Ну да, конечно. Давайте тогда поставим РД-170 с Зенита на нанолончер и дросселируем его до 1.5% тяги. Запас для апгрейдинга корпуса - огромен! 

Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
чем больше тяговооруженность тем лучше
РД-170 даёт нанолончеру тяговооружённость 100+. Лучше? :D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 04.08.2016 21:01:25
ну я понял, что у вас аргументы кончились. 
про дросселирование, а кто мешает уменьшить тягу до макску?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 05.08.2016 09:50:24
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
макску
Это что?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 05.08.2016 06:52:26
Qmax точка максимального сопротивления потока
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 05.08.2016 10:50:12
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Qmax точка максимального сопротивления потока
Никто. При уменьшении тяги падает УИ.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 08.08.2016 22:22:54
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)
Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab: we're getting close to our first launch in the next few months. Comm'l launches start later in 1Q/17. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)
 8:09 - 8 авг. 2016 г.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 09.08.2016 05:46:13
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Qmax точка максимального сопротивления потока
Никто. При уменьшении тяги падает УИ.
поэтому можно уменьшать тягу от взлета до макску, а потом ее на 103%
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 09.08.2016 20:39:02
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
Qmax точка максимального сопротивления потока
Никто. При уменьшении тяги падает УИ.
поэтому можно уменьшать тягу от взлета до макску, а потом ее на 103%
А можно поставить сразу РД-171 и дросселировать его до 1.5%. 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Тангаж от 17.09.2016 18:49:06
Government signs contract with Rocket Lab

ЦитатаSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government has authorised the first commercial space rocket launches from New Zealand.

Rocket Lab, which operates a private satellite launch site on the Mahia Peninsula between Napier and Gisborne, intends to start launch operations later this year, Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce said in a statement. The contract is an interim measure, preceding the Outer Space and High Altitude Activities Bill which will be introduced to Parliament this month to provide a regulatory regime for space launches from New Zealand.

The government wants the bill passed into law by mid-2017, Joyce said. In June, New Zealand signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) with the United States government, which allows commercial entities, including Rocket Lab, to import launch technology and satellites from the US.

"This contract is an important milestone in the work the government is doing to support the development of a New Zealand-based space industry," Joyce said. "Rocket Lab is capitalising on some of New Zealand's advantages as an attractive location for space launches. We have clear skies, access to good launch angles, a skilled workforce and an innovation-friendly business environment."

Rocket Lab is backed by Silicon Valley investor Khosla Ventures, Stephen Tindall's K1W1 fund, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bessemer Venture Partners, and global defence group Lockheed Martin. In July last year, it signed a contract with the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration letting it use NASA's resources.

Before launching, Rocket Lab needs to obtain a licence from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) so it can conduct its space launch activities in New Zealand, Joyce said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1609/S00550/government-signs-contract-with-rocket-lab.htm
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 18.09.2016 17:14:34
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А можно поставить сразу РД-171 и дросселировать его до 1.5%.
я правильно понимаю, что вы не знаете как тяга изменяется в процессе полета?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 18.09.2016 22:33:43
Цитатаsilentpom пишет: 
я правильно понимаю, что вы не знаете как тяга изменяется в процессе полета?
Пропорционально УИ. Непосредственно у РД-170 УИ изменяется вот так:

(http://polariton.ad-l.ink/78zk8LJCV/image.png)


Ещё вопросы?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: triage от 27.09.2016 10:50:53
Цитатаhttp://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1609/S00471/mahia-rocket-lab-launch-site-officially-opened.htm

Mahia Rocket Lab launch site officially opened

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:07 am
Press Release: New Zealand Government
Hon Steven Joyce
Minister for Economic Development
27 September 2016
Media Statement

Mahia Rocket Lab launch site officially opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand's first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island's east coast.

"I congratulate Chief Executive and founder Peter Beck and his team who have worked hard to achieve this," Mr Joyce says. "It is their innovation and perseverance that has made this day possible.

"I'm looking forward to the first launches fr om Mahia expected later this year, with more to come next year when Rocket Lab launches with commercial payloads."

"Rocketlab is just one of the most visible of hundreds of new generation kiwi hi-tech companies that are rapidly growing high-value exports and leading New Zealand into a hi-tech future."

Mr Joyce acknowledged the landowners from whom Rocket Lab had leased the land for the launch facility, and the people of Mahia and Wairoa.

"The farmland is leased from Onenui Station of the Tawapata South Māori Incorporation who have thought outside the square to explore new opportunities for shareholders. And local people have been very supportive of this new development in their backyard," Mr Joyce says.

"Rocket Lab will be a catalyst for other space-related activity in New Zealand. Space activity is pervasive in our lives, to such an extent we are no longer aware that our internet, our decision-making around energy and resource management, our marine surveillance to name only a tiny fraction, all rely on what we are doing in space.

"Attracting international players will be easier now that we are establishing a world-leading regulatory regime to be managed by a new NZ Space Agency, located within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

"The new Agency has been very busy not only supporting Rocket Lab to navigate the regulatory environment, but also putting in place the foundations for an internationally credible, competitive and well-connected New Zealand-based space industry.

Mr Joyce says the NZ Space Agency will be capitalising on Rocket Lab launches to help build New Zealand's capacity and expertise in all manner of space-related activities and will support the strategic opportunities that are likely to flow.

The Outer Space and High Altitude Activities Bill was introduced to The House on 19 September and it is intended it will become law by mid-2017. It will enable the development of a space industry in New Zealand, and ensure its safe, secure and responsible operation. It also provides for the management of certain high altitude activities that take place from New Zealand and enables New Zealand to manage risks and implement certain international obligations relating to space activities and space technology.
ends

Цитатаhttps://rocketlabusa.com/rocket-lab-launch-complex-1-ready-for-launches/
Rocket Lab is pleased to announce the completion of the world's first private orbital launch complex, Launch Complex 1.
Located on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula, Launch Complex 1 is set to enable the highest frequency of space launches in history. The facility will be the primary site for launches of Rocket Lab's Electron vehicle, designed to lift a 150 kg payload to a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit.
New Zealand's remote island location and low volume of marine and air traffic create ideal conditions for frequent launch opportunities. In addition, launches from the site can access a uniquely wide range of orbital inclinations - from 39 degrees through sun-synchronous.
Facilities at Launch Complex 1 include a vehicle processing hangar wh ere the vehicle will be prepared for launch as well as a 50 tonne launch platform. The platform will tilt forward to lift the rocket to a vertical position prior to launch.
Satellites launched from the complex will be used to provide services including optimized crop monitoring, improved weather reporting, internet from space, natural disaster prediction, up-to-date maritime data and search and rescue services.
Rocket Lab has completed major milestones this year with the qualification of the 3D printed Rutherford engine, qualification of the second stage of the Electron rocket and the development of major infrastructure including remote tracking, test facilities and the launch site. The company is currently working through the qualification of the first stage of the Electron rocket and will look to begin the test flight phase once qualification and launch licencing are complete.

 https://vimeo.com/184310108
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 27.09.2016 08:28:06
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
я правильно понимаю, что вы не знаете как тяга изменяется в процессе полета?
Пропорционально УИ. Непосредственно у РД-170 УИ изменяется вот так:

 


Ещё вопросы?
это не так
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 27.09.2016 20:16:36
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11717003
ЦитатаRocket Lab launch site go for lift-off
 9:30 AM Tuesday Sep 27, 2016

Rocket Lab has opened its launch site at Mahia - the world's first private orbital launch complex.
The Auckland-based company plans to launch its first test rocket fr om the site at the tip of the Mahia Peninsula before the end of the year.
The site - in an area with little air traffic - will enable high frequency launches once the Rocket Lab programme gets to a commercial stage.
It will be the primary launch site for the 17m tall Electron rocket although lift off fr om sites overseas are possible.
Other launch pads overseas for rockets going into orbit are government-owned.
"Completing Launch Complex 1 is a significant milestone in the build-up to the first test flight of the Electron vehicle," said Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck.
The facility was opened today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
The opening was also attended by 180 locals, officials, Rocket Lab staff and members of the newly formed New Zealand Space agency within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Customers signed to fly on Electron include NASA, Planet, Spire and Moon Express. With a dedicated launch priced at $6.7 million to $7.6 million, Electron will take small satellites into low earth orbit at a fraction of the cost of overseas competitors.
Beck said it was ''wonderful'' to celebrate the completion of the site with those who had welcomed the company into the community.
Wherever possible, Rocket Lab hired local contractors to develop the site. Facilities at Launch Complex 1 include a vehicle processing hangar wh ere the rocket will be fuelled up with liquid oxygen and kerosene and prepared for launch.
The platform will tilt forward to lift the rocket to a vertical position prior to launch.
There has been some concerns raised locally and by Greenpeace about the environmental impact of the programme, specifically parts or the rocket falling to earth.
(http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/infographics/1053/240616ROCKETonline-01.jpg)
The carbon fibre vehicle weighs over 12 tonnes and is fitted with a kill switch that can be activated by specialist ground crew at the site if it strays off course. Mission control will be at Rocket Lab's base near Auckland Airport.
The company is not putting a date on the first launch, one of three planned test flights before it carries any satellites.
It has warned sightseers that due to the nature of testing, there is a likelihood of 'scrubbed' launches.
 
ЦитатаCompleting Launch Complex 1 is a significant milestone in the build-up to the first test flight of the Electron vehicle.
''Rocket Lab recommends viewing a launch in the commercial phase rather than the test phase - we value your time, and wouldn't want to keep you waiting.''
There was a possibility of a space tourism industry, wh ere facilities are put in for rocket buffs who travel long distances to watch launches.
Rocket Lab says Wairoa District Council is evaluating the location of viewing platforms to be installed for the commercial phase of launches.
 (https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/65656)
 - NZ Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 27.09.2016 20:19:00
Видео: http://bcove.me/5dbel24u
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 27.09.2016 20:20:12
http://tass.ru/kosmos/3658437
ЦитатаСМИ: в Новой Зеландии открыли первый в мире частный космодром
 27 сентября, 19:48 UTC+3
 Первый тестовый запуск с космодрома планируется осуществить до конца текущего года
 
СИДНЕЙ, 27 сентября. /ТАСС/. Компания Rocket Lab  открыла первый в мире частный космодром в Новой Зеландии. Об этом сообщила газета The New Zealand Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11717003).
Как отмечает издание, первый тестовый запуск с космодрома планируется осуществить до конца текущего года.
На открытии нового объекта присутствовал министр экономического развития страны Стивен Джойс, а также представители местных властей, сотрудники Rocket Lab и члены вновь сформированного в рамках Министерства бизнеса, инноваций и занятости Космического агентства страны.
"Завершение строительства Launch Complex 1 ("Пускового комплекса 1") является важным этапом в продвижении к осуществлению первого тестового полета ракеты-носителя Electron" - приводит газета слова главы Rocket Lab.
Как ожидается, ракеты Electron будут использоваться NASA, Planet, Spire и Moon Express. Electron будет осуществлять доставку малогабаритных спутников на низкую околоземную орбиту. Объявленная цена запуска составит от $6,7 до $7,6 млн, отмечает издание.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: che wi от 13.10.2016 17:04:31
Rocket Lab Aims to Win Cubesat-Launching Race
http://www.space.com/34364-rocket-lab-small-satellite-launch-race.html
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 13.10.2016 18:48:23
когда эта батарейка полетит-то?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 13.10.2016 22:52:01
Скоро! ;)  
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)  23 ч.23 часа назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/786303277298167808)  
Sunil Nagaraj, Bessmer Venture Partners: invested in Rocket Lab since we saw launch as a bottleneck. Their 1st launch "soon". #ISPCS2016 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISPCS2016?src=hash)
 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 15.10.2016 02:27:31
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/513027336594132993/N9NSzi6o_bigger.jpeg) Brian Berger ‏@Berger_SN  (https://twitter.com/Berger_SN) 6 ч.6 часов назад (https://twitter.com/Berger_SN/status/786980358520733696)
Rocket Lab's Schneider on New Zealand's environmental impact hoops: "If you drop a fish hook...you've polluted their ocean." #WSBR (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSBR?src=hash)
 
  (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/513027336594132993/N9NSzi6o_bigger.jpeg) Brian Berger ‏@Berger_SN  (https://twitter.com/Berger_SN) 6 ч.6 часов назад (https://twitter.com/Berger_SN/status/786978964241866752)
Garvey: Vector can stay alive on 12 launches a year. Schneider: Rocket Lab "will survive on well less than 12 a year." #WSBR (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSBR?src=hash)
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/513027336594132993/N9NSzi6o_bigger.jpeg) Brian Berger ‏@Berger_SN  (https://twitter.com/Berger_SN) 6 ч.6 часов назад (https://twitter.com/Berger_SN/status/786973513857003520)
"It's unfortunate the news about Firefly, because we all need these vehicles to work" - Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab, at @WSBR_events (https://twitter.com/WSBR_events)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 10.11.2016 07:46:53
http://smoliarm.livejournal.com/293557.html


"...И поскольку сейчас их планы несколько прояснились и конкретизировались - то вот апдейт:
Их космодром на Mahia Peninsula построен, состоялось его официальное открытие, и получена государственная лицензия на космические пуски с космодрома.

Кстати, это первый в мире частный космодром. Фирмы SpaceX и Orbital ATK - они имеют свои частные пусковые полщадки - но в рамках государственных космодромов. И многие сервисы, связанные с пуском, они сам не производят, а арендуют у хозяев.
Так что в этом аспекте фирма Rocket Lab - первая. В мире.

Второе: первый пуск ракеты запланирован на середину декабря.
Точнее, в предварительной заявке указан период с последней декады ноября по вторую декаду декабря - но конец периода более реален.

Ещё - на форуме NSF было высказано мнение, что новый космодром Rocket Lab - самый живописный. «The best view ever», так сказать. Ну, не знаю - сравнивать бы надо с Ванденбергом и Tanegashima, - там, говорят, самая красота. Но я там не был.
Можно просто посмотреть видео облёта комодрома Mahia Peninsula (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl3L9tyStsg), действительно красиво  :)  

И последнее: рынок микро-спутников сейчас демонстрирует бурный рост, поэтому ракета, специально ориентированная на запуск таких спутников - безусловно будет пользоваться спросом. Что, собственно и показывает манифест Rocket Lab (http://book.rocketlabusa.com/).
На следующий год все их пуски - девять штук - уже распроданы. А в 2018 году они планируют 12 пусков - один пуск в месяц.

Вот собственно и всё - осталось пожелать им удачи и - ждать новостей  :)  

PS:
Поскольку в рунете уже есть статьи про «Электрон», и, как водится - с ошибками, то вот правильные величины грузоподъёмности Электрона:
Груз на LEO (200 х 200 км, 39°) = 400 кг;
Груз на SSO (500 х 500 км) = 150 кг."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 10.11.2016 13:42:50
ЦитатаMax Andriyahov пишет:
Ещё - на форуме NSF было высказано мнение, что новый космодром Rocket Lab - самый живописный. «The best view ever», так сказать. Ну, не знаю - сравнивать бы надо с Ванденбергом и Tanegashima, - там, говорят, самая красота. Но я там не был.
Можно просто посмотреть видео облёта комодрома Mahia Peninsula (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl3L9tyStsg) , действительно красиво  :)  
Тю! С Танегасимой и рядом не стояло.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 10.11.2016 09:56:19
ЦитатаТю! С Танегасимой и рядом не стояло.
у японцев гора пониже)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 23.11.2016 15:32:26
http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/2564230-135/rocket-lab-test-flights-delayed
ЦитатаRocket Lab test flights delayed
by Suzi Lewis, Wairoa Star            
Published: November 23, 2016 9:27AM        
Company now plans to conduct first test flight early in 2017.

TEST flights from Rocket Lab's Mahia launch site will now take place early next year.
Rocket Lab originally scheduled road closures for test launches between November 17 and December 24. The company is now planning to conduct the first test flight early next year.
Rocket Lab media spokeswoman Catherine Moreau-Hammond said the team had worked tirelessly this year, and with the holidays fast approaching they felt it best to allow everyone a decent break.
Ms Moreau-Hammond said this would also alleviate some pressure on Mahia, which experiences a considerable population spike through the Christmas holidays.
"We've had a hugely successful year, and are pleased to have qualified multiple, major vehicle systems, completed Launch Complex 1, doubled the size of our team and completed many regulatory milestones.
"We will continue to make information available to the public in the lead-up to the first test. We are thankful for the continued support of our neighbours, suppliers and supporters," she said.
Ms Moreau-Hammond said further details about road closures would be available in the coming weeks but there would be no closures this year.
The test launches will see the company send its sleek Electron rocket vehicle into orbit from the Launch Complex 1 site at Onenui Station.
Rocket Lab's mission is to remove commercial barriers to space, making it accessible by providing frequent and affordable launch opportunities.
The company opened the Launch Complex 1 site in September in a ceremony at Onenui Station.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vogel от 12.12.2016 21:03:35
ЦитатаRocket Lab Completes Major Technical Milestone Ahead of Test Launches
POSTED ON 13 DECEMBER 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBiZqHpZBV4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBiZqHpZBV4)
Rocket Lab today announced the flight qualification and acceptance of the first stage booster of the Electron launch vehicle.
All primary components of the stage - including engines, vehicle structures, avionics and software systems - were designed, developed and tested in-house at Rocket Lab.
"Rocket Lab has had a hugely successful year with qualification of all major vehicle systems, completion of Launch Complex 1 and considerable growth of our team and customer base," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab CEO. 
"We will continue to test the vehicle extensively in the lead-up to commercial operations and are looking forward to beginning the test flight program. Our focus with the Electron has been to develop a reliable launch vehicle that can be manufactured in high volumes - our ultimate goal is to make space accessible by providing an unprecedented frequency of launch opportunities."
Rocket Lab plans to begin full vehicle testing in early 2017 once international launch licensing is complete. The tests will occur from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, located on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand



линк на видео. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBiZqHpZBV4)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 13.12.2016 11:54:36
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab ‏@RocketLabUSA  (https://twitter.com/RocketLabUSA) 16 ч16 часов назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLabUSA/status/808351376421986305)
 Rocket Lab completes final major technical milestone ahead of test launches - Electron Stage 1 acceptance complete! http://rocketlab.co.nz/latest/rocket-lab-completes-final-major-technical-milestone-before-first-test-launches/ ... (https://t.co/3kUId6noXc)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzfWBm3UQAEV7NI.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzfWChaUkAA7Dk2.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 06.01.2017 01:11:00
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)  2 мин.2 минуты назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/817130135396745221)  
Richards: cutting the ribbon on our new facility at Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 17 in a few months. Launching w/Rocket Labs from NZ.
 
  (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)  5 мин.5 минут назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/817129601981906946)  
Bob Richards, Moon Express: making a "big announcement" next week about our further funding. On path to launch this year.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: instml от 06.01.2017 13:02:12
Неужто долетят до Луны.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 11.01.2017 04:10:39
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)  4 ч.4 часа назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/818928799639306240)  
Stark: first launch of Electron by Rocket Lab is scheduled for end of this month; NASA VCLS mission will be their 6th, later this year.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 11.01.2017 14:38:50
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)  9 ч.9 часов назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/819016450300055555)  
Rocket Lab tells me "no test this month but we're certainly getting close."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Алексей от 16.02.2017 18:10:42
Ракету привезли на стартовый комплекс
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFnTpURe7UI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFnTpURe7UI)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 16.02.2017 15:53:30
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab ‏@RocketLabUSA  (https://twitter.com/RocketLabUSA)  6 ч.6 часов назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLabUSA/status/832118375828508672)  
Three test launches are planned before Rocket Lab begins commercial satellite launches.
https://twitter.com/i/videos/832118375828508672?embed_source=facebook
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 16.02.2017 16:12:52
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/latest/electronarriveslaunchcomplex1/
ЦитатаElectron Arrives at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Posted on 16 February 2017

Rocket Lab delivered its first Electron vehicle to Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 late last night marking the beginning of pre-flight checkouts.
The rocket was trucked to the Mahia Peninsula from Rocket Lab's Auckland facility.
"It's an important milestone for our team and for the space industry. In the past, it's been countries that go to space, not companies," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's CEO. "Through the innovative use of new technologies our team has created a launch vehicle designed for manufacture at scale. Our ultimate goal is to change our ability to access space."
"Since we commenced this project three years ago, our team has accomplished an incredible amount - the vehicle has gone through rigorous qualification and acceptance testing, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 has been completed and major tracking infrastructure has been installed in remote locations."
Over the coming weeks, a series of tests and checkouts will be conducted at the site before the rocket, named It's a Test, is signed-off to fly.
"We put it out to our team to name the vehicle," said Beck. "We wanted to acknowledge the intensive research and development Electron has undergone and that continues with these test flights."
The launch, which will be the first orbital launch attempt from New Zealand, is the first of three planned tests before Rocket Lab begins providing customers commercial satellite launches.
 (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Electron-at-Launch-Complex-1-Full-shot.jpg)
 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 16.02.2017 17:07:23
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11801629
ЦитатаRocket Lab's big leap: Test vehicle moved to launch site on Mahia Peninsula
6:00 PM Thursday Feb 16, 2017        
         
Rocket Lab's first Electron vehicle has arrived at its launch site south of Gisborne in what the New Zealand company says is an important milestone for the space industry.
The historic test launch will take place in ''the coming months'', dependent on equipment testing and weather on the Mahia Peninsula.
Pre-flight checks would now start on the 17m tall rocket - with a call sign chosen by staff: ''It's a Test.''
"It's an important milestone for our team and for the space industry, both in New Zealand and globally. In past, it's been countries that go to space, not companies," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and chief executive.
''I'm immensely proud of the team it's a great effort by a group of incredible people."
The rocket was taken by truck in two climate-controlled containers to the Mahia Peninsula from Rocket Lab's manufacturing base near Auckland Airport. Launch Complex 1 is at the tip of the peninsula, about 90km south of Gisborne.
The launch will be the first orbital launch attempt from New Zealand. It is the first of three planned test launches before Rocket Lab begins providing customers commercial satellite launches.
Launch windows of several days will be announced but Rocket Lab is worried sightseers may be disappointed if launches are postponed or scrubbed due to weather or technical modifications to the vehicle.
"We understand the desire everyone has to get out there and watch," said Beck. "History has shown with any test launch programme that there is a likelihood of scrubs. We value everyone's time, and wouldn't want people waiting around for us."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 16.02.2017 17:13:00
http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/16/14628922/rocket-lab-electron-rutherford-engine-small-satellite-launcher
ЦитатаRocket Lab's experimental rocket arrives at New Zealand launch pad for debut flight
The Electron is almost ready to start test launches
by Loren Grush@lorengrush Feb 16, 2017, 12:00am EST
(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lr3Rhy_o8XP3MAVRumqL7zWkOLo=/0x0:3696x2268/820x547/filters:focal(2693x678:3283x1268)/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/53268891/Electron_at_Launch_Complex_1_Edited.0.jpg)
The first Electron test vehicle at Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site. Rocket Lab  
 
After three years of developing a brand new rocket, aerospace startup Rocket Lab has finally transported a finished vehicle to the New Zealand launch pad where it will take its first flight. The rocket, called the Electron, has been tested on the ground over the last year but has never been flown to space before. Over the next couple of months, Rocket Lab will conduct a series of test launches of the vehicle to verify that it's ready to carry payloads into orbit for commercial customers.
Compared to other major commercial rockets like the Falcon 9 or the Atlas V, the Electron is pretty small -- only 55 feet tall and and around 4 feet in diameter. That's because the vehicle is specifically designed to launch small satellites. The vehicle can carry payloads ranging fr om 330 to 500 pounds into an orbit more than 300 miles up. That's a relatively light lift contrasted with the Falcon 9, which can carry more than 50,000 pounds into lower Earth orbit.
 
The Electron is specifically designed to launch small satellites
 
But Rocket Lab isn't interested in competing with major players like SpaceX or the United Launch Alliance. The company wants to capitalize solely on what is being hailed as the small satellite revolution -- a trend of making space probes as tiny as possible. Typically, aerospace manufacturers will spend years and millions of dollars developing a satellite that's roughly the size of a bus. And then an entire rocket is needed just to get one thousand-pound satellite into space. But technology has advanced in recent years, and companies have come up with ways to miniaturize their satellites, making these space probes as small as a shoebox. Small satellites usually take less time and money to make, and since they're so compact, multiple probes can be launched to space on a single rocket (http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/14/14601938/india-pslv-rocket-launch-satellites-planet-doves).
Various aerospace companies have started focusing on making and operating small satellites, and because of the enthusiasm surrounding these tiny spacecraft, Rocket Lab has received a huge influx of launch requests. "The customer uptake for the product has just been phenomenal," Peter Beck, the founder of Rocket Lab, tells The Verge. "I think it's a testament to the industry that 2017 for us is totally fully booked and has been for a year or more. And 2018, there's only a few spots left. We haven't even flown the vehicle yet on one test flight, and the manifest is overflowing."
   (https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/U8f_u8Pfn7z21zoj52jKMnqiSuY=/800x0/filters:no_upscale%28%29/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/7993989/Rocket_Lab_Stage_1_in_operation.jpg)   A test of the first stage of the Electron. Rocket Lab  
Perhaps one of the things that makes Rocket Lab's Electron so attractive to customers is the estimated price tag. The company claims it will only charge around $4.9 million for each launch. That's a cheap option compared to one flight of the Falcon 9, for instance, which starts at $62 million (http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/1/11549456/spacex-falcon-9-heavy-launch-capabilities-weight-mars).
 
The Electron sports some unique design features
 
The Electron also sports some unique design features. The vehicle's nine main engines, known as Rutherford engines, are manufactured mostly through 3D printing; they're also partially electric (http://www.popsci.com/rocket-labs-got-3d-printed-battery-powered-rocket-engine). Batteries are used to power the turbopumps -- key hardware that funnels the vehicle's propellant into the engines. Typically, turbopumps are powered by a gas generator, where you essentially have another engine that spins the pumps' turbine blades, but Beck says the batteries reduce the complexity of the engine's machinery.
"The reason why we arrived at the electric turbopump is we sat down and analyzed wh ere the cost and complexity is in the engine, and it's always in the turbine machinery," says Beck. "The electric turbopump cycle allows us to take that really complicated thermodynamic problem and just turn it into software."
   (https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wXpIMV-GjGEFiuvthFZHZkz7rZ0=/800x0/filters:no_upscale%28%29/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/7994005/electron_rocket.jpg)   The Electron rocket. Rocket Lab  
Getting the rocket and its engines ready for spaceflight has certainly taken time, but Rocket Lab has also had another daunting task to accomplish before the Electron can fly: creating an entirely new launch pad in New Zealand. It's the country's first launch site and the first private orbital launch range ever (http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/22/9010959/first-commercial-launch-pad-rocket-lab-satellites). And making the site functional has required more than just building the pad. Rocket Lab had to build tracking stations on remote islands in the Pacific, to trace the rocket's path when it launches. The site also had to receive the necessary regulatory approvals to launch rockets.
 
"It's really been a massive infrastructure build, as well as a launch vehicle build."
 
"It's really been a massive infrastructure build, as well as a launch vehicle build," says Beck. "We joke around here that we wish that we just had to build a rocket like everyone else, because that would be easy. We had to build all the infrastructure that, normally, you would just turn up to a launch range and use."
   (https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/R19KkVIMdfsGH0xHOG_gAJLUngs=/800x0/filters:no_upscale%28%29/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/7993967/Rocket_Lab_Launch_Complex_1_Mahia_Peninsula__3_.jpg)   Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site on the Mahia Peninsula. Rocket Lab  
All launches out of the US take place at launch ranges run by government organizations. With the New Zealand pad, Rocket Lab will be in control of the launch site, the tracking facilities, and the launch vehicle. The goal is to use all of these tools to launch one rocket per week, creating frequent access to space for the company's customers.
But first, Rocket Lab has to pull off its test flights of the Electron. The company plans to perform three test launches, the first of which is supposed to happen within the next few months. The inaugural rocket has been dubbed "It's a Test," and will carry scientific instruments in lieu of a payload to collect data about the flight. "We're a very test heavy company; we do a lot of diligence in that area," says Beck.
 
If the three flights are successful, then Rocket Lab will get to work launching for its customers
 
If those three flights are successful, then Rocket Lab will get to work fulfilling its contractual obligations to its customers. Those include small satellite operators Planet and Spire, as well as NASA. The space agency awarded Rocket Lab a $6.95 million contract in 2015 to launch a small NASA payload into lower Earth orbit. Additionally, Rocket Lab is slated to launch a small lunar lander for Moon Express (http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/13/14263076/moon-express-funding-20-million-google-lunar-x-prize), an aerospace company with long-term ambitions of mining the Moon someday. Moon Express is a competitor in the Google Lunar X Prize competition -- an international contest to send the first private spacecraft to the Moon's surface -- and in order to win, participants must launch their landers before December 31st, 2017.
So the success of Rocket Lab's test flights is good news for Moon Express' chances of winning the Google Lunar X Prize. "We are excited to see the Electron rocket arrive at the Mahia launch complex for its first test flight," Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express, tells The Verge. "The maiden launch of the Electron will be an exciting moment for Rocket Lab and the entire commercial space industry."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 18.02.2017 01:00:45
http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-ships-first-electron-rocket-to-launch-site/
ЦитатаRocket Lab ships first Electron rocket to launch site
by Caleb Henry (http://spacenews.com/author/caleb-henry/) -- February 16, 2017
  (http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/unspecified-879x485.jpeg)
Rocket Lab's first Electron rocket, named "It's a Test," arrived at the company's Launch Complex 1 facility to kick off pre-flight checkouts ahead of a test campaign consisting of three trial launches. Credit: Rocket Lab  
 
WASHINGTON -- Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab shipped its first orbital launch vehicle to the company's Launch Complex 1 facility to kick off pre-flight checkouts ahead of a test campaign consisting of three trial launches.
The startup had originally planned to commence test launches in 2016, but opted to perform additional ground testing, give its team some downtime around the Christmas holiday, and also complete infrastructure for the launch facility at Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, Founder and Chief Executive Peter Beck told SpaceNews Feb. 15.
Beck said that the first rocket's name, "It's a Test," is indicative of the company's mindset toward the debut launch as being an extension of the research and development for Electron before it formally enters service.
"What we want to do is make sure we come into our commercial manifest with a vehicle that's well buttoned and ready to go," said Beck. "We have a lot of customers and commitments. We don't really have time to have a vehicle that's still in development."
The Electron launcher is a carbon-composite rocket designed to launch payloads up to 150 kilograms into a 500-kilometer low Earth orbit. Announced customers include Planet, Moon Express, NASA and Spire.
Rocket Lab, after launching more than 80 sounding rockets, started development of the orbital Electron launcher three years ago. The company's long-term goal is to perform roughly one launch a week, providing dedicated missions for small satellite operators.
Beck said each of the first three trial launches will scale in difficulty, increasing altitude and payload mass each time so that Rocket Lab can gauge the performance capability of the rocket. Rocket Lab will collect more than 20,000 channels of data from each flight, he said.
"The first test flights are all about generating data," he said.
However, only the first launch will be completely absent of customers. Beck said the second and third test flights will have some customer payloads on board.
Rocket Lab cautioned that the probability of abandoned, or scrubbed, launch attempts with the test flights is high due to the nature of the company's test regime. The company didn't give a timeframe for launch. Spokesperson Catherine Moreau-Hammond told SpaceNews Feb. 16 that the timing of the launches depends on the progress of Electron checkouts at site.
"We expect to notify windows of attempts several weeks in advance of the launch," she said.
"We understand the desire everyone has to get out there and watch," Beck said in a prepared statement. "History has shown with any test launch program that there is a likelihood of scrubs. We value everyone's time, and wouldn't want people waiting around for us."
If all goes as planned, Beck said Rocket Lab wants to launch seven times this year -- three tests and four fully-commercial -- and 13 or more times in 2018. Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 facility in New Zealand is licensed to launch once every 72 hours, and the company has highlighted the location as one with limited constraints thanks to an absence of much maritime or aviation activity.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Димитър от 20.02.2017 11:08:11
Когда запускать собираются?
А то много букоф по-англицки, не понял.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Subrogator от 20.02.2017 14:52:48
Тётя Вика говорит, что ориентировочно в марте...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 20.02.2017 14:58:51
Новая Зеландия имеет шансы стать следующей страной, запустившей собственный спутник? Обойдя Бразилию, Индонензию и прочие большие страны?

Кто бы мог подумать  :D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 20.02.2017 17:07:56
ЦитатаЧебурашка пишет:
Кто бы мог подумать
Там таки скучно... А шебутные граждане попадаются... Вот, нашли себе дело...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 20.02.2017 23:32:29
http://spaceflight101.com/rocket-labs-electron-enters-first-launch-campaign/
Цитата Rocket Lab's battery-powered Electron enters Launch Campaign ahead of Maiden Mission               
  February 20, 2017 (http://spaceflight101.com/rocket-labs-electron-enters-first-launch-campaign/)
 
           (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-at-Launch-Complex-1-Full-shot-512x296.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-at-Launch-Complex-1-Full-shot.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab's innovative Electron rocket has entered a final stage in the preparation for the company's maiden launch, arriving at its New Zealand launch site for several weeks of processing and testing. No firm timeline has been set for the mission, but Rocket Lab plans to fly three qualification missions in relatively close succession to be able to enter operational services before the end of the year.
The components of the first flight vehicle arrived at Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula last Thursday to undergo assembly before rollout to the sea-side launch facility for final verification testing, putting the rocket and the brand new ground systems through their paces before flight.

"It's an important milestone for our team and for the space industry. In the past, it's been countries that go to space, not companies," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's CEO. "Through the innovative use of new technologies our team has created a launch vehicle designed for manufacture at scale. Our ultimate goal is to change our ability to access space."
(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-3-512x355.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-3.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab
Electron is the world's first "battery-powered rocket" to make it to the launch pad, employing an electric pump-fed combustion cycle that uses electric turbopumps instead of complex high-pressure turbomachinery driven by combustion gas in open or closed cycle engines. With Electron, Rocket Lab sets out to develop a cost-effective commercial launch service catered to the niche of small satellites that would normally have to purchase secondary payload slots, making them dependent on the schedule and orbital requirements of another project.

Electron's first mission has been aptly named "It's a Test" by the Rocket Lab workforce. "We put it out to our team to name the vehicle," said Beck. "We wanted to acknowledge the intensive research and development Electron has undergone and that continues with these test flights."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFnTpURe7UI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFnTpURe7UI)

 (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ElectronMahia-512x287.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ElectronMahia.jpg)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 - Photo: Rocket Lab

The first flight-ready rocket was trucked fr om Rocket Labs manufacturing base near Auckland to Mahia, located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island from wh ere Electron will be able to reach a wide variety of orbital inclinations.

Over the coming weeks, teams will assemble the booster in a horizontal integration facility before moving Electron to its launch pad.

The company has not provided a schedule for their inaugural launch campaign and Electron will be flying without any satellite payloads. "It's a Test" will host an instrumentation package to capture a number of performance parameters beyond the typical launch vehicle telemetry to gain insight into how the rocket's various systems and structures behave in different flight environments.
(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-first-stage-delivery-512x288.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-first-stage-delivery.jpg)
First Stage Delivery - Photo: Rocket Lab

Test flights two and three, expected to come within a few weeks of each other, will carry CubeSats into orbit under contact with ISIS - Innovative Solutions in Space and satellite Internet start-up Outernet Inc. Rocket Lab is contracted for at least seven operational missions, including a Venture-Class launch contract from NASA, three dedicated launches for San Francisco-based Planet, and three flights for Moon Express. Beyond that, the company is offering quarterly Rideshare launches to a 500km SSO starting in Q2 of this year.

Electron offers small satellite operators flexibility in setting their own schedule and catering to their orbital requirements with a launch price of under $5 million for dedicated missions and around $6.5 million when launching CubeSat cluster missions. The two-stage rocket can lift up to 225 Kilograms into Low Earth Orbit and 150kg into a 500-Kilometer Sun Synchronous Orbit that is of relevance for Earth-Imaging companies.
>>Technical Overview of the Electron SmallSat Launcher (http://spaceflight101.com/spacerockets/electron/)

(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Stage-One-Layup-512x309.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Stage-One-Layup.jpg)
Electron First Stage - Image: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab developed all components of the Electron rocket in-house, coming up with an all-composite design that makes use of advanced carbon composite materials to build a strong and very light-weight structure. Overall, the rocket stands 17 meters tall and measures 1.2 meters in diameter with a launch mass of around 12.5 metric tons. Its first stage is powered by nine Rutherford engines, generating a launch thrust of 15 metric-ton-force that rises to 18,700 Kilogram-force when flying through the rarefied upper atmosphere.

Rutherford is the first electric-pump fed engine to reach the launch pad, also the first Kerosene/Liquid Oxygen engine to use 3D printing for all primary components. Two brushless DC motors, each the size of a soda can, drive the engine's turbomachinery, spinning at up to 40,000RPM. Thirteen batteries installed on the rocket's first stage deliver over 1 Megawatt of power during just over two and a half minutes of first stage operation, relying on advanced Li-Polymer battery technology.
(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-second-stage-512x322.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Electron-second-stage.jpg)
Electron Second Stage - Photo: Rocket Lab

A 22-Kilonewton, vacuum-optimized version of the Rutherford engine powers Electron's second stage into orbit, using three battery packs to power its pumps, two of which are jettisoned in flight. Sitting atop the second stage can either be a single payload or any combination of CubeSats amounting to 82 CubeSat Units. Rocket Lab developed a 'Plug-In Payload' Integration system that allows satellite operators to integrate their own payload stack and ship it to the launch site for a single assembly step with the rocket, taking only a matter of hours.
Upon completion of the company's flight qualification program, Rocket Lab hopes to begin stepping up their launch rate to one mission per week. Their Mahia site is licensed for one launch per three-day period and Rocket Lab is also looking into launching from Cape Canaveral and the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Димитър от 22.02.2017 15:49:14
ЦитатаSubrogator пишет:
Тётя Вика говорит, что ориентировочно в марте...
Март начинается через неделю ...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 22.02.2017 17:35:26
Дай Бог пустят. Это Лина и компанию подстегнет.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.02.2017 00:55:56
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Дай Бог пустят. Это Лина и компанию подстегнет.
Пусть это хотя бы Neptun  подстегнет... Эта-то полетит, а вот Нептун - то отродье OTRAGa, а мне уж очень хочется посмотреть как оно полетит...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 02.03.2017 22:14:14
Март наступил.
Как там дела у пионеров космонавтики в стране вымерших гигантских птиц?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Копатыч от 18.03.2017 16:46:12
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Дай Бог пустят. Это Лина и компанию подстегнет.
Ну как-то, если честно, мало на Лина надежд. Наблюдаю метания непонятные, в результат веры не прибавляющие. Делали бы вытесниловку, что ли, на водороде...наняли бы ребят с криогенной кафеды Бауманки...ну ладно водород, но с жидким кислородом уж точно можно было бы научиться работать. И сделать бак керосина композитный (из "яхтенной мачты", диаметром 500 мм, раз Лин так уж хочет использовать возможности своего знакомого-директора завода).А бак ЖК - из металла, большего диаметра. И скомпоновать по схеме первой ступени Протона.
Короче, к чему я это. Не верится, что Лин сможет сделать насосный движок с электроприводом.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.03.2017 17:24:04
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 60 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/844172613979004928)

Rocket Lab is announcing today a $75M Series D round that allows it to scale up production of its Electron rocket:
(http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/electon-launchsite.jpg)

Rocket Lab raises $75 million to scale up launch vehicle production - SpaceNews.com
Rocket Lab, a company developing a small launch vehicle, announced March 21 that it has raised an additional $75 million to scale up production.
spacenews.com (http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-raises-75-million-to-scale-up-launch-vehicle-production/)
http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-raises-75-million-to-scale-up-launch-vehicle-production/
ЦитатаRocket Lab raises $75 million to scale up launch vehicle production
by Jeff Foust (http://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- March 21, 2017
 
 (http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/electon-launchsite.jpg)
The first Electron launch vehicle at Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site, awaiting launch in the coming months. Credit: Rocket Lab
WASHINGTON -- Rocket Lab, a U.S.-New Zealand company developing a small launch vehicle, announced March 21 that it has raised an additional $75 million that will help the company scale up production of the rocket.

The new funding round is led by venture capital firm Data Collective, with contributions fr om another VC firm, Promus Ventures, and an undisclosed investor. Several prior investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and K1W1, also participated in the round.

Rocket Lab said the Series D round brings the total raised by the company to $148 million, and values the company at more than $1 billion. Rocket Lab announced a Series B round of unspecified size in 2015, and Peter Beck, the company's chief executive, said the company did an unannounced Series C round in the interim involving only existing investors.
In an interview, Beck said the money will go towards increasing the production capacity for its Electron rocket, set to make its debut later this year. "This is really all about scaling," he said. "The funding is all about producing the vehicle in much more significant numbers."

As part of that effort, the company has moved into a new headquarters facility in Huntington Beach, California. The 150,000-square foot building will be used to manufacture engines for the Electron rocket as well as electronics systems. The vehicles themselves will continue to be assembled at a factory in New Zealand, although Beck said it's possible in the future that some rockets will be built in California as well, particularly for launches from U.S. sites.

The Electron rocket is designed to serve the burgeoning small satellite market, with the capability to place up to 150 kilograms into a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. Rocket Lab recently shipped the first Electron to its launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula for testing.

That testing is continuing, with a focus on preparing the launch site rather than the rocket. "Most of the commission operations that are occurring down there are for the launch range. The vehicle is ready to fly," he said. He would not commit to a specific schedule for the vehicle's first launch other than the "coming months."

 (http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mahia-launchsite-380x210.jpg) (http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mahia-launchsite.jpg)
Rocket Lab's launch site on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab

Despite the uncertain schedule, Beck said Rocket Lab still planned to conduct five to seven launches this year. Those include three test flights as well as a launch for Moon Express, a company facing an end-of-2017 deadline for launching a lunar lander to win the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize. Another launch would be for NASA's Venture Class Launch Services program under a contract awarded in October 2015.

Beck said the company has a large backlog, although he didn't mention the number of launches under contract. That demand, he said, was a driver for scaling up production, enabled by the new funding round.

He added he wasn't concerned about a potential consolidation in one part of the small satellite market, Earth imaging, which has the potential to reduce demand. "We see an expanding market, not a shrinking one," he said. "We're excited about what we're seeing. For us, it's more a question of if we can build rockets fast enough rather than does a market exist."

Rocket Lab's new investors share that optimism. "With Rocket Lab, this huge backlog [of smallsats] now has access to a high-frequency, quality launch service that will take customers wh ere they want to go, when they want to fly. The commercial and humanitarian applications this will open up are endless, and it should unleash a torrent of financing for space innovation," said Matt Ocko, managing partner at Data Collective, in a statement.

"Launch has been the prime barrier to market entry in small satellites, and we firmly believe Rocket Lab will successfully fill this void," said Mike Collett, founder and managing partner of Promus Ventures, in a statement.

Both funds have invested in other space companies -- Data Collective in Planet and Promus in Spire -- although the bulk of their portfolio is in software and other industries outside of space. The space experience they do have, Beck said, was a key reason he agreed to accept funding from them.

"We wanted investors who understand the space industry," he said, "people who understand the trials and tribulations but also the potential that it has."
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust  (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/844173153802768384)
 
Rocket Lab says it's raised $148M to date, and claims a valuation of more than $1B. First Electron launch in the "coming months."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.03.2017 18:39:43
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/702230733683871744/m1BIofCt_bigger.png) SPACE.com‏Подлинная учетная запись @SPACEdotcom  (https://twitter.com/SPACEdotcom) 4 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/SPACEdotcom/status/844209651285553152)

Small Sat Launch Provider Rocket Lab Raises $75 Million to Boost Production http://dlvr.it/Nh82BZ  (https://t.co/INzcj41ZRe)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7c8Mt0U4AAmA82.jpg)
http://www.space.com/36141-rocket-lab-receives-new-venture-funding.html
Из подписи к фото из статьи
ЦитатаThe second stage of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket. A new influx of funding will allow the company to increase production of the Electron.
 Credit: Rocket Lab
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 26.03.2017 09:00:44
А вот и развесовка подъехала:
TypeElectron 1st Stage
Length12.1 m
Diameter1.2 m
Inert Mass950 kg
Propellant Mass9,250 kg
FuelRocket Propellant 1
OxidizerLiquid Oxygen
Tank DesignComposite Materials
Propulsion9 x Rutherford
Engine TypeElectric-Pump Fed
Thrust (Sea Level)16.89 kN
Thrust (Vacuum)20.33 kN
Launch Thrust152 kN
Specific Impulse303 s
Engine MassApprox. 20 kg
Burn Time~155 s
Tank PressurizationHelium
Attitude ControlEngine Gimbaling
ShutdownCommanded
Stage SeparationPneumatic






TypeElectron Second Stage
Length2.4 m
Diameter1.2 m
Inert Mass250kg
Propellant Mass2,150kg
FuelRocket Propellant 1
OxidizerLiquid Oxygen
Tank DesignComposite Material
Propulsion1 x Rutherford Vacuum
Engine TypeElectric Pump-Fed, Vac-optimized
Thrust22 kN
Specific Impulse333 s
Burn Time~320 s
Pitch, Yaw ControlEngine Gimbaling
Roll ControlRCS
ShutdownCommanded
Reaction Control S.Cold Gas
Щас сравним с вытесниловкой...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 26.03.2017 09:17:37
Итак, начнём сверху. 
Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Как видим, простая вытесниловская ступень с алюминиевыми баками (даже не Al-Li) выигрывает у супер-пупер навороченной дорогущей композитной ступени с электронасосами по массовому совершенству, но проигрывает всего лишь на 6 секунд по УИ. Вопрос: нахрена тогда оно надо?

Первая ступень: 
Массовое совершенство: 950/(950+9250) = 0.093. 
Сравним её с композитной первой ступенью BA-2, заправленной ЖК и керосином: 45195/(45195+573000) = 0.073.
Вытеснительная первая ступень на той-же топливной паре, изготовленная из Al-Li сплавов будет иметь массовое совершенство около 0.1, проигрыш в УИ составит не более 10 сек, а при использовании соплового насадка проигрыша в УИ вообще не будет.

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня. 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Копатыч от 26.03.2017 11:42:35
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:

Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
Массовое совершенство...массовое совершенство...
Масса Falcon-1 вдвое больше. Диаметр больше в 1,4 раза. Мне продолжать?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: freinir от 26.03.2017 12:00:29
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А вот и развесовка подъехала:
TypeElectron 1st Stage
Length12.1 m
Diameter1.2 m
Inert Mass950 kg
Propellant Mass9,250 kg
FuelRocket Propellant 1
OxidizerLiquid Oxygen
Tank DesignComposite Materials
Propulsion9 x Rutherford
Engine TypeElectric-Pump Fed
Thrust (Sea Level)16.89 kN
Thrust (Vacuum)20.33 kN
Launch Thrust152 kN
Specific Impulse303 s
Engine MassApprox. 20 kg
Burn Time~155 s
Tank PressurizationHelium
Attitude ControlEngine Gimbaling
ShutdownCommanded
Stage SeparationPneumatic




TypeElectron Second Stage
Length2.4 m
Diameter1.2 m
Inert Mass250kg
Propellant Mass2,150kg
FuelRocket Propellant 1
OxidizerLiquid Oxygen
Tank DesignComposite Material
Propulsion1 x Rutherford Vacuum
Engine TypeElectric Pump-Fed, Vac-optimized
Thrust22 kN
Specific Impulse333 s
Burn Time~320 s
Pitch, Yaw ControlEngine Gimbaling
Roll ControlRCS
ShutdownCommanded
Reaction Control S.Cold Gas
Щас сравним с вытесниловкой...
Откуда данные?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 26.03.2017 14:03:22
Цитатаfreinir пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
А вот и развесовка подъехала:
TypeElectron 1st Stage
Length12.1 m
Diameter1.2 m
Inert Mass950 kg
Propellant Mass9,250 kg
FuelRocket Propellant 1
OxidizerLiquid Oxygen
Tank DesignComposite Materials
Propulsion9 x Rutherford
Engine TypeElectric-Pump Fed
Thrust (Sea Level)16.89 kN
Thrust (Vacuum)20.33 kN
Launch Thrust152 kN
Specific Impulse303 s
Engine MassApprox. 20 kg
Burn Time~155 s
Tank PressurizationHelium
Attitude ControlEngine Gimbaling
ShutdownCommanded
Stage SeparationPneumatic


TypeElectron Second Stage
Length2.4 m
Diameter1.2 m
Inert Mass250kg
Propellant Mass2,150kg
FuelRocket Propellant 1
OxidizerLiquid Oxygen
Tank DesignComposite Material
Propulsion1 x Rutherford Vacuum
Engine TypeElectric Pump-Fed, Vac-optimized
Thrust22 kN
Specific Impulse333 s
Burn Time~320 s
Pitch, Yaw ControlEngine Gimbaling
Roll ControlRCS
ShutdownCommanded
Reaction Control S.Cold Gas
Щас сравним с вытесниловкой...
Откуда данные?
http://spaceflight101.com/spacerockets/electron/
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 26.03.2017 14:06:56
ЦитатаКопатыч пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:

Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
Массовое совершенство...массовое совершенство...
Масса Falcon-1 вдвое больше. Диаметр больше в 1,4 раза. Мне продолжать?
Я сравнивал только вторую ступень F1, а не РН. У второй ступени F1 РЗТ всего лишь на 57% выше, чем в второй ступени Электрона. Можете продолжать.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 26.03.2017 14:54:56
ЦитатаКопатыч пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:

Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
Массовое совершенство...массовое совершенство...
Масса Falcon-1 вдвое больше. Диаметр больше в 1,4 раза. Мне продолжать?
Там бы еще и тяговооруженности сравнить.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 26.03.2017 18:10:44
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
ЦитатаКопатыч пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:

Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
Массовое совершенство...массовое совершенство...
Масса Falcon-1 вдвое больше. Диаметр больше в 1,4 раза. Мне продолжать?
Там бы еще и тяговооруженности сравнить.
Ну давайте сравним. 
Электрон:
2243/(2150+250+225) = 0.85

Фалькон:
3175/(360+3385+420) = 0.76 


Разница 12%. Но даже с форсированным утяжелённым Кестрелом массовое совершенство вытеснительной ступени Фалькона будет выше, чем у второй ступени электрона.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Юрий Морозов от 26.03.2017 18:48:10
Каждый дрочет как он хочет. Захотели электо, сделали...одним словом мужики.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 26.03.2017 21:42:39
Интересно, а по удельным параметрам Электрон на уровне Союза или хуже? Если на уровне, то в диапазоне нагрузок до 10 т на НОО электропривод уже выгоден будет.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Глеб от 26.03.2017 22:49:45
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Итак, начнём сверху.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Как видим, простая вытесниловская ступень с алюминиевыми баками (даже не Al-Li) выигрывает у супер-пупер навороченной дорогущей композитной ступени с электронасосами по массовому совершенству, но проигрывает всего лишь на 6 секунд по УИ. Вопрос: нахрена тогда оно надо?

Первая ступень:
Массовое совершенство: 950/(950+9250) = 0.093.
Сравним её с композитной первой ступенью BA-2, заправленной ЖК и керосином: 45195/(45195+573000) = 0.073.
Вытеснительная первая ступень на той-же топливной паре, изготовленная из Al-Li сплавов будет иметь массовое совершенство около 0.1, проигрыш в УИ составит не более 10 сек, а при использовании соплового насадка проигрыша в УИ вообще не будет.

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
А откуда у Вас такая информация по массам F1? Юзер гайд говорит (https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/69682) другие цифры.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: instml от 27.03.2017 03:01:32
Когда летим??
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 27.03.2017 06:14:12
ЦитатаFormatik пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Итак, начнём сверху.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Как видим, простая вытесниловская ступень с алюминиевыми баками (даже не Al-Li) выигрывает у супер-пупер навороченной дорогущей композитной ступени с электронасосами по массовому совершенству, но проигрывает всего лишь на 6 секунд по УИ. Вопрос: нахрена тогда оно надо?

Первая ступень:
Массовое совершенство: 950/(950+9250) = 0.093.
Сравним её с композитной первой ступенью BA-2, заправленной ЖК и керосином: 45195/(45195+573000) = 0.073.
Вытеснительная первая ступень на той-же топливной паре, изготовленная из Al-Li сплавов будет иметь массовое совершенство около 0.1, проигрыш в УИ составит не более 10 сек, а при использовании соплового насадка проигрыша в УИ вообще не будет.

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
А откуда у Вас такая информация по массам F1? Юзер гайд говорит другие цифры.
как не стыдно! Разве можно так обламывать любителей вытесниловки?! :D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.03.2017 10:59:09
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/521423780707454976/hem_spRb_bigger.png) SpaceFlight Insider‏ @SpaceflightIns (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightIns) 9 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightIns/status/846137839939137537)

Rocket Lab acquires additional funding for further development of new launch system http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/commercial/rocket-lab-acquires-additional-funding-development-new-launch-system/ ... (https://t.co/dxfTO368kr)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C74V4TzUwAEgdPc.jpg)
http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/commercial/rocket-lab-acquires-additional-funding-development-new-launch-system/
ЦитатаRocket Lab acquires additional funding for further development of new launch system
March 26th, 2017 by Lloyd Campbell


...
Rocket Lab recently secured $75 million in additional funding from a group of investors including Data Collective (http://dcvc.com/), Promus Ventures (http://www.promusventures.com/), and another investor whose name was not announced. The additional funding brings their total funding to date up to $145 million.

Rocket Lab has also announced the opening of a new Huntington Beach, California, office. CEO Peter Beck said: "While we've had a presence in the LA area since 2013, this new facility will enable us to triple our production rate. We're actively hiring for our engineering and business units and we're committed to rapidly growing and scaling in both our Huntington Beach HQ and Auckland, NZ office."
...            
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 27.03.2017 08:29:03
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Разница 12%. Но даже с форсированным утяжелённым Кестрелом массовое совершенство вытеснительной ступени Фалькона будет выше, чем у второй ступени электрона.
а ничего что вторая ступень фалкона сама по себе не летает? сил оторваться от земли нет. а чтобы взлететь нормально (и скромно с 500 кг сверху) ее надо тягу усилить в 2.2 раза. и какое для этого должно стать давление и толщина стенок - хз. а в реальности помимо груза надо бы еще вторую ступень тянуть, так что не 2.2 а все 2.5
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Андрей Суворов от 27.03.2017 14:16:52
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Разница 12%. Но даже с форсированным утяжелённым Кестрелом массовое совершенство вытеснительной ступени Фалькона будет выше, чем у второй ступени электрона.
а ничего что вторая ступень фалкона сама по себе не летает? сил оторваться от земли нет. а чтобы взлететь нормально (и скромно с 500 кг сверху) ее надо тягу усилить в 2.2 раза. и какое для этого должно стать давление и толщина стенок - хз. а в реальности помимо груза надо бы еще вторую ступень тянуть, так что не 2.2 а все 2.5
О чём это вы? Сравнивается 2-я ступень со 2-й ступенью. И тяговооружённость у обеих ниже единицы, и размерность сравнимая. Но у Фалькона-1 вытесниловка, а у Электрона - ЭНА. Со сбрасываемой батарейкой :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 27.03.2017 12:39:51
не заметил, что вторые. но по размеру получается 

2ая ступень электрона более чем  2 раза меньше фалконовской
1ая ступень электрона  - в 1.75 раза больше второй ступени фалкона
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Комодский Варан от 27.03.2017 16:37:28
ЦитатаFormatik пишет:
ЦитатаКомодский Варан пишет:
Итак, начнём сверху.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени: 250/(250+2150) = 0.104.
Массовое совершенство второй ступени Фалькона-1 (вытесниловка, та-же топливная пара): 360/(360+3385) = 0.096

Как видим, простая вытесниловская ступень с алюминиевыми баками (даже не Al-Li) выигрывает у супер-пупер навороченной дорогущей композитной ступени с электронасосами по массовому совершенству, но проигрывает всего лишь на 6 секунд по УИ. Вопрос: нахрена тогда оно надо?

Первая ступень:
Массовое совершенство: 950/(950+9250) = 0.093.
Сравним её с композитной первой ступенью BA-2, заправленной ЖК и керосином: 45195/(45195+573000) = 0.073.
Вытеснительная первая ступень на той-же топливной паре, изготовленная из Al-Li сплавов будет иметь массовое совершенство около 0.1, проигрыш в УИ составит не более 10 сек, а при использовании соплового насадка проигрыша в УИ вообще не будет.

Так что, ваши электронасосы вместо ТНА - полная фигня.
А откуда у Вас такая информация по массам F1? Юзер гайд говорит другие цифры.
http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/falcon.html
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 21.05.2017 11:18:28
http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/5920fb159a79474c8e041e54
ЦитатаНовая Зеландия планирует начать свою космическую программу
 Компания Rocket Lab в Новой Зеландии планирует открыть собственную космическую программу. Об этом сообщает Associated Press.
По данным издания, компания на прошлой неделе получила официальное разрешение на проведение трех испытательных пусков, первый запуск запланирован на 22 мая. По словам министра экономического развития Саймона Бриджеса, этот шаг для страны ​стал действительно «впечатляющим».
Rocker Lab ориентируется на доставку небольших устройств, некоторые из которых не больше мобильного телефона, на низкую околоземную орбиту (НОО). Такие спутники будут использоваться преимущественно для предоставления услуг интернета. Для пусков будут использовать ракету-носитель Electron (РН), которую специалисты компании планируют собирать каждую неделю c использованием 3D принтеров.
Министр Бриджес полагает, что при успешном развитии лаборатории Новая Зеландия сможет стать «технологически подкованной». «Космическая отрасль скоро сможет приносить нам ежегодно сотни миллионов долларов», -- добавил он.
Каждый запуск ракеты обойдется в $5 млн, что, как отмечает агентство, крайне малая стоимость для запуска ракеты. РН Electron способна нести до 150 кг полезной нагрузки, она сделана из углеволокна и использует электродвигатель. В отличие от ракет SpaceX Electron используется один раз. Проект получил широкую известность, среди клиентов Rocket Lab такие ведомства как NASA и Moon Express.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 21.05.2017 12:16:40
https://www.apnews.com/09212fb00aad40ff86a1bbba27787b5a?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP
Цитата(https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/media:d6be096044e6451fa9debf95d61f16dc/800.jpeg)
  New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars  
 Today  
 
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
That's if the plans of California-based company Rocket Lab work out.
Founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, the company was last week given official approval to conduct three test launches from a remote peninsula in the South Pacific nation. Rocket Lab is planning the first launch of its Electron rocket sometime from Monday, depending on conditions.
Rocket Lab hopes to begin commercial launches later this year and eventually launch one rocket every week. It plans to keep costs low by using lightweight, disposable rockets with 3D-printed engines.
It's a different plan than some other space companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX, which uses larger rockets to carry bigger payloads.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 11.06.2017 16:38:09
http://www.spaceflight.com/spaceflight-purchases-electron-rocket-rocket-lab-frequent-affordable-rideshare-space/
ЦитатаSpaceflight Purchases an Electron Rocket fr om Rocket Lab for More Frequent, Affordable Rideshare to Space         
May 17, 2017 (http://www.spaceflight.com/spaceflight-purchases-electron-rocket-rocket-lab-frequent-affordable-rideshare-space/) Jodi Sorensen (http://www.spaceflight.com/author/jsorensen/)
                                   
Purchase reflects an increasing demand for mid-inclination orbits from small satellite industry
SEATTLE - May 17, 2017 -- Spaceflight (http://www.spaceflight.com/), the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced the purchase of a Rocket Lab (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/) Electron rocket to increase the frequency of its dedicated rideshare missions. The Electron is an ideal launch vehicle for dedicated and rideshare missions, especially those serving difficult-to-come-by launch destinations such as mid-inclination orbits for remote sensing satellites. In late 2015, Spaceflight began its dedicated rideshare launch service with the purchase of a SpaceX Falcon 9 and now expands the rocket partnership to Rocket Lab with the Electron.
(http://www.spaceflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Electron-at-Launch-Complex-1-1024x768.jpg) (http://www.spaceflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Electron-at-Launch-Complex-1.jpg)
Dedicated rideshare for smallsats is a new launch alternative that blends cost-effective rideshare pricing (wh ere several payloads share the same launch to a specific destination) with first-class service, typically associated with buying a private rocket. Spaceflight provides multiple launch options to ensure organizations can access space when they need to, at a much lower cost than buying their own launch vehicle.
"There are numerous rideshare launches each year to Sun Synchronous Orbit, but getting to 45 to 60 degrees is hard to find, and can cost the equivalent of buying an entire rocket," said Curt Blake, President of Spaceflight's launch business. "We are thrilled to be working with Rocket Lab to enable our customers' remote sensing missions that require high revisit time over North America, Europe, and the Middle East."
Peter Beck, Rocket Lab CEO added, "The Electron is an entirely carbon-composite vehicle that is designed to carry payloads of 225kg to an elliptical orbit and up to 150kg to a nominal 500km sun synchronous low earth orbit. We look forward to expanding this relationship and operational manifest with Spaceflight as we increase our market reach and remove the barriers to commercial space."
Spaceflight has launched more than 100 satellites to date from a variety of launch vehicles including PSLV, Dnepr, Antares, Cygnus, Soyuz and others. The frequency of satellite launches, combined with Spaceflight's cross-section of customers and variety of mission-applications, is a strong indicator of the growing capabilities of small satellites and the need for more timely and cost-effective access to space.
The companies have not yet announced a date for the Electron dedicated rideshare mission. Organizations interested in learning more about this and other launch options should contact sales@spaceflight.com.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Morin от 13.06.2017 21:11:18
Цитатаzandr пишет:
http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/5920fb159a79474c8e041e54
ЦитатаПо данным издания, компания на прошлой неделе получила официальное разрешение на проведение трех испытательных пусков, первый запуск запланирован на 22 мая . 
Читал в другом месте, что пуск состоялся. Но произошел отказ на второй ступени. Почему этот пуск не обсуждается в данной теме? Где-то в другом месте?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 13.06.2017 21:30:58
ЦитатаMorin пишет:
Цитатаzandr пишет:
 http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/5920fb159a79474c8e041e54
ЦитатаПо данным издания, компания на прошлой неделе получила официальное разрешение на проведение трех испытательных пусков, первый запуск запланирован на 22 мая .
Читал в другом месте, что пуск состоялся. Но произошел отказ на второй ступени. Почему этот пуск не обсуждается в данной теме? Где-то в другом месте?
 http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/forum13/topic16001/
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Morin от 13.06.2017 22:11:05
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
  http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/forum13/topic16001/
Ага. Спасибо
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: che wi от 14.06.2017 21:51:03
ЦитатаJeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust)  44 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/875051842966884352)

Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab: we've raised $150M to date, spent less than $100M developing Electron.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.06.2017 21:47:53
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/584065468337623040/eVtOSdRl_bigger.jpg) Eric Berger‏Подлинная учетная запись @SciGuySpace (https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/880405735464685568)

"Beck thinks Rocket Lab has now solved the orbit issue." Plans two more test launches in the next six weeks.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.07.2017 19:51:36
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/891656572228833284)

Analysis of data fr om Rocket Lab's first Electron test flight in May "could be available" in the next week:
Moon Express dream of lunar mission with Rocket Lab on track (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11896478)
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11896478 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11896478)
ЦитатаMoon Express dream of lunar mission with Rocket Lab on track
29 Jul, 2017 8:49am

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/nzme/66567d57-0060-4701-9f9f-0f76a9809a2e.png)
 By: Grant Bradley  (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/author/grant-bradley/)
Aviation, tourism and energy writer for the NZ Herald
grant.bradley@nzherald.co.nz (mailto:grant.bradley@nzherald.co.nz) @gbradleynz (http://www.twitter.com/@gbradleynz)

 
A private company planning a Moon mission involving New Zealand's Rocket Lab says it still hopes to reach the lunar surface by as early as the end of the year.

Florida-based Moon Express signed a deal with Rocket Lab in 2015 and if it can reach the Moon by the end of the year and accomplish a number of tasks it could win US$20 million ($26m).

Its robotic lander would be blasted into orbit aboard Rocket Lab's Electron rocket.
The MX-1 lunar lander is reportedly about 1.8m tall, weighs about 250kg and would fly to the moon over about four days after being delivered into high earth orbit by the Electron.

The US$20 million Google Lunar XPRIZE will go to the first private operation to place a spacecraft on the Moon's surface, travel 500m and transmit high-definition video and images back to Earth.

Rocket Lab says it is still the plan to get Moon Express into orbit by the end of the year. However, that will depend on as yet unproven technology to work.

Rocket Lab is in the early stages of a three-vehicle test programme and Moon Express is still developing its lander at its facilities at Cape Canaveral, from wh ere Apollo missions were launched.

Rocket Lab's first test launch successfully made it to space in late May. The first stage performed as it should but the second stage failed to deliver the payload to orbit.

Results of data analysis from the test flight could be available some time next week.

Earlier this month Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck said the company and its investors had confidence in the programme and they had another five rockets in various stages of production.

Beck said then a second test launch was about two or three months away and the company hoped to get its commercial launches underway as soon as it was satisfied with the test programme.

Moon Express unveiled design details for its lunar spacecraft at a hearing held by the House Science, Space and Technology Committee last week.

(http://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/aWPPBetfzzDTkKYcBqyL7NassVk=/620x893/smart/filters:quality(100)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/BXMFS3T3OVGN3D745COIIN3QM4.jpg)

It said it was planning three missions to the moon by the end of 2020, with the ultimate goal of establishing a permanent station near the moon's south pole and returning lunar dust and rock samples to Earth for analysis of minerals.

The company says the initial Lunar Scout expedition - as early as this year - will be the first commercial voyage to the Moon.

"This historic expedition will demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of entrepreneurial approaches to space exploration, carrying a diverse manifest of payloads including the International Lunar Observatory," it said.

"Our goal is to open the lunar frontier for all of us, ultimately expanding Earth's economic and social spheres to our eighth continent, the Moon."

The company was awarded US$1 million by Google earlier this year as the only team to flight test a prototype of its lander.

In 2015 Rocket Lab and Moon Express signed a deal for three launches aboard the Electron.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Димитър от 04.08.2017 11:39:36
ЦитатаPlans two more test launches in the next six weeks.
А более конкретно ???
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 10:10:54
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 53 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894439388507103234)

Our engineering team have completed the internal data review from #ItsaTest (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsaTest?src=hash) launch. Full details available -
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/latest/rocket-lab-completes-post-flight-analysis/
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/latest/rocket-lab-completes-post-flight-analysis/
ЦитатаRocket Lab Completes Post-Flight Analysis
POSTED ON 7 AUGUST 2017

Rocket Lab has completed an internal review of data from its May 25 test flight of its Electron rocket. The review found the launch had to be terminated due to an independent contractor's ground equipment issue, rather than an issue with the rocket. Rocket Lab's investigation board has identified the root causes and corrective actions.
The Federal Aviation Administration, the primary body responsible for licensing the launch, has overseen Rocket Lab's comprehensive investigation and will review the findings.

Rocket Lab's engineers have spent the last two months working through an extensive fault tree analysis to ensure all factors that may have influenced the outcome of the launch were thoroughly evaluated. The investigation involved the review of over 25,000 channels of data collected during the flight in addition to extensive testing at Rocket Lab facilities in California and New Zealand.

Rocket Lab's investigation team determined the launch, named 'It's a Test', was terminated due to a data loss time out, which was caused by misconfiguration of telemetry equipment owned and operated by a third-party contractor who was supporting the launch from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1.

Four minutes into the flight, at an altitude of 224 km, the equipment lost contact with the rocket temporarily and, according to standard operating procedures, range safety officials terminated the flight. Data, including that from Rocket Lab's own telemetry equipment, confirmed the rocket was following a nominal trajectory and the vehicle was performing as planned at the time of termination.

"We have demonstrated Electron was following its nominal trajectory and was on course to reach orbit," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab CEO. "While it was disappointing to see the flight terminated in essence due to an incorrect tick box. We can say we tested nearly everything, including the flight termination system. We were delighted with the amount of data we were able to collect during an exceptional first test launch.

Rocket Lab's telemetry systems provided data verifying Electrons capabilities and providing us with high confidence ahead of our second test flight. The call to terminate a launch would be tough for anyone, and we appreciated the professionalism of the flight safety officials involved."

The telemetry data loss that led to the termination of the flight has been directly linked to a key piece of equipment responsible for translating radio signals into data used by safety officials to track the vehicle performance. It was discovered a contractor failed to enable forward error correction on this third-party device causing extensive corruption of received position data. The failure was first indicated by the fact that Rocket Lab's own equipment did not suffer similar data loss during launch. Further confirmation of the cause was demonstrated when replaying raw radio-frequency data - recorded on launch day - through correctly configured equipment also resolved the problem.

The fix for the issue is simple and corrective procedures have been put in place to prevent a similar issue in future. No major changes to the Electron launch vehicle hardware have been required and the company has authorized the production of four additional launch vehicles as it prepares for commercial operations ahead of the test flight program. Rocket Lab's second Electron rocket, named 'Still Testing', is undergoing final checks and preparations ahead of being shipped to Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 shortly.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 10:12:01
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 45 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894440381663690752)

#ItsaTest (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsaTest?src=hash) launch had to be terminated due to misconfigured ground equipment owned and operated by a third-party contractor.


42 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894441092988272640)

#ItsaTest (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsaTest?src=hash) Electron rocket was following a nominal trajectory and was performing as planned at the time of termination. The fix is simple.


22 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894446001481592832)

No major changes to Electron launch vehicle hardware are required. Build of rockets four - six has been authorized!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 10:14:28
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 25 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894449577490759680)

The name of Rocket Lab's second Electron vehicle - Still Testing.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 10:22:10
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 29 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894451092884410368)

The roll was within limits - we're updating parameters and tightening our bounds ahead of flight two.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 11:25:33
Из переписки
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/815208850265698304/jP1x7Ba4_bigger.jpg) Roberto Mastri‏ @RobertoMastri (https://twitter.com/RobertoMastri) 1 ч назад (https://twitter.com/RobertoMastri/status/894453438423207936)

Great! Can you tell, approximately, when it will be launched?


 (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 25 мин назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894466730059104256)

We're looking to roll the rocket out to the pad in around eight weeks!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vogel от 07.08.2017 13:46:29
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)  6m6 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/894508185314246656)

Rocket Lab is giving away a 3U CubeSat launch @SmallSat (https://twitter.com/SmallSat) this week! Come see us in booth 97 to enter the competition and meet our team.
:D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 17:02:18
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894542714947067905)

Rocket Lab plans a second Electron launch no sooner than early October; if successful, they'll go directly into commercial service.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 17:14:08
http://spacenews.com/telemetry-glitch-kept-first-electron-rocket-from-reaching-orbit/
ЦитатаTelemetry glitch kept first Electron rocket from reaching orbit
by Jeff Foust (http://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- August 7, 2017

(http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/electron-launch-may2017.jpg)
The first Electron rocket lifts off from Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site May 25. Credit: Rocket Lab

LOGAN, Utah -- Rocket Lab blamed the failure of its first Electron rocket to reach orbit on a telemetry glitch in ground equipment that can be easily corrected, keeping the company on track to begin commercial launches by the end of this year.

In a statement released late Aug. 6, the U.S.-New Zealand company said its Electron rocket was flying as planned on its May 25 inaugural launch when a dropout of telemetry from the vehicle required range safety officials to terminate the flight four minutes after liftoff, at an altitude of 224 kilometers.
The company said that a third-party contractor supporting the launch misconfigured ground equipment that translated radio signals from the rocket into data used by range safety officials. That caused "extensive corruption of received position data," resulting in the data loss that led safety officials to trigger the rocket's flight termination system.

"It's a very, very easy thing to fix. You literally tick a box in some software," said Peter Beck, chief executive of Rocket Lab, in an Aug. 6 interview during the 31st Annual Conference on Small Satellites here. "It's more about working with our contractors to ensure that we have better oversight of their services."

The company did not disclose the name of the contractor who made the software configuration error. Beck did say that Rocket Lab would continue to use that company on its future launches.

Rocket Lab's separate telemetry stream, unaffected by the software glitch, showed that the rocket was performing as planned up until the flight was terminated. "We have demonstrated Electron was following its nominal trajectory and was on course to reach orbit," Beck said in the company's statement.

In the interview, Beck noted that the company found the problem "very quickly" when reviewing the data collected from the launch. He said the company waited until now to disclose the cause until it completed a review of all the data. "We had to explore all of the possible branches of the fault tree" of possible causes of the failure, he said.

That review found no issues with the vehicle during the launch that require changes to future Electron vehicles. "We were very happy with the vehicle and the vehicle's performance," he said. "There's almost no hardware changes."

The second Electron, Beck said, will be rolled out to its New Zealand launch pad in about eight weeks, or early October. "There's still quite some preparation of the launch vehicle once it's on the pad," he said. "Hopefully we'll turn it a bit quicker this time."

That launch, like the first, will be a test flight without a commercial payload. Rocket Lab originally planned to carry out three test flights of the Electron before starting commercial missions, but Beck said that if the next launch is a complete success, the company will skip the third test flight and move into commercial missions.

"Running another test flight won't actually achieve much for us other than statistics," he said. "Provided the second test flight goes well then we'll accelerate directly into commercial operations."

That schedule, he said, would allow a first commercial launch by the end of the year. That schedule is particularly essential to Moon Express, which plans to launch its MX-1E lunar lander on an Electron to compete for the Google Lunar X Prize. The prize rules require teams to launch their landers by the end of this year.

"We're in a good position to fulfill that customer, for sure," Beck said of Moon Express.

Other customers on Rocket Lab's manifest will likely slip to 2018. One customer, NASA, had awarded Rocket Lab will a Venture Class Launch Services contract in late 2015. Earlier this summer NASA said that mission, designated by the agency as Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 19, was scheduled for November. In several presentations at a pre-conference workshop here Aug. 5 and 6, organizations developing cubesats that will fly on ELaNa 19 said they expected the launch to take place some time in early 2018.

Beck said that the company's goal for 2018 was to perform one Electron launch a month. However, he acknowledged, "it will take us a while to get to one a month" as it ramps of production at facilities in New Zealand and California.

Despite not making it to orbit on the first Electron, Beck said he was "immensely proud" of what the company has accomplished. "The vehicle performed very well, and now we're just cruising home to orbit," he said.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2017 20:24:16
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 21 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894604294321721344)

Skrobot showed chart of upcoming Educational Launch of Nanosatellites missions. (Some dates will change...) #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGpF3RDV0AE615Z.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Димитър от 08.08.2017 08:04:13
Как я понял - в начале октября второй тестовой полет, а в ноябре - уже полет с коммерческой нагрузкой (10 кубесатов). Если все пойдет хорошо, конечно.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.08.2017 21:20:24
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 46 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894973843336380416)

Peter Beck, on difficulties building Rocket Lab's launch site: if anyone is thinking about building own pad, I advise against it. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)


43 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894974725658624000)

Beck: all 9 Rutherford engines in Electron 1st stage performed above targets. Second stage engine also worked normally. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)


41 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894975064629624832)

Beck: estimated rocket would have reached 508x290 km orbit if not terminated; goal was 500x300 km. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)


38 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894975989515599872)

Beck: Rocket Lab giving away 3U cubesat assignment on future flight at the conference to the "coolest" payload. (He judges that.) #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)


34 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894976829743800320)

Beck: goal of doing weekly launches; might be tough if smallsat constellations go away but still see significant demand. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.08.2017 21:22:21
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 35 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894977589172764676)

For those interested in mission patches, the one for Rocket Lab's 2nd launch, called "Still Testing." #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGuZX6MVwAA4lmc.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 13.08.2017 16:04:29
Эта... у нас тут чего? Маленькая революция нарисовалась? :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 13.08.2017 19:02:20
да ладно, так микрофалкон с блэкджеком и батарейками
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.08.2017 22:39:36
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/63871979/twittericon_bigger.jpg) Spaceflight Now‏ @SpaceflightNow (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow) 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/896817650701139969)

Rocket Lab finishes test flight inquiry, plans second Electron launch later this year. https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/08/13/rocket-lab-finishes-test-flight-inquiry-plans-second-launch-later-this-year/ ... (https://t.co/pLRHnwFLCJ)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHIiqZkUAAE9Nr3.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.08.2017 00:18:00
https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/08/13/rocket-lab-finishes-test-flight-inquiry-plans-second-launch-later-this-year/
ЦитатаRocket Lab finishes test flight inquiry, plans second launch later this year
August 13, 2017 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/08/) Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

The inaugural test flight of Rocket Lab's commercial small satellite booster in May fell short of orbit because a software programming error on a piece of ground equipment led a safety officer to send a premature termination command, and the company is planning to deliver the next Electron vehicle to its New Zealand launch pad in October.

Engineers identified no significant problems with the Electron rocket's performance on the May 25 test launch, raising confidence in the chances the second flight could attain the velocity needed to reach an orbit around Earth, said Peter Beck, founder and CEO of Rocket Lab.
(https://assets.cdn.spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/12071858/electron_launch1.png)
The first Electron rocket took off May 25 fr om a launch base in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab

"We're very happy with the performance of the vehicle," Beck said in an interview with Spaceflight Now. "The flight was a heavily instrumented flight. It had something like 25,000 channels of data and instruments on-board, and the data that we were able to obtain was exceptionally good, and it enabled us to validate all the engineering decisions and performances of the vehicle, the thermal environment, the structural environment."

The collection of vibration, structural and environmental measurements was the primary goal of the May test flight, which lifted off from Rocket Lab's privately-operated launch pad on Mahia Peninsula, a piece of land on the east cost of New Zealand's North Island.

"We captured all the data we needed," Beck said.

The Electron rocket soared to an altitude of 139 miles (224 kilometers) before a piece of ground tracking equipment faltered, erroneously leading a range safety officer to terminate the launch to ensure the launcher did not stray from its pre-approved flight path.

Beck said the tracking system was provided by an independent contractor, but he declined to identify the owner of the equipment.

The ground hardware was incorrectly programmed, according to Rocket Lab, causing position data it received from the Electron booster to be corrupted. The equipment was designed to translate radio signals into data for safety officials to track the rocket, the company said in a statement.

The contractor failed to enable forward error correction on the tracking device, Rocket Lab said.

The tracking hiccup occurred around four minutes after liftoff as the rocket climbed into space on a southerly trajectory from Mahia Peninsula. By that point in the flight, the Electron's nine Rutherford main engines, which generated more than 40,000 pounds of combined thrust at full power, had switched off and the first stage had jettisoned to fall into the Pacific Ocean.

The second stage's single Rutherford engine ignited and the rocket's payload fairing separated as expected before the tracking error led to the premature end of the mission.

Investigators determined that Rocket Lab's own equipment did not suffer the same data loss during the mission, officials said. Engineers also replayed flight data recorded on launch day through the third-party tracking system when it was correctly configured, and the problem disappeared.

(https://assets.cdn.spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/12071456/BOH-061-Peter2.jpg)
Peter Beck, founder and CEO of Rocket Lab. Credit: Rocket Lab

The flight safety officer inside Rocket Lab's launch control center followed established procedures and sent the command to shut down the Electron's second stage engine after the data dropout.

"Basically what happened is the contractor misconfigured the software, which resulted in the antennas losing track of the vehicle," Beck said. "Of course, when that happens, the flight safety officers who are looking at a computer screen at their console, the rocket disappears off their console, so they had no other option than to terminate the vehicle."

Rocket Lab said it will deliver the results of its inquiry to the Federal Aviation Administration, the regulatory authority responsible for licensing commercial Electron launches.

With a launch base, control center and factory in New Zealand, Rocket Lab also has a headquarters in Southern California, wh ere it is outfitting a second rocket assembly plant. Eventually aiming to launch as often as once per week, the U.S.-New Zealand operates under the regulatory umbrella of the FAA.

"Even though the engine stopped (after the termination command), the vehicle didn't stop," Beck said. "It went on and continued to do all its normal things as it would on orbit. We were able to test absolutely everything, even though we didn't make it to orbit. We tested all the RCS (Reaction Control System) and all the orbital systems, and unfortunately, we also tested the flight termination system, so we can say that we tested absolutely everything on the vehicle."

Some outside observers noticed the rocket develop a steady roll in video replays of the launch. That was intended, according to Beck.

"The bottom line on that one is the guidance team didn't want to over-constrain the roll," Beck said. "The roll is the least damped axis. When you've got nine engines on the bottom, theres' a lot of plume-plume interaction. The nine engines sort of interact with each other, and it's very easy to cause roll torques."

Rocket Lab's guidance team opted to let the launcher roll to a pre-programmed rate, giving engineers a chance to study the torques generated by the interplay of the Electron's nine first stage engines.

"On the next flight, we probably won't run that same algorithm, or we'll keep the vehicle in one attitude, but for us, it was all part of the test program to learn and to characterize all those weird torques that are impossible to try and learn on the ground," Beck said.

The Electron rocket was designed to deliver small satellites weighing up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) to a circular sun-synchronous orbit around 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth. Standing 55 feet (17 meters) tall, the two-stage launcher burns a mixture of kerosene and cryogenic liquid oxygen propellants.

(https://assets.cdn.spaceflightnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/13190812/DAI0F5mWsAIwrPx.jpg)
The first Electron rocket sitting horizontal at Rocket Lab's launch pad in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab
 
The company says it will charge $4.9 million per Electron flight, significantly less than any other launch provider flying today, and offer a dedicated ride for payloads that currently must ride piggyback with a larger payload.

With money from venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and New Zealand, along with a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin and the government of New Zealand, Rocket Lab completed the design and qualification of the Electron rocket with less than $100 million since the company was established in 2006, according to Beck.

A further round of venture capital financing early this year brought the total investment in Rocket Lab to $148 million, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.

Rocket Lab is one of several companies -- alongside start-ups and spinoffs like Virgin Orbit and the now-defunct Texas-based rocket developer Firefly -- that have been established in recent years to meet demand for launches in the small satellite market.

The second of Rocket Lab's three planned test flights is scheduled later this year. If that launch goes well, the company will likely delete the third demonstration mission, and the first commercial Electron flight could be ready for takeoff by the end of December, Beck said last week.

"We've got the next test flight rolling out out to the pad in about eight weeks' time," Beck said. "If it's a really good clean flight, we'll probably accelerate into commercial operations."

Once Rocket Lab delivers the next Electron rocket to the launch pad, ground crews will spend several weeks readying the booster, rehearsing countdown procedures, and verifying all of the vehicle's sensors and instruments are functioning.

"This vehicle, again, has on the order of 25,000 or 30,000 sensors, so for us these flights are all about gathering data, so there's a lot of 'go-no go' criteria around those sensors," Beck said. "Usually, it takes us a good couple of weeks to get all that buttoned up, and then we'll be ready to launch."

One of Rocket Lab's first commercial missions is set to send a robotic lunar lander into space for Moon Express, a Florida-based aerospace developer vying to win the Google Lunar X-Prize, which requires a successful landing on the moon by the end of 2017.

Beck told Spaceflight Now that Rocket Lab will be able to support the launch for Moon Express this year, assuming the lunar payload is ready, but the company will not rush into the second test flight.

"I'm conscious that these are still test flights, and we operate in a very cautious manner," Beck said. "So if something is looking a bit weird, then we just won't go."

Some changes are in store for the second Electron flight, which Rocket Lab has christened "Still Testing." The maiden Electron launch was named "It's a Test."

While the May 25 launch carried only an inert payload, the next mission will have satellites on-board, Beck said.

"It's mainly instrumented, but we are flying some payloads up, and we developed our own CubeSat deployer," Beck said.

Rocket Lab's CubeSat canister has completed ground testing, and engineers will evaluate how they work on the next test flight.

"It just gives us a good oppportunity to qualify more components and more systems," Beck said.

Beck said Rocket Lab will reveal which small satellites will fly on the next test flight closer to launch.

No major changes to the Electron rocket's basic designed are planned, but Rocket Lab will introduce several tweaks to components on the launcher.

"We had lots of margins on some areas, so we've reduced some thermal insulation in some areas, and reduced some mass and complexity and optimized some things for production, but there are no major hardware changes," Beck said. "We're not pulling out any subsystems or reworking any subsystems. There are some software tweaks, of course, as there always are, but it's not like we had to go back and redesign anything for the next flight."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 14.08.2017 15:44:05
Цитатаsilentpom пишет:
да ладно, так микрофалкон с блэкджеком и батарейками
Ну вот с батарейками-то как раз самая интересная тема
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.08.2017 11:08:57
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 6 ч назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/902713171407806464)

Flight two is coming. Successful stage 1 stack test completed. #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash)

Video (https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/902713171407806464)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.09.2017 09:10:49
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 6 ч назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/912462423445037057)

Second test flight #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) confirmed to fly payloads for @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) and @SpireGlobal (https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.09.2017 10:24:23
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 8 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/912461187652005888)

Inbox: Rocket Lab announces it will carry four cubesats, two each from Planet and Spire, on its next Electron test launch in Oct. #IAC2017 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/IAC2017?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: triage от 26.09.2017 20:55:06
Цитата http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=51554
Rocket Lab to fly Planet and Spire satellites on second test flight
Press Release From: Rocket Lab Ltd (http://www.rocketlab.co.nz/) 
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Rocket Lab today announced it will fly payloads for Planet and Spire aboard its upcoming second test flight, 'Still Testing', from Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand. Rocket Lab's Electron orbital launch vehicle will carry two Earth-imaging Dove satellites for Planet and two Lemur-2 satellites from Spire for weather mapping and ship traffic tracking.
 
The flight is the second of three in Rocket Lab's Electron test program and follows the successful inaugural Electron test flight carried out on May 25, 2017.
 
Peter Beck, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, says carrying a test payload marks a significant milestone for the Electron program, enabling Rocket Lab to gather crucial data and test systems for the deployment stage of a mission. 
 
"We're thrilled with Electron's performance in the first test flight and now we're eager to test the next crucial step - payload deployment. No major changes to the launch vehicle hardware have been required, the third-party error that meant we didn't make orbit has been corrected and we're focusing on the six Electron vehicles in production right now," says Beck.
 
"While we're still very much operating in a test phase and can likely expect a few scrubs during the second test flight attempt, we're incredibly excited about carrying Planet and Spire payloads on Electron. The data these companies gather has an increasingly significant role to play in how we understand our planet and better manage it," says Beck.
 
Mike Safyan, Senior Director of Launch at Planet, says "our companies have long shared an ethos of dreaming big and executing on that vision, so it's only fitting that Planet is among the first payloads to fly on a Rocket Lab Electron. The Electron will be a game changer in a traditionally difficult launch market. We are excited to quite literally be riding the leading edge with Rocket Lab." 
 
Planet's largest-ever network of 190 satellites collects more imagery daily than any other commercial provider, creating a completely new information feed about our world. With this comprehensive and empirical dataset, Planet uses machine learning-driven analytics to create unique insights that deliver crucial market intelligence for businesses, governments, and NGOs.
 
"The ability to iterate quickly and execute on an incredibly high level is core to the success of both Rocket Lab and Spire. 'Still Testing' is a culmination of that work into a single event," said Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire, "and we're proud to be onboard for this inaugural deployment attempt."
 
Spire, the world's first commercial weather satellite constellation, adds two satellites to an existing constellation of Lemur-2 satellites that covers every location on earth over 100 times per day.  The multi-sensor satellites gather global atmospheric measurements for advanced weather warnings and predictions and track global ship traffic for multiple commercial and government applications.
 
The Electron vehicle for the 'Still Testing' flight is expected to be trucked to Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand, in October 2017 with a launch window to open in the weeks following once vehicle checks are complete.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: che wi от 27.09.2017 11:45:32
Ну, октябрь не за горами, ждём-с.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 28.09.2017 18:43:15
Del
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 03.10.2017 09:33:14
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35300.msg1730749#msg1730749
ЦитатаNehkara пишет:
NOTAM issued for October 20th to November 8th:

(https://i.redd.it/vdw4vivv7dpz.png)

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLab/comments/73raw8/notam_issued_starting_october_20th_ending/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLab/comments/73raw8/notam_issued_starting_october_20th_ending/)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 17.10.2017 00:20:51
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)  Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)  1 ч.1 час назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/920019079632580610)  
Launch Complex 1 as seen from Range Control. Few weeks away from #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) being on site for flight two prep #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash)
 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMSQNXWVwAAf0Mj.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 20.10.2017 15:24:51
Никакой информации. Наверное хотят тайно ото всех запустить.

Был Still testing,
стал Still waiting...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Димитър от 20.10.2017 19:46:36
Столетие Октябрьской революции отметить хотят!?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 21.10.2017 18:11:39
надеюсь, не праздничным фейерверком...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 23.10.2017 10:46:50
Не смотря на действие NOTAM до  8 ноября (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum13/topic14732/message1692279/#message1692279), сообщается о переносе на 20 ноября (http://lk.astronautilus.pl/plan.htm)
Цитата~20.11.2017 z wyrzutni LC-1 w Onenui Station (półwysep Mahia, Wyspa Północna, Nowa Zelandia) wystrzelona zostanie RN Electron (http://lk.astronautilus.pl/rakiety/electron.jpg). Ma ona wynieść w T+7' 24" na orbitę  o parametrach: hp=300 km, ha=500 km, i=83° pakiet pomiarowy "Still Testing" a także cztery nanosatelity: Flock w (http://lk.astronautilus.pl/sat/flock1.jpg) 1 i 2 oraz Lemur-2 x1 i x2.
остальные источники
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42327.0
https://twitter.com/RocketLab
https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLab/comments/73raw8/
- молчат
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 23.10.2017 10:51:33
Слухи о переносе на 20-е возникли после выступления Бека в юмористической программе на новозеландском ТВ. Видео сейчас недоступно.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 25.10.2017 08:14:49
теперь там указывается конец года - начало следующего
Цитата??.12.2017/??.01.2018 z wyrzutni LC-1 w Onenui Station (półwysep Mahia, Wyspa Północna, Nowa Zelandia) wystrzelona zostanie RN Electron (http://lk.astronautilus.pl/rakiety/electron.jpg). Ma ona wynieść w T+7' 24" na orbitę  o parametrach: hp=300 km, ha=500 km, i=83° pakiet pomiarowy "Still Testing" a także cztery nanosatelity: Flock w (http://lk.astronautilus.pl/sat/flock1.jpg) 1 i 2 oraz Lemur-2 x1 i x2. 
и опять в других источниках тишина
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 08.11.2017 08:24:08
появилась (http://lk.astronautilus.pl/plan.htm) новая дата - 07.12.2017, на основе сообщения (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42327.msg1745619#msg1745619) Salo о NOTAM  (https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLab/comments/79q8l8/)(7dec - 28feb)

однако вопрос
ЦитатаDo we think this NOTAM is now void because that other notification for a dec7-feb28 window? Or are they two different launches?
пока остался без ответа
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2017 00:32:47
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/797078532543410180/eoKCyN_4_bigger.jpg) Caleb Henry‏ @CHenry_SN (https://twitter.com/CHenry_SN) 26 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/CHenry_SN/status/930179213981863937)

.@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) says its second Electron rocket "Still Testing" arrived at Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula. Despite being a test, the mission will carry one satellite for @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) and multiple for @SpireGlobal (https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal). Launch date is TBD (photo below is from last year).
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOioz-DW4AA7sDe.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2017 16:20:51
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 13 ч назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/930227765244076032)

Electron has arrived at LC1. #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) window to be announced in coming weeks!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOjVNL1UQAAj-ja.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.11.2017 02:38:11
https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/11/16/second-electron-rocket-shipped-to-new-zealand-launch-site/
ЦитатаSecond Electron rocket shipped to New Zealand launch site
November 16, 2017 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/11/) Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

Rocket Lab's second flight-ready Electron rocket has arrived at its launch base in New Zealand for the company's first mission to deliver commercial satellites into orbit.

The launch is expected as soon as December, once engineers and technicians complete several weeks of testing on the rocket. The tests are expected to include countdown rehearsals, and possibly a hold-down firing of the Electron's engines on the launch pad.
The target launch date for the Electron mission, which Rocket Lab says is primarily an experimental test flight, will be announced in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement Monday.

Rocket Lab has dubbed the second Electron launch "Still Testing." It comes after the Electron rocket's maiden test flight May 25, which the company named "It's a Test."

"It's a great feeling to have another rocket on the pad," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO. "To be preparing for a second flight just months after an inaugural test is unprecedented for a new launch vehicle. It's a testament to Electron's robust design and the hard-working team behind it.

"The 'Still Testing' flight is a significant milestone in opening access to space and unlocking the potential that holds in improving the everyday lives of millions of people," Beck said in a statement.

Several CubeSats from two California firms will ride to space inside the Electron rocket's payload shroud. One Dove Earth-imaging CubeSat is slated to be on the launch for San Francisco-based Planet, and at least two Lemur-2 commercial weather CubeSats from Spire Global, another company headquartered in San Francisco, are assigned to the Electron's second flight.

A manager at Planet said the Electron rocket will aim to release the CubeSats in an egg-shaped orbit ranging between 186 miles and 310 miles (300 to 500 kilometers) above Earth inclined 83 degrees to the equator.

Rocket Lab, Planet and Spire announced the agreement to fly the CubeSats on the Electron test flight in September.

"We're thrilled with Electron's performance in the first test flight and now we're eager to test the next crucial step - payload deployment," Beck said. "No major changes to the launch vehicle hardware have been required, the third-party error that meant we didn't make orbit has been corrected and we're focusing on the six Electron vehicles in production right now."

The Electron soared to an altitude of 139 miles (224 kilometers) on the May 25 test flight. The first stage completed its burn as designed, then separated before the Electron's second stage ignited and the vehicle's payload shroud jettisoned to fall into the Pacific Ocean.

Rocket Lab said a piece of ground equipment supplied by a third party malfunctioned during the launch, losing track of the launcher and prompting a safety officer to send a command to terminate the mission to ensure the rocket did not stray from its pre-approved trajectory.

A review of telemetry data from the rocket showed it performed normally, with no indications of a problem that would have prevented it from reaching the velocity required to enter orbit.

No satellites were aboard the Electron launch in May.

Rocket Lab says there is a high likelihood of delays during the second Electron campaign as officials wait for favorable weather and ensure the rocket is ready for liftoff.

"While we're still very much operating in a test phase and can likely expect a few scrubs during the second test flight attempt, we're incredibly excited about carrying Planet and Spire payloads on Electron," Beck said. "The data these companies gather has an increasingly significant role to play in how we understand our planet and better manage it."

Beck told Spaceflight Now in August that he expects Rocket Lab will provide a live webcast of the second Electron test flight. The company restricted access to live video from the remote New Zealand launch base on the maiden test flight.

Rocket Lab operates Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula on the eastern coast of New Zealand's north island, located about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southeast of Auckland, home of Rocket Lab's design, manufacturing and control centers.

The company has its global headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, and plans to produce rockets there in the future. Rocket Lab's Electron flights are conducted under the regulatory umbrella of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The light-class Electron rocket is capable of placing up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) of payloads in a circular sun-synchronous orbit around 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth. The two-stage launcher stands 55 feet (17 meters) tall and burns a mixture of kerosene and cryogenic liquid oxygen propellants with nine Rutherford first stage engines and a single Rutherford powerplant on the upper stage.

The Rutherford engine uses electric turbopumps, a technological first in the space launch industry, and was developed in-house at Rocket Lab.

The company says it will charge $4.9 million per Electron flight once the booster begins regular launches, significantly less than any other launch provider flying today. The Electron is sized to offer a dedicated ride for payloads that currently must ride piggyback with a larger payload.

With money from venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and New Zealand, along with a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin and the government of New Zealand, Rocket Lab completed the design and qualification of the Electron rocket with less than $100 million since the company was established in 2006, according to Beck.

A further round of venture capital financing early this year brought the total investment in Rocket Lab to $148 million, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.

Rocket Lab's competitors in the light launch market include Virgin Orbit, which is developing an air-dropped liquid-fueled rocket in the same class as the Electron.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.11.2017 07:29:51
Цитата  (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/881434746768596992/KJIymPWv_bigger.jpg) Planet‏Подлинная учетная запись @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/planetlabs/status/933099303492448258)

Meet Dove Pioneer. https://www.planet.com/pulse/meet-dove-pioneer/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social ... (https://t.co/4sgLHKoihk)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPMHEIXUQAEeiO2.jpg)
https://www.planet.com/pulse/meet-dove-pioneer/
Цитата
Meet Dove Pioneer

Mike Safyan (https://www.planet.com/pulse/author/misha/) | November 21, 2017
Last month, the Planet team successfully integrated one of our Dove satellites into a Rocket Lab Maxwell deployer to be flown on the 2nd orbital flight (aka "Still Testing") of Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle. The launch is currently scheduled for December of this year and the rocket will drop off the Dove into a 300 x 500 km, 83 degree inclination orbit.
(https://planet-pulse-assets-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2017/11/Dove-Pioneer.jpg)
Planet's Michael Soulage integrates Dove Pioneer into the Maxwell deployer
 
This Dove has been officially designated "Dove Pioneer," and the name has several points of significance for us. On the one hand, it's a nod to the awe-inspiring series of Pioneer missions conducted by NASA in the 50s, 60s and 70s. There is often a lot of buzz about NewSpace and how small satellites and small launch vehicles are changing the industry, but we owe a great deal of our success to the amazing space pioneers that preceded us. We stand on the shoulders of giants.

On the other hand, Planet and Rocket Lab really are on the precipice of pioneering something historic in the space industry. Planet has been launching and operating record-breaking numbers of satellites for the last several years, and Rocket Lab is at the forefront of providing low-cost, frequent, and mission-tailored access to space, further enabling game-changing small satellite architectures such as Planet's.

Our brave Dove Pioneer will be on the first Rocket Lab launch to carry commercial payloads, paving the way for more missions to come. Stay tuned to @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) and @rocketlab (https://twitter.com/rocketlab) on Twitter for further mission updates.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.11.2017 07:31:27
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/933103725056368640)

Getting acquainted with Dove Pioneer. Thrilled to be launching @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) on #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) soon.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.11.2017 20:44:39
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 27 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/935920427548815360)

On December 8 NZST, Rocket Lab will open a 10 day window in which our team will attempt to launch our second Electron rocket, Still Testing.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP0OoW1UIAAVsPl.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.11.2017 20:46:29
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 16 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/935923479794159617)

#StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) will be the first #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) launch to be live streamed. We can't wait to share it with you. Stream will become available at http://www.rocketlabusa.com  (https://t.co/hU4XnMlhTJ) minutes before a launch attempt.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP0RPPkUIAAuv0-.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.11.2017 20:54:22
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/506935946462261250/O-ZFGE5Y_bigger.jpeg) Stephen Clark‏ @StephenClark1 (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1) 37 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/935919236454764546)

Rocket Lab says the 10-day launch window for the second Electron test launch begins Dec. 8 (New Zealand time). First day's launch window opens at 8:30pm EST Dec. 7.
04:30 ДМВ 2017-12-08
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Lesobaza от 10.12.2017 23:15:58
https://twitter.com/RocketLab

Окно заявлено на 11 декабря
14:30 - 18:30 NZDT
04:30 - 08:30 ДМВ
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Юрий Морозов от 12.12.2017 07:19:28
Пшик! сработала автоматика....фейерверка не случилось...и то ладушки.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ZOOR от 13.12.2017 21:52:05
ЦитатаRocket Lab (https://www.facebook.com/RocketLabUSA/?hc_ref=ARTG4YXvLvx_fsfWDwuqDFsMVs9Kk89oPKA8bqplr0HTIlIH-9zsURhuqjlufCS3_XM&fref=nf) (https://www.facebook.com/RocketLabUSA/posts/1983598308519975)16 ч (https://www.facebook.com/RocketLabUSA/posts/1983598308519975) ·

Analysis of yesterday's launch attempt is complete. The launch was aborted due to rising liquid oxygen temperatures - the result of a LOx chilldown bleed schedule not compatible with the warm conditions of the day. Electron performed exactly as it should by carrying out a safe auto-sequence abort. The fix is simple. Next attempt tomorrow! Stay tuned for updates.

Удачи ребятам
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 13.12.2017 23:01:24
Так этой ночью летим?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.12.2017 05:56:53
ЦитатаЧебурашка (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/user/14248/) пишет:
Так этой ночью летим?
Высотный ветер мешает...
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 30 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941132018640855040)

#StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) launch attempt waived off for the day due to increasing upper level winds. Next attempt tomorrow, pending optimal weather!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 14.12.2017 07:07:00
Место не удачное ? Ракета слишком легкая ? Пока тесты перестраховка ?
по ветру и первую переносили много раз.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 14.12.2017 11:41:56
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Место не удачное ? Ракета слишком легкая ? Пока тесты перестраховка ?
по ветру и первую переносили много раз.
Нестрашный "страшный ветер". 8)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 14.12.2017 21:09:38
А сегодня летим?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.12.2017 05:40:26
ЦитатаЧебурашка пишет:
А сегодня летим?
Не летим...
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 14 мин назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941493174182096897)

Today's launch attempt has been scrubbed following the identification of a power fault during ground checkouts. Team will work the issue tomorrow before a new target launch time is determined in coming days.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.12.2017 06:11:03
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/63871979/twittericon_bigger.jpg) Spaceflight Now‏ @SpaceflightNow (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow) 29 мин назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/941498218587844608)

Rocket Lab delays launch from New Zealand to no earlier than Saturday (Sunday in New Zealand) to resolve power fault https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/10/electron-still-testing-mission-status-center/ ... (https://t.co/qD5CK62dtd)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.12.2017 06:15:04
Цитата12/15/2017 06:06

Sunday, Dec. 17, in New Zealand is the last launch date available in Rocket Lab's current 10-day launch period. The company says the pre-approved period could be extended into next week to allow more launch opportunities.

The original 10-day period, which opened Dec. 8, was granted by regulatory authorities overseeing the flight.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.12.2017 12:19:20
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 2 ч назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941925746838159361)

#StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) launch attempt is now targeted for early 2018. Yesterday's power fault has been resolved, but with only one day remaining in the launch window we've decided to preserve crew rest and come back for an attempt in the new year.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.12.2017 22:32:26
http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-postpones-electron-launch-to-early-2018/
ЦитатаRocket Lab postpones Electron launch to early 2018
by Jeff Foust (http://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- December 16, 2017

(http://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/electron-scrub-20171211.jpg)
The engines on the first stage of the Electron rocket briefly ignited before an abort two seconds from liftoff Dec. 11 triggered a shutdown. Credit: Rocket Lab webcast

WASHINGTON -- Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab said Dec. 16 it will delay its next Electron launch attempt until early 2018.
In a statement, the company said it had corrected the latest problem to postpone the launch, a power fault that scrubbed a launch attempt Dec. 14 (U.S. time) from the company's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.

However, it said, "with only one day remaining in the launch window Rocket Lab has made the decision to delay an attempt until the new year." The company's original 10-day launch window was scheduled to end Dec. 16, U.S. time, although the company said earlier in the week it had considered working with local authorities to extending that window by several days.

Rocket Lab said in its statement that the decision not to extend the window was made "in order to preserve crew rest," and that a new launch window will be announced early next year.

The company was initially forced to delay several launch attempts when winds exceeded conservative limits set by Rocket Lab for this launch. Conditions improved to permit a launch attempt on the evening of Dec. 11. The countdown was aborted two seconds before liftoff, though, when computer systems detected a problem with the rocket. Rocket Lab later said liquid oxygen temperatures in one of the rocket's nine first-stage engines was higher that allowed, which it blamed on the warm afternoon temperatures at the launch site.

The company rescheduled the launch for Dec. 13, but scrubbed it due to high upper level winds. A Dec. 14 launch attempt was then scrubbed because of a power fault with an unspecific element of the vehicle discovered during ground checkouts.

When it does take place, this will be the second launch for the Electron, a small launch vehicle capable of placing up to 150 kilograms into a sun-synchronous orbit. The first Electron launch in May failed to reach orbit, which the company later said was due to a telemetry problem that triggered range safety systems about four minutes after liftoff, and not a problem with the rocket itself.

This launch, dubbed "Still Testing" by Rocket Lab, does carry satellite payloads in addition to test instrumentation: two Lemur-2 cubesats from Spire, a company that operates a constellation of ship-tracking and weather satellites; and one Dove cubesat from Planet, which has a constellation of Earth imaging satellites.

Rocket Lab originally planned a campaign of three test flights before entering commercial service, but the company said that if this second launch is successful, it will likely proceed directly into commercial missions.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.12.2017 21:32:46
http://spaceflight101.com/rocket-lab-abandons-still-testing-launch-campaign-until-early-2018/
ЦитатаRocket Lab Abandons "Still Testing" Launch Campaign Until Early 2018
December 18, 2017 (http://spaceflight101.com/rocket-lab-abandons-still-testing-launch-campaign-until-early-2018/)

(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DQ9TMkWUMAA2dQP-512x314.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DQ9TMkWUMAA2dQP.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is ending its "Still Testing" launch campaign for 2017, moving the second test flight of the company's Electron launch vehicle into early 2018 after encountering weather and technical delays over the course of a week of attempts.
"Still Testing" has the objective of demonstrating the last push to orbit after the first Electron test flight in May managed to reach space but fell short of orbit after taking off from New Zealand.

"It's a Test" (http://spaceflight101.com/maiden-electron-launch-cut-short-by-faulty-ground-equipment/) left the launch pad on May 25, carrying a dummy payload and a plethora of sensors to collect an extensive data set on how the all-composite rocket and all its components fare in the actual mission environment. Although Electron did not manage to achieve orbit when targeting an orbital injection, the flight was classed a success since all critical events including first stage flight, stage separation, second stage ignition and payload fairing jettison could be demonstrated.


(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Electron-Still-Testing-Fired-Up-564x1024.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Electron-Still-Testing-Fired-Up.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab went through the data collected during the test flight with a fine-tooth comb to identify what caused the flight to end prematurely and evaluate any possible weak points on the vehicle or flight design that may need improvement to achieve the final push into orbit. It was determined that the test flight had to be terminated due to no fault of the rocket itself but a very basic misconfiguration of a piece of communications equipment on the ground that caused the signal from the climbing rocket to be lost earlier than planned, prompting Range Safety to terminate the flight.

Analysis was complete by early August and the second Electron rocket traveled from the company's manufacturing base near Auckland to the Mahia launch site in the first half November. Assembly of the two stage rocket and integration of the CubeSat Deployers set the stack up for final acceptance tests before Electron moved to the launch pad for a Wet Dress Rehearsal on November 30 in preparation for a launch period of December 8 through 18 with daily launch windows stretching from 1:30 to 5:30 UTC (2:30-6:30p.m. local time).

Due to unfavorable upper level winds, Rocket Lab pushed the mission to a launch target of Monday, December 11, but that attempt was halted due to weather conditions and orbital traffic in the form of the International Space Station that left only six minutes of usable window time. Engineers re-grouped and pressed into a 24-hour recycle as winds aloft finally shaped up to meet the tight requirements set for Electron's test flight program with future operational missions capable of dealing with a greater range of conditions.

Electron stood fully fueled with 11.4 metric tons of Liquid Oxygen and Rocket Propellant 1 when teams initiated the 12-minute terminal countdown sequence, aiming for a 3:50 UTC liftoff on December 12. The vehicle was handed control of the countdown at T-2 minutes and commanded its nine electric-pump-fed Rutherford engines to fire up at T-2 seconds. Flames erupted from the base of the rocket for a fraction of a second before Electron's computers commanded an abort and shut down the first stage. Launch Controllers at the Mahia launch site and Rocket Lab's Auckland control facility verified Electron was safe before proceeding with data reviews of the anomaly.

(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Electron-Still-Testing-512x384.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Electron-Still-Testing.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab

Data reviews showed the shutdown was triggered due to rising Liquid Oxygen temperatures caused by the rocket's LOX chilldown bleed schedule that turned out to be insufficient for the warm temperatures seen for the launch attempt. Implementation of a procedural fix was straightforward through adjustment of LOX valve cycles to increase the bleed. With the fix in place, Rocket Lab proceeded for an attempt on the 13th but winds aloft once again came in the way of getting Electron off the pad.

An attempt on Friday saw teams proceed into vehicle activation and checkouts despite dicey upper level winds in the hopes of finding a window to safely send Electron on its way but efforts ended when a power system fault was discovered during ground checkouts. It was decided to troubleshoot the issue the following day which led to the successful resolution of the power system problem; however, Rocket Lab also made the decision to end attempts for 2017 and move the rocket back into the hangar for an attempt in early 2018.

Factors that played into the decision were crew rest considerations and the fact that only one day remained in the ten-day window that had been reserved for the mission with local authorities controlling the maritime and aeronautical safety zones around Mahia Peninsula. No new launch period has been reserved for the mission.

(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DQzyOdqVAAEiqFA-1-512x288.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DQzyOdqVAAEiqFA-1.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab

"Still Testing" has the primary objective of demonstrating Electron can reach orbit and the flight is also carrying three pathfinder satellites - two Lemur ship-tracking & atmospheric profiling satellites operated by Spire Global and a lone Dove from San Francisco-based Planet as both companies took the opportunity of launching inexpensive CubeSats on Electron to validate pre-launch integration and launch procedures for future launches since both are expected to become customers for regular Electron missions.

Electron is sized for the growing-small satellite market, capable of launching satellites of up to 150 Kilograms in single-payload deliveries and lifting clusters of CubeSats. Rocket Lab plans to charge $4.9 million per Electron flight, significantly less than any other launch services provider currently in operation.

>> Electron Launch Vehicle Overview (http://spaceflight101.com/spacerockets/electron/)

(http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/electron-rocket-512x246.jpg) (http://spaceflight101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/electron-rocket.jpg)
Photo: Rocket Lab

Electron, sometimes called the 'first battery-powered' rocket, is the first orbital launch vehicle to rely on electric-pump-fed engines, 3D printing for all major engine components and an all-carbon-composite structure - creating a 21st century launch vehicle.

Standing 17 meters tall, Electron measures 1.2 meters in diameter and weighs in at 12,550 Kilograms when fully loaded with Liquid Oxygen oxidizer and Kerosene fuel - a common and well-understood propellant combination. One of Rocket Lab's flagship developments is the Rutherford engine, the first electric pump-fed engine to reach the launch pad, substituting complex turbomachinery driven by high-pressure combustion gases with a pair of brushless electric motors that drive the engine's fuel and oxidizer pumps.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.01.2018 23:15:51
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 42 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/950087826363834368)

Garrett Skrobot, NASA: our Venture Class Launch Services contract with Rocket Lab is schedule for no earlier than March 2018. Will launch 14 cubesats. #TRBAM (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TRBAM?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 08.01.2018 09:03:10
Мда. вот и выяснилось, что как минимум декабрь - нелётный сезон по ветрам.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 16.01.2018 02:19:01
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/829884026/091004-780610_bigger.jpg) Chris B - NSF‏ @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight)
Chris B - NSF Ретвитнул(а) Rocket Lab
*Engine Assembly Complete*
"Not quite. You forgot to add the pretty bow."
*Pretty Bow Installed. Engine Assembly Complete*
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)
A fresh batch of Rutherford engines rolling off the line at our Huntington Beach factory. Not long until these are integrated onto our fourth Electron launch vehicle. #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) #Rutherford (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rutherford?src=hash)
 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTncCJaVoAA_NXk.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 21.01.2018 09:54:07
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)  Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)  
Today marks the beginning of a new era in commercial access to space. Thank you to @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) and @SpireGlobal (https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal) for joining us on this ride. #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash) #PassedTheTest (https://twitter.com/hashtag/PassedTheTest?src=hash)
 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUCh3XfU0AApOAc.jpg)
https://youtu.be/eg5234BOED8
https://youtu.be/eg5234BOED8 (https://youtu.be/eg5234BOED8)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 21.01.2018 08:55:13
Первая ступень - 9 ЖРД Резерфорд
 Вторая ступень - 1 ЖРД Резерфорд

Не читали чтоли Старого, бедолаги? И эти сделали неправильную ракету  :|
 :)  :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 21.01.2018 11:32:55
 Это самая маленькая ракета выводящая полезную нагрузку на орбиту Земли или были меньше?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 21.01.2018 12:37:59
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
Это самая маленькая ракета выводящая полезную нагрузку на орбиту Земли или были меньше?
Есть японская SS-520-4, выводит аж 3 килограмма и весит 2,6т
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 21.01.2018 11:41:36
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Есть японская SS-520-4, выводит аж 3 килограмма и весит 2,6т
 Всего? Спасибо, очень интересно, надо посмотреть, что это такое.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 21.01.2018 07:41:40
Любопытно что РН не вращался как первая, из этого делаю вывод что в первом запуске что о пошло не так и видимо с равномерностью тяги 9 напечатанных на принтере двигателей, и первый вариант так далеко улетел только благодоря самоотверженной работе бортового компа парировавшего отклонения.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 21.01.2018 09:48:33
Цитатапервый вариант так далеко улетел только благодоря самоотверженной работе бортового компа парировавшего отклонения
или так замысловато летел благодаря этому компу. ошибки типа "обратная полярность" бывают не так уж и редко ))
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 21.01.2018 12:57:04
ЦитатаSerge V Iz пишет:
или так замысловато летел благодаря этому компу. ошибки типа "обратная полярность" бывают не так уж и редко ))
Учитывая что количество каналов телеметрии на Электроне пожалуй больше чем на любой другой летавшей ракете - ребята видимо разобрались где косяк и устранили... Бодро машинка со старта ушла, надо сказать... Прям как МБР...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 21.01.2018 10:09:32
Цитата Бодро машинка со старта ушла, надо сказать... Прям как МБР
Ну, до МБР далеко ) но энергичнее Союза-1в )

Интересно, что заметного догорания топлива в факеле и плотного дымного хвоста нет. Это они так раздельными электронасосами хорошо отрегулировались?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 21.01.2018 11:11:48
Первый в мире жидкостной космический носитель с композитными баками.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 21.01.2018 13:19:10
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Первый в мире жидкостной космический носитель с композитными баками.
Кстати да... Старая проблема композитных криогенных баков наконец-то решилась... Интересно, а масштабировать свое решение они могут? Ну там до 4х метрового диаметра...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 21.01.2018 12:38:40
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Интересно, а масштабировать свое решение они могут? Ну там до 4х метрового диаметра...
 Для этого требуется найти финансирование для этого масштабирования, если кто-то закажет Rocket Lab сделать большую ракету или предложит длительный контракт на запуски в будущем, они наверняка сделают её лет за пять.
 Вся проблема найти этого кого-то.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 21.01.2018 09:30:40
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
Вся проблема найти этого кого-то.
я думаю нет. проблема не только в финансировании, а в самой концепции ракеты и двигателей.
откройте фото РД-191 и Резерфорда
насколько новозеландский двигатель проще
а почему ? потому что электрический
масштабировать они его могут только вслед за прогрессом аккумуляторов
это 5% в год

если надо будет масштабировать в 10 раз тяги, то надо будет переходить как все на газовые ТНА,
а ТНА как мы помним очень капризный агрегат, и просто так его не сделать, а если цель еще дешево
то совсем тяжко.

улучшат аккумуляторы хотя бы на 50% и электрический насос, можно будет говорить о росте ракеты в толщину.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 21.01.2018 14:45:02
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
откройте фото РД-191 и Резерфорда
насколько новозеландский двигатель проще
Не-не, я только про баки говорил... Раз подходят для жидкого кислорода - подойдут и для метана (практически та же температура... А двигло у Безоса взять (BE-4)... Может выйти хорошая тяжелая ракета...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 21.01.2018 09:56:41
Alex_II, понял )
тут естественно хз про масштабирование одни РокетЛабы в курсе что там как.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дем от 21.01.2018 15:30:23
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
масштабировать они его могут только вслед за прогрессом аккумуляторов
Это с чего? Чтобы поднять тягу в 10 раз - надо просто поставить электромотор в 10 раз мощнее и в 10 раз больше аккумуляторов.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 21.01.2018 12:11:31
Дем, не так не работает к сожалению )
10 раз больший электромотор потребует охлаждения например, а то обмотки расплавятся, или размер станет несуразный, что там с КПД получится ?

большие токи потребуют большей силовой электроники, возникнут потери в проводке.

у классического ТНА используется те же компоненты топлива, больше жжешь легче ракета со временем.
с аккумуляторами так не катит, надо будет тащить с собой лишний груз.

причем я твердо уверен что для в 10 раз большей тяги и насос и аккумуляторы не в 10 раз надо делать мощнее, а в 11? 13? 15? хз раз.

я бы тока за, но к сожалению такая электрическая схема подходит для легких ракет
насколько легких ) ? хз
может смело можно на 50% увеличить сохранив плюсы схемы и не получив всех недостатков.
а может и на 100%
понятно что я тот еще специалист, и мое мнение такое себе )
по мне в 10 раз и даже в 5 раз нет, не вариант пока.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 21.01.2018 19:45:21
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
если надо будет масштабировать в 10 раз тяги, то надо будет переходить как все на газовые ТНА, а ТНА как мы помним очень капризный агрегат, и просто так его не сделать, а если цель еще дешево то совсем тяжко.
 Помимо сказанного выше, если будет контракт, то будет иметь смысл делать обычный ТНА, ведь наверно ракета раз в 10 больше будет стоить в несколько раз больше, чем Electron?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 21.01.2018 21:47:12
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
если будет контракт, то будет иметь смысл делать обычный ТНА,
Если будет контракт - проще всего купить готовые двигатели. У Безоса или еще у кого... С другой стороны возможен вариант что у ребят просто купят эти самые баки, сделанные на заказ...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 21.01.2018 23:15:09
 Этот Electron довольно тяжелый, несмотря на композитные баки, верхняя ступень имеет сухую массу больше полезной нагрузки на низкой орбите.

 http://spaceflight101.com/spacerockets/electron/
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дем от 21.01.2018 23:21:36
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
больший электромотор потребует охлаждения например
большие токи потребуют большей силовой электроники
с аккумуляторами так не катит, надо будет тащить с собой лишний груз
Охлаждать как раз есть чем
Или большего напряжения
Лишний груз - оно да... но для многоразовой оно сойдёт, а у одноразовой можно сбрасывать отработанное.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 21.01.2018 21:31:01
Большие по габаритам электрические машины еще и с высокими частотами вращения не очень дружат. Хотя и это решается умножением маленьких насосов на эн. Вот только на надежности это сказывается не очень хорошо...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 21.01.2018 23:37:32
Поздравления создателям этого чуда в миниатюре!  :)
И - долгой жизни конторе.

ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Любопытно что РН не вращался как первая, из этого делаю вывод что в первом запуске что о пошло не так и видимо с равномерностью тяги 9 напечатанных на принтере двигателей, и первый вариант так далеко улетел только благодоря самоотверженной работе бортового компа парировавшего отклонения.
Это далеко не факт.
Вращение могло быть просто стабилизирующим фактором, или было вызвано каким-то другим штатным соображением. Например, несовершенством ИНС, где такое вращение иногда позволяет уменьшить угловые ошибки.
В данном полёте, от него отказались.
Перепрошивка мозгов никакой сложности не представляет.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 21.01.2018 23:41:41
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет: Бодро машинка со старта ушла, надо сказать... Прям как МБР...
Да, тоже отметил. Энерговооружённость у ракеты отменная.   :)  

ЦитатаAlex_II пишет: Ну там до 4х метрового диаметра...
Берите уж сразу - 12. Авось Маска посрамят, с его жалким композитным пузырём, и БФРой.   :D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 21.01.2018 23:57:15
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Интересно, а масштабировать свое решение они могут? Ну там до 4х метрового диаметра...
Для этого требуется найти финансирование для этого масштабирования, если кто-то закажет Rocket Lab сделать большую ракету или предложит длительный контракт на запуски в будущем, они наверняка сделают её лет за пять.
 Вся проблема найти этого кого-то.
Это верно.
Так ведь и СпейсИксы начинали с Фалькон-1.
А здесь - гораздо более совершенная конструкция, пусть и мелкая пока.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 00:57:43
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
Берите уж сразу - 12
Тогда вместо аккумуляторов придется брать маленький ядерный реактор и делать ступень многоразовой...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 00:09:24
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Дем , не так не работает к сожалению )
10 раз больший электромотор потребует охлаждения например, а то обмотки расплавятся, или размер станет несуразный, что там с КПД получится ?
В 10 раз более мощный электромотор будет весить всего-то раза в 3 больше.
Для охлаждения есть жидкий кислород.

Цитатабольшие токи потребуют большей силовой электроники, возникнут потери в проводке.
Потребуют, но не пропорционально.
Например, при масштабировании, выгодно повышать напряжение. Теоретически, сечение подводящих силовых проводов при этом меняться не будет. Будет прирос массы за счёт изоляции, но это мелочи, по сравнению с медью.
Масса электроники тоже возрастёт незначительно, на десятки процентов.
Гигаваттные электростанции и 50-100МВт дизель-генераторы строят не зря - там эффект масштабируемости сказывается в полный рост.
 :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 00:21:10
Цитатапричем я твердо уверен что для в 10 раз большей тяги и насос и аккумуляторы не в 10 раз надо делать мощнее, а в 11? 13? 15? хз раз.
Твёрдо - наоборот.  :) 
Потери в трубопроводах, и на форсунках, будут относительно меньшие.
Грубо - как отношение расходов к площадям поверхностей этих самых трубопроводов.


Цитатая бы тока за, но к сожалению такая электрическая схема подходит для легких ракет
насколько легких ) ? хз
Подходит для любых.
Всё дела в источниках тока.
Которые, теоретически, тоже можно было бы сбрасывать по мере расходования.
Хотя, тут есть ещё над чем работать.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 00:24:53
ЦитатаДем пишет:
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
масштабировать они его могут только вслед за прогрессом аккумуляторов
Это с чего? Чтобы поднять тягу в 10 раз - надо просто поставить электромотор в 10 раз мощнее и в 10 раз больше аккумуляторов.
Нет, всё же меньше, чем в 10 раз по мощности/ёмкости.
А по массе - раза в 3-5 больше, всего-то.
Эффект отношения "работающей" массы к общей массе сказывается.
А он будет выше, в разы.
.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Вепрь Ы от 22.01.2018 00:29:27
А зачем масштабировать такси до автобуса?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 00:45:40
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
Берите уж сразу - 12
Тогда вместо аккумуляторов придется брать маленький ядерный реактор и делать ступень многоразовой...
Алекс, ежели бы мне вот кто сказал, лет 25-30 тому,
что будут запускаемые с руки электролёты, способные подняться на 5-6 км, и улететь на 100 км по горизонту, а потом вернуться к хозяину, я бы, скорее всего, не поверил.  :)

А многоразовость там и так просится. Этож младший брат Фалькона.  :)


ЗЫ. Да, именно аккумуляторы там не нужны.
Нужны компактные и лёгкие одноразовые источники тока.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 00:48:05
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
А зачем масштабировать такси до автобуса?
Надо же Маска уесть, или где?  :D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 01:51:59
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
А зачем масштабировать такси до автобуса?
А в принципе - незачем. Просто у них у первых получились криогенные композитные баки, они и интересны... Впрочем не они одни в этом направлении работают...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 22.01.2018 00:53:03
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
Надо же Маска уесть, или где? :D
 Они его уже уели, SpaceX не смогла поддерживать проект такой размерности.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 01:53:26
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
Алекс, ежели бы мне вот кто сказал, лет 25-30 тому,
что будут запускаемые с руки электролёты, способные подняться на 5-6 км, и улететь на 100 км по горизонту, а потом вернуться к хозяину
Это что за модель? Я с такими мощными батареями пока не видел...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 22.01.2018 00:59:41
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Просто у них у первых получились криогенные композитные баки, они и интересны...
 К сожалению, даже с учётом аккумуляторных батарей эти баки пока тяжелей, чем топливные баки SpaceX. Хотя может быть ещё что-то даёт прирост массы.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 22.01.2018 02:29:31
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
А зачем масштабировать такси до автобуса?
Потому что билет на автобус дешевле чем поездка на такси.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 03:02:12
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
Алекс, ежели бы мне вот кто сказал, лет 25-30 тому,
что будут запускаемые с руки электролёты, способные подняться на 5-6 км, и улететь на 100 км по горизонту, а потом вернуться к хозяину
Это что за модель? Я с такими мощными батареями пока не видел...
Где-то здесь (http://forum.rcdesign.ru/f90/thread200764.html) вычитал.
:)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Вепрь Ы от 22.01.2018 04:45:57
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
А зачем масштабировать такси до автобуса?
Потому что билет на автобус дешевле чем поездка на такси.
Тем не менее такси почему-то не вымирают и сосуществуют с автобусами. Здорово, если всем 150 пассажирам нужно на 300х500 км. А если кому-то нужно туда, кому-то - на 250х1500, кому-то ещё куда? Вакуум для многих кубсатов - не самоцель.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий Инфан от 22.01.2018 06:24:59
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
К сожалению, даже с учётом аккумуляторных батарей эти баки пока тяжелей, чем топливные баки SpaceX. Хотя может быть ещё что-то даёт прирост массы.
Зато наверняка дешевле.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 08:16:02
ЦитатаДмитрий Инфан пишет:
Зато наверняка дешевле.
Причем не факт даже, что тяжелее... Всё же двигатели, насосы, батареи... А работает в фирме всего-то 200 человек... Я смотрю, для того чтоб сделать летающую ракету, надо всё меньше и меньше народу...
https://jr0.livejournal.com/12249.html
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 22.01.2018 03:27:09
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
А работает в фирме всего-то 200 человек
ДА !!!!! (сори что столько восторжен ))) )
этот запуск не просто запуск, этот запуск знаковый
это ачивка человечества - берем группу молодых парней, немного денег, широкодоступные технологии, не та что бы много времени и оп мы на орбите пусть и всего 200 кг.

просто осознайте 100 лет назад это было не возможно вообще, хоть пуп надорви самая богатая и могущественная страна в мире.
60 лет назад первый пиу-пиу кусок чугуния в виде первого спутника было чудом, на результат работали выделенные институты и заводы.
30 лет назад только некоторые страны могли себе позволить создать такую ракету. а большинство из 180 стран мира нет.
 
и сейчас ))) причем для подчеркивания эффекта все происходит не в США а где ? в Новой мать его Зеландии.
вот если бы Старому сказали что мелкий стартап из Новой Зеландии будет запускать в космос хотя бы в 2007 году ) что бы он сказал ))) ? а это всего 10 лет назад.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 22.01.2018 07:47:16
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
А зачем масштабировать такси до автобуса?
Потому что билет на автобус дешевле чем поездка на такси.
И ещё потому, что один рейс, даже маршрутки, даёт выручку раз в 5 больше, чем поездка на такси на то же расстояние, по соотношению затрат.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 09:16:19
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
И ещё потому, что один рейс, даже маршрутки, даёт выручку раз в 5 больше, чем поездка на такси на то же расстояние, по соотношению затрат.
Но не всем подходит... И потому такси бессмертны...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Pirat5 от 22.01.2018 08:32:06
Ура! дождалися!

А теперь самое интересное: ждём когда состоится 3й и 4й пуск. Двигатели для них (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/953034798443802625) уже готовы.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 10:11:47
ЦитатаPirat5 пишет:
. Двигатели для них (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/953034798443802625) уже готовы.
А баки уже испекли или не сообщают пока?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 22.01.2018 09:31:32
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
А работает в фирме всего-то 200 человек...
 Это главное достижение, они смогли построить работоспособный проект небольшого масштаба.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 12:00:59
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
Это главное достижение
Это вовсе не достижение - они этим специально не заморачивались. Это просто показывает насколько мало надо народу для создания летающей ракеты при современном уровне развития технологий... Думаю, можно и меньше 200 человек - но собственно зачем?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 22.01.2018 12:23:05
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Это вовсе не достижение - они этим специально не заморачивались.
 Да что вы говорите, вы считаете, что Rocket Lab могла бесплатно набрать ещё двести человек? Если же их набрать не бесплатно, то сколько бы стоила их ракета?

ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Это просто показывает насколько мало надо народу для создания летающей ракеты при современном уровне развития технологий...
 Безусловно это показатель, но чтобы сделать что-то таким маленьким коллективом нужна очень хорошая организация труда.

ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Думаю, можно и меньше 200 человек - но собственно зачем?
 Как это зачем? Чтобы уменьшить затраты на зарплату работников и получить возможность гибко менять цену, чего вы страстно хотите.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 14:44:11
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
Да что вы говорите, вы считаете, что Rocket Lab могла бесплатно набрать ещё двести человек?
Можно думаю, было и бесплатно - волонтеров никто не отменял. Но на хрена? Если этих достаточно?
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
Как это зачем? Чтобы уменьшить затраты на зарплату работников
Ну и какова доля зарплаты работников в цене ракеты? Больше 10 процентов или меньше?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 22.01.2018 16:56:48
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Можно думаю, было и бесплатно - волонтеров никто не отменял. Но на хрена? Если этих достаточно?
 Вы собираетесь делать нечто более-менее серьёзное используя работников, которые будут работать непонятно почему?

ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Ну и какова доля зарплаты работников в цене ракеты? Больше 10 процентов или меньше?
 В затратах на производство собственно ракеты, могу предположить, что около 90%.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.01.2018 20:14:06
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
используя работников, которые будут работать непонятно почему?
Кому непонятно? Вам? Ну так волонтеров слава Одину, не вы набираете. А тем кто набирает - вполне понятны мотивы...
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
В затратах на производство собственно ракеты, могу предположить, что около 90%.
Обоснуй с какого перепугу... 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Александр Геннадьевич Шлядинский от 22.01.2018 23:32:49
Есть тут у нас один Величайший Главный конструктор, который надеется на волонтерах выехать. Уже лет двадцать, как надеется. Вот они ему ракету сделают, а он ее начнет везде продавать, ну и решит, кто из волонтеров награды заслуживает, а кто нет. Самое главное, что ракета эта будет его, Великого Конструктора и Великого организатора космических побед. И имя его - Технократ!!!
А пока волонтеры ему не спроектировали и не изготовили ни одного болта от этой ракеты.   :-(  
((( :-) )))
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.01.2018 02:52:57
ЦитатаАлександр Шлядинский пишет:
Есть тут у нас один Величайший Главный конструктор, который надеется на волонтерах выехать.
На ОДНИХ волонтерах - ну никак не выехать - грамотные инженеры нужны, причем на полный рабочий день... А с волонтера такой работы не очень-то дождешься... Но думаю если б РокетЛабс понадобилось набрать какое-то количество неквалифицированной рабочей силы - ну, там, ракетку на старт выкатить вручную или там шланги подсоединять - они б нашлись. Чисто за ради фана за живую ракету подержаться...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 23.01.2018 02:26:38
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
используя работников, которые будут работать непонятно почему?
Кому непонятно? Вам? Ну так волонтеров слава Одину, не вы набираете. А тем кто набирает - вполне понятны мотивы...
 Представьте себе, что у вас на ответственной работе, не обязательно сложной, но ответственной, работает волонтер. В один прекрасный день он вам заявляет, что разуверился в вашей ракетной религии, решил основать свою и от вас уходит. Заявит и уйдёт.
 У вас не будет человека, который выполнял часть работ.

ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:

ЦитатаHrono пишет:
В затратах на производство собственно ракеты, могу предположить, что около 90%.
Обоснуй с какого перепугу...
 Для меня это очевидно, так что я попросил бы вас обосновать свою оценку в 10% от затрат на производство собственно ракеты, я же приведу вам довольно наглядный пример.

 В Rocket Lab работает около 200 человек, если они получают заработную плату примерно как начинающий специалист SpaceX, т. е. около шестидесяти тысяч долларов в год, то при моей оценке доли заработной платы в 90%, суммарные затраты на производство ракет примерно 13,3 миллиона долларов, если ещё 50% остальные затраты на содержание фирмы, то общие затраты на Rocket Lab составят 20 миллионов долларов в год.
 Это примерно равно выручке от четырёх запусков их ракеты.
 Если же принять вашу оценку доли заработной платы в 10%, то общие затраты только на производство ракет у Rocket Lab составляют 120 миллионов долларов в год независимо от числа произведённых ракет. При установленной цене их ракеты они должны производить 24 ракеты в год, чего они в ближайшее время наверняка делать не будут, значит по-вашему, они разорятся очень быстро.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 23.01.2018 02:27:47
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Чисто за ради фана за живую ракету подержаться...
 Тех, кто будет заниматься работой с такой мотивацией к ракете подпускать нельзя.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.01.2018 08:17:39
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
Тех, кто будет заниматься работой с такой мотивацией к ракете подпускать нельзя.
Ну, это ты так считаешь...
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
В один прекрасный день он вам заявляет, что разуверился в вашей ракетной религии, решил основать свою и от вас уходит. Заявит и уйдёт.
 У вас не будет человека, который выполнял часть работ.
В чем проблема? Никто не говорит что на волонтеров надо непременно вешать нечто важное. Никто, кстати, не говорит, что их вообще необходимо набирать - говорилось только, что это было бы легко...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.01.2018 08:26:46
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
В Rocket Lab работает около 200 человек, если они получают заработную плату примерно как начинающий специалист SpaceX, т. е. около шестидесяти тысяч долларов в год, то при моей оценке доли заработной платы в 90%, суммарные затраты на производство ракет примерно 13,3 миллиона долларов, если ещё 50% остальные затраты на содержание фирмы, то общие затраты на Rocket Lab составят 20 миллионов долларов в год.
 Это примерно равно выручке от четырёх запусков их ракеты.
Ну, во первых, вряд ли они так плохо зарабатывают. В Новой Зеландии довольно высокие зарплаты. Во вторых - они пока что все равно живут в долг, потому как стартап. Ну и в третьих - какова же тогда себестоимость самой ракеты? Если её продают приблизительно за 5 миллионов (на самом деле чуть меньше)...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 23.01.2018 04:29:19
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
какова же тогда себестоимость самой ракеты
а вот это очень интересно )
человечество доказало - технически уже можно
теперь осталось доказать что можно и не недорого.
если запуск 4.7 ляма то для них неплохо было бы если бы себестоимость всей пусковой компании при выходе на поток 4 и ниже.
сейчас то понятно первые пуску, повышенное внимание излишняя телеметрия, множество отмен.

уверен что по наработке реальной статистики пусков отмены по ветру будут реже, может чего нашаманят с гарантированными остатками, с тягой двигателей, переохладят кислород и керосин )))

и увидим мы Электрон 1.1, 1.2, FT а там глядишь и Электрон Хеви подтянется )
а че Хеви вариант было бы эпично )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.01.2018 09:36:34
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
и увидим мы Электрон 1.1, 1.2, FT а там глядишь и Электрон Хеви подтянется
Хэви - им точно незачем... Крупные кубсаты - их потолок... А вот себестоимость изготовления ракеты - то да, интересно...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: testest2 от 23.01.2018 09:17:52
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Ну, во первых, вряд ли они так плохо зарабатывают. В Новой Зеландии довольно высокие зарплаты. Во вторых - они пока что все равно живут в долг, потому как стартап. Ну и в третьих - какова же тогда себестоимость самой ракеты? Если её продают приблизительно за 5 миллионов (на самом деле чуть меньше)...
У них основной офис давно в США. И какими бы хорошими ни были зарплаты в НЗ, хорошие они там по сравнению с нами, а не с США. США зарплаты выше, чем в Австралии/НЗ и Европе.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 23.01.2018 05:27:35
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Хэви - им точно незачем
СпХ Хеви тоже не особо зачем ))
так просто - потому что могем!!!
шутка.

Соглашусь что ЭлектронХеви не стоит ждать )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.01.2018 11:02:38
Цитатаtestest пишет:
У них основной офис давно в США. И какими бы хорошими ни были зарплаты в НЗ, хорошие они там по сравнению с нами, а не с США.
В НЗ они и по сравнению с Европой неплохие... Там нехватка желающих работать... А относительно Штатов - ну, у инженеров они наверняка лучше там...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 23.01.2018 10:04:40
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Крупные кубсаты - их потолок...
150 кг на ССО это уже не кубсат а вполне себе микроспутник
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 23.01.2018 12:15:41
ЦитатаПлейшнер пишет:
150 кг на ССО это уже не кубсат а вполне себе микроспутник
Так они не по одному пускают... Парочка каких-нибудь 6U - и привет... Но можно, конечно и моногруз, микроспутник какой... На 150кг уже можно нормальные СБ и ионник присобачить... На кубиках это пока как-то неубедительно выглядит...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 23.01.2018 07:36:00
Max. Payload 225 kg
 Если быть точнее
 
Тут обнаружил прекрасное
Если у СпХ это Rocket Cows, то у РокетЛаб мужик с бутылкой самогонки
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/launch/mahia-information/
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 23.01.2018 10:37:22
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
На 150кг уже можно нормальные СБ и ионник присобачить... На кубиках это пока как-то неубедительно выглядит...
               
                  
Для примера см. RapidEye (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/RapidEye)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 23.01.2018 10:46:36
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Max. Payload 225 kg
 Если быть точнее
На ССО - 150 кг
ЦитатаNOMINAL PAYLOAD150 kg


NOMINAL SUN-SYNC. ORBIT500 km

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 23.01.2018 07:49:33
Плейшнер, ага все так )
просто если на НОО то 225 кг а это уже нормальный можно сделать спутник.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: silentpom от 23.01.2018 09:41:02
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Тут обнаружил прекрасное
Если у СпХ это Rocket Cows, то у РокетЛаб мужик с бутылкой самогонки
 https://www.rocketlabusa.com/launch/mahia-information/
зач0т
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Саша Добрянский от 24.01.2018 11:50:33
А кто нибудь знает параметры орбиты полезной нагрузки?
Пытаюсь найти, но в Celestrak ничего.
Эти что-ли-
2018-010A 43163 *+ OBJECT A TBD 2018-01-21 RLLB 92.8 82.9 531 292 N/A 
2018-010B 43164 *+ OBJECT B TBD 2018-01-21 RLLB 94.9 82.9 533 492 N/A 
2018-010C 43165 *+ OBJECT C TBD 2018-01-21 RLLB 94.9 82.9 534 490 N/A 
2018-010D 43166 OBJECT D TBD 2018-01-21 RLLB 92.7 82.9 525 293 N/A 
2018-010E 43167 OBJECT E TBD 2018-01-21 RLLB 95.0 82.9 534 501 N/A 
2018-010F 43168 OBJECT F TBD 2018-01-21 RLLB 92.8 82.9 531 292 N/A
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ExploreR от 24.01.2018 03:16:06
Просьба уточнить - этот пуск для мировой космической статистики - американский ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 24.01.2018 03:26:14
ЦитатаExploreR пишет:
Просьба уточнить - этот пуск для мировой космической статистики - американский ?
Предыдущий (прошлогодний) пуск Электрона - посчитали как американский. Так что по аналогии наверное.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Вепрь Ы от 24.01.2018 04:43:39
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Электрон Хеви подтянется
Электрон Хэви - это Мюон.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: SGS_67 от 24.01.2018 05:58:44
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
ЦитатаSGS_67 пишет:
И ещё потому, что один рейс, даже маршрутки, даёт выручку раз в 5 больше, чем поездка на такси на то же расстояние, по соотношению затрат.
Но не всем подходит... И потому такси бессмертны...
Чем толще пассажир - тем больше денек.  :)  

ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет: 
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет: 
Электрон Хеви подтянется 
Электрон Хэви - это Мюон.
:D
Браво!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 24.01.2018 02:18:36
вот оно че

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-circularizes-orbit-with-new-electron-kick-stage/

Meet our new kick stage, as launched on #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash). Powered by Rocket Lab's new 3D printed Curie engine, it's designed to circularize payload orbits and perform multiple burns to deploy numerous satellites into different orbits.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUP-m9MU0AAIldK.jpg
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 24.01.2018 08:49:29
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Meet our new kick stage, as launched on # StillTesting . Powered by Rocket Lab's new 3D printed Curie engine, it's designed to circularize payload orbits and perform multiple burns to deploy numerous satellites into different orbits.
О как... Эти тихушники блок довыведения забацали... Молодцы, что тут скажешь...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 24.01.2018 08:07:45
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Meet our new kick stage, as launched on # StillTesting . Powered by Rocket Lab's new 3D printed Curie engine, it's designed to circularize payload orbits and perform multiple burns to deploy numerous satellites into different orbits.
О как... Эти тихушники блок довыведения забацали... Молодцы, что тут скажешь...
Т.е. не стали возиться с повторным включением?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 24.01.2018 09:39:21
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Т.е. не стали возиться с повторным включением?
 У них верхняя ступень имеет массу больше полезной нагрузки.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 24.01.2018 09:27:41
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Т.е. не стали возиться с повторным включением?
У них верхняя ступень имеет массу больше полезной нагрузки.
Ну, и что?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 24.01.2018 07:43:21
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Т.е. не стали возиться с повторным включением?
дешевизна их все )
возится не их метод.

будут как софт, выкатили что то работающее - ура
новые релизы новые возможности, новые возможности новые баги, новые баги новые релизы )))

мне нравятся сроки
не годы и годы на эскизы, а взяли и выкатили первую бета версию.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 24.01.2018 11:51:52
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Ну, и что?
 Как это что? Они собрались доставлять полезную нагрузку к Луне.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 24.01.2018 11:42:37
ЦитатаHrono пишет:
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Ну, и что?
Как это что? Они собрались доставлять полезную нагрузку к Луне.
Но сейчас-то выводили на НОО, а не к Луне.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Nil admirari от 24.01.2018 20:36:11
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Электрон Хеви подтянется
Электрон Хэви - это Мюон.
Таон.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Hrono от 24.01.2018 22:58:29
ЦитатаДмитрий В. пишет:
Но сейчас-то выводили на НОО, а не к Луне.
 Так уже в этом году должны отправлять любительский аппарат к Луне. Если использовать для выведения на высокую орбиту вторую ступень, то полезная нагрузка, пожалуй, будет меньше нуля.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: instml от 25.01.2018 07:20:46
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
Хэви - им точно незачем
СпХ Хеви тоже не особо зачем ))
так просто - потому что могем!!!
шутка.

Соглашусь что ЭлектронХеви не стоит ждать )
Шоб запускать АМС на Нептун и Эриду, неужели непонятно ;) ;)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: instml от 25.01.2018 07:41:05
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:

ЦитатаПлейшнер   пишет:
150 кг на ССО это уже не кубсат а вполне себе микроспутник
Так они не по одному пускают... Парочка каких-нибудь 6U - и привет... Но можно, конечно и моногруз, микроспутник какой... На 150кг уже можно нормальные СБ и ионник присобачить... На кубиках это пока как-то неубедительно выглядит...

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/skysat-3.htm
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/blacksky-global.htm
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: instml от 25.01.2018 07:41:47
ЦитатаExploreR пишет:
Просьба уточнить - этот пуск для мировой космической статистики - американский ?
Новая Зеландия.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: instml от 25.01.2018 07:43:22
На НОО 180 * 180 * 45 градусов сколько будет кг, кто-нибудь считал?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 25.01.2018 11:52:16
ЦитатаВепрь Ы пишет:
ЦитатаСтарый пишет: 
Потому что билет на автобус дешевле чем поездка на такси.
Тем не менее такси почему-то не вымирают и сосуществуют с автобусами.
Такси сущетвуют там где есть одиночные пассажиры. 

Цитата Здорово, если всем 150 пассажирам нужно на 300х500 км. А если кому-то нужно туда, кому-то - на 250х1500, кому-то ещё куда? 
И много было таких за всю историю космонавтики? Они окупят разработку отдельного автомобиля для такси?

ЦитатаВакуум для многих кубсатов - не самоцель.
 Можно писок "многих"? ;)
Как правило запуск на ССО подходит для всех кубосатов. А на ССО ходят не автобуы, туда ходят поезда! 

Ещё есть моментик. Те у кого есть деньги делают не кубосаты а нормальные спутники. А у тех кто делает кубосаты нет денег разъезжать на такси. Им больше подходит прицепиться на буфер трамвая. 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 25.01.2018 13:54:48
Поезд с маленькими спутниками, едущий на ССО

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kn-Usei37Dg/VwQvON7R-1I/AAAAAAAAVu4/BKxO4KjKjVUPf8uPpVXNNqxnOC3plEtYQ/s1600/odd_cargo_in_extreme_transportation_situations_01.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.02.2018 21:25:42
http://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-reaches-500-rutherford-engine-test-fires/
ЦитатаRocket Lab reaches 500 Rutherford engine test fires
 
Huntington Beach, California and Auckland, New Zealand January 31, 2018:

Rocket Lab, a US aerospace company with operations in New Zealand, has this month completed its 500th test fire of the orbital-class Rutherford rocket engine.

Designed and manufactured in-house by Rocket Lab, development of the 3D printed, electric turbo-pump fed Rutherford engine began in 2013, with the first test fire taking place in December of the same year. The engines attained flight heritage during Rocket Lab's first test flight in May 2017.
The 500th Rutherford test fire burned for a duration of 100 seconds. The milestone firing brings the Rutherford engine series to 19,000 seconds (more than 300 minutes) of cumulative firing time since the first hot fire test in December 2013.

"The Rutherford engine was designed from the beginning to be both high performing and fast to manufacture on a mass scale," said Lachlan Matchett, Vice President of Propulsion. "By enabling faster, scalable engine production we speed up production of the whole vehicle. We can print an entire engine in as little as 24 hours. This allows us to build and launch at unprecedented frequencies to democratize access to space, enabling the creation of crucial orbital infrastructure."

Rocket Lab has produced a total of 40 flight-ready engines to date, and aims to produce another 100 engines by the end of this year. The Rutherford engine's production scalability is facilitated by additive manufacturing, or 3D printed, primary components. With a 3D printed combustion chamber, injectors, pumps, and main propellant valves, Rutherford has the most 3D printed components of any rocket engine in the world.

The in-house design also features the use of electrically driven propellant pumps, rather than turbomachinery, further reducing complexity and build-time. This unique approach allows unmatched precision and control of propellent flow and a significant increase in performance through mass savings.

About the Rutherford engine:

Weighing just 35 kg each, nine Rutherford engines propel Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle to space powered by a fuel mixture of highly refined kerosene and liquid oxygen. Rutherford uses an entirely new propulsion cycle to create outstanding efficiency for a kerosene-oxygen engine.

Rutherford is used as both a first stage and as a second stage engine, with sea level versions on Electron's first stage producing 24 kN (5,500 lbf) of thrust and has a specific impulse of 311 s (3.05 km/s), while the vacuum optimized version operating on Electron's second stage produces a max thrust of 24 kN (5,500 lbf) of thrust and has a specific impulse of 343 s (3.36 km/s).

The Rutherford engine is named after New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, a Nobel laureate famous for his work in discovering radioactive half-life and being the first to split the atom.

Rutherford engines are manufactured at Rocket Lab's headquarters in California, USA, and shipped to Auckland, New Zealand for testing before integration with the Electron launch vehicle and eventual launch from Rocket Lab's own orbital launch facility, Launch Complex-1, on the Mahia peninsula.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.02.2018 01:52:18
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/797078532543410180/eoKCyN_4_bigger.jpg)Caleb Henry‏ @CHenry_SN (https://twitter.com/CHenry_SN) 39m ago (https://twitter.com/CHenry_SN/status/960999199767592960)

.@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)'s Daniel Gillies: next Electron launch (flight three) coming in the next few months. #Smallsat18 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Smallsat18?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.02.2018 11:41:31
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Verified account @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 8h ago (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/961760342824005632)

We recently completed a successful fit check at our Huntington Beach payload integration cleanroom of the CubeSat dispensers for this year's NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIX mission. Exciting science to be done on this mission. https://goo.gl/EjJw6Y  (https://t.co/JscdDrIzfu)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVjY_C9VAAAY041.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.02.2018 11:50:19
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-completes-fit-check-for-nasa-vcls-elana-xix-mission/
ЦитатаRocket Lab completes fit check for NASA VCLS ELaNa XIX mission

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Tyvak-fit-check2.jpg)

Early this month, Rocket Lab performed a successful fit check of the CubeSat dispensers for the NASA Venture Class Launch Service flight of the CubeSat Launch Initiative Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIX mission. The fit check was carried out at Rocket Lab's Huntington Beach payload integration cleanroom.
Venture Class launches aim to provide dedicated launches for CubeSats that would normally fly as secondary payloads, enabling these science missions to get exactly where they need to go on orbit.

The fit check was performed between a Rocket Lab Electron Payload Plate - the interface between Electron and the payloads - and a series of Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems and Planetary Systems Corporation dispensers. Teams from Tyvak and Rocket Lab participated in the fit check.

Fit checks provide valuable risk reduction in payload integration by verifying physical interfaces and allowing for a dry run of installation procedures prior to the launch campaign.

The Huntington Beach Payload Integration Cleanroom is a Class 100k cleanroom located in our Rocket Lab USA Headquarters. This cleanroom is used for payloads that are processed in the United States before being shipped to their final launch site, such as Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand. The facility will be used for the processing of the NASA ELaNa XIX payloads, which will be integrated to their dispensers in the United States before shipment to the launch site later this year for installation on Electron.

The Electron Payload Plate is a customizable interface which can support a variety of CubeSat and Microsatellite dispensers and separation systems. The Payload Plate can be entirely removed from Electron, allowing for integration to occur away from the launch site, such as in our Huntington Beach cleanroom or at a remote customer facility. Rocket Lab can accommodate both single and multipayload configurations on the plate.

The target launch date for the NASA Venture Class Launch Service ELaNa XIX mission is yet to be announced. The launch will see the following CubeSats deployed:

CubeSat: Andesite
Organization: Boston University

CubeSat: Ceres
Organization: NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

CubeSat: STF-1
Organization: NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

CubeSat: CubeSail
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CubeSat: CHOMPTT
Organization: University of Florida

CubeSat: NMTSat
Organization: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

CubeSat: DaVinci
Organization: North Idaho STEM Charter Academy

CubeSat: Rsat
Organization: U. S. Naval Academy

CubeSat: ISX
Organization: California Polytechnic State University

CubeSat: Shields-1
Organization: NASA Langley Research Center

CubeSat: ALBus
Organization: NASA Glenn Research Center

CubeSat: SHFT-1
Organization: NASA JPL
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 09.02.2018 23:12:21
2497кг тяги, а где-то мощность электрическая насосного агрегата проскакивала?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 10.02.2018 16:46:37
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
2497кг тяги, а где-то мощность электрическая насосного агрегата проскакивала?
100 лс на двигатель, вроде.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 10.02.2018 22:31:30
Выходит движок тягой 100 т потребует всего около 4000 л.с. электродвижка? Очень неплохо.  Можно замену Союзу создавать в 4.1м диаметре.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.02.2018 00:24:20
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Verified account @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 1h ago (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/963506085360357376)

Our third #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) launch is coming up soon (launch window dates to be announced in coming weeks). But what to call this flight...(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f914.png)

    [/li]
  • NOT TESTING
  • PASSED THE TEST
  • BUSINESS TIME
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.02.2018 14:21:53
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Verified account @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 8h ago (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/965431545136693248)

A great stage one stack test completed for our upcoming third flight. Nine #Rutherford (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rutherford?src=hash) engines firing in sync is a thing of beauty.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWXmvNVV4AAMBeM.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: axxenm от 26.02.2018 18:57:28
Означает ли нагнетание топлива  при помощи ЭД возможность глубокого дросселирования тяги?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 26.02.2018 22:37:51
Да, но снизу тяга будет ограничена нормальным охлаждением КС. Так что дросселировать как водородники все равно не получится.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: axxenm от 26.02.2018 19:41:30
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Да, но снизу тяга будет ограничена нормальным охлаждением КС. Так что дросселировать как водородники все равно не получится.
И каков нижний порог? процентов 40 ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 27.02.2018 02:16:21
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Выходит движок тягой 100 т потребует всего около 4000 л.с. электродвижка? Очень неплохо. Можно замену Союзу создавать в 4.1м диаметре.
У двигателя РД-107 тягой 100 т мощность ТНА - 4МВт. 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.03.2018 13:35:36
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 13 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/971142853110915072)

Great to have @davincicubesat (https://twitter.com/davincicubesat) team lead Jessica Millard tour our Huntington Beach factory with Mission Manager Amanda Stiles. Jessica leads a team of Idaho high school students launching the Da Vinci CubeSat on Electron this year as part of our @NASA (https://twitter.com/NASA) VCLS Mission. #ELaNAXIX (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ELaNAXIX?src=hash)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXowXwDU8AEgZhR.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.03.2018 22:10:50
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/829884026/091004-780610_bigger.jpg)Chris B - NSF‏ @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) 25 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/971455716908204032)

Chris Gebhardt (@ChrisG_NSF (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF)) has interviewed Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck. First of two articles shortly. (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f60e.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f680.png)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXtNekPXUAEOHOX.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/964295333252665344/tTCF1uKz_bigger.jpg)Chris G - NSF‏ @ChrisG_NSF (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF) 5 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/971460882264928256)

.@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) is preparing for the 1st operational flight of Electron from #NewZealand (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewZealand?src=hash). The mission will capitalize on the successful test flight of #Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash) in January, which saw the unannounced deployment of Humanity Star & the planned debut of the Curie kick-stage. #Exploration (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Exploration?src=hash)
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/829884026/091004-780610_bigger.jpg)Chris B - NSF‏ @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) 11 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/971459468360904704)

FEATURE ARTICLE: Rocket Lab to capitalize on test flight success with first operational mission -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/03/rocket-lab-capitalize-test-flight-success-first-operational-mission/ ... (https://t.co/Z40XQACDw3)

- by Chris Gebhardt (@ChrisG_NSF (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF))

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXtQqpMXUAEwiKD.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXtQ0M1W4AEDJYt.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXtQ_xVWkAAH3qq.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXtREWAXcAAlaNF.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.03.2018 15:06:38
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/809971646970806272/0B3WU-ZX_bigger.jpg)Michael Sheetz‏Подлинная учетная запись @thesheetztweetz (https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz) 12 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/972254163315945475)

The @FCC (https://twitter.com/FCC) revoked the license it gave Swarm Technologies to launch 4 cubesats aboard PSLV-40 in January - but Swarm launched the satellites anyway. Now the FCC is suspending Swarm's planned launch of 4 more satellites aboard a @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) Electron in April
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/809971646970806272/0B3WU-ZX_bigger.jpg)Michael Sheetz‏Подлинная учетная запись @thesheetztweetz (https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz) 12 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/972264162809270273)

Statement from @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) CEO Peter Beck to @CNBC (https://twitter.com/CNBC): https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/09/swarm-technologies-slammed-by-fcc-for-unauthorized-satellite-launch.html ... (https://t.co/2ODiDF7HLk)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX4tGScUMAAPjFM.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: triage от 11.03.2018 18:00:42
Не знаю было или нет
Цитата http://spacenews.com/surge-of-new-space-companies-has-impressed-even-veteran-industry-observers/

Surge of new space companies has impressed even veteran industry observers
by Jeff Foust (http://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- March 7, 2018

This article originally appeared in the Feb. 12, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.
....
For example, a growing number of large corporations have established their own venture capital arms used to make strategic investments that can offer companies not just financial returns but access to promising technologies and products.

One such fund is Lockheed Martin Ventures, which has invested in Rocket Lab. "We need low-cost access to space and high potential frequency of access, which would open different mission types," said Chris Moran, general manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures. "The U.S. government was pushing us to have that kind of access, so we made that investment in Rocket Lab in their Series B."
....
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дем от 11.03.2018 22:10:29
Цитатаaxxenm пишет:
И каков нижний порог? процентов 40 ?
Маск заявляет дросселирование Раптора до 20%
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.03.2018 23:04:48
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 14 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/972922529718321152)

Meet Maxwell, our in-house designed and built cubesat dispenser. Available in 1U, 3U and 6U form factors (or larger on request). These are some of the lightest dispensers on the market. Visit us at Satellite 2018 tomorrow to see them. #Maxwell (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Maxwell?src=hash) #SATShow (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SATShow?src=hash)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYCDyj0U0AEJT7J.png)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: axxenm от 13.03.2018 08:01:07
Цитатаaxxenm пишет:
Означает ли нагнетание топлива при помощи ЭД возможность глубокого дросселирования тяги?
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Да, но снизу тяга будет ограничена нормальным охлаждением КС. Так что дросселировать как водородники все равно не получится.
И каков нижний порог? процентов 40 будет ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.03.2018 08:34:40
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/973706806055718912)

It's Business Time. Next launch coming soon. http://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/its-business-time-at-rocket-lab/ ... (https://t.co/yny51CfjYt)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYNNH9fVoAAkt-j.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.03.2018 09:22:06
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/839988356628934657/ghDMI3HV_bigger.jpg)Spire‏ @SpireGlobal (https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal/status/973712954435584000)

Excited to be hitching another ride with @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) for It's Business Time!
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/973706806055718912)

It's Business Time. Next launch coming soon. http://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/its-business-time-at-rocket-lab/ ... (https://t.co/yny51CfjYt)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYNNH9fVoAAkt-j.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.03.2018 00:03:34
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/829884026/091004-780610_bigger.jpg)Chris B - NSF‏ @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) 3 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/973976152309223424)

FEATURE ARTICLE: Rocket Lab manifests third flight, aims for expanded flight rate and launch sites -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/03/rocket-lab-manifests-expanded-flight-rate-launch-sites/ ... (https://t.co/Gd3MQ49wPe)

Part 2 of Chris Gebhardt's (@ChrisG_NSF (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF)) interview with @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) CEO Peter Beck.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYRBUG7XkAAv0Tr.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYRBVeQXcAAR8Wn.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYRBXEIXkAEgGki.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYRBeveX0AAgrAc.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.03.2018 01:45:38
Цитата (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 45 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/976578358690463744)

Just a couple of rocket guys hanging out at #MARS2018 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/MARS2018?src=hash)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY2AwUEVAAARB_6.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 22.03.2018 02:46:28
tnt22,  какой двигатель мелкий ))
и какой простой.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 22.03.2018 07:53:24
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
tnt22 , какой двигатель мелкий ))
и какой простой.
Это ракетомоделизм.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.03.2018 09:02:01
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
Это ракетомоделизм.
Ну так-то да... Но зацени, какие стали модели - аж до орбиты с парой сотен кг на борту дотягивают... Это серьёзный ракетомоделизм...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 22.03.2018 08:26:55
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет: 
 Но зацени, какие стали модели - аж до орбиты с парой сотен кг на борту дотягивают... Это серьёзный ракетомоделизм...
Дык времена то меняются! :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 22.03.2018 09:48:31
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
Дык времена то меняются!
Ага... Какой советский пионер 40 лет назад мечтал запустить модель ракеты с моделью спутников (кубсаты ;) ) на орбиту? Однако ж вот... Будущее таки наступило...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 22.03.2018 09:11:28
ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
Дык времена то меняются!
Ага... Какой советский пионер 40 лет назад мечтал запустить модель ракеты с моделью спутников (кубсаты  ;)  ) на орбиту? Однако ж вот... Будущее таки наступило...
И я про то. Пионеры подрастают.  Не всю же жизнь запускать моторчики на карамели на сотню метров.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 22.03.2018 09:14:41
Учась в училище (рубеж 70/80 гг) я подумывал о том что в то время любителям уже было доступно запустить ракету на орбиту. Правда я думал о двигателях с вытеснительной подачей.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 05.04.2018 21:51:08
http://tass.ru/kosmos/5097583 (http://tass.ru/kosmos/5097583)
ЦитатаКомпания Rocket Lab запланировала первый коммерческий запуск спутников на конец апреля
ВАШИНГТОН, 5 апреля. /ТАСС/. Частная американская компания Rocket Lab в конце апреля планирует осуществить первый полностью коммерческий запуск своей 17-метровой ракеты-носителя Electron с несколькими спутниками на борту. Об этом говорится в сообщении, опубликованном во вторник на сайте (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-first-commercial-mission-this-month/) компании.
Несмотря на то, что Rocket Lab базируется в США, свои ракеты в космос она планирует отправлять с принадлежащей ей стартовой площадки в Новой Зеландии. 14-дневное окно для запуска откроется с 20 апреля. Ежедневно в течение этого периода у компании будет четыре часа, чтобы запустить ракету по нужной траектории для последующего вывода спутников на орбиту. "Имеющий лицензию на проведение запусков каждые 72 часа пусковой комплекс Rocket Lab - единственная частная стартовая площадка для орбитальных запусков", - отмечается в сообщении компании. Первая ступень Electron оснащена сразу девятью двигателями, работающими на жидком кислороде и керосине. Вторая ступень имеет лишь один двигатель. Максимальная нагрузка не превышает 227 кг.
Впервые ракета была запущена в мае 2017 года. Пуск прошел неудачно - она так и не смогла доставить груз на орбиту. Однако 20 января носитель смог вывести в космос сферу около метра в диаметре, покрытую 65 треугольными отражателями. После этого руководство компании заявило, что готово принимать заказы у частных операторов спутников.
В этот раз клиентами выступили сразу две компании. Spire Global хочет запустить два очередных микроспутника формата "кубсат" Lemur-2. С их помощью ведется сбор данных о погоде, а также отслеживаются передвижения кораблей. Кроме того, GeoOptics, еще одна фирма, работающая в сфере метеорологии, хочет расширить свою группировку аппаратов на орбите за счет спутника, построенного инженерами Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems.
К концу года Rocket Lab планирует запускать по одной ракете в месяц. Сами носители собираются в Калифорнии. По словам исполнительного директора компании Питера Бека, ее цель - закрепиться на рынке малых спутников.
Согласно опубликованным в феврале данным базирующейся в Атланте аэрокосмической компании SpaceWorks, число таких аппаратов, запущенных в 2017 году, превысило даже наиболее оптимистичные прогнозы, но теперь для развития данного направления нужны новые компании. 2017 год в этом плане стал рекордным - в космос с Земли отправились более 300 спутников весом от одного до 50 кг.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.04.2018 16:39:29
https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/04/06/rocket-lab-preps-for-first-commercial-satellite-launch/
ЦитатаRocket Lab preps for first commercial satellite launch
April 6, 2018 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/04/) | Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DU54_81VQAAhKqO.jpg)
File photo of a test-firing of Rocket Lab's Rutherford engine. Credit: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab's first full-up commercial launch is set for April 19, U.S. time, from the company's privately-operated launch base in New Zealand with three U.S.-owned satellites to collect weather data.

The next Electron launch will loft two satellites owned by Spire Global and one for GeoOptics. Both companies are based in California, and are competitors in the market to gather weather and climate information with commercial spacecraft.
The upcoming third flight of the company's commercially-developed Electron rocket will come after two test flights in May 2017 and in January. The maiden Electron launch fell short of orbit due to a ground tracking error that led safety officials to prematurely abort the flight, but the second mission in January successfully reached orbit.

As a bonus on the January test flight, the Electron deployed four satellites in orbit -- two commercial CubeSats for Spire's weather data and ship tracking fleet, a CubeSat for Planet's Earth-imaging constellation and a Rocket Lab-owned reflective geodesic sphere named Humanity Star.

Rocket Lab nicknamed the first two Electron flights "It's a Test" and "Still Testing." Signifying Rocket Lab's orientation toward commercial operations, the next mission has been christened "It's Business Time."

The 14-day launch period opens at April 19 at 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT; 12:30 p.m. New Zealand time on April 20). There is a four-hour launch window available each day.

The Electron rocket will take off from Rocket Lab's space base on Mahia Peninsula, located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.

"'It's Business Time' represents the shift to responsive space," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO. "We always set out to create a vehicle and launch site that could offer the world's most frequent launch capability and we're achieving that in record time."

"Rocket Lab is the only small launch provider that has reached orbit and delivered on promises to open access to space for small satellites," he said in a statement. "We can have payloads on orbit every 72 hours and our rapidly expanding manifest shows this is frequency is critical for the small satellite market."

The two-stage Electron rocket stands around 55 feet (17 meters) tall with a diameter around 3.9 feet (1.2 meters). It's all black carbon composite structure contains kerosene and liquid oxygen tanks that power 10 Rutherford engines -- nine on the first stage and one on the second stage -- developed in-house by Rocket Lab.

For comparison, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket stands nearly 230 feet (70 meters) tall. The space shuttle's orange external fuel tank measured nearly 28 feet (8.4 meters) in diameter.

But Rocket Lab says the Electron is perfectly sized to haul small satellites into orbit on dedicated, relatively low-cost missions. Officials say that will answer needs of commercial satellite operators, universities and governments trying to deploy payloads on shoestring budgets.

The Electron booster can carry up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) to a polar orbit around 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth. The rocket's capacity to a lower-altitude orbit is up to 500 pounds (225 kilograms), according to Rocket Lab.

The rocket company, founded in New Zealand and headquartered in Southern California, says it can launch an Electron rocket for less than $5 million per flight.

Spire's two Lemur 2 CubeSats, each weighing around 10 pounds (less than 5 kilograms), launching on the next Electron rocket will track ships and collect environmental data. The GeoOptics CICERO satellite on the third Electron launch is built on an expanded CubeSat design.

The Spire and GeoOptics payloads will measure GPS satellite navigation signals passed through Earth's atmosphere to derive information about weather and climate.

A Rocket Lab spokesperson said a Curie kick stage will fly with the Spire and GeoOptics payloads. The extra propulsion module, which made its successful debut during the January test flight, will place the CubeSats at their intended altitude a few hundred miles above Earth, after the Electron rocket puts them in an initial parking orbit.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DYNNH9fVoAAkt-j-768x807.jpg)
The mission patch for Rocket Lab's third Electron launch. Credit: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab's fourth Electron launch is expected to carry at least 10 CubeSats to orbit for NASA and U.S. research institutions. That flight could take off from New Zealand in the next couple of months.

In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" event earlier this week, Beck said he expects Rocket Lab to begin generating positive cash flow by the Electron rocket's fifth flight, now that the launcher has finished its development phase.

Beck wrote that Rocket Lab aims to launch once per month by the end of this year, then once every two weeks in 2019. Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 facility on Mahia Peninsula can eventually host launches as often as once every 72 hours, he said.

The company's focus now is on accelerating the Electron rocket's flight rate.

"Our goal from the outset was always to produce one vehicle very well that could be produced on a mass scale," Beck wrote. "It's the only way to achieve the launch frequency the market needs. We're pumping out around one Electron a month at the moment. There will always be continual innovation in all areas of Rocket Lab."

There are no plans to make the Electron reusable or develop a bigger launcher.

"Reusability doesn't scale well for small rockets," Beck wrote. "No plans for an Electron Heavy. With Electron's lift capability, we could have launched the vast majority of spacecraft launched last year. If we doubled the potential payload mass, we could have only launched an additional 2 percent of the market. Doesn't stack up."

Rocket Lab plans to webcast the upcoming mission live online, but Beck said the company -- which is based in the United States and falls under U.S. government regulations -- is evaluating NOAA's new requirement for commercial rocket companies to obtain a license to broadcast live views from cameras on the launcher.

SpaceX said NOAA restrictions kept it from providing live on-board video during a commercial Falcon 9 launch March 30. NOAA has regulatory authority over commercial Earth-imaging from space, and is tasked with ensuring satellite-based cameras do not record sensitive activities like military deployments.

But live "rocketcam" views provided by launch companies like SpaceX, United Launch Alliance and Rocket Lab are low-resolution, and generally have engines or other rocket components in the foreground.

NOAA did not require licenses before numerous previous launches that beamed live video from space, but the agency recently ruled that rocket-mounted cameras constitute "remote sensing systems," and should be subject to the law, which explicitly exempts hand-held cameras like those used by astronauts.

Government missions are not subject to the NOAA rule.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:14:28
вопросы


Couple of questions:
  Ответы
Reusability doesn't scale well for small rockets. No plans for an Electron Heavy. With Electron's lift capability we could have launched the vast majority of spacecraft launched last year. If we doubled the potential payload mass we could have only launched an addition 2% of the market. Doesn't stack up. As for the market size, lots are trying. Not all will make it. We're currently the only dedicated small launcher that has made it to orbit. Regarding launch sites, it has always been my plan to have launch pads around the world to service many different inclinations. Launch Complex 1 is just the start (a good one though).

Жаль что не будет Мюона. ((( пичаль пичаль.
Много стартовых столов ))) (строителям из России привет)
Многоразовости в этом размере не будет.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:19:03
Вопрос
The composite propellant tanks: What of the development of the carbon composite LOX tank was straightforward and what if any technical problems had to be overcome? Was it straightforward or was there anything unexpected?
To what extent is the patriotic all-black composite exterior a problem for thermal management? Are there particulars about the material or launch site that make white paint unnecessary, and is the coating of white ice that builds up a part of the thermal management strategy or is it just incidental?
Finally - what if any testing have you done using oxygen chilled closer to its freezing point and what are the results of that testing?

Ответы
Nothing about developing a rocket is straightforward. We spend several years developing and testing the composite tanks. The two main issues are microcracking and oxygen compatibility. We ended up with linerness tanks with common bulkheads that have similar oxygen compatibility to aluminium but much lighter mass.
 As for Electron's colouring, black rockets look awesome. Most of the team wanted to paint it but for me it had to be black. I only want to make beautiful things. Our thermal team put in a lot of work to make it happen. Does save mass on paint though.

Сделать композитные баки было не так и легко.
Черная ракета это красиво, так что Электрон черный. Чисто по красоте.
(ну и экономия массы на краске)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:23:08
Длинный вопрос


What considerations led to the decision to have a dedicated and independent system for each propellant pump rather than using a single shared electric motor? Is it an issue of getting enough power out of one motor to do it? Likewise - can you give some thoughts on where the upper limit in engine capability might be beyond which electric pumps become impractical?
Then just a couple general questions about the engine:
  Короткий ответ
We wanted super accurate control over oxygen fuel ratio and start up and shutdown transients and throttling. Ignition is an augmented spark igniter. Engine uses fully regeneratively cooled, 3D printed chamber. Area ratio is 14 for the booster and 100 for the vac.

Электронасосы на каждый двигатель якобы для точности управления.
Зажигание искрой
Ну и степени расширения. 14 и 100.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:27:27
Самый для меня интересный вопрос


The Rutherford engine is the first design to use a completely external source of turbopump power in perhaps half a century. However, it uses batteries, an energy source not known for its high energy density.
 Не очень информативный ответ.

It's not what you think. Large engines actually scale quite well as it turns out. Although you don't have the storage density you do have the efficiency. Gas generator <50% efficient cycle. electric cycle >95%. So you need less energy to start with. If you eject batteries you're in a good spot.
Small engines work well and tradeout pressure fed nicely.
We've looked at other electric energy sources and that's all I'll say about that.
 
Якобы можно рассти вверх даже на электричестве.  Так как ТНА это 50% КПД а электронасос 95% то надо меньше энергии. Если выбрасывать батареи в полете, то с весовым совершенством все норм.
Они смотрели другие источники электроэнергии, и это все что он скажет.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:32:36
Вопрос
What is Rocket Lab's timeline (or, number of completed missions) to profitability?
    What is your view of Relativity Space taking 3D printing rocket components to a new extreme?
    What's your view on the unauthorized Swarm Technologies launch in January (i.e., do you see actual policies or FCC enforcement changing?) Does Rocket Lab work with the FCC on behalf of the companies' which have payloads on Electron?

Ответ
We'll see positive cash flow on our 5th flight.
As for Relativity, they're doing cool stuff. Take it from us though, some things make sense to 3D print and some things don't. It's about optimizing your material and process for the application.
No payload should ever launch without a license. The payload providers are responsible for getting the license but we sure do check.

Не понимаю что такое положительный входящий поток денег ? Это у них есть оплаченные заказы на 5 запусков ?
3Д это круто.
Лицензирование полезной нагрузки это важная часть бюрократии, изготовитель обязан лицензировать, запускатель проверить наличие лицензии.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:35:35
Electron's manifest is booked for the next two years for dedicated flights. Little bit of space for rideshare available, but we're not seeing a slowdown in demand any time soon.

На два года уже все выкуплено, и РокетЛаб не ожидает падения спроса на запуски мусоросатов.

PS такими темпами патриотам надо будет переходить на подсчет выведенных тонн на орбиту, а не на количество запусков, а то стремно будет быть после США, Китая и Новой Зеландии.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:38:33
актуальный вопрос
There are a lot of fears floating around that the overwhelming amount of debris in space will continue to grow and make future space launches next to impossible. Has Rocket Lab looked in to the space debris situation, and, if so, do you have any ideas on how to deal with it?
как там с мусором

ответ
This has been a big consideration for us and has driven a lot of design. This is the reason for the Curie kick stage. We put the second stage into an elliptical transfer orbit intentionally so that it deorbits really quickly. Then finish the orbit with the kick stage which has the ability to deorbit itself. Also, most of our LEO payloads deorbit within 5-7 years max.

Для начала они сводят с орбиты вторую ступень
А потом низко орбитальные мусоросаты долго не живут.
Так что я делаю выводы, что РокетЛаб не видит проблемы в мусоре на НОО.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:45:19
Луна
вопрос
Question about Moon Express mission(s): Would the electron be in a 2 stage or 3 stage configuration? What is the maximum weight it could send to the moon?

Ответ
Would be a two stage for lunar mission but would have big ass propulsion on the spacecraft.

ступени понятно 2, никто не будет делать 3 ступень для такого редкого кейса,
Луны планируют достигать топливом в космическом аппарате.

Судя по выводимым массам ))) я думаю 90% массы Moon Express будет топливо ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:52:58
Хороший вопрос
Do you wish to comment on any plans on developing new technologies and/or new launch vehicles after Electron "freezes" like the Block 5 Falcon 9? Or will Electron be continuously evolving?

Ответ.
Our goal from the outset was always to produce one vehicle very well that could be produced on a mass scale. It's the only way to achieve the launch frequency the market needs. We're pumping out around one Electron a month at the moment. There will always be continual innovation in all areas of Rocket Lab.

Они стремятся выйти на массовое производство. Сейчас их темп 1 Электрон в месяц.
Постоянного внесения изменений в конструкцию они не планируют.
При этом понятно НИОКР будет идти дальше.

от себя - видимо имелось ввиду что только после накопления критической массы изменений, будет запускаться новая модель на конвейер.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 08.04.2018 04:58:17
Актуальнейший вопрос современности
где же строить космодром
I'd like to ask what the reasons were for choosing New Zealand as a launch site (picturesque as it is) over another, more northerly site such as another Pacific island, Australia, Indonesia, PNG, etc

Очевидный ответ.
Launch Complex 1 gives us the widest range of launch azimuths of any established site in the world. Best to launch from a small island nation in the middle of the ocean with minimal sea and air traffic, and no land to fly over.

но дуракам закон не писан.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Kap от 08.04.2018 04:58:43
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
PS такими темпами патриотам надо будет переходить на подсчет выведенных тонн на орбиту, а не на количество запусков, а то стремно будет быть после США, Китая и Новой Зеландии.
Не поможет ибо блок-5 и BFR.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 08.04.2018 08:41:22
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:

ступени понятно 2, никто не будет делать 3 ступень для такого редкого кейса,
Луны планируют достигать топливом в космическом аппарате.

Но ведь 3-я - апогейная - ступень уже есть и была использована во 2-м запуске "Электрона".
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 08.04.2018 08:48:35
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
We ended up with linerness tanks with common bulkheads that have similar oxygen compatibility to aluminium but much lighter mass.

Вот это в реальности - самое интересное во всей конструкции "Электрона".
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.04.2018 07:41:23
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/710328740434214913/OGUMRt-X_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/983122778730610688)

Next launch after #ItsBusinessTime (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsBusinessTime?src=hash)? The NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIX mission. Payload integration starts this week at Rocket Lab HQ, Huntington Beach!
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/983119307751047168)

At HQ in Huntington Beach cleanroom getting ready for NASA ELaNa XIX payload integration this week!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaS9wcoU8AAmr50.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дем от 15.04.2018 23:34:17
ЦитатаВасилий Ратников пишет:
Не понимаю что такое положительный входящий поток денег ? Это у них есть оплаченные заказы на 5 запусков ?
После пяти запусков - они выйдут в плюс по деньгам. Т.е. получат больше чем потратили. 
Хотя это скорей не относится к погашению кредитов за оборудование.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: axxenm от 17.04.2018 08:13:47
Цитатаaxxenm (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/user/57370/) пишет: 
Означает ли нагнетание топлива при помощи ЭД возможность глубокого дросселирования тяги?
Цитатаоктоген (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/user/14142/) пишет: 
Да, но снизу тяга будет ограничена нормальным охлаждением КС. Так что дросселировать как водородники все равно не получится.

И каков нижний порог? процентов 40 будет ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.05.2018 16:36:27
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/996997715908182017)

Another rocket is born. Flight 6 getting ready to move into final assembly. It's Business time launch window coming soon.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdYMIAfUQAEZKxJ.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 25.05.2018 20:23:55
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 13 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1000061177450369030)

Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab: should come out of 2018 with 8-9 launches (their June launch will be their second) and double that in 2019. #ISDC2018 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISDC2018?src=hash)

6 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1000063075125551104)

Schneider: have an "active campaign" ongoing to find a U.S. launch site for Electron. #ISDC2018 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISDC2018?src=hash)

3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1000063601938522112)

Schneider added that the leading contenders for that U.S. launch site are on the East Coast. #ISDC2018 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISDC2018?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 26.05.2018 03:18:47
Ненависть, че так долго телятся.

давайте быстрее уже, напрягитесь там.

Даешь обгон роскосмоса по числу запусков!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.06.2018 16:27:51
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-confirms-three-launches-with-spaceflight-including-missions-for-canon-electronics-and-blacksky/
ЦитатаRocket Lab confirms three launches with Spaceflight, including missions for Canon Electronics and BlackSky

Rocket Lab confirms three launches with Spaceflight, including missions for Canon Electronics and BlackSky

Huntington Beach, California, 11 June 2018:

Rocket Lab (http://www.rocketlabusa.com/), a US orbital launch provider for the small satellite industry, has today announced a partnership with satellite rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight (http://spaceflight.com/), for three orbital launches across 2018/19.

The first mission, scheduled for the end of 2018, will launch a BlackSky (https://www.blacksky.com/) microsat along with several rideshare customers. The second launch will be a commercial rideshare mission in early 2019. Rocket Lab and Spaceflight have also signed a letter of agreement, which is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks, for a third mission to fly a Canon spacecraft in late 2019.

The three-launch deal cements Spaceflight's first missions aboard the Electron launch vehicle. The missions join a busy manifest that will see Rocket Lab launch monthly by the end of 2018, scaling to a launch every to weeks in 2019.

"We're thrilled to welcome Spaceflight onto our growing launch manifest," says Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive, Peter Beck. "Rapid and repeatable access to space is crucial for the development of vital infrastructure on orbit, and Rocket Lab is delivering it now. In partnering with Spaceflight, Rocket Lab is offering the long-underserved SmallSat market streamlined launches that enable innovative missions, like those of Canon Electronics and BlackSky."

One of the Electron missions will loft an Earth observation satellite for Canon Electronics. This spacecraft follows on from Canon Electronics' experimental CE-SAT-I which was launched in 2017.

"This launch is very critical for Canon Electronics as we are launching a satellite built with all components made by Canon Electronics," said Dr. Nobutada Sako, group executive, Satellite Systems Lab, Canon Electronics Inc. "Just as Canon provides world premium technologies, sales, and services, we believe Spaceflight and Rocket Lab offer the same premium services to their clients and look forward to a long-term partnership with them."

Melissa Wuerl, Spaceflight's vice president of business development, says adding the Electron to Spaceflight's portfolio of small launch vehicles fulfils a need for customers to access space with shorter lead times. "We are pleased to offer first-class integration services and dedicated launches for our customers on the Electron rocket."

All three missions will lift off from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand and deploy the spacecraft into Low Earth Orbit. Spaceflight has procured the launch capacity on behalf of its customers and will provide mission campaign integration services. Rocket Lab will assist with satellite to launch vehicle integration and will provide the launch service to orbit using the Electron. All payloads launched by Rocket Lab from New Zealand are subject to approval by the New Zealand Government.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 12.06.2018 16:00:02
http://ecoruspace.me/ (http://ecoruspace.me/)
ЦитатаКомпания Rocket Lab запустит малые КА в интересах Canon, BlackSky и других заказчиков при помощи трех пусков РН Электрон.
Агрегатор пусковых услуг Spaceflight и Rocket Lab объявили об организации партнерства в интересах реализации трех пусков РН Электрон. Первый пуск запланирован на конец 2018 года и в ходе его проведения основной полезной нагрузкой будет являться КА BlackSky, а в дополнение к нему на орбиту будут выведены еще несколько спутников в интересах других заказчиков. Второй пуск пройдет в начале 2019 года и в ходе его реализации на орбиту будут выведены КА в интересах коммерческих и государственных заказчиков. Третий пуск запланирован также на начало 2019 года и в его ходе на орбиту будет выведен КА Canon Electronics. Все три пуска пройдут с территории Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 (Новая Зеландия).
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.07.2018 23:39:23
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-expand-launch-capability-with-us-launch-site/
ЦитатаRocket Lab to expand launch capability with US launch site

Huntington Beach, California. 10 July 2018.

US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has today confirmed plans to expand its launch capability by developing a US launch site, with four US space ports shortlisted to launch the Electron rocket. Final selection is underway with Cape Canaveral, Wallops Flight Facility, Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base. A decision on the confirmed site, to be named Launch Complex 2, is expected to be made in August 2018.

Designed to serve both commercial and US government missions, the US launch site expands on Rocket Lab's ability to provide customers with the rapid, flexible and cost-effective access to orbit needed to support the increasing number of small satellites.

"The development of Rocket Lab's US launch site strengthens our existing position as the industry leader providing frequent and tailored access to orbit for small satellites. Launching from US soil adds an extra layer of flexibility for our government and commercial customers, offering an unmatched ability to rapidly deploy space-based assets with confidence and precision," said Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck.

"We believe the launch process should be simple, seamless and tailored to our customers' missions - from idea to orbit. Every aspect of the Electron orbital launch program is designed with this in mind and Launch Complex 2 is the next step in this strategy."

The four potential launch sites are being assessed against a range of criteria, including anticipated pad construction cost and timeframe, regulatory lead times and ongoing costs once the site is operational. Rocket Lab is considering East and West coast options to explore a wide range of inclinations matched against current and anticipated manifest demand.
Launch Complex 2 will be designed to support monthly orbital launches. Once the final site is confirmed, construction will begin immediately, with the first mission from Launch Complex 2 slated for Q2 2019. Rocket Lab will construct its own pad infrastructure tailored to the Electron launch vehicle.

The development of Launch Complex 2 will see Rocket Lab continue to expand Electron rocket production at the company's headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, to supply complete launch vehicles for government and commercial customers.

Rocket Lab already has the ability to launch more frequently than any other launch provider thanks to operating the world's only private orbital launch facility, Launch Complex 1, on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand. Launch Complex 1 is licensed to launch up to every 72 hours.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 11.07.2018 14:36:53
Цитатаaxxenm пишет:
 
Цитатаоктоген (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/user/14142/) пишет:
Да, но снизу тяга будет ограничена нормальным охлаждением КС. Так что дросселировать как водородники все равно не получится.

И каков нижний порог? процентов 40 будет ?
А посмотрите на РД-191. +-5% от него предрекаю. Охладитель то керосин, им много не наохлаждаешь.  НО мое утверждение не есть четкое знание в данном случае.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: axxenm от 11.07.2018 15:47:18
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Цитатаaxxenm пишет:
 
Цитатаоктоген (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/user/14142/) пишет:
Да, но снизу тяга будет ограничена нормальным охлаждением КС. Так что дросселировать как водородники все равно не получится.

И каков нижний порог? процентов 40 будет ?
А посмотрите на РД-191. +-5% от него предрекаю. Охладитель то керосин, им много не наохлаждаешь. НО мое утверждение не есть четкое знание в данном случае.
Для РД-191 нашел данные "..[TH]Throttle range[/TH]
27-105%
.."
Что то мне кажется подозрительной цифра в 27%.
Но если она верна,получается по вашему для резерфорда доступен нижний порог в  ~22% ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ZOOR от 11.07.2018 20:10:17
Что-то глаз зацепился (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum13/topic14732/message1771038/#message1771038).
А обтекатель тоже углепластик?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: PIN от 12.07.2018 09:22:59
В Payload User Guide: "It is constructed out of thin carbon composite sandwich panels on either side"
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: октоген от 12.07.2018 21:14:07
Цитатаaxxenm пишет:
 Для РД-191 нашел данные ".. Throttle range
27-105%
.."
Что то мне кажется подозрительной цифра в 27%.
Но если она верна,получается по вашему для резерфорда доступен нижний порог в ~22% ?
Почему нет? Если ставилась такая задача то вполне. Правда, думаю, что все эти повышенные степени дросселирования потребуют конструктива горшка под это дело.   Но 3-5% доступных для водородника на керосине если и можно получить, то серьезной ценой за это. В виде тяжелого конструктива.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: axxenm от 14.07.2018 12:16:17
Цитатаоктоген пишет:
Цитатаaxxenm пишет:
 Для РД-191 нашел данные ".. Throttle range
27-105%.."
Что то мне кажется подозрительной цифра в 27%.
Но если она верна,получается по вашему для резерфорда доступен нижний порог в ~22% ?
Почему нет? Если ставилась такая задача то вполне. Правда, думаю, что все эти повышенные степени дросселирования потребуют конструктива горшка под это дело. Но 3-5% доступных для водородника на керосине если и можно получить, то серьезной ценой за это. В виде тяжелого конструктива.
Спасибо за ваше мнение.
Я это  спрашиваю лишь в контексте общей выгоды использования электрических нагнетателей..
1.Дешевизна в силу массовости производства электродвигателей и совершенства культуры их проектирования и производства.
2. Надежность как в силу пункта 1 так и ввиду возможности длительной и всеобъемлющей отработки на стенде. 
3. Возможность тонкого и мгновенного контроля потока- соответственно гибче дросселирование.
(что особенно хорошо пойдет на метановом движке без ограничения по охлаждению)
4.Возможность установки в любой точке конструкции без привязки к генератору энергии.

Недостаток вижу только один - высокая масса аккумуляторов,
но их емкость хоть и очень медленно , но растет, и нет никаких фундаментальных причин, чтобы в любой момент не могло произойти её кардинальное увеличение.
В этом случае(при появлении более легких и емких накопителей энергии) 
конструкцию ракеты не нужно менять , а просто поставить новую модель аккумулятора ..
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 20.07.2018 08:42:59
ЦитатаThe Rocket Man Giving SpaceX a Run for Its Money

Bloomberg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMZ7gohGI9HcU9VNsr2FJQ)

Опубликовано: 19 июл. 2018 г.

Peter Beck is the real life rocket man. He loves rockets so much that he started Rocket Lab, a space startup specializing in lightweight, cost-effective commercial launch services. His goal is to make launching rockets into orbit as common as picking up your mail, and he's making progress.

Video by Matt Goldman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdwtmFYymshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdwtmFYyms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdwtmFYyms) (4:14)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2018 00:31:20
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1026499861019914241)

Rutherford is in the house @SmallSat (https://twitter.com/SmallSat) booth 164.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dj7cKWVU8AATOul.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.08.2018 01:01:57
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/829884026/091004-780610_bigger.jpg)Chris B - NSF‏ @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) 5 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1026950243177426946)

Rocket Lab signs agreement for ten dedicated Electron missions with Circle Aerospace. First launch targetting Q4 2019. All will be Electron missions launched from New Zealand.

Presser:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46140.0 ... (https://t.co/PI0KLVXrVG)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.08.2018 17:53:02
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 41 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1027558170854612993)

Holmes: we've developed a concept called ELROI that serves as a "license plate" for smallsats: optical emitter with milliwatt average power, pulsing a pattern that can be observed by telescopes on ground to ID them. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)

36 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1027559596544516096)

Holmes: flying a prototype of this on a cubesat launching in December on NASA's Rocket Lab Electron mission. #smallsat (https://twitter.com/hashtag/smallsat?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.08.2018 13:19:22
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1029617348234293254)

Yet another set of engines roll off the production line, looks like the team might beat our 100 engine target for this year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dknvf-7VsAA1wfm.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 25.08.2018 00:03:16
RocketLab обновила

Rocket-Lab-Payload-Users-Guide-6.2.pdf (http://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Rocket-Lab-Payload-Users-Guide-6.2.pdf) - 10.0 MB, 53 стр, 2018-08-24 01:39:56 UTC
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2018 20:27:35
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 10 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1039416009625673728)

Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab: planning to resume launches in the first part of November, with another launch in December.
#WSBW (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSBW?src=hash)

10 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1039416394000097280)

Schneider: looking for a US launch site somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard [i.e., Cape or Wallops], decision should come out "pretty quickly."
#WSBW (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSBW?src=hash)

9 ч.9 часов назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1039423702281216000)

Schneider: we're still evaluating Scotland launch site, and no formal decision has been made about using it yet.
#WSBW (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSBW?src=hash)

9 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1039425925392355328)

Schneider: critical time in the small launch vehicle industry is the next three years. Guess that up to 5-6 companies "bubble to the top" and fight for market share.
#WSBW (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSBW?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.09.2018 22:06:06
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 9 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1042486451345256449)

Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab: will announce the location of our US launch site in the next few days; will be on the Eastern Seaboard.
#AIAASpace (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AIAASpace?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 20.09.2018 07:33:40
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 16:19 - 19 сент. 2018 г. (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1042553844650012673)

Welcome aboard #KleosSpace (https://twitter.com/hashtag/KleosSpace?src=hash)! We're thrilled to be launching Kleos' scouting mission satellites to form the cornerstones of a constellation to geolocate maritime radio transmissions that will guard borders, protect assets and save lives. More here: https://bit.ly/2NYDgBx  (https://t.co/WW4N3qzEFE)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnfkH3YVAAAQNN2.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 20.09.2018 07:37:33
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-signs-contract-to-launch-first-satellites-for-kleos-space-constellation/
ЦитатаRocket Lab signs contract to launch first satellites for Kleos Space constellation

Luxembourg and Huntington Beach, California. 19 September 2018. US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has signed a contract with Luxembourg-based satellite technology company Kleos Space to launch scouting mission satellites that will geolocate maritime radio to guard borders, protect assets and save lives.

The Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM) will form the cornerstones of a 20-system constellation that will geolocate VHF transmissions from marine vessels to provide global activity-based intelligence data as a service. The Kleos Space constellation will detect radio transmissions and pinpoint their origin and timing, enabling governments and organizations to detect activity such as drug and people smuggling, illegal fishing and piracy, and also identify those in need of search and rescue at sea.

Built by GomSpace, the Kleos Space satellites are scheduled to launch on an Electron rocket from Launch Complex-1 in mid-2019. The satellites will be integrated into Rocket Lab's in-house designed and built Maxwell dispensers and deployed from the Electron kick stage to low Earth orbit. Rocket Lab's unique kick stage, powered by the 3D printed Curie engine, is designed to circularize small satellite orbits and perform complex manoeuvres, including multiple engine burns, to deploy many satellites into different orbits. This provides unmatched mission flexibility, making it ideal for deploying and replenishing constellations.

"Small satellite technology like that of Kleos Space is increasingly playing a vital role in informing decisions on the ground that protect people and the environment. We're thrilled to be partnering with Kleos Space to provide them with the rapid and reliable access to orbit needed to build and replenish small satellite constellations," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab CEO and founder.

"Rocket Lab's technology provides us with the flexibility we need to grow our satellite constellation and respond to the demanding market needs. We are thrilled to launch our first satellites with a new space company which meets our business philosophy", says Andy Bowyer, CEO Kleos Space.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.09.2018 11:01:56
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 10 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1042892904677629952)

A great 2nd stage test ahead of #ItsBusinessTime (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsBusinessTime?src=hash) launch. All systems performing perfectly. The stage now heads down to the launch site for the November launch.

Video (https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1042892904677629952) (0:22)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.10.2018 01:54:55
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 13 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1049066810417397761)

We're putting the finishing touches on our two new class 100k clean rooms at Launch Complex 1 this week. Each clean room is equipped with lifting and break-over tools, and our customers get a great view of payload integration from secure and dedicated customer lounges.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do8HDoVVsAAFA6s.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do8HEbAVAAAbE-n.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.10.2018 21:17:27
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 15 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1050579836563910657)

You may have heard....we opened a new rocket factory today. https: (https://t.co/iA5IP3FmwW)
//bit.ly/2IUIsS8 [/url]

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpRoTV4UcAA38dt.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpRotxcVAAA28Qt.jpg)
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/the-future-of-rocket-manufacturing-rocket-lab-unveils-new-high-volume-production-facility/
Цитата
The future of rocket manufacturing: Rocket Lab unveils new high-volume production facility
The extensive facility expands Rocket Lab's global footprint and enables rapid mass production of the Electron rocket
12 October, 2018. Rocket Lab has expanded its global footprint with the unveiling of a new production facility that rethinks the way orbital rockets are built. The new 7,500 sq/m (80,700 sq/ft) rocket development and production facility in Auckland, is designed for rapid mass production of the Electron rocket. Adding to Rocket Lab's existing production facility and headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, the new facility brings Rocket Lab's manufacturing footprint to more than 4.5 acres and enables the company to build an Electron rocket every week.
The new facility was officially opened on 12 October 2018 NZDT, by Rocket Lab Chief Executive Peter Beck and special guest William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series and films.

"Every detail of the Rocket Lab launch system has been designed to provide small satellites with rapid and reliable access to space. This requires the ability to manufacture launch vehicles at an unprecedented rate, so we've expanded our global production capability to build and launch an Electron rocket to orbit every week," said Mr Beck.

"We have the team, the industry-leading launch vehicle, the global production facilities and the launch sites to liberate the small satellite market. Rocket Lab has opened access to orbit."

Electron launch vehicles undergo final assembly at the new Auckland facility, where all parts go through a streamlined process for testing and integration into the rocket before launch from Rocket Lab's private orbital launch pad, Launch Complex 1, on the Māhia Peninsula.

All Electron launches, including the upcoming It's Business Time launch in November, will be commanded from the new Mission Control at the Auckland facility. This Mission Control will serve launches from Launch Complex 1 in Māhia, as well as Rocket Lab's US launch site, which is currently undergoing final selection. The new production facility will house more than 200 of Rocket Lab's growing team of 330 people. Rocket Lab is actively recruiting for an additional 180 roles across New Zealand and the United States to support monthly launches in 2019, scaling to weekly launches by the end of 2020.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 16:36:24
Объявление
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 22 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1052547547410051072)

Can't wait to announce our LC-2 location. What do you want to know about the site? I'll be answering questions at a press conference from 07:00 PDT/10:00 EDT. #AskAboutLC2 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AskAboutLC2?src=hash)
14:00 UTC
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 16:38:55
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1052498157169496065)

Today is the day everyone. Launch Complex 2 location announced at 10:00 EDT/ 07:00 PDT/14:00 UTC. Join us for a live press conference. A link to the stream will be posted as the conference starts.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 17:06:41
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1052559822950825985)

We are thrilled to announce Wallops Flight Facility as the location of Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 17:14:16
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 2 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1052561988847628288)

We are honored to call @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport the home of Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DptzETJXcAIW2Zh.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 17:15:35
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/506935946462261250/O-ZFGE5Y_bigger.jpeg)Stephen Clark‏ @StephenClark1 (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1) 14 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1052560235368501248)

Rocket Lab confirms its US launch site will be based at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, company's first launch from there set for third quarter 2019.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 17:33:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 28 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052559753082273798)

At the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for an announcement the morning of a new company launching from the spaceport.


26 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052560240464547843)

And it's official: Rocket Lab is establishing its US launch site, LC-2, at Wallops.


24 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052560737405739010)

Rocket Lab's Peter Beck: we'll be investing more than $20M into the launch site, with first launch planned fro 3rd quarter of next year.


22 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052561355016949760)

Shaun D'Mello, Rocket Lab: this facility will be based on LC-1 in New Zealand, able to support 12 launches a year.


19 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052561921365483520)

Shannon Valentine, Virginia Sec. of Transportation: governor signed a $5M grant last night that will be going towards this partnership.


16 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052562851062304770)

Dale Nash, Virginia Space: significant competition for this from other spaceports, but we worked through all the requirements.


9 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052564565337231361)

Why Wallops? Beck: they supported an aggressive time scale, and had the team and infrastructure. It's also a "quiet" range [i.e., not a lot of other launches] to support our desired flight rate.


7 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052565011468574721)

Nash and Valentine say exact value of incentives they provided to Rocket Lab is proprietary, but includes not just financial ones but other resources, like an available workforce for building launch facility and operating it.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 17:48:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 18 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052566868299587584)

Beck: amount of launch traffic at Cape Canaveral was one reason not to launch from there; that could change with greater use of autonomous flight termination systems there.


10 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1052568931892912128)

Beck: LC-1 pad in New Zealand will be the high-frequency pad for us; LC-2 will be a "boutique" pad for customers with specific requirements. Can serve orbits from 38-60˚ inclination from Wallops.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 17:59:14
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/829884026/091004-780610_bigger.jpg)Chris B - NSF‏ @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) 52 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1052560843710316544)

Support at least 12 launches a year. First launch 3rd quarter of next year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DptyftrWsAEKNAM.jpg)


49 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1052561928696918016)

They will start work on construction immediately. It'll support 30 jobs. It'll closely mirror their current launch site with the integration and control buildings. (LC-1 photo for reference).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dptzb68XgAA_VDV.jpg)


32 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1052566152872951808)

LC-2 Pad location will be within the fenceline of Pad A - south and east.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpt3POKWsAAt6cR.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 19:32:30
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 7 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1052595981680697345)

We have officially broken ground at Launch Complex 2! Construction crews rolling in soon. First launch in Q3 2019.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpuSc8mVsAAbwxn.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2018 20:55:48
https://spacenews.com/breaking-rocket-lab-chooses-wallops-as-its-u-s-launch-site/
ЦитатаRocket Lab selects Wallops for U.S. launch site
by Jeff Foust (https://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- October 17, 2018

(https://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/lc2-groundbreaking.jpg)
Rocket Lab and Virginia Space officials, along with other guests, held a formal groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 17 for the company's new launch site, LC-2, at Wallops Island, Virginia. Credit: SpaceNews/Jeff Foust

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia.

The company, headquartered in the United States but with much of its operations in New Zealand, said it will build Launch Complex (LC) 2 at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility here. Construction of the pad is set to start almost immediately, with the company planning a first launch fr om the site in the third quarter of 2019.

Rocket Lab sel ected Wallops after what Rocket Lab Chief Executive Peter Beck called an "exhaustive nationwide search" for a launch site to complement its existing facility in New Zealand, known as LC-1. The company announced four finalists in July that included Wallops as well as Cape Canaveral in Florida, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska.

Wallops was the "clear winner" for several reasons, Beck said at a press conference here. "We've got a very aggressive time scale to build the pad, and Wallops had a lot of the team and infrastructure in place ready for us," he said.
Wallops is also "relatively quiet" in terms of launch activity, he said, posing less of a challenge to meeting the goal of supporting as many as 12 launches a year of its Electron rocket. That factor helped rule out Cape Canaveral and its higher rate of launch activity. "The Cape is very, very busy," he said. "That was one of the key critical factors for choosing Wallops."

LC-2 will be built just south and east of Pad 0-A at Wallops, used by Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket, which performs about two launches a year on average carrying Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Both Rocket Lab and Wallops officials anticipate few conflicts between Antares and Electron missions, given that the Electron won't spend much time on the pad before launch and Northrop is also working to reduce the amount of on-pad time for future Antares missions.

(https://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/beck-wallops-308x253.jpg) (https://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/beck-wallops.jpg)
Peter Beck, CEO of Rocket Lab, said he envisions LC-2 as a "boutique" launch site for customers seeking to launch to specific orbits, or prefer to launch from the U.S. Credit: SpaceNews/Jeff Foust

Rocket Lab plans to spend more than $20 million on LC-2, which will be based on New Zealand's LC-1 with only minor changes. "There are some small modifications that we intend to make, but you won't see something that looks vastly different," Beck said.

"Philosophically, we won't be changing much between the two pads," said Shaun D'Mello, Rocket Lab's vice president of launch. The company will incorporate some lessons learned, he said, from their existing site in terms of operations and maintenance. "Largely we'll operate the same."

Beck said that LC-2 will be used primarily for customers, like U.S. government agencies, who prefer to launch from within the United States. "LC-1 will remain our high-frequency pad," he said. "For LC-2, think of it more as a boutique pad for customers who want to remain in the United States and if they have a certain requirement around inclination." LC-2 can support launches to inclinations between 38 and 60 degrees.

The Virginia state government will also be supporting the construction of LC-2. Dale Nash, executive director of Virginia Space, the agency that runs the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, said the exact amount was proprietary, but the figure includes a $5 million grant from the state government that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam formally approved Oct. 16.

"There are economic incentives to get the pad built out" as well as a launch vehicle integration facility, Nash said. He also cited "in-kind contributions" in the form of the local workforce, which has experience building launch facilities. "It's not all money, but money is a key part of it."

Some of the specific details on how the facility will built are still being worked out, he said. "I won't say we have figured it all out, but we have a very good idea of wh ere we're headed," he said. "We know we can go do it."

The new launch site will initially support 30 jobs, Rocket Lab said, growing to as many as 100 once the site's launch rate ramps up towards its peak of one a month. That is welcomed by local and state officials, who have worked for years increase launch activity, and the economic benefits that come with it, at Wallops through efforts like building Pad 0-A for Antares. "This is a real shot in the arm for the Eastern Shore," said Bill Wrobel, director of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

"This new business highlights Wallops' reputation as a leader in the space industry and will lead to its continued growth and success," said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in a statement. He, like retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski, has backed the launch site, many of whose workers live in neighboring Maryland. "I will keep working to support this facility and ensure strong federal investment in its missions."

The announcement of LC-2 comes less than a week after Rocket Lab formally opened a new production facility in Auckland, New Zealand. That facility, opened Oct. 12 at an event that included New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and actor William Shatner fr om Star Trek. The new factory, which consolidates several smaller facilities, will be able to produce one Electron rocket a week, the company said.

Rocket Lab is also gearing up to resume launches after an extended hiatus caused by issues with a motor controller in the rocket's first stage engines. Beck said the next Electron launch remains on schedule for November, to be followed by another in December carrying a number of smallsats as part of NASA's Venture Class Launch Services program.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: кукушка от 22.10.2018 16:51:50
Эксклюзивная экскурсия в самое сердце нового мега-крутого завода Rocket Lab! (https://vk.com/@spacex-ekskluzivnaya-ekskursiya-v-samoe-serdce-novogo-mega-krutogo)
(https://pp.userapi.com/c849032/v849032553/ab754/qNuINbIv2fQ.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 24.10.2018 13:29:44
https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/10/22/rocket-lab-breaks-ground-on-new-virginia-launch-pad/
ЦитатаRocket Lab breaks ground on new Virginia launch pad
October 22, 2018 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/10/) | Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/44250787_2306381182725303_3443481306489421824_n.jpg)
Officials fr om Rocket Lab, NASA, and the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority broke ground on a new launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, on Oct. 17. Credit: NASA/Wallops

Rocket Lab broke ground on a new launch pad on Virginia's Eastern Shore last week after selecting the Wallops Island location for the company's first U.S.-based launch site over competing spaceports in Florida, California and Alaska.

The company's Electron rocket could begin launching small satellites into orbit fr om Wallops Island in the third quarter of next year, said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and chief executive. He told Spaceflight Now in an interview that placing Rocket Lab's new launch pad, named Launch Complex-2, near an existing pad at Wallops will allow the company to begin operations there sooner than possible at other locations around the United States.

"Part of the key criteria was being able to push stuff out of the ground very, very quickly, and also have a high flight rate," Beck told Spaceflight Now. "So those were the two prime drivers, and that's where Wallops was able to provide a very nice solution by leveraging some existing infrastructure already (there)."

Rocket Lab's new launch pad will be located inside the perimeter fence of pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, which operates two launch pads on property owned by NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, according to Dale Nash, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, also known as Virginia Space, a state agency charged with attracting space business to Virginia.

Construction crews will built a launch pedestal, ramp and mobile gantry at Launch Complex-2 just southeast of pad 0A, wh ere Northrop Grumman's Antares rockets lift off on resupply missions to the International Space Station.

Nash said the Rocket Lab launch mount will be located near a vinyl-lined extension to pad 0A's water deluge basin, wh ere thousands of gallons of water are dumped during engine test-firings and Antares launches.
(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/28367476168_ebf46b788b_k.jpg)
File photo of an Antares rocket at pad 0A, with the vinyl-lined extension to the pad's water deluge basin visible in the foreground. The Rocket Lab launch pad will be built near the deluge basin. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

Pad 0A is one of two existing orbital-class launch pads on Wallops Island. A quarter-mile (400 meters) to the south lies pad 0B, a launch site used by solid-fueled satellite launchers such as the Minotaur family of rockets.

In an interview last week, Beck said Wallops and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, which is managed by Virginia Space, "had a really strong proven track record, and team, of being able to build and rebuild, in some cases, infrastructure in a very expedient way."

Pad 0A was significantly damaged by an Antares rocket explosion seconds after a launch in October 2014, requiring major repairs before launch operations resumed in 2016.

Sean D'Mello, vice president of launch at Rocket Lab, said Electron rockets based from Wallops could place satellites into low Earth orbit with inclinations ranging between 38 and 60 degrees. After an initial launch in the third quarter of next year, Rocket Lab aims to fly once per month from the new U.S. launch site.

"The range is nice and quiet, so we're able to get those mid-inclinations, and quite easily achieve a once-a-month launch cadence, which is what we want to see out of this site," Beck said.

Rocket Lab says the Wallops location will offer U.S. military and other government payloads an opportunity to launch from U.S. soil, instead of having to ship their satellites to the company's current launch base, named Launch Complex-1, in New Zealand.

"We can achieve those mid-inclinations out of LC-1," Beck said. "LC-2, though, gives us the ability to service our government customers, and customers who don't necessarily want to launch out of New Zealand. It gives us the ability to serve those particular missions."

For those familiar with the appearance of Rocket Lab's launch site on Mahia Peninsula on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Wallops pad will look much the same, officials said.

"The whole reason why LC-1 was named LC-1 was it was always our intention to replicate that pad all around the world, so you'll see more pads from us in the future," Beck said. It'll look substantially the same. We'll roll in some improvements, some lessons learned as we've launched from it, but basically it's the same pad."

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Rocket-Lab-Still-Testing-21-January-2018..jpg)
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket fires off its launch pad on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand on its first successful orbital flight in January. Credit: Kieran Fanning/Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket stands 55 feet (17 meters) tall and comes in two stages, with an optional kick stage to place satellites into certain orbits. Burning kerosene and liquid oxygen, its nine Rutherford first stage engines and single Rutherford second stage engine, developed in-house, are powered by battery-powered electric pumps.

The Electron booster can carry up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) to a polar orbit around 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth. The rocket's capacity to a lower-altitude orbit is up to 500 pounds (225 kilograms), according to Rocket Lab.

The rocket company, founded in New Zealand and headquartered in Southern California, says it can launch an Electron rocket for less than $5 million per flight.

Rocket Lab is one of many entrepreneurial startups focused on launching small satellites into orbit, but it's the first in the current wave of rocket companies to successfully put a satellite into orbit. The second Electron launch in January put four small spacecraft in orbit, following a test flight in May 2017 that fell short of orbit.

Beck said the launch pad in New Zealand will remain the company's primary launch site.

"The pad down in New Zealand is curently locked to launch every 72 hours. That will remain a very high-frequency launch (pad)," Beck said. "LC-2, think of it more as a boutique pad for customers that want to remain in the United States, and if they have certain requirement around inclinations."

One way officials intend to shorten the time needed to build Rocket Lab's new launch pad at Wallops will be to use existing propellant supplies at pad 0A. The Antares rocket uses the same kerosene/liquid oxygen propellant mix as the Electron booster.

"We have facilities in place we can leverage off of," Nash said in an Oct. 17 press conference. "We know how to work with the commodities that are the same as the Electron, the liquid oxygen and the RP-1 refined kerosene, so it's within our experience base.

"We have a very experienced workforce that has built a launch pad, repaired a launch pad, we know we can go do it."

Rocket Lab sel ected Wallops Island after considering other locations for its first U.S. launch site, including Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Beck said Cape Canaveral is "just very, very busy" and is "pretty much a single-user spaceport" when launching without an automated flight termination system, a destruct package used to end a rocket flight gone awry.

While Cape Canaveral and Wallops Island are good launch sites for satellites heading into low-to-mid inclination orbits, Vandenberg and Kodiak offer launch azimuths to the south for missions destined for polar, sun-synchronous orbits.

"I think the mid-inclination (orbits) are very useful for a number of missions," Beck said. "Obviously, sun-synchronous is great for Earth observation, but mid-inclination is really good for communications and a number of science missions. We saw the need for a mid-inclination launch site first, but we'll move into the high-inclination stuff as well."

He said Rocket Lab will continue discussions with other U.S. launch sites for a future polar orbit launch base. Rocket Lab may also develop a launch base in partnership with Lockheed Martin in Scotland.

In addition to the launch pad, Rocket Lab plans to build a rocket assembly building, control center and payload processing facility in the Wallops Research Park adjacent to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Beck said Rocket Lab plans to invest around $20 million to develop facilities at Wallops, and the company expects to generate around 30 jobs as launch operations get underway there.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a $5 million grant to go toward Rocket Lab's development at Wallops, according to Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine. But officials did not elaborate on further economic incentives to lure Rocket Lab to the state.

Nash said the exact amount of economic incentives offered to Rocket Lab is part of a "proprietary agreement."

Meanwhile, preparations for the third Electron launch in New Zealand are advancing toward a planned liftoff in November, Beck said.

The mission was grounded in June to resolve a motor controller issue on the rocket, but engineers believe they have fixed that problem.

The second stage and kick stage for the third Electron mission, christened "It's Business Time," are currently at the Mahia Peninsula launch facility, and the first stage is expected to arrive before the end of the month.

"With the motor controller, we haven't rushed to get back to the pad," Beck said. "What we've, in fact, done is taken our time to really set the business up to succeed in a high volume kind of way."

Rocket Lab opened a new rocket factory in Auckland earlier this month for the assembly of composite structures, and a manufacturing plant in Huntington Beach, California, produces engines and avionics.

"Between the New Zealand factory and the U.S. factory, we're able to produce one launch vehicle every week," Beck said. "We're kind of not looking to the next launch. We're looking to the next 100 launches."

But Rocket Lab's next launch is sure to gain plenty of attention as the company transitions into an operational mode. Assuming the upcoming launch goes well, another Electron flight is scheduled fr om New Zealand in December carrying a load of NASA-sponsored CubeSats into orbit.

"We've got 16 flights scheduled next year," Beck said. "Our goal by the end of next year is to be launching once very two weeks, and as we move into 2020, launching once a week. We're tracking a pretty big pipeline of customers, and we've been very fortunate that people have put their trust in us. For us, it's making sure we do everything we can to deliver these customers' payloads to orbit."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 24.10.2018 14:34:13
Это чего? Лавры хруников не дают им покоя? Поэтому они тоже после каждого запуска строят новый завод и новый космодром? ;)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Apollo13 от 24.10.2018 18:13:26
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
Это чего? Лавры хруников не дают им покоя? Поэтому они тоже после каждого запуска строят новый завод и новый космодром?  ;)  
До них просто дошло то, о чем Пророк говорил 15 лет назад.


https://spacenews.com/rewind-a-2003-interview-with-elon-the-six-million-dollar-man-musk/
ЦитатаQ. Before deciding to build Falcon, did you consider financing an existing venture like Kistler?
A. I looked at Kistler. Their strategy requires an enormous amount of money. I don't think I have the resources to push them over the top, frankly. And I don't agree with launching from Australia. The biggest advantage any U.S. launch company has is access to the U.S. government as a customer. Not taking advantage of that is a really big mistake.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 24.10.2018 19:19:46
ЦитатаApollo13 пишет: 
До них просто дошло то, о чем Пророк говорил 15 лет назад.
ЦитатаThe biggest advantage any U.S. launch company has is access to the U.S. government as a customer. Not taking advantage of that is a really big mistake.
Неужели Пентагон позарится на это?  :oops:
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.11.2018 19:15:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 5 нояб. (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1059289389174448129)

Yet another stage test done! This one left the factory yesterday, hot fired today and is now off to the launch site. The team is averaging a stage test every 7 days right now. The rockets are literately flying out the door!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrNaFE1VAAAyzE5.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 11.11.2018 10:11:32
https://youtu.be/myQ9-GIASUo (https://youtu.be/myQ9-GIASUo)
третий улетел...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.11.2018 13:29:44
http://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-reaches-orbit-again-deploys-more-satellites/
ЦитатаRocket Lab reaches orbit again, deploys more satellites

Rocket Lab reaches orbit again, deploys more satellites
Auckland, New Zealand. November 11, 2018: Rocket Lab has continued the success of its 2018 orbital launch program with the launch of seven payloads to orbit today. The mission, named 'It's Business Time,' marks Rocket Lab's second successful orbital launch and deployment of customer satellites.

Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle lifted-off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula at 16:50 on 11 November NZDT (03:50 UTC). After first reaching orbit on Electron's second stage, the Curie kick stage successfully separated and circularized its orbit before deploying six satellites for customers Spire Global, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Fleet Space Technologies and the Irvine CubeSat Stem Program. Curie also carried NABEO, a drag sail technology demonstrator, designed and built by High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH, to passively de-orbit inactive small satellites and reduce space junk.

Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck says the mission marks a new era in access to space.

"The world is waking up to the new normal. With the Electron launch vehicle, rapid and reliable access to space is now a reality for small satellites," says Beck.

"We're thrilled to be leading the small satellite launch industry by reaching orbit a second time and deploying more payloads. The team carried out a flawless flight with incredibly precise orbital insertion. " he says.

Rocket Lab is poised for high-frequency launches in 2019 thanks to production facilities that enable rapid mass Electron production, as well as a private launch complex licensed to launch up to 120 times per year.

"With two orbital launches down for 2018, we're not resting on our laurels. We have a burgeoning customer manifest, so we're moving onto the next mission within a few weeks - the incredibly exciting ELaNa 19 mission for NASA in December."

The full webcast for It's Business Time can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwMuUxSrcA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwMuUxSrcA)

For real-time updates on Rocket Lab activities and upcoming launches, follow Rocket Lab on Twitter @RocketLab
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.11.2018 22:10:35
https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/11/11/rocket-lab-delivers-seven-payloads-to-orbit-plans-next-launch-in-december/
ЦитатаRocket Lab delivers seven payloads to orbit, plans next launch in December
November 11, 2018 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/11/) | Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IBT-KFANNING.jpg)
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket lifts off Sunday from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula, located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Credit: Kieran Fanning & Sam Toms

Rocket Lab's Electron booster launched six small satellites and a drag sail demonstrator to orbit Sunday from New Zealand, a success on the company's first commercial mission that officials said should pave the way for a launch carrying NASA CubeSats next month and up to 16 flights of the light-class rocket next year.

The two-stage rocket, standing more than 55 feet (17 meters) tall, fired its nine kerosene-fueled Rutherford main engines at 0350 GMT Sunday (10:50 p.m. EST Saturday) and climbed away from Launch Complex 1, Rocket Lab's privately-operated spaceport on Mahia Peninsula, located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.

The Electron arced toward the south from Mahia Peninsula, riding nearly 50,000 pounds of thrust from the Rutherford engines during a two-and-a-half minute first stage burn.

The booster shut down and dropped away from the Electron's second stage, heading for a plunge into the Pacific Ocean, as a single Rutherford engine fired to propel the upper part of the rocket and its seven payloads into a preliminary orbit.

The Rutherford engine, developed in-house by Rocket Lab, fired more than six minutes to propel the rocket to the necessary speed to enter orbit. The engine uses pumps powered by batteries, an innovation for a liquid-fueled rocket engine, and all its primary components are 3D-printed, reducing the cost and time required during manufacturing.

Rocket Lab's Curie kick stage deployed from the Electron second stage around nine minutes after liftoff, in an elliptical parking orbit with a low point around 120 miles (200 kilometers) and a high point around 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth, and an inclination of 85 degrees.

The Curie kick stage soared over Antarctica, then flew north over the Atlantic Ocean before igniting its main engine, which burns a "green" non-toxic liquid monopropellant. A burn lasting nearly two minutes aimed to circularize the kick stage's orbit at an altitude of around 310 miles before release of the mission's six satellite passengers.

Rocket Lab confirmed in its live webcast of the flight that all six satellites separated as planned.
First deployed from the Curie kick stage was the IRVINE01 CubeSat built by students in Southern California, followed by two ship-tracking and weather data collection craft for Spire Global, two pathfinder data relay satellites from Fleet Space Technologies, and the CICERO 10 commercial weather satellite built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems for GeoOptics.

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO, said the Electron rocket's orbital accuracy was "exquisite" on Sunday's mission, setting the stage for another Electron launch in December carrying around a dozen scientific and research CubeSats sponsored by NASA and developed at U.S. institutions and universities.

The launch window for the next Electron flight is currently expected to open around Dec. 10 and extend to Dec. 18, according to two sources with payloads flying on the NASA-funded mission.

Sunday's launch was the third flight of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket, following a pair of test flights in May 2017 and in January the company named "It's a Test" and "Still Testing." Last year's inaugural Electron mission fell short of orbit, but the Electron launch in January delivered several small spacecraft to orbit, including a geodesic sphere dubbed "Humanity Star" covered in reflective panels designed to make it visible from Earth.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Its-Business-Time-11-November-768x447.jpg)
The Electron rocket lifts off Sunday from New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab

The Electron rocket is capable of placing up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) of payload in a polar orbit around 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth. The rocket's capacity to a lower-altitude orbit is up to 500 pounds (225 kilograms).

Founded in New Zealand and headquartered in the United States, Rocket Lab says it can launch an Electron rocket for $5.7 million per flight, offering small satellite owners a more affordable, dedicated ride to orbit than larger, more expensive rockets, which often launch large clusters of smallsats at a time.

The success of the January launch gave Rocket Lab officials confidence to press ahead with the company's first operational flight, which was named "It's Business Time."

Rocket Lab planned to launch the "It's Business Time" mission in April, but engineers discovered a problem with a motor controller during a fueling test. The controller woes continued during a launch attempt in June, and Rocket Lab stood down from the launch campaign to resolve the issue.

The Electron rocket finally launched Sunday on the first attempt after the months-long delay.

"The world is waking up to the new normal. With the Electron launch vehicle, rapid and reliable access to space is now a reality for small satellites," Beck said in a statement after Sunday's launch. "We're thrilled to be leading the small satellite launch industry by reaching orbit a second time and deploying more payloads. The team carried out a flawless flight with incredibly precise orbital insertion."

Two the satellites launched on the Electron rocket Sunday are owned by Spire Global, a San Francisco-based company which builds and operates a fleet of CubeSats collecting weather data and tracking maritime traffic. The Lemur-2 satellites are about the size of a shoebox, and also carry instrumentation to track aircraft in flight.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DiNyexvX4AARYeb.jpg)
A Spire Lemur-2 CubeSat during testing. Credit: Spire

Another California-based company, GeoOptics, also launched a small satellite for its own commercial weather monitoring constellation, which monitors GPS navigation signals passed through the atmosphere to measure temperature and moisture profiles. The GeoOptics CICERO 10 spacecraft was the biggest of the bunch launched Sunday, weighing in at around 22 pounds (10 kilograms).

A CubeSat named IRVINE01 built by Southern California high school students is also set for liftoff on the Electron rocket.

Fleet Space Technologies, an Australian company with plans to build a network of tiny tracking and data relay satellites designed to connect with devices in remote locations on Earth, also launched its first two test CubeSats on Sunday's mission -- named Proxima 1 and 2.

A German-built payload from High Performance Space Structure Systems also rode into orbit Sunday to test an aerodynamic drag sail that could be used to de-orbit future satellites and help clear space junk out of orbit. The drag sail was to remain attached to the Curie kick stage and unfurl after the separation of the other satellites.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Dfs9K3nUwAE5duR-768x512.jpg)
A model of the drag sail to be demonstrated on the NABEO tech demo payload. Credit: Rocket Lab

In an interview with Spaceflight Now last month, Beck said Rocket Lab has laid the groundwork for a more fast-paced launch manifest, despite the delays in launching the Electron rocket this year.

"With the motor controller, we haven't rushed to get back to the pad," Beck told Spaceflight Now. "What we've, in fact, done is taken our time to really set the business up to succeed in a high volume kind of way."

Rocket Lab opened a new high-volume factory in Auckland last month. Coupled with a factory in Huntington Beach, California, Rocket Lab can produce up to one new launch vehicle every week, Beck said. The company also broke ground on its first U.S. launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, in October.

There are up to 16 Electron launches planned in 2019, Beck said, between the New Zealand launch site and the new pad in Virginia, which is scheduled to begin supporting missions in the third quarter of 2019.

"Our goal by the end of next year is to be launching once every two weeks, and as we move into 2020, launching once a week," Beck said. "We're tracking a pretty big pipeline of customers, and we've been very fortunate that people have put their trust in us."

Beck said Rocket Lab is generating "significant revenues" from customers, and the company's backlog is growing. But the company has its sights set on more launch sites, including a potential location in Scotland and possibly a second U.S. launch base. That could require more financing.

"It's a capital-intensive business, especially when you're building launch sites all around the world," Beck said in an interview. "So there's probably some future fundraising which we can talk about."

Rocket Lab's investors to date include Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, DCVC (Data Collective), Lockheed Martin, Promus Ventures and K1W1. The government of New Zealand also approved an innovation grant to Rocket Lab during Electron's development.

"It's one thing to put one rocket on orbit, and it's another thing to back up that with the manufacturing facilities ad the business infrastructure to really go forward," Beck said. "If I reflect on this year, getting to orbit was great and was a lot of work, but we spent an equal amount of work this year on making sure that we can truly deliver on our launch cadence in the coming years."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Maks от 12.11.2018 08:03:31
Примерный перевод. Смысл уловите.            

Ракета Электрон успешно запущена в Воскресенье со стартового комплекса на мысе Макия (с восточной части северного острова Новый Зеландии (т.к. им нечего есть, поэтому они работают и в воскресенье).Там есть такой маленький аппендикс. Мрачное место. Нет леса.Трава и скалы, Бегают какие-то зверушки, может вомбаты, но не кенгуру. Может овцы или лисы? Их видно на видно запуска).
Он вывел 6 спутников в космос на орбиту и тормозной парус -- демонстратор на орбите.
Это первый успешный коммерческий запуск американской компании, которая работает и в Новой Зеландии. Планируется запускать спутники НАСА Кубосат до 16 полетов в следующем году этой ракетой легкого класса.

2-х ступенчастая ракета высотой более 17 м . Были запущены 8 ЖРД, работающие от топлива керосин и жидкий кислород, под названием Резерфорд в 10.50 вечера по местному времени 3.50 по гринвичу. Двигатель Резерфорд изготавливается за 24 часа трехмерной паечатью в Ракетной лаборатории в Калифорнии, т.е форсунки, основные клапана, камера сгорания. Он является самым принтеро печатаемым ракетным двигателем в мире. До конца года будет изготовлено 100 таких двигателей.
РН Электрон полетел на юг, нагло развивая примерно 24,9 тс тяги  от двигателей Резерфорд первой ступени в течении 2,5 минут.
Первая ступень выключилась и была отброшена (сжатым гелием наверное, который используется для наддува баков) от второй ступени (мне показалось, что степень расширения сопел 1 ступени недостаточна, т.е. они коротковаты, т.к у.и. всего 311 с у земли, 343 с в вакууме. И упали в тихий океан. Затем включился единственный двигатель второй ступени и вывел на полезную орбиту 7 полезных грузов. (Интересно смотреть на вибрации стенок сопла второй ступени.).

ЖРД Резерфорд, созданный в домашней Ракетной лаборатории ( это международная компания со штаб квартирой а Лос-анжелесе США и со стартовыми площадками на Аляске, Флориде, Окланде -новая Зеландия и многих других местах и странах, напримeр Chatham island в 800 км к юго востоку от Южного острова Новой Зеландии, где у него станция слежения).
проработал более 300 секунд,  вывел ракету на необходимую орбиту сообщив ей требуемую скорость.

Двигатель ЖРД Резерфорд использовал насос, работающий от батарей (наверное литиево полимерных), является инновационным изобретением для ЖРД (т.е. совершенно новым запатентованным изобретением, что очень редко) и все его главные (основные) компоненты насоса выполнены в трёхмерной печати, что уменьшило время изготовления и стоимость производства.
(Те образцы трехмерной печати которые я видел в Канаде имели очень низкую прочность и точность изготовления не лучше 0.2 мм.)

Про двигатель подробнее написано в Википедии про ракету Электрон.
Вторая ступень с двигателем под названием Кюри (производится в США, тяга 120 Н), через девять минут после подъема вышла на заданную эллиптическую орбиту с перигелием около (200 километров) и апогеем около 500 километров над Землей и наклоном орбиты 85 градусов,
Т.е. они будут засвинячивать Антарктиду, ео могут запускать спуиники летязие над южным полюсом.Т.е. для Австралии, Новой Зеландии.

Этап полета ступени Кюри(я так её называю потому что одноступенчатых ракет не бывает, которые выводят в космос спутники. Английский текст не верен с точки зрения инженеров. На видео запукска с видеокамеры, укстанвленной на 2 ступени, видно как вторая ступень отработала , отстрелилась. После платформа со спутниками начинает их устанавливать на орбиты по зажанному времени или говорят по программе.), которая взлетела над Антарктидой, а затем полетела на север над Атлантическим океаном, прежде чем запустить основной двигатель, который сжигает «зеленое» нетоксичное жидкое однокомпонентное унитарное топливо ( думаю, это перекись водорода. Наверное, вытеснительной системой подачи.). Горение, продолжающееся почти две минуты, было необходимым для выхода на круговую орбиту на высоте около 498,79 км. Затем выпустить 6 (шесть) спутников миссии, как было запланировано.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.11.2018 10:16:30
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1061810054385430528)

The next one is getting ready to ship!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrxOnC0UwAAHKuP.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Raul от 12.11.2018 08:42:10
Maks
На первой ступени 9 РД (nine), а Кюри - это разгонный блок (kick stage), а не вторая ступень.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: PIN от 12.11.2018 11:50:00
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
Неужели Пентагон позарится на это ? :oops:
Старый, в чем вопрос, почему вы удивлены?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Apollo13 от 12.11.2018 10:55:53
ЦитатаСтарый пишет:
ЦитатаApollo13 пишет:
До них просто дошло то, о чем Пророк говорил 15 лет назад.
ЦитатаThe biggest advantage any U.S. launch company has is access to the U.S. government as a customer. Not taking advantage of that is a really big mistake.
Неужели Пентагон позарится на это ?  :oops:  
НАСА ж позарилось.

ЦитатаAfter It's Business Time, the next Electron off the pad will be NASA's 19th Educational Launch of Nanosatellites mission, or ELaNa-XIX. The launch is manifested with innovative research and development payloads from NASA and educational institutions that will conduct a wide variety of new, on-orbit science. Applications of the CubeSats booked on the mission include research such as measuring radiation in the Van Allen belts to understand their impact on spacecraft, through to monitoring space weather. The mission is also NASA's first ever Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) mission, constituting the smallest class of dedicated launch services used by NASA. It marks a significant milestone for Rocket Lab in providing such access to space for a NASA-sponsored mission of small satellites.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.11.2018 19:49:45
https://www.blacksky.com/2018/11/15/launch-update-for-blacksky-global-1-and-global-2/
ЦитатаLAUNCH UPDATE FOR BLACKSKY GLOBAL-1 AND GLOBAL-2
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
(https://www.spaceflightindustries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Global_1-4_final-300x300.png)
Globals are ready to go!

The BlackSky constellation is taking shape. ...
...
Looking ahead to 2019, Global 3 and 4 are scheduled to take flight in QU1. Global-3 will be aboard another PSLV and Rocket Lab is taking Global-4 on one of their Electron rockets. We can't wait for these launches - stay tuned as we bring our vision to fruition.

Follow our blog here and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BlackSky_Inc) where we will be sharing the latest news from BlackSky.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.12.2018 18:07:12
ЦитатаVenture Class Rockets: First Class Flights for CubeSats

NASAKennedy (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjJtr2fFcUp6yljzJOzpHUg)

Опубликовано: 3 дек. 2018 г.

For years, tiny CubeSat satellites could only fly into space as hitchhikers, riding along with larger, primary payloads. Now, thanks to Venture Class Launch Services, these small packages of big science are getting their own rides into space on dedicated rockets -- and on their own terms. Rocket Lab USA of Huntington Beach, California, and Virgin Orbit of Long Beach, California, are the two companies poised to propel CubeSats from coach class to first class.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EJqfWMuOAQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EJqfWMuOAQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EJqfWMuOAQ) (4:43)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.12.2018 21:25:44
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/506935946462261250/O-ZFGE5Y_bigger.jpeg)Stephen Clark‏ @StephenClark1 (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1) 9:32 (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1073994287841468417) - 15 дек. 2018 г.

Some recent news: Rocket Lab's Electron & Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne are now listed as vehicles available for NASA's new small and medium-class Explorer missions of opportunity. That gives those missions, ranging from CubeSats up to microsatellites, a new dedicated launch option.
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/63871979/twittericon_bigger.jpg)Spaceflight Now‏ @SpaceflightNow (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow) 9:27 (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1073992883290685441) - 15 дек. 2018 г.

NASA is gearing up its first Electron launch with Rocket Lab this weekend, as the US space agency has recently added the Electron & Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne vehicles to a catalog of rockets available for future NASA CubeSat and smallsat missions. Story: https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/12/12/rocket-lab-preps-to-launch-flock-of-nasa-funded-cubesats/ ... (https://t.co/N2SrrJ7EuI)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.12.2018 17:01:58
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-launches-nasa-cubesats-to-orbit-on-first-ever-venture-class-launch-services-mission/
ЦитатаRocket Lab successfully launches NASA CubeSats to orbit on first ever Venture Class Launch Services mission

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Trevor-Launch-7.jpg)

Rocket Lab successfully launches NASA CubeSats to orbit on first ever Venture Class Launch Services mission
The mission follows just five weeks after the successful 'It's Business Time' launch in November, and marks Rocket Lab's third orbital launch for 2018
Huntington Beach, California - December 16, 2018 - US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit for NASA. The mission, designated Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa)-19 , took place just over a month after Rocket Lab's last successful orbital launch, 'It's Business Time.' Rocket Lab has launched a total of 24 satellites to orbit in 2018.

On Sunday, December 16, 2018 UTC, Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula. After being launched to an elliptical orbit, Electron's Curie engine-powered kick stage separated from the vehicle's second stage before circularizing to a 500x500 km orbit at an 85 degree inclination. By 56 minutes into the mission, the 13 satellites on board were individually deployed to their precise, designated orbits.

Until now, launch opportunities for small satellites have mostly been limited to rideshare-type arrangements, flying only when space is available on large launch vehicles. This mission, awarded under a Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) Agreement, marks the first time NASA CubeSats received a dedicated ride to orbit on a commercial launch vehicle. VCLS is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program headquartered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck says the ELaNa-19 mission represents a forward-thinking approach from NASA to acquiring launch services and recognizes the increasingly significant role small satellites are playing in exploration, technology demonstration, research and education.

"The ELaNa-19 mission was a significant one for NASA, the Rocket Lab team and the small satellite industry overall. To launch two missions just five weeks apart, and in the first year of orbital flights, is unprecedented. It's exactly what the small satellite industry desperately needs, and Rocket Lab is proud to be delivering it. Regular and reliable launch is now a reality for small satellites. The wait is over," says Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck. "We're providing small satellite customers with more control than they've ever had, enabling them to launch on their own schedule, to precise orbits, as frequently as they need to."

NASA ELaNa-19 Mission Manager Justin Treptow adds, "The CubeSats of ELaNa-19 represent a large variety of scientific objectives and technology demonstrations. With this the first launch of a Venture Class Launch Service on the Rocket Lab Electron, NASA now has an option to match our small satellite missions with a dedicated small launch vehicle to place these satellites in an optimal orbit to achieve big results."

The ELaNa-19 launch webcast can be viewed in full at http://youtu.be/F7Kr3664hJs and images from the mission are available in the media library at www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/link-to-rocket-lab-imagery-and-video (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/link-to-rocket-lab-imagery-and-video)
The next Rocket Lab Electron vehicle will be on the pad at Launch Complex 1 in January 2019. For real-time updates and mission announcements, follow Rocket Lab on Twitter @RocketLab.

Photo credit: Trevor Mahlmann
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.12.2018 18:27:06
https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-launches-cubesats-for-nasa/
ЦитатаRocket Lab launches cubesats for NASA
by Jeff Foust (https://spacenews.com/author/jeff-foust/) -- December 16, 2018

(https://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/rocketlab-pickering2.jpg)
A Rocket Lab Electron carrying 13 cubesats lifts off Dec. 16 from the company's Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab/Trevor Mahlmann

WASHINGTON -- A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next year.

The Electron rocket lifted off from the company's Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 1:33 a.m. Eastern. The rocket placed a kick stage containing the 13 satellites into orbit nine minutes after launch. About 40 minutes, later, the kick stage ignited for a 90-second burn, after which the satellites were placed into 500-kilometer circular orbits at an inclination of 85 degrees.

"All payloads deployed!! Perfect mission," Peter Beck, chief executive of Rocket Lab, tweeted after the satellites were deployed.

NASA purchased the launch for its CubeSat Launch Initiative program, which provides launches for cubesats developed by academic institutions and NASA centers. This particular flight, known as Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 19, features three satellites built by NASA centers, six by universities and one by a charter school in Idaho.

The satellites range from those built primarily to give students experience in satellite development to those testing advanced technologies. RSat, developed at the U.S. Naval Academy, will test robotic arms planned for future satellite-servicing spacecraft. CubeSat, from the University of Illinois, will test soil sail technology. The Advanced Electrical Bus, or ALBus, satellite from NASA's Glenn Research Center will demonstrate new power systems and solar array deployment technologies.

The launch carried three satellites in addition to the 10 that were part of ELaNa-19. Two of the satellites, collectively known as AeroCube 11, were developed by the Aerospace Corporation to test advanced imaging technologies. The third, Space-Based High Frequency Testbed 2, was developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to demonstrate using high-frequency radio signals to study the ionosphere.

NASA awarded Rocket Lab a contract for the launch in October 2015 through its Venture Class Launch Services program, an effort to develop dedicated launch services for cubesats and other smallsats. Previous ELaNa missions all used secondary payload, or rideshare, accommodations on NASA and other government launches, reducing the control they had over schedule and orbit.

"Matching ELaNa-19 with the Electron rocket gives these advanced scientific and educational satellites first-class tickets to space while providing valuable insight for potential NASA missions in the future," said Justin Treptow, NASA ELaNa-19 mission manager, prior to the launch.
...
This launch was the third for Rocket Lab this year and second in a little more than one month. The company called this launch "This One's for Pickering" in honor of the late William Pickering, the New Zealand-born scientist who served as director of JPL from 1954 to 1976.

The company said in a post-launch statement that its next Electron "will be on the pad" in January, but didn't identify the customer. Company officials have previously said they expect to increase their launch cadence in 2019, flying missions at a rate of at least once per month. The company recently opened a factory in Auckland, New Zealand, designed to support the production of one Electron rocket per week.

"Regular and reliable launch is now a reality for small satellites. The wait is over," Beck said in the statement. "We're providing small satellite customers with more control than they've ever had, enabling them to launch on their own schedule, to precise orbits, as frequently as they need to."
Rocket Lab announced a $140 million Series E round Nov. 15 (https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-raises-an-additional-140-million/) that will help support that increased launch rate. The funding will support, among other efforts, construction of additional launch pads at Launch Complex 1 and the new Launch Complex 2 the company announced in October at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia.

"This funding also enables the continued aggressive scale-up of Electron production to support our targeted weekly flight rate," Beck said in a statement then about the new funding round. "It will also see us build additional launch pads and begin work on three major new R&D programs." The company said it will disclose details about those unspecified research and development efforts "in the new year."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.12.2018 20:54:31
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 19 дек. (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1075246215271309312)

And another one done! Stage test for flight 5 is complete. Electron 5 heading out to the launch site early January. Delivering on frequent dedicated launch! #TheWaitIsOver (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheWaitIsOver?src=hash)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuwKupmUcAAgFT6.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.01.2019 17:08:56
ЦитатаRocket Lab Kick Stage - Responsible orbital deployment
Доступ по ссылке

Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

Дата загрузки: 2 янв. 2019 г.

The Kick Stage will take your satellite exactly where it needs to go, even when flying on rideshare missions.

Powered by the Curie engine, named after the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, the Kick Stage is a nimble but powerful extra stage on Electron designed to circularize payload orbits. It employs a cold gas reaction control system to precisely point itself and deploy satellites to independent yet highly precise orbits, and also eliminate the risk of recontact with other spacecraft during deployment.

We're committed to the sustainable use of space by minimizing orbital debris. That's why we've designed the Electron launch system to leave nothing in orbit but our customers' satellites.

After all payloads are deployed, the Kick Stage can reorient itself and reignite the Curie engine one last time to perform a deorbit maneuver. This drastically lowers the kick stage's orbit, enabling it to re-enter the atmosphere and burn up without a trace once its work in space is done.

The graphic in this video shows how Rocket Lab's Kick Stage works, its followed by an animation simulating deployment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnwPCkBZ9d0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnwPCkBZ9d0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnwPCkBZ9d0) (1:45)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.01.2019 19:50:55
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 17 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1082415960865173505)

Ringing in 2019 with new rockets rolling off the production line and down to the pad.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwWDbKBV4AAX2PE.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.01.2019 01:58:23
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1029210502402981888/LJ0hxtX2_bigger.jpg)Michael Baylor‏ @nextspaceflight (https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight) 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1084197887448297472)

Key points from Rocket Lab CEO @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck)'s interview on @tmro (https://twitter.com/tmro) today:
- 12 or more flights in 2019
- Next flight in early February
- First flight from Wallops in September
- Launch rate of one launch a week in 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBm941ACbSU (1:48:16)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.01.2019 18:19:48
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/869584423234150400/HnkizuCF_bigger.jpg)SMC Commander‏ @SMC_CC (https://twitter.com/SMC_CC) 15 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/SMC_CC/status/1085328276405403648)

Just had an incredible tour at #RocketLab (https://twitter.com/hashtag/RocketLab?src=hash) today. Building partnerships with new commercial entrants in all areas of space, including dedicated small launch vehicles is key to broadening the pool of #innovation (https://twitter.com/hashtag/innovation?src=hash)!
#SMC (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SMC?src=hash) #spacestartshere (https://twitter.com/hashtag/spacestartshere?src=hash) #EPICSpeed (https://twitter.com/hashtag/EPICSpeed?src=hash) #USAF (https://twitter.com/hashtag/USAF?src=hash) #SmallLaunch (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SmallLaunch?src=hash)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw_cT-yV4AASmk7.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.01.2019 07:31:40
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1087150937213263872)

Happy birthday #StillTesting (https://twitter.com/hashtag/StillTesting?src=hash). 1 year ago today we went to orbit for the first time. By the end of 2018 we had put 24 spacecraft on orbit. It's a lot when you list them out!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxZWAsgUcAA-7-V.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.03.2019 13:40:22
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 13 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1101229751581044741)

Later this year Electron will lift off from this very spot - Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia! Construction is underway on the pad, plus the Integration and Control Facility which will support the simultaneous integration of multiple Electrons!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0hXxI6VsAAouwD.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.03.2019 11:12:34
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1105280598531223552)

Another stage test done. Getting ready for the next flight after DARPA R3D2. The team are really streamlining things now. Build, test, launch - repeat!

https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/D1a9r7hUwAEAh62.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/D1a9r7hUwAEAh62.mp4) (0:12 (https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/D1a9r7hUwAEAh62.mp4))
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.03.2019 09:11:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 6 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1108972407081951233)

Just a few days out from launch and the team just finished another stage test for the next fight. Flight 6 is now on its way to the pad while flight 5 lifts off next week.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2PchwoVYAA4hZB.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.03.2019 07:58:27
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1109216668608192512)

We don't just go to orbit, we deploy satellites with exquisite accuracy. Electron's Kick Stage takes our customers' satellites exactly where they need to go. ...

http://www.rocketlabusa.com/vehicle/kickstage/ ... (https://t.co/tIoZFjJVBG)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2S6TUtVYAAVFjm.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 25.03.2019 20:12:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1072240169602797568/p1vJQTF7_bigger.jpg)Swarm Technologies‏ @SwarmInternet (https://twitter.com/SwarmInternet) 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/SwarmInternet/status/1110206926732906498)

Swarm has completed qualification and acceptance vibe testing on our next two satellites (one flight unit shown, with two mass models). The next two SpaceBEEs will be deployed into LEO soon on @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2g_NmbXgAAr4Y8.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.04.2019 22:26:27
https://www.thenational.scot/news/17551624.scottish-satellite-firm-plans-second-pocketqube-launch-mission/
Цитата5th April
Scottish satellite firm plans second PocketQube launch mission

By Greg Russell (https://www.thenational.scot/author/profile/78854.Greg_Russell/)
Journalist


(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/94716) (https://www.thenational.scot/resources/images/9669775.jpg)
The second PocketQube launch has attracted clients from the US and Spain
A SCOTTISH satellite hub has announced seven customers for its second PocketQube satellite mission later this year.

The Alba Cluster 2 mission from Alba Orbital will go into orbit on Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle, with seven PocketQubes integrated into their satellite deployer, the AlbaPod.

It comes after the company sold out its first launch, which will also launch in the third quarter of this year.

PocketQubes comprise 5cm cubes, which can be stacked to make larger variants and clients from Hungary, Germany, Spain and the US have confirmed their place in the second mission.

The new cluster includes spectrum monitoring payload, built by Budapest University (https://www.thenational.scot/search/?search=University&topic_id=8964) of Technology and Economics, which wants to make a global map of spectrum usage; an optical camera built by US firm Mini-cubes and Hungarian group Advanced Technology of Laser will test a new thermal isolation material in space.

Stara Space satellites will demonstrate a new intersatellite link, encrypted communication and integration with ground station software that allows third party satellites to request data transfer - crucial technologies which are needed to create a real-time global communications constellation.

Tom Walkinshaw founded Alba Orbital in 2012 and the company, which also has offices in Germany, now employs 15 people.

The team has won five major contracts with the European Space Agency, worth in excess of €1.5 million (£1.28m).

Unicorn-1 and Unicorn-2, their platforms, serve different parts of the satellite value chain and with their new AlbaPod deployer, can fly on any launch vehicle. Slots for the second launch are sold out but Alba said others on its third launch are still available, with prices starting €25,000 (£21,300).

Walkinshaw, Alba's CEO, said: "Getting a satellite to orbit has traditionally cost six figures, taken years and is prone to many delays.

"Alba's Launch Cluster 2 alleviate these problems, significantly reducing the barriers to launch PocketQubes in a regular and cost effective manner.

"This will help fulfil Alba Orbital's goal of democratising access to space.

"We are looking forward to working with Peter and the Rocket Lab team."

Peter Bec, the founder and CEO of Rocket Lab - a privately-funded company with headquarters in Huntington Beach, California - added: "The satellites of today are getting smaller, doing more and costing less to build, but until now it has been a challenge for them to get to orbit.

"By partnering with Alba Orbital for a rideshare on a Rocket Lab Electron, these small but mighty payloads will get to orbit faster, experiencing a first-class ride and precise orbital insertion to maximise their potential on orbit."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.04.2019 02:13:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 6 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1115390484719882240)

Introducing Photon - the Rocket Lab satellite. As an integrated spacecraft builder and launch provider, we're enabling small satellite operators to focus on delivering data and services from space, rather than building their own hardware. Learn more: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/photon/  (https://t.co/NfxcAGuobk)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3qphmRUcAAtp28.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.04.2019 13:10:46
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/photon/
Цитата
A SATELLITE CREATED BY ROCKETLAB
As the global leader in small satellite launch, Rocket Lab has now introduced the next evolution of its mission services, the in-house designed and built Photon satellite platform.

Rocket Lab now delivers an all-inclusive spacecraft build and launch service that enables small satellite customers to focus on delivering their service from orbit and generating revenue, rather than building their own satellite hardware. Our customers simply bring their payload or idea and we do the rest, taking care of the complete satellite design, build and launch as a bundled and streamlined experience.

Photon is an advanced and planned evolution of the Rocket Lab Kick Stage. Operating a high-powered iteration of the flight-proven 3D printed Curie propulsion system, Photon can support missions with up to a five year on-orbit life span. Equipped with an S-band communication system, a high-fidelity attitude control system, and a robust avionics suite, Photon is the complete spacecraft solution for a range of LEO missions, from constellation development, through to technology demonstrations and hosted payloads.
(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/_resampled/FillWyI3NTAiLCI3NTAiXQ/kick-stage.png)
(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/_resampled/FillWyI3NTAiLCI3NTAiXQ/back-of-satellite.png)
(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/_resampled/FillWyI3NTAiLCI3NTAiXQ/front-of-satellite.png)

[TH]PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS[/TH]
Available payload massUp to 170 kg (orbit dependent). From 37 degrees to SSO
Available payload volumeElectron fairing envelope
Payload power (peak)100 W to 1 kW
Payload energy/orbitUp to 300 Whr
System voltage28 V unregulated; regulated options available
Pointing accuracy5 deg to 50 arc-sec
Slew rateUp to 5 deg/s
Pointing stabilityUp to TBS arcsec/sec
Orbit knowledge5 - 10 m
Delta-v capacityPayload dependent
Payload data interfacesLVDS, ethernet, CAN, RS422/485
Payload data storageUp to 1 TB
Telemetry & command frequenciesS-band (space operations)
Telemetry and command data rateUp to 512 kbps
Payload transmitterPayload dependent; multiple options available
Orbit type and lifetimeLEO > 5 years
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.04.2019 13:13:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 10 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1115401151887724544)

Rocket Lab's satellite #Photon (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Photon?src=hash) is at booth 247.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3qzb9mU4AAUKOU.jpg)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 11 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1115398001814466561)

It's official, Rocket Lab now builds satellites!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.04.2019 00:09:11
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 3 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1116772432830812160)

The strongback for Launch Complex 2 in Wallops Island, Virginia is coming along nicely. We can't wait to watch Electron lift off from LC-2 later this year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3-SmRvUYAAKSbK.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.04.2019 00:06:00
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 7 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1117169865733705728)

I dropped in to visit LC-2 today and the guys are ready to start pouring the main pad already. Huge thanks to all the teams working hard at Wallops! It seems that Virginia has no concept of the word "impossible" as they stride ahead on the build.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4D8En7UYAAnW28.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.04.2019 13:58:03
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/971827764780240896/ARvQZJzy_bigger.jpg)pat o.  ‏ @spacepat_o (https://twitter.com/spacepat_o) 11 ч.11 часов назад (https://twitter.com/spacepat_o/status/1118297940072849408)

Rocket Lab'a new launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is under construction. It will be located directly beside the existing Pad-0A.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4T-BxVX4AArKCZ.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4T-BxMW0AAWrHl.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4T-BxQWkAIwF6A.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.05.2019 12:03:10
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 18 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1124957315663163392)

Thrilled to continue our heritage of mission success. Thank you and congratulations to our mission partners @AF_SMC (https://twitter.com/AF_SMC) and @DIU_X (https://twitter.com/DIU_x), and of course our incredible Rocket Lab team. That's 28 sats and counting now.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5ymtf8UwAAO6Xd.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.05.2019 12:06:07
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-launches-three-r-and-d-satellites-to-orbit-for-the-u-s-air-force/
ЦитатаRocket Lab successfully launches three R&D satellites to orbit for the U.S. Air Force

Rocket Lab successfully launches three R&D satellites to orbit for the U.S. Air Force

The launch took place just five weeks after Rocket Lab's last orbital mission, demonstrating the company's ability to provide rapid, responsive space access for government payloads.
Auckland, New Zealand, 05 May 2019 - A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 06:00 UTC, Sunday 5 May 2019 (18:00 NZST). The STP-27RD mission launched three research and development satellites for the DoD Space Test Program that will demonstrate advanced space technologies, including a satellite to evaluate new ways of tracking space debris.

The mission is Rocket Lab's second for 2019 and took the total number of satellites deployed to orbit by the company to 28. The DoD Space Test Program, under Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, procured the STP-27RD mission in partnership with Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) as part of the Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. This initiative leveraged Other Transaction (OT) authority to competitively rapidly award DoD launch service contracts with non-traditional, commercial small launch companies.

"It's a testament to our team and mission partners that Electron has placed another three satellites in orbit, just weeks after our flawless mission for DARPA," says Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck. "We're proud to have delivered 100% mission success for the launch procured by the Department of Defense's Rapid Agile Launch Initiative, proving once again Rocket Lab's ability to provide responsive and streamlined space access."

Approximately 54 minutes after lift-off, the Electron launch vehicle's Kick Stage successfully deployed the three payloads to their designated orbits. The Space Plug and Play Architecture Research CubeSat-1 (SPARC-1) mission, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV), is a joint Swedish-United States experiment to explore technology developments in avionics miniaturization, software defined radio systems, and space situational awareness (SSA). The Falcon Orbital Debris Experiment (Falcon ODE), sponsored by the United States Air Force Academy, will evaluate ground-based tracking of space objects. Harbinger, a commercial small satellite built by York Space Systems and sponsored by the U.S Army, will demonstrate the ability of an experimental commercial system to meet DoD space capability requirements.

The STP-27RD mission carried Rocket Lab's heaviest payload to date, with the three satellites weighing in at around 180 kg. The highly experienced Rocket Lab team have now delivered 28 satellites into orbit, enabling operations in space debris mitigation, Earth observation, ship and airplane tracking and radio communications. Rocket Lab's manifest is booked with monthly launches for the remainder of 2019 for a range of commercial and U.S. Government customers. Rocket Lab will scale to a launch every two weeks by the end of the year. The majority of launches in 2019 are scheduled to lift-off from Launch Complex 1, with the first mission from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia scheduled for late 2019.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.05.2019 06:52:35
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1126301826658136064)

Last week's STP-27RD mission was our 6th Electron launch! We've now deployed 28 satellites to orbit for innovative organizations including NASA, Planet, DARPA, Spire, the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program, and many more. We can't wait to share what's next on our 2019 manifest!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6FtiTFVUAAg2xz.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.05.2019 16:16:08
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 3 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1126792010562560000)

We're excited to confirm that our next mission is a rideshare launch for our friends at @SpaceflightInc (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc)! We're thrilled to be launching a range of innovative small sats on the mission in June. More here:

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-rideshare-mission-for-spaceflight/


3 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1126796461834825728)

Rainy Seattle days at @SpaceflightInc (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc) HQ might have been behind the name of the upcoming mission on Electron. #MakeItRain (https://twitter.com/hashtag/MakeItRain?src=hash)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6MvZ7IVUAAgsPh.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.05.2019 02:00:45
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1130955831799762944)

Fight 7's final stage test is completed and we are off to the launch pad again for another trip to orbit.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7H2VfxUIAAPun4.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.05.2019 15:57:29
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 16 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1133471168952844288)

Fantastic progress by the team at LC2! It's starting to look like a launch pad with the LOX tank in place.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7rmA72UcAATkI_.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.06.2019 06:05:10
Из переписки
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1122553967542775809/Nl_bmrO3_bigger.jpg)Lily Ride  ‏ @lilyride2000 (https://twitter.com/lilyride2000) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/lilyride2000/status/1136390379203432449)

Can't wait for the wallops launches (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f61b.png)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1136390755809759232)

LC-2 is coming along well. Not too long to wait!


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1116040470097027078/qCH2I6Nc_bigger.jpg)Ryan Bale  ‏ @rbalephoto (https://twitter.com/rbalephoto) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/rbalephoto/status/1136390891353124864)

Good to hear! Think we'll get photos of the progress anytime soon? (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f609.png)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1136400995875901440)

В ответ @rbalephoto (https://twitter.com/rbalephoto) @lilyride2000 (https://twitter.com/lilyride2000)

Just for you, Ryan.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8VOrSvUEAAiTwl.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.06.2019 18:01:16
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg)Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 17 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1136644498187063297)

Hoffman: first launch from new pad at Wallops at the end of this year. Will be able to do 12 launches year from there.
#ISDC2019 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISDC2019?src=hash)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 20.06.2019 06:50:18
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1012004950409469954/IZPRdMPc_bigger.jpg)UnseenLabs‏ @UnseenLabs (https://twitter.com/UnseenLabs) 20 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/UnseenLabs/status/1141248789614866432)

Here we are! @UnseenLabs (https://twitter.com/UnseenLabs) is on the way to become the first private operator of cubesatellites in France! We are impatient to open our maritime surveillance service and deliver the first data to our customers. #maritimesurveillanceservice (https://twitter.com/hashtag/maritimesurveillanceservice?src=hash) #newspace (https://twitter.com/hashtag/newspace?src=hash) #cubesatellite (https://twitter.com/hashtag/cubesatellite?src=hash) #Bretagne (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bretagne?src=hash)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9aHeW4X4AERwGe.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.06.2019 05:24:01
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 10 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1144790767996588034)

Today's mission will lift off from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, but progress on our second launch site is coming along nicely too. Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 at Wallops Island, Virginia is on track to be operational by the end of the year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-MdIX6UIAAgFQY.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.07.2019 02:28:59
ЦитатаPhoton | A Spacecraft by Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

Опубликовано: 3 июл. 2019 г.


The Photon spacecraft platform is the next step in Rocket Lab's evolution. Our goal is to help anyone get to space quickly, reliably, and affordably.
We started with launch - the common problem faced by the entire industry.
The next logical step is spacecraft: by co-architecting our launch vehicle and upper stage, which can also serve as a long-life satellite platform, we have transitioned to a one-stop shop for both launch and space segments. This lets customers focus on what really matters - their applications - without the needless distraction of developing or procuring a spacecraft platform that isn't optimized for any particular launch vehicle. Electron and Photon fit together by design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUj-TQpn-Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUj-TQpn-A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUj-TQpn-A) (1:47)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.07.2019 13:06:20
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1147346897083891716)

Next flight, (#8) second stage all up test complete and ready to head to the launch site soon. Crazy to think the team sent flight 7 to orbit less than a week ago!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-wx7DEUIAA_ZR4.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 09.07.2019 01:22:52
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 9 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1148353905136287744)

This week we celebrated the completion of our 100th Rutherford engine! 70 of these 3D printed, electric pump-fed engines have now been launched to space on Electron, with many more to come this year. Read more: https://bit.ly/30mAmsU  (https://t.co/9N4vT2ed7i)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-_FxT1UwAAqQTV.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-_FxT3VUAAeLRY.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.07.2019 18:55:29
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg)Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1148643345394106368)

And there's another one! A few days after stage 2 was completed, stage 1 is tested and ready to ship to the launch site soon. The prop test team hit a new record by installing the stage and hot firing it all in the same day!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_DNCTTUYAA26f5.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.07.2019 22:58:43
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-funds-demo-of-3d-printed-spacecraft-parts-made-assembled-in-orbit (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-funds-demo-of-3d-printed-spacecraft-parts-made-assembled-in-orbit)
ЦитатаJuly 12, 2019
RELEASE 19-056

NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit
NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. of Mountain View, California, to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America's Moon to Mars (http://www.nasa.gov/moontomars) exploration approach.


The contract is the start of the second phase of a partnership established through NASA's Tipping Point (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-new-public-private-partnerships-to-advance-tipping-point-emerging-space) solicitation. The public-private partnership combines NASA resources with an industry contribution of at least 25% of the program costs, shepherding the development of critical space technologies while also saving the agency, and American taxpayers, money.


Archinaut One is expected to launch on a Rocket Lab Electron (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/electron/) rocket from New Zealand no earlier than 2022. Once it's positioned in low-Earth orbit, the spacecraft will 3D-print two beams that extend 32 feet (10 meters) out from each side of the spacecraft. As manufacturing progresses, each beam will unfurl two solar arrays that generate as much as five times more power than traditional solar panels on spacecraft of similar size.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCLD-ilfdUE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCLD-ilfdUE)Through a private-public partnership with NASA, Made In Space, Inc. will demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.
Credits: Made In Space, Inc.
Watch video on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCLD-ilfdUE)
"In-space robotic manufacturing and assembly are unquestionable game-changers and fundamental capabilities for future space exploration," said Jim Reuter, associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate. "By taking the lead in the development of this transformative technology, the United States will maintain its leadership in space exploration as we push forward with astronauts to the Moon and then on to Mars."


The potential of these technologies is profound and includes such benefits as:

    [/li]
  • Enabling remote, in-space construction of communications antennae, large-scale space telescopes and other complex structures;
  • Enabling small satellites to deploy large surface area power systems and reflectors that currently are reserved for larger satellites;
  • Eliminating spacecraft volume limits imposed by rockets; and,
  • Avoiding the inherent risk of spacewalks by performing some tasks currently completed by astronauts.
Made In Space began working on Archinaut as a ground demonstration in 2016 and, just a year later, successfully 3D-printed structural beams (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/irma/the-geometry-of-success-archinaut-project-conducts-first-large-scale-additive-manufacturing.html) in a unique NASA facility that mimics the conditions of space. In a thermal vacuum chamber at the agency's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, they were able to prove the printing equipment and printed hardware can withstand the pressure, temperature, and other rigors of space.


The Archinaut team includes Made In Space, Northrop Grumman of Falls Church, Virginia, Ames, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's Technology Demonstration Missions (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/main/index.html) program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate matures groundbreaking technologies to extend mission capabilities as well as government and commercial opportunities in space. The program is based at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.





-end-


Last Updated: July 15, 2019
Editor: Karen Northon
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.07.2019 05:39:41
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 44 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1151671195105820672)
Who's ready for another Rocket Lab launch? (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f64b-200d-2640-fe0f.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f64b-200d-2642-fe0f.png) Electron is headed down to Launch Complex 1 this week for final preparations ahead of our next mission in August. More detail about this exciting mission coming soon!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_uO1y5UwAAMFbt.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.08.2019 20:45:39
https://trisept.com/pr_dragracer/ (https://trisept.com/pr_dragracer/)

PR_DRAGRACER.pdf (https://trisept.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/PR_DRAGRACER.pdf) - 116.2 KB, 2 стр, 2019-08-05 17:17:20 UTC

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/98908)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.08.2019 18:48:02
ЦитатаRocket Lab - the next era

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AGF-l7-yXDhp3l7sqVDKjkOVpwA0jUd2YD9-OYpuwQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

Запланировано на 6 авг. 2019 г.

On August 6, 2019, Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck will make a major company announcement and provide detail on the company's continued achievements in providing frequent and reliable access to space for small satellites.


youtube.com/watch?v=joONWIGtcdY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joONWIGtcdY)

Начало трансляции: 06/21:55 UTC / 07/00:55 ДМВ
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:17:31
Выступление началось

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99064)

2-я площадка на о-ве Уоллопс
(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99065)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:18:56
(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99066)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99067)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99068)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:20:21
Будет возвращаемая 1-я ступень

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99069)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99070)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99071)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99072)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:29:03
Трудности и проблемы

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99073)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99074)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99075)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99076)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99077)(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99078)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:31:09
Пути решения: "Интеграл будем брать по частям!" (C)

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99080)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:31:38
План продвижения

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99081)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:32:16
Трансляция завершена

(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/99082)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 01:35:48
Запись выступления П. Бека

ЦитатаRocket Lab - the next era

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AGF-l7-yXDhp3l7sqVDKjkOVpwA0jUd2YD9-OYpuwQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

Трансляция началась 34 минуты назад
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joONWIGtcdY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joONWIGtcdY)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joONWIGtcdY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joONWIGtcdY) (23:25)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2019 05:27:10
https://tass.ru/kosmos/6739820 (https://tass.ru/kosmos/6739820)
Цитата7 АВГ, 02:08
Rocket Lab осваивает технологию возвращения ступени ракеты Electron с помощью вертолета

Генеральный директор компании Питер Бек считает, что самым сложным этапом плана является "повторное прохождение через преграду" в виде экстремальных температур и перегрузок

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 7 августа. /ТАСС/. Американская компания Rocket Lab планирует в течение года освоить технологию возвращения на Землю и многократного использования отработанной первой ступни своей ракеты Electron с помощью вертолета морского базирования. Об этом сообщил в опубликованном во вторник интервью телеканалу CNBC генеральный директор Rocket Lab Питер Бек.

Он пояснил, что его компания намерена использовать иную технологию, чем SpaceX Илона Маска, первая ступень ракет которой осуществляет торможение и контроль при спуске за счет маневренных двигателей. С точки зрения Бека, подобный принцип экономически "не оправдан" для Rocket Lab. Глава компании назвал будущую технологию "аэротермальным замедлителем", который будет использовать земную атмосферу для торможения в плотных слоях.

Бек отказался раскрыть детали плана, но признал, что самым сложным его этапом является "повторное прохождение через преграду" в виде экстремальных температур и перегрузок. "Мы начинаем [возвращение ступени] на скорости в 8,5 раз больше скорости звука и потом нам требуется всего за 70 секунд затормозить до 0,01 скорости звука", - сказал он.

В идеале после этого ступень выпускает парашюты и плавно спускается до высоты, где ее с помощью специального троса с захватом подхватывает экипаж вертолета. Затем вертолет доставляет груз на платформу судна. Как сообщил Бек, компания израсходует на данный проект часть $140 млн, привлеченных в прошлом году.

Длина двухступенчатой ракеты-носителя Electron - 17 метров, диаметр - 1,2 метра, стартовая масса - 12,5 тонн. Вес полезной нагрузки ракеты - не более 225 кг. В первой ступени размещены девять двигателей Rutherford, во второй - один реактивный агрегат такой же модели.

Свою первую ракету Rocket Lab запустила в мае 2017 года, но попытка оказалась неудачной - груз так и не был доставлен на орбиту. Однако в январе прошлого года носитель справился со своей задачей и вывел в космос сферу около метра в диаметре, покрытую 65 треугольными отражателями. После первого успешного запуска компания начала принимать коммерческие заказы на отправку различных небольших аппаратов на орбиту. В общей сложности в прошлом году Rocket Lab осуществила три успешных запуска, включая один по заказу NASA.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.08.2019 00:36:14
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-announces-reusability-plans-for-electron-rocket/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-announces-reusability-plans-for-electron-rocket/)
Цитата
(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Electron-1.png)

Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab details plans to increase launch frequency by recovering and re-launching Electron's first stage.

Huntington Beach, California. 6 August, 2019. Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has revealed plans to recover and re-fly the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle. The move aims to enable Rocket Lab to further increase launch frequency by eliminating the need to build a new first stage for every mission.

Work on Rocket Lab's Electron first stage reuse program began in late 2018, at the end of the company's first year of orbital launches. The plan to reuse Electron's first stage will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will see Rocket Lab attempt to recover a full Electron first stage from the ocean downrange of Launch Complex 1 and have it shipped back to Rocket Lab's Production Complex for refurbishment. The second phase will see Electron's first stage captured mid-air by helicopter, before the stage is transported back to Launch Complex 1 for refurbishment and relaunch. Rocket Lab plans to begin first stage recovery attempts in the coming year.

A major step towards Rocket Lab's reusability plans was completed on the company's most recent launch, the Make It Rain mission, which launched on 29 June from Launch Complex 1. The first stage on this mission carried critical instrumentation and experiments that provided data to inform future recovery efforts. The next Electron mission, scheduled for launch in August, will also carry recovery instrumentation.

Rocket Lab Founder and Chief Executive Peter Beck says reusing Electron's first stage will enable Rocket Lab to further increase launch frequency by reducing production time spent building new stages from scratch.

"From day one Rocket Lab's mission has been to provide frequent and reliable access to orbit for small satellites. Having delivered on this with Electron launching satellites to orbit almost every month, we're now establishing the reusability program to further increase launch frequency," says Mr. Beck. "Reusing the stage of a small launch vehicle is a complex challenge, as there's little mass margin to dedicate to recovery systems. For a long time we said we wouldn't pursue reusability for this very reason, but we've been able to develop the technology that could make recovery feasible for Electron. We're excited to put that technology into practice with a stage recovery attempt in the coming year."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.08.2019 10:41:36
ЦитатаElectron Is Going Reusable

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AGF-l7-yXDhp3l7sqVDKjkOVpwA0jUd2YD9-OYpuwQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

Опубликовано: 6 авг. 2019 г.

Rocket Lab has detailed plans to recover and re-fly Electron's first stage to support increased launch frequency for small satellites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enndCzvZpZk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enndCzvZpZk)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enndCzvZpZk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enndCzvZpZk) (1:40)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 14.08.2019 16:07:11
Интервью с ПитеромБеком от 12 августа 2015 года.
https://idealog.co.nz/venture/2017/05/mission-possible-inside-rocketlabs-big-commercial-space-venture
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.08.2019 18:01:42
https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/15/smallsat-companies-teaming-up-on-deorbit-experiment/ (https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/15/smallsat-companies-teaming-up-on-deorbit-experiment/)
ЦитатаSmallsat companies teaming up on deorbit experiment
August 15, 2019 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/) | Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/millennium.jpg)
Artist's concept of a satellite manufactured by Millennium Space Systems. Credit: Millennium Space Systems

TriSept Corp. has announced plans for a commercial technology demonstration mission set for launch next year on a Rocket Lab Electron vehicle to test a deployable conductive tape, made by Tethers Unlimited, that could help small satellites more quickly fall out of orbit at the end of their missions.

The Dragracer mission, announced Aug. 5, will test a Terminator Tape device developed by Tethers Unlimited, headquartered near Seattle. TriSept, based in Virginia, specializes in planning, integrating and managing small satellite missions.

The Terminator Tape is a thin extendable tether designed to generate aerodynamic drag to accelerate the re-entry of small satellites, helping to prevent the creation of space junk.

"One of the partners in the mission is Tethers Unlimited," said Jason Armstrong, director of launch integration services at TriSept, in an interview with Spaceflight Now. "They do deployable tether devices, which are stored energy structures. When it's deployed, it changes the overall structure of the spacecraft, thereby changing the drag."

Millennium Space Systems, owned by Boeing and based in El Segundo, California, will assemble the 55-pound (25-kilogram) spacecraft for the Dragracer mission. TriSept officials said the suitcase-sized spacecraft will be built on the Raptor satellite bus, based on a 12U CubeSat form factor.

The Dragracer spacecraft will launch in early 2020 on a rideshare mission aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket with several other small satellites, Armstrong said.

Small satellites have tested de-orbit devices before, including drag sails and tethers. But many of those satellites tested their de-orbit systems at the end of their missions, sometimes months or years after launch. Experiments using tethers in space have produced mixed results, and many tethers have failed to extend once in orbit.

Armstrong said launching a dedicated tech demo mission, like Dragracer, allows engineers to "realize the benefits of it immediately."

"Rather than it being attached to a spacecraft, being launched and flying a three-to-five-year mission, and then deploying this mechanism and see what we get as a result, the (Dragracer) mission ... is completely about the demonstration," he said.

The Dragracer satellite will split into two nearly identical pieces after launch. One half of the spacecraft carries the Terminator Tape, and the other does not, allowing engineers to compare how their altitudes change over time.

"Immediately upon separation from the launch vehicle, the two halves of the spacecraft will come part from each other, and then we can deploy the tether on one half of the spacecraft and get immediate data that we can then characterize the capability of the system," Armstrong said.

The Electron rocket will deliver the Dragracer mission to a polar orbit roughly 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, below the altitude of the International Space Station. After a few days in space, the tether will extend to a length of about 820 feet (250 meters). The tape measures about 1.5 to 2 inches wide, Armstrong said.

Gravity gradient forces will pull the tether in a vertical orientation, stabilizing the satellite's attitude and increasing drag.

A preflight analysis predicts the Terminator Tape will allow the spacecraft with the tether to re-enter the atmosphere and burn up within two-to-four weeks, while the other satellite -- acting as a control in the experiment -- is expected to re-enter in eight-to-12 months, according to Armstrong.

Engineers want to learn which types of de-orbit devices work best for certain types of satellites.

"What we're intending to do is to get actual flight data to substantiate that analysis, and then you can use scale factors to know what size of deployable tether or drag mechanism you would need to install for a specific size of spacecraft in order to get the re-entry timeline that you want," Armstrong said.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/terminatortape.jpg)
A Terminator Tape engineering model. Credit: Tethers Unlimited

For the Dragracer mission, TriSept is in charge of integrating the spacecraft with the Electron launch vehicle, and also procures the dispenser to house and eject the satellite during the launch sequence.

"I would say that with the Terminator Tape approach, the benefit that it has is it's a much smaller volume and mass," Armstrong said. "And it's very much less complex as far as the capabilities that you have to have for actuating it and deploying the system. On-board, all we have to have is a small timer circuit with a little battery in it. That's very attractive ... You're not introducing risk or any highly complex systems."

"This rideshare mission slated for launch aboard our Rocket Lab Electron is very significant as Millennium Space Systems, supported by TriSept's seasoned launch integration team, tackles one of the biggest challenges facing our industry today," said Lars Hoffman, senior vice president of global launch services at Rocket Lab, in a statement. "We look forward to working closely with these two space industry innovators in preparation for an exciting milestone launch of the Dragracer orbital debris initiative."

Assuming the Terminator Type experiment produces good results, Armstrong said: "I think it could stand alone on its own as a feasible system for the small satellite community."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.08.2019 23:59:08
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1166453738715766784)

This fairing is almost ready to house the payload for our next mission. Our 9th Electron launch is just a few weeks away. Details coming soon. (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f680.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDATezeU0AAf793.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 28.08.2019 02:01:57
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab ‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 15 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1166481670666477568)

We put Electron through its paces before each and every launch to help ensure mission success. Our most recent stage test completes an important milestone in the countdown to our next launch in just a few weeks. Launch window dates and mission info coming soon!

https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EDAsz9RU0AI__K6.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EDAsz9RU0AI__K6.mp4) (0:06)

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.09.2019 07:55:30
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 21 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1172367318472519680)

Flight 9 is at the pad! Launch update soon.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEUV3P9VAAI70VE.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.09.2019 05:55:51
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-readies-launch-complex-2-for-electron-launches-from-u-s-soil/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-readies-launch-complex-2-for-electron-launches-from-u-s-soil/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Readies Launch Complex 2 for Electron Launches Fr om U.S. Soil

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Launch-Complex-2.JPG)

Rocket Lab Readies Launch Complex 2 for Electron Launches From U.S. Soil

Wallops Island, Virginia. 18 September 2019 - Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, and Virginia Space at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), have completed a major construction milestone ahead of the first Electron launch from U.S. soil. The recent installation of the launch platform at Rocket Lab's second launch site, Launch Complex 2, marks one of the final steps in the construction of the new pad being built by the Rocket Lab and Virginia Space teams.


Construction on Launch Complex 2, located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Virginia, began in February 2019. In the few months since then, more than 1,400 cubic yards of concrete have been poured to create the pad on which Electron's launch platform is mounted. The 66 ton launch platform was installed into its final position this month, ready for the 44 foot, 7.6 ton strongback to be mounted to the platform in coming weeks. Both the launch platform and strongback were built by Steel America in Norfolk, Virginia. The launch site largely mirrors Rocket Lab's first launch location, Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, wh ere the Electron launch vehicle transports horizontally down the launch ramp, and then is lifted vertically by the strongback to be ready for launch.

In the coming weeks, work will focus on final build and integration of various launch pad systems that will process, load propellant into, and launch Electron. The final step in the completion of the site is integration and test activities, which is expected to be complete by December 2019. Once the site is complete, work begins on testing, commissioning, and integration at the launch site in preparation for the first Electron launch from U.S. soil in early 2020.

Rocket Lab's Vice President of Launch Shaun D'Mello says the completion of the launch platform is a significant step in enabling Electron launch from U.S. soil.

"I'm immensely proud of the Rocket Lab team here at Launch Complex 2 and continuously impressed by the drive and dedication of the Virginia Space, MARS, and NASA teams, as well as our many local suppliers, as we've worked together to build a launch site in record time. We're now entering an exciting period of testing and commissioning to get Launch Complex 2 ready for its first Electron launch in early 2020," said Mr. D'Mello.

David Pierce, Director at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, said: "NASA is actively advancing all aspects of small spacecraft missions to the greatest national benefit, and Rocket Lab's progress on Launch Complex 2 over the past several months has been nothing short of incredible. The company's Electron rocket helps fill a key national need for providing more - and more frequent - launch opportunities for small satellites, and NASA's Launch Range at GSFC/Wallops, which has enabled commercial space operations for decades, is poised and ready to support these missions."

Dale Nash, CEO and Executive Director of Virginia Space, said: "Emplacement of the launch mount is a major milestone on our march toward completion of Launch Complex 2 in less than 12 months.  It is a remarkable partnership we have developed with Rocket Lab, NASA, DoD, and the supplier base from Virginia to New Zealand and back again.  The first launch of the Electron from Launch Complex 2 at MARS on Wallops Island is just over the horizon - you can almost hear the roar, and see the smoke and fire."

In addition to the launch site itself, Virginia Space has started construction on a new Integration and Control Facility (ICF) located within the Wallops Research Park to support the Rocket Lab team in Virginia. The ICF will house multiple Electron launch vehicles for pre-launch integration and will be home to Launch Complex 2 Range Control operations, payload integrations cleanrooms, and administrative offices.  Once fully operational, Launch Complex 2 is expected to employ up to 30 people in engineering, launch safety, and administrative positions.

Launch Complex 2 is Rocket Lab's second launch site and will supplement launch availability out of Rocket Lab's existing site, Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula. Launch Complex 1 is the world's only private orbital launch site and is licensed for up to 120 launches per year, offering unmatched launch schedule flexibility for small satellite operators. Launch Complex 2 can support up to 12 launches per year and is tailored specifically for government missions. The launch customer for the first Electron mission from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 will be announced in late 2019.

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.09.2019 06:03:37
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab[/COLOR] (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1174422069968158720)

Exciting times at Launch Complex 2! Just 7 months after work began on our 2nd launch site, we've installed Electron's launch platform. It's one of the final pieces of infrastructure to be installed before integration and testing begins. Full update here: https://bit.ly/2ksXneu  (https://t.co/oN3yuFT12f)

Video (https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1174422069968158720) (2:10)

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.09.2019 03:10:07
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1177349225035624449)

Since our first orbital launch in January 2018, LC-1 has been host to many launches for commercial and government missions. Electron has launched 39 satellites to orbit and counting. Our next mission is less than three weeks away. Here's to many more!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFbI4FxUcAAOPxS.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.10.2019 17:11:39
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 15 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1180979569634861057)

More and more rockets are coming down the production line.~ Every 30 days a new Electron is born.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGOupw5UcAAza_2.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.10.2019 10:39:22
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1181399847695351810)

The test team just finished up flight 10's stage test! It will be heading out to the pad soon with flight 9 clearing out and launching next week.

Video (https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1181399847695351810)

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 09.10.2019 10:52:24
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1181632185792548864
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)  Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)  
    The term responsive space gets used a lot these days. But what does it actually mean? To Rocket Lab, it means launch vehicles, launch sites and satellites on demand - ready for launch when our customers are.

 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGYAM82UEAARyKj.jpg)
           11:07 - 8 окт. 2019 г.  

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)  Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 14 ч.14 часов назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1181633051480084480)
   Each part of Rocket Lab's launch experience is tailored for frequent and streamlined access to space. It means launch vehicles built in days, launch sites that can support 130 mission per year and Photon satellites ready for integration and deployment on a moment's notice.

 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGYA_ofUcAADagg.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.10.2019 22:45:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1182379899811577856)

The #FAA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FAA?src=hash) has issued Rocket Lab with a Launch Operator License for Electron missions from LC-1! This is a key step in making Electron the most frequently launched vehicle in the world.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGioPQUVUAA5SxM.jpg)


2 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1182380334341427200)

All Electron missions so far have been carried out under various launch-specific FAA licenses. With our new @FAANews (https://twitter.com/FAANews) Launch Operator License, we can perform multiple Electron launches from LC-1 for the next 5 years, without the need for a new license every time.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGioo8rUwAAyVis.jpg)


1 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1182380572703780864)

The result? A streamlined path to orbit for our customers. Efficient licensing supports frequent launch opportunities and truly responsive space access, and we're thrilled to be delivering this for small sats.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGio20CUUAEUXLl.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.10.2019 22:12:46
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 13 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1182534031201538048)

Honored to be selected by the Air Force @AF_SMC (https://twitter.com/AF_SMC) to provide responsive and flexible launch services under OSP-4. Electron was designed for exactly this type of mission and Rocket Lab has demonstrated this rapid launch capability many times.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.10.2019 22:32:37
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1184551540201123841)

Today's mission will lift off from Launch Complex 1, but our second launch site is almost ready for Electron missions from U.S. soil. This week the iconic strongback was installed at LC-2 at @VCSFA_MARS (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS) on Wallops Island, Virginia.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHBfVoFUwAA5AKN.png)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.10.2019 07:56:54
https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/17/rocket-lab-delivers-on-dedicated-launch-for-astro-digital/ (https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/17/rocket-lab-delivers-on-dedicated-launch-for-astro-digital/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab delivers on dedicated launch for Astro Digital
October 17, 2019 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/) | Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/asthecrowflies.jpg)
In this view fr om the Electron rocket's second stage, Rocket Lab's Curie kick stage with the Palisade satellite is seen backdropped by the Earth around 10 minutes after liftoff. Credit: Rocket Lab

A technology demonstration microsatellite for Astro Digital rode a Rocket Lab Electron launcher into orbit Wednesday (U.S. time) fr om New Zealand, setting the stage for the debut of new systems on the next Electron flight as engineers move closer to retrieving and reusing the rocket's first stage.

The 55-foot-tall (17-meter) Electron rocket fired nine Rutherford engines with nearly 50,000 pounds of thrust at 9:22 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0122 GMT Thursday) to climb off its launch pad on Mahia Peninsula, the home of Rocket Lab's privately-run spaceport on on New Zealand's North Island.

Liftoff occurred at 2:22 p.m. local time in New Zealand to begin Rocket Lab's ninth Electron mission, and the fifth this year.

Heading south from the launch base, the Electron shed its nine-engine first stage around two-and-a-half minutes after liftoff. Moments later, the second stage's single Rutherford engine ignited to continue the journey into space.

Powered by electric pumps, the Rutherford engine guided the Electron rocket into an on-target parking orbit around nine minutes into the mission, before the launcher deployed Rocket Lab's Curie kick stage to complete the job of placing Astro Digital's Palisade microsatellite into its final orbit.

A camera mounted to the tumbling Electron second stage beamed down dazzling live views of the Curie kick stage and the Palisade spacecraft.

Rocket Lab's live webcast of the mission ended after the launcher reached its preliminary orbit. The company later confirmed the Curie kick stage completed its orbit adjustment maneuver, then released the Palisade satellite around 71 minutes after liftoff.

"Perfect final orbit and deployment," tweeted Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's CEO. "Flawless mission!"

The launch vehicle injected the Palisade spacecraft into a nearly circular polar orbit with an average altitude of around 745 miles, or 1,200 kilometers, at an inclination of 87.8 degrees, according to U.S. military tracking data.

The Curie kick stage flown on Wednesday's mission included a performance enhancement. The kick stage's engine previously used a single "green" non-toxic fuel -- a monopropellant system, in propulsion parlance -- while the upgraded engine is fed by a green bi-propellant mixture with a fuel and an oxidizer.

After releasing Astro Digital's Palisade satellite, the Curie kick stage reignited to drop out of orbit, according to Rocket Lab.

"Just completed perfect de-orbit burn of the kick stage making sure we don't leave junk in space for generations to come," Beck tweeted.

The Electron rocket that launched Wednesday, known as "Flight 9," was originally assigned to ferry a different payload into orbit, Beck said in a recent interview. Rocket Lab did not identify the satellite that was replaced by Astro Digital's Palisade spacecraft.

"Congratulations to the Astro Digital team for readying the spacecraft and taking advantage of an earlier launch opportunity," Beck said in a post-launch press release. "Our teams worked closely to deliver a flawless mission in a demonstration of the truly responsive space launch that small satellites need."

Rocket Lab was the first in a new wave of startup launch companies to enter commercial operations with a small satellite launch vehicle. The Electron rocket, with a base price of $5.7 million, is sized to carry up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) into a 310-mile-high (500-kilometer) sun-synchronous orbit, allowing small satellite operators to buy dedicated rides to space rather than purchasing excess capacity on a larger launcher.

"No longer do small satellite operators have to accept the limitations of flying as a secondary payload, nor do they have to wait endlessly on the manifest of unproven launch vehicles," Beck said. "Frequent, responsive, and reliable launch is the new norm for small satellites thanks to Electron."

Rocket Lab aims to debut an upgraded Electron first stage on the company's next mission, set for late November.

The first stage on the next Electron rocket, designated Flight 10, will feature several changes to help Rocket Lab prepare for an eventual attempt to recover the booster with a helicopter on a future flight. Rocket Lab announced in August plans to retrieve and reuse Electron first stages, primarily to achieve a planned cadence of one launch per week.

Rocket Lab determined production bottlenecks were a major factor inhibiting such a rapid launch rate. Reusing rockets could ease the burden on Rocket Lab's factories in New Zealand and California, the company says.

The company installed a data recorder on an Electron rocket launched in August to collect information on the environments the first stage sees when it comes back to Earth, before eventually breaking apart in the atmosphere.

Beck told Spaceflight Now in a recent interview that the data obtained during the August launch showed that designing the Electron first stage to survive re-entry will be difficult.

"We knew it's hard, but we certainly learned that it is hard," Beck said. "We did get some good initial data from the flight (in August), but really Flight 10 is wh ere it's all going to happen. That's wh ere we're pushing really deep with the stage. That stage has a full telemetry system, there's RCS (reaction control system thrusters) to guide it into the entry corridor. We expect to go quite deep (into the atmosphere) with that flight."

The next Electron launch will not carry a decelerator or a parachute. Those systems will be installed on later rockets to enable a recovery of the booster first from the ocean, then via helicopter, Beck said.

"It's purely to just punch it into the atmosphere, fully guided, as deep as we can and gather data," he said. "Flight 10 is about pushing it deep into the atmosphere and really understanding the hypersonic flow and the heating regime."

SpaceX uses cold gas thrusters to re-orient its Falcon 9 first stages, then reignites a subset of the Falcon 9's Merlin engines to slow down for propulsive landings, using thrust and grid fins to steer it back to a drone ship at sea or toward an onshore recovery site.

Rocket Lab is taking a different approach.

Because the Electron rocket is much smaller than the Falcon 9, there's not enough leftover propellant to attempt a propulsive landing.

"We don't intend to use grid fins," Beck said. "We have other types of measures. The most important thing on this (next) one is the active guidance with the RCS and making sure we maintain a really tight corridor with the base heat shield first, and just push it as deep as we can go."

The Palisade spacecraft launched Wednesday -- about the size of a small suitcase -- is designed for a technology demonstration mission, according to Astro Digital, a company based in Silicon Valley. It carries an on-board propulsion system, an Astro Digital-developed communications system, and software developed by Advanced Solutions Inc., a Colorado company.

"Our team built this satellite in five months, including the complex RF (communications) payload, something we are very proud of," said Chris Biddy, co-founder and CEO of Astro Digital.

The company did not provide details on the type of communications technology it will test on the Palisade satellite, or the services the payload could provide to customers.

Astro Digital has launched four small "Landmapper" CubeSats for a planned fleet of Earth observation satellites. The company has "evolved" its strategy to support a broader range of satellite missions, Biddy told Spaceflight Now.

"We were able to prove our core satellite platform technology with our first Landmapper satellites and have now expanded and evolved into supporting a diverse range of missions leveraging our experience," Biddy said. "We started as an Earth observation company. Now we are an end-to-end mission provider supporting broad LEO-based missions."

Rocket Lab named Wednesday's mission "As The Crow Flies" as a nod to Astro Digital's Corvus satellite platform, upon which the Palisade mission is built. Corvus is a genus of birds that includes crows.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.10.2019 01:31:56
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/3537997482/cca0d8f8a5038a1b7fa46b4724f99ec4_bigger.jpeg) VCSFA_MARS‏ @VCSFA_MARS (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS) 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS/status/1184933867389628416)

Happy One Year Anniversary! What a difference a year makes! This time last year @VCSFA_MARS (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS) broke ground on the future home of @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)'s LC-2 @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) and today we're securing the strongback to the launch mount. Can't wait to see what next year brings!
#Electron (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Electron?src=hash)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHG7DgfW4AAe1bG.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHG7DggX0Ag3HEz.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHG7DguWsAEOCkU.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Salo от 21.10.2019 14:59:22
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-deliver-payloads-to-the-moon-and-beyond-with... (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-deliver-payloads-to-the-moon-and-beyond-with-photon/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab to deliver payloads to the Moon and beyond with Photon                                  
(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Photon-Moon.PNG)                    
Rocket Lab to deliver payloads to the Moon and beyond with Photon


Extended  range Photon missions to medium, geostationary and lunar orbits will  support deeper space exploration and the return of human presence on the  moon


International Astronautical Congress. Washington DC. 21  October 2019 - Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small  satellite launch, has today unveiled plans to support extended range  missions to medium, geostationary, and lunar orbits with the company's  Photon satellite platform.


Less than two years after opening  access to low Earth orbit (LEO) for small satellites with the Electron  launch vehicle, Rocket Lab is now bringing medium, geostationary, and  lunar orbits within reach for small satellites. Rocket Lab will combine  its Electron launch vehicle, Photon small spacecraft platform, and a  dedicated bulk maneuver stage to accomplish extended-range missions and  deliver small spacecraft to lunar flyby, Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit  (NRHO), L1/L2 points, or Lunar orbit. These capabilities can then be  expanded to deliver even larger payloads throughout cis-lunar space,  including as high as geostationary orbit (GEO).


Rocket Lab Founder  and Chief Executive, Peter Beck, says there is increasing international  interest in lunar and beyond LEO exploration from government and  private sectors.


"Small satellites will play a crucial role in  science and exploration, as well as providing communications and  navigation infrastructure to support returning humans to the Moon - they  play a vital role as pathfinders to retire risk and lay down  infrastructure for future missions," he says. "Just like LEO small  spacecraft, many potential exploration instruments and full satellites  are on shelves waiting for launch to deeper space. In the same way we  opened access to LEO for smallsats, Rocket Lab is poised to become the  dedicated ride to the Moon and beyond for small satellites."


The  experience gained through multiple orbital Electron launches, and  iterative performance improvements to Photon's Curie propulsion system,  enables Rocket Lab to undertake extended range missions with proven  technology and significant experience. All systems for extended missions  are derived from high-heritage flight-proven equipment, including the  Curie engine, Kick Stage, Electron composite tanks, and demonstrated  expertise in launch and spacecraft guidance, navigation and control.


Rocket  Lab's most recent mission, 'As The Crow Flies', was the company's 9th  Electron launch and it saw Electron's Kick Stage deploy a payload to an  altitude of more than 1,000 km. The mission successfully demonstrated  recent upgrades to the 3D-printed Curie propulsion system for Photon,  including the move to a bi-propellant design for greatly improved  performance.


Photon in particular was architected for use in both  LEO and interplanetary missions, with radiation-tolerant avionics, deep  space-capable communications and navigation technology, and  high-performance space-storable propulsion capable of multiple restarts  on orbit. The combination of Photon and Electron has been designed as a  complete solution for responsive LEO, MEO and cis-lunar missions, as  early as Q4 2020.


ENDS


About Photon:
The  Photon spacecraft is an advanced evolution of the Electron's  flight-proven Kick Stage. With Electron and Photon, Rocket Lab can  provide the platform for an entire small satellite mission, including  launch, ground segment and spacecraft bus.


Operating an advanced  integration of the 3D printed Curie propulsion system, Photon  incorporates high power generation, high-accuracy attitude determination  and control, and radiation-tolerant avionics to provide a bundled  launch-plus-satellite offering to customers. Photon is an approximately  50 kg wet mass platform, capable of carrying up to 170 kg of payload to  low-Earth orbit.


As a high-power and radiation-tolerant vehicle  that supports deep space communication and navigation, Photon has been  designed with missions beyond LEO in mind. Because Photon is a  fully-featured spacecraft, and not simply an injection stage, Photon can  deploy a stand-alone payload and still host additional smaller  payloads, enabling multiple missions on the one launch.


Photon supports missions that require:
• Precise orbital deployment,
• Deployment of multiple payloads to different planes/inclinations (rideshares and constellations),
• Lunar flyby, Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO), L1/L2 points, or low-Lunar orbit,
• Higher orbits that cannot be achieved with launch vehicles alone,
• A hosted platform for payloads requiring propulsion, power, and downlink,
• Payload deorbiting upon mission completion.

 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.10.2019 15:10:25
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 15 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1186611730895572992)

Exciting news for small sats. We've partnered with @KSAT_Kongsberg (https://twitter.com/KSAT_Kongsberg) to provide ground station support for Electron and Photon. It means Rocket Lab now offers a complete mission service: spacecraft, launch and ground segment. It's yet another way we're streamlining access to orbit.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHexE7nXkAER0e_.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.10.2019 15:15:23
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-partners-with-kongsberg-satellite-services-for-electron-and-photon-ground-station-support/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-partners-with-kongsberg-satellite-services-for-electron-and-photon-ground-station-support/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab partners with Kongsberg Satellite Services for Electron and Photon ground station support

Rocket Lab partners with Kongsberg Satellite Services for Electron and Photon ground station support

The partnership enables small satellite operators to procure complete mission services from Rocket Lab, including spacecraft design and build, launch and ground segment management.

International Astronautical Congress, Washington, D.C. 22 October 2019 - Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has partnered with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), the world's largest provider of ground station services, to be the sole provider of ground station services for the Electron launch vehicle and Photon satellite bus customers. The agreement sees Rocket Lab deliver a complete solution for small satellite operators, including satellite design and build, launch, and ground segment support leveraging an existing global network of ground stations.

Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle is currently the only commercial, dedicated small satellite launch vehicle operating a regular service to orbit, making space more accessible for small satellites. With a proven launch vehicle in operation since January 2018, the next evolution of Rocket Lab's mission services is the Photon satellite bus. Designed for seamless pairing with Electron, the Photon satellite bus streamlines the entire end-to-end satellite experience for customers from design to build to launch.

Likewise, KSAT's KSATlite ground network is designed and optimized for small satellite systems, providing streamlined access (through standardized API driven interfaces) and scalable support that grows to meet mission needs.

The closely integrated partnership with KSAT now provides launch to operations ground segment support for Photon customers - the final piece for small satellite operators seeking an end-to-end mission partner.  This enables small satellite operators to focus on what really matters--their applications and their customers--freeing engineering time and capital from having to develop a spacecraft platform, secure a launch, and coordinate access to ground stations from different providers.

The partnership between Rocket Lab and KSAT provides Photon customers downlink and uplink capabilities in UHF, S-band, X-band, and Ka-band across a global ground station network of over 200 antennas that supports 50,000 contacts per month.

Rocket Lab Chief Executive and Founder, Peter Beck, says, "Rocket Lab's partnership with KSAT will play an important role in continuing to streamline the path to orbit for small satellite operators. We solved the launch challenge when Rocket Lab began regular and reliable launch services in January 2018. Now we're simplifying the spacecraft side of the equation with the combination of Photon and KSAT's ground network support."

Head of KSAT USA, Katherine Monson, says, "We are witnessing an enormous rise in demand for data from small satellites in space, yet the challenges of procuring launch, building your own spacecraft and then having to coordinate ground communications can be time and cost prohibitive. Our partnership with Rocket Lab and its Photon customers means small satellite operators will now have access to reliable, scalable services across our global network - starting with support on a per-pass basis and options to move to full antennas as their communication demand grows. KSAT is proud to be the bridge back to Earth for both the Electron launch vehicle and Photon customer payloads. Together we are hoping to make space more accessible, through cost-efficient access and proven mission assurance."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2019 01:27:57
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/951459897190899714/5xHWib9W_bigger.jpg) Brady Kenniston‏ @TheFavoritist (https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist) 21 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1190389120507502593)

LC-2 basking in Virginia sun. An enormous amount of work has been done since my last visit here in April.

Godspeed @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIUcXvYXYAAkN_x.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIUcXvvXkAEdlCr.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.11.2019 08:03:25
ЦитатаRocket Lab Launch Complex 1

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AGF-l7-yXDhp3l7sqVDKjkOVpwA0jUd2YD9-OYpuwQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

5 нояб. 2019 г.

Join Amanda Stiles, Director of Mission Management and Integration, as we take you on a tour of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1. Located on the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's East Coast, LC-1 is the best spot in the world to launch more frequently than anywhere else on the planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1j8ldnZ-gM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1j8ldnZ-gM)https://www.youtube.com/embed/U1j8ldnZ-gM (https://www.youtube.com/embed/U1j8ldnZ-gM) (4:44)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.11.2019 01:10:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 8 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1196548990147293186)

Getting ready for Stage 1 recovery, spot the differences!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJr-9cQUUAAHf6t.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.11.2019 04:12:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 26 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1199126498554200064)

Say hi to LC-1's newest range tracking asset. This 5.0m diameter dish gives us the ability to track Electron to Stage 2/ Stage 3 separation from LC-1. It also allows us to retask other tracking assets to support the recovery of Electron's 1st stage as we work towards reusability.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKQnMEeUYAA8U6I.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.11.2019 22:02:38
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1199402079044849664)

A launch day is the culmination of years of work for our customers, so we're making sure they have a front row seat for lift-off. Our new launch experience facility will offer panoramic views of the pad at LC-1. It's a spine-tingling way to watch your payload go to orbit.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKUh0u6VUAIrn1X.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.11.2019 05:09:22
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 39 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1199500349221957633)

Launch Complex 2's new strongback is looking(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f60e.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKV7NWXU4AELcPj.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.12.2019 16:11:32
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 20 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1204744865667436544)

Tomorrow, less than a year after construction started, we're officially opening our first launch site on U.S. soil. We'll be hosting a webcast at 11:00 am ET/ 8:00 am PT where you can hear from our CEO Peter Beck and others about the first scheduled LC-2 mission.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELgdD7zVUAA1vY4.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.12.2019 10:36:35
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg)Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 11 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1204863073187696640)

Tomorrow we officially open LC-2! Tune in to the webcast to hear about our first scheduled mission from Electron's newest home. Our CEO @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) will be joined by representatives from @VCSFA_MARS (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS), @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) and more.

12 December, 11:00 ET

Цитата
youtube.com/watch?v=vu-ZisFbjFo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu-ZisFbjFo)

Начало трансляции В 19:00 ДМВ
(https://testforum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/file/108976)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.12.2019 19:24:37
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1205160031555112960)

We're thrilled to confirm the 1st Electron launch from LC-2 will be a dedicated mission for the @usairforce (https://twitter.com/usairforce) Space Test Program in Q2 2020. It's an honor to be providing access to orbit for STP once again following the first STP launch on Electron from LC-1 earlier this year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELmWqNIXYAM85l0.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.12.2019 19:34:26
ЦитатаRocket Lab Launch Complex 2 Opening

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AGF-l7-yXDhp3l7sqVDKjkOVpwA0jUd2YD9-OYpuwQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

Трансляция началась 33 минуты назад
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu-ZisFbjFo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu-ZisFbjFo)https://www.youtube.com/embed/vu-ZisFbjFo (https://www.youtube.com/embed/vu-ZisFbjFo) (34:00)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.12.2019 19:38:56
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust) 26 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1205158467004248065)

USAF Lt. Col. Meagan Thrush says that first Electron mission from LC-2, called STP-27RM, will carry a smallsat called Monolith to test the ability of smallsats to host large aperture space weather payloads.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.12.2019 22:40:59
https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/12/12/rocket-lab-to-debut-virginia-launch-pad-with-u-s-air-force-mission-next-year/ (https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/12/12/rocket-lab-to-debut-virginia-launch-pad-with-u-s-air-force-mission-next-year/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab to debut Virginia launch pad with U.S. Air Force mission next year
December 12, 2019 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/12/) | Stephen Clark  (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/4kNv1vjg.jpeg)
File photo of an Electron rocket lifting off from Rocket Lab's launch site in New Zealand, powered by nine liquid-fueled Rutherford engines. Credit: Rocket Lab / Andrew Burns & Simon Moffatt

Rocket Lab plans to launch a research and development microsatellite mission for the U.S. Air Force in the first half of 2020 on the the first flight from the company's new launch facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, officials announced Thursday.

Company officials announced the payload and launch schedule Thursday during a media briefing at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to provide an update on Rocket Lab's first U.S. launch pad.

Rocket Lab, a U.S.-New Zealand company, has launched all 10 of its Electron rocket missions from the privately-owned Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula, located on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island. The new facility in Virginia -- designated Launch Complex 2 -- will allow Rocket Lab to hasten its flight pace, providing a location to launch U.S. military and other government payloads, and adding an alternative launch site for company's commercial customers.

"Today, just 10 months after we started construction on launch site 2, we're proud to call Wallops Island and Virginia our home," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO. "We're very proud to deliver a new launch capability to the United States. We're very proud to support U.S. missions with a U.S. launch vehicle from U.S. soil."

Rocket Lab has its corporate headquarters in Southern California, and operates two rocket factories in California and in New Zealand.

The first launch of Rocket Lab's Electron booster from Virginia is planned in the second quarter of 2020 with a research and development microsatellite for the U.S. Air Force, officials said Thursday. The mission will be managed by the U.S. military's Space Test Program, which develops and launches scientific, experimental and technology demonstration satellites for the Defense Department.

"It's an honor and privilege to be launching a U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program payload as the inaugural mission from Launch Complex 2," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO, in a statement. "We've already successfully delivered STP payloads on Electron from Launch Complex 1, and we're proud to be providing that same rapid, responsive, and tailored access to orbit from U.S. soil.

"With the choice of two Rocket Lab launch sites offering more than 130 launch opportunities each year, our customers enjoy unmatched control over their launch schedule and orbital requirements," Beck said. "Rocket Lab has made frequent, reliable and responsive access to space the new normal for small satellites."

Rocket Lab's two-stage Electron launcher stands around 55 feet (17 meters) tall and measures 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) in diameter. Powered by 3D-printed Rutherford engines, the kerosene-fueled rocket can lift up to 330 pounds of payload into a 310-mile-high (500-kilometer) polar sun-synchronous orbit.

A dedicated Electron launch sells for as low as $7 million, significantly lower than the price of flights on larger rockets. The Electron is designed to give small satellites their own ride into orbit. Before smallsat launch companies like Rocket Lab, CubeSats and microsatellites typically launched as secondary payloads, with their orbital destinations and launch schedules at the whim of the demands of a larger mission.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/rocketlab_mission3.jpg)
File photo of an Electron launch from New Zealand. Credit: Trevor Mahlmann/Rocket Lab

"Rocket Lab's launch site at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, strengthens the United States' ability to provide responsive and reliable access to space," said Col. Robert Bongiovi, director of the launch enterprise directorate at the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. "We look forward to Rocket Lab successfully launching the STP-27RM mission from Launch Complex 2 next spring, which will test new capabilities that we will need in the future."

Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 2 facility is located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, adjacent to pad 0A used to launch Northrop Grumman's Antares rockets on resupply missions to the International Space Station.

The Antares launcher is more than twice the height of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket, but Rocket Lab's launch manifest projections suggest the Electron will fly from Wallops much more often than the Antares' regular launch cadence of two flights per year.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is run by the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, or Virginia Space, an organization created by the Virginia legislature to promote commercial space activity within the commonwealth. The spaceport now has three orbital-class launch facilities, one for Rocket Lab, one for the Antares rocket, and another used to launch solid-fueled Minotaur boosters.

Rocket Lab says construction of Launch Complex 2, which sits inside the perimeter fence of the Antares launch pad, started in February and was completed in 10 months. The new pad is designed to support up to 12 launches per year, including "rapid call-up" missions, giving the military a quick-response launch option, according to Rocket Lab.

Engineers developed the new launch pad based on the design of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 facility in New Zealand.

"I think this team holds the record for the fastest-ever launch pad build," Beck said. "It's just been incredible."

"The opening of Launch Complex 2 is a significant milestone and a remarkable achievement made possible by the strong partnership with Rocket Lab and NASA," said Dale Nash, CEO and executive director of Virginia Space, in a statement. "Almost immediately after Rocket Lab's selection of MARS as its U.S. launch site, engineers, managers and technicians worked tirelessly together across multiple time zones and two continents to make LC-2 a reality."

"The fact that we have an operational launch site less than a year after construction began is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Virginia Space and NASA teams, as well as the unwavering support of our local suppliers," said Shaun D'Mello, Rocket Lab's vice president of launch.

(https://mk0spaceflightnoa02a.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/48982930181_eb251c2556_k.jpg)
This Oct. 29 image of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket on pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport shows the black strongback structure at Rocket Lab's neighboring Launch Complex 2 facility. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Rocket Lab launched six missions in 2019, and officials aim to achieve a more rapid launch cadence next year, with launches as often as every two weeks.

"This year, Electron was the fourth-most frequently launched vehicle in the world," Beck said. "We've delivered 47 satellites to orbit so far, so we're really excited to increase this cadence and this history here at LC-2."

The company says more than 150 local construction workers and contractors were involved in the development of Launch Complex 2 in Virginia. The 66-ton launch platform and 7.6-ton strongback were supplied by Steel America, a Virginia-based company.

Rocket Lab's footprint on Virginia's Eastern Shore also includes an Integration and Control Facility at the nearby Wallops Research Park for payload and launch vehicle processing before liftoff. The processing facility will house multiple Electron vehicles at one time, according to Rocket Lab, and will be home to range control operations, payload preparation clean rooms, and office space.

The company says it expects to employ up to 30 people at the Virginia launch site in engineering, launch safety and administrative positions in the coming year.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.12.2019 00:01:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/994285028350791682/_MttSeKo_bigger.jpg) NASA Wallops‏ @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) 12 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops/status/1205227898199838720)

LC-2 is open for business!

@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) was at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility today to officially open LC-2 - the new pad used to launch the Electron rocket in Virginia. They announced their first launch will lift off in 2020.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELnUYGHXUAAk4ak.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.12.2019 22:40:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1207360163440513025)

What's better than 2 launch pads? You guessed it. Construction is under way on a 3rd pad for Electron. The new pad, located at LC-1, will support increased launch frequency; enable back-to-back missions within days; & ensure a pad is always ready to support rapid call-up launch.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMFnpytU8AASe2m.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMFnpyrVUAAckIS.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.12.2019 06:31:04
К #502 (http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum13/topic14732/message1923879/#message1923879)

https://spacenews.com/air-force-to-schedule-nine-small-launch-missions-in-2020/ (https://spacenews.com/air-force-to-schedule-nine-small-launch-missions-in-2020/)
Цитата...
An Air Force Research Lab experimental payload will fly in the spring aboard a Rocket Lab Electron vehicle from the company's new launch pad at Wallops Island. The STP-27RM Space Test Program mission is an experimental satellite called Monolith that will be used for space weather research.
...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.12.2019 23:30:35
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1207742941348786176)

Launch: Electron lifted off 6 times in 2019, bringing our total launch count to 10 and continuing our record of mission success. This year, Electron was the 4th most launched rocket in the world.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMLDzB1U8AEB9e8.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 19.12.2019 23:31:31
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 46 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1207748396884226048)

AFTS: This year we transitioned to an Autonomous Flight Termination System, replacing traditional human-in-the-loop monitoring systems. It's a move that reduces the turnaround time between missions and provides greater schedule control for our customers.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMLIv-6UUAAr3Kw.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.12.2019 08:31:15
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-opens-launch-complex-2-confirms-u-s-air-force-payload-as-first-electron-mission-from-u-s-soil/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-opens-launch-complex-2-confirms-u-s-air-force-payload-as-first-electron-mission-from-u-s-soil/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Opens Launch Complex 2, Confirms U.S. Air Force Payload as First Electron Mission from U.S. Soil

Scheduled for lift-off in Q2 2020, the mission will be Rocket Lab's first launch from U.S. soil

Launch Complex 2, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. - Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, has today officially opened Launch Complex 2, the company's first U.S. launch site, and confirmed the inaugural mission from the site will be a dedicated flight for the U.S. Air Force.

Located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 represents a new national launch capability for the United States. Construction on the site began in February 2019, with the site completed and ready to support missions just 10 months later. Designed to support rapid call-up missions, Launch Complex 2 delivers responsive launch capability from home soil for U.S. government small satellites. The ability to deploy satellites to precise orbits in a matter of hours, not months or years, is increasingly important to ensure resilience in space.

At a press conference held at NASA Wallops Flight Facility today, the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program has been announced as the first customer scheduled to launch on an Electron vehicle from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2. The dedicated mission will see a single research and development micro-sat launched from the site in Q2 2020.

Rocket Lab's Founder and Chief Executive, Peter Beck, says the completion of Launch Complex 2 represents a new era in frequent, reliable and responsive space access from the United States.

"It's an honor and privilege to be launching a U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program payload as the inaugural mission from Launch Complex 2. We've already successfully delivered STP payloads on Electron from Launch Complex 1, and we're proud to be providing that same rapid, responsive, and tailored access to orbit from U.S. soil," says Mr. Beck. "With the choice of two Rocket Lab launch sites offering more than 130 launch opportunities each year, our customers enjoy unmatched control over their launch schedule and orbital requirements. Rocket Lab has made frequent, reliable and responsive access to space the new normal for small satellites."

"Rocket Lab's launch site at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, strengthens the United States' ability to provide responsive and reliable access to space.  We look forward to Rocket Lab successfully launching the STP-27RM mission from Launch Complex 2 next spring, which will test new capabilities that we will need in the future," said Col. Robert Bongiovi, director of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Launch Enterprise.

Virginia Space CEO & Executive Director Dale Nash said, "The opening of Launch Complex 2 is a significant milestone and a remarkable achievement made possible by the strong partnership with Rocket Lab and NASA.  Almost immediately after Rocket Lab's selection of MARS as its U.S. launch site; engineers, managers and technicians worked tirelessly together across multiple time zones and two continents to make LC-2 a reality.  Also, the strong support from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Air Force, as well as the skilled contractor team have contributed greatly to this success.  We look forward to a busy manifest of Electron launches coming off LC-2."

Rocket Lab's Vice President of Launch, Shaun D'Mello, said the rapid pace of construction was made possible by the tireless support of teams from Virginia Space, which owns and operates MARS, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility. "The fact that we have an operational launch site less than a year after construction began is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Virginia Space and NASA teams, as well as the unwavering support of our local suppliers. Thank you for being a huge part of enabling us to open access to space. We're excited to embark on the next phase of working together - regular and reliable Electron launches from the United States," says Mr. D'Mello.

About Launch Complex 2:

Located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, Launch Complex 2 is Rocket Lab's second launch site for the Electron launch vehicle. It joins Rocket Lab's first site, Launch Complex 1, located on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula. Between the two sites, Rocket Lab can launch more than 130 times each year, offering small satellite customers unrivalled choice of orbital inclinations and control over their launch schedule.

Following a site selection process in late 2018 involving multiple U.S. spaceports, Rocket Lab selected the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport as the location of Launch Complex 2 due to the wide orbital inclinations the site can support, as well as the rapid planned construction timeframe. Construction on Launch Complex 2 commenced in February 2019, with the site operational just 10 months later in December 2020. More than 150 local construction workers and contractors were involved in the development of Launch Complex 2, with many Virginia-based companies supplying services, hardware and materials for the site. Locally built infrastructure at Launch Complex 2 includes the 66-ton launch platform and 7.6-ton strongback for the Electron launch vehicle, supplied by Virginia-based company Steel America.

Launch Complex 2 is tailored specifically for U.S. government missions to provide responsive launch for small satellites from U.S soil. Launch Complex 2 can support up to 12 missions per year, supplementing the 120 launches possible from Launch Complex 1 every year.

In addition to the pad itself, Launch Complex 2 will also be home to an Integration and Control Facility located within the Wallops Research Park for processing payloads and Electron launch vehicles prior to lift-off. The ICF will house multiple Electron launch vehicles for pre-launch integration and will be home to Launch Complex 2 Range Control operations, payload integrations cleanrooms, and administrative offices.  With the launch site now operational, Launch Complex 2 is expected to employ up to 30 people in engineering, launch safety, and administrative positions in the coming year.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.01.2020 17:19:55
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches (https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches)
ЦитатаUpcoming ELaNa CubeSat Launches

​​​​ELaNa 32
Date:  NET February 12, 2020
Mission:  Rocketlab - Mahia, New Zealand
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed
    [/li]
  • ANDESITE - Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.01.2020 00:21:10
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 37 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1216460267090890752)

Who's ready for the first Electron launch of 2020? Stage tests are complete and Electron will be on the pad at LC-1 soon. More info next week.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1216460129287036928/pu/vid/1280x720/IyFC4RO8Z-mzIVzp.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1216460129287036928/pu/vid/1280x720/IyFC4RO8Z-mzIVzp.mp4) (0:26)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.01.2020 22:52:08
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-expands-footprint-with-new-long-beach-headquarters-and-production-complex/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-expands-footprint-with-new-long-beach-headquarters-and-production-complex/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Expands Footprint with New Long Beach Headquarters and Production Complex

Rocket Lab Expands Footprint with New Long Beach Headquarters and Production Complex

Huntington Beach, California. 14 January 2020 - Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced it will open a new facility which will serve as its Corporate Headquarters, provide incremental production capacity, and bring Mission Control Center capabilities to Long Beach, California.

Construction on Rocket Lab's Long Beach Complex has begun, with the facility scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2020. The Complex has been designed to produce more than 12 full Electron launch vehicles each year to support a monthly launch cadence from Rocket Lab's first U.S. launch site, Launch Complex 2 in Wallops Island, Virginia. Production facilities for Rocket Lab's flagship Rutherford engine will also be expanded, with the company planning to produce more than 150 engines for the Electron launch vehicle in 2020.

Rocket Lab's rapidly growing satellite manufacturing capabilities are a key driver behind the new Long Beach complex. In 2019 the company expanded beyond launch services and began designing and manufacturing Rocket Lab satellites to provide an end-to-end mission service. Based on flight-proven technology employed in the Electron Kick Stage, Rocket Lab satellites are a complete spacecraft solution for a range of LEO and Lunar orbit missions, from constellation development, through to technology demonstrations and hosted payloads. The new Long Beach complex will support end-to-end production and testing of Rocket Lab satellites, with the first satellites booked to launch on Electron from Q3 2020.

Rocket Lab's first U.S-based Mission Control Center will also be located at the Long Beach Complex. By operating two launch sites and two Mission Control Centers, Rocket Lab can conduct simultaneous launches from Launch Complexes 1 and 2 to meet the growing need for responsive space launch.  

Rocket Lab Founder and CEO, Peter Beck, says the new Long Beach Complex will mean larger production facilities, purpose-built customer experience areas and room to grow as the company enters another busy launch year.

"As we enter our third year of orbital launches and expand into satellite manufacturing, we're investing in major infrastructure and growing our team to provide frequent and reliable access to orbit for small satellites," he said. "Long Beach is an ideal location for our team; it has a vibrant space community, it's close to many of our suppliers and offers room to grow as our operations do. The City of Long Beach has been incredibly welcoming, and we look forward to working with them to continue growing the local space economy."

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia says "we are incredibly excited to see Rocket Lab move to Long Beach. The expansion of this company in a city with an aerospace history as rich as ours will support new jobs and economic growth in the region."

There are currently more than 50 roles open for positions at the new Long Beach Complex, including positions in engineering, avionics production, Mission Management, Launch Services and more.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.01.2020 00:57:47
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 36 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1219368485781790720)

Today marks two years since we first launched Electron to orbit. That day, and every day since, we've pushed hard to make frequent and reliable access to space a reality for small sats. And we're just getting started.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOwRKtNUYAcJ_JL.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOwRKtRUwAAWse9.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOwRKtPVAAEv2X1.jpg)


36 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1219368625666048000)

Since that first orbital mission, we've deployed 47 satellites for a diverse range of incredible customers, we've grown our team, built a 2nd launch site & have a 3rd on the way, & we're tracking well towards reusability and lunar missions.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.01.2020 01:00:11
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1219320029704900611)

We're excited to announce that our first mission of 2020 is a dedicated launch from LC-1 for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc)! The 14-day launch window opens from 31 Jan UTC. Full details: https://bit.ly/2TGJE2U  (https://t.co/R1DFalvyCq)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOvlGPbVAAAOHsV.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.01.2020 09:25:25
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 39 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1220221112128139265)

The 3rd launch pad (LC1-B) underway in New Zealand, is progressing at an astonishing pace!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO8YonPVUAUIuEA.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.02.2020 05:43:54
Ну, не прошло и полгода...

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-deploys-nro-satellite-on-11th-electron-mission/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-deploys-nro-satellite-on-11th-electron-mission/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Successfully Deploys NRO Satellite On 11th Electron Mission

Mahia Peninsula, 31 January 2020 - Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully deployed a payload to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in the company's 11th Electron mission.
The mission, named 'Birds of a Feather', lifted off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula at 02:56 UTC (15:56 NZDT, 31 January 2020). The mission was Rocket Lab's first launch for 2020 and was the first dedicated launch of an NRO payload from New Zealand.

The NRO selected Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle for the mission through a competitively awarded contract under the Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract vehicle. RASR allows the NRO to explore new launch opportunities that can provide a streamlined, commercial approach for getting small satellites into space.

"Starting our 2020 launch manifest with a successful mission for the NRO is an immensely proud moment for our team. It once again demonstrated our commitment to providing responsive, dedicated access to space for government small satellites," says Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive Peter Beck. "Thank you to the NRO for selecting Electron for this historic mission, and congratulations to the Rocket Lab team on another flawless launch that continues our heritage of 100% mission success for customers."
While the mission's primary objective was to deploy the NRO payload to its final orbit, which was achieved as planned, Rocket Lab also achieved a secondary objective by conducting another guided re-entry of Electron's first stage in another step towards the company's goal of reusable rocket boosters.

The re-entry test for 'Birds of a Feather' is the second time Rocket Lab has guided an Electron first stage booster down to sea-level, following on from the first successful re-entry test conducted on the 'Running Out of Fingers' mission in December 2019. Once again, initial analysis shows the stage made it back to sea-level intact following a guided descent, proving that Electron can withstand the immense heat and forces generated on re-entry.

To guide the stage to a planned splashdown, Electron's first stage was equipped with on-board guidance and navigation hardware, including S-band telemetry and onboard flight computer systems. The stage was also equipped with a reaction control system to orient the booster 180-degrees for its descent and keep it dynamically stable for the re-entry.

As the first Electron launch of 2020, 'Birds of a Feather' kicked off a busy year of activity for Rocket Lab. The company plans to conduct monthly Electron launches this year, including the first mission from Launch Complex 2 in Wallops, Virginia. Major construction projects are also underway, including development of the company's third launch pad, located at Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula, and Rocket Lab's new Headquarters and Production Complex, located in Long Beach, California. 2020 will also see the first launch of Rocket Lab's in-house designed and built Photon satellites, a significant step towards offering beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) capabilities, including Lunar orbits for small satellites.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.02.2020 07:56:32
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) Rocket Lab✔@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 2:42 AM - Feb 5, 2020 (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1224840720919318528)

Our 3rd launch pad is taking shape! Construction is speeding up on Pad B at Launch Complex 1. By operating two pads at LC-1, and another at LC-2 in the US, we can support back-to-back missions within days & ensure a pad is always in a state of readiness for rapid call-up launch.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP-CG-gU4AApyYE.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP-CG-gUYAESygW.jpg)


2:45 AM - Feb 5, 2020 (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1224841554696630272)

LC-1B is scheduled for completion by the end of this year and we can't wait to see Electron fly from it. Between Rocket Lab's three pads, our customers will have more than 130 launch opportunities to choose from every year, as well as a wide range of orbital inclinations. (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f680.png)

Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.02.2020 16:09:05
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) Peter Beck@Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 11:12 AM - Feb 5, 2020 (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1224968921129742336)

Stage 1 reusability:
-Get through the "wall" (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/2705.png).               -  -  Now let's slow it down. Rocket Lab's first prototype chute is complete. The Low altitude drop and capture test program begins next week.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP_2ogpVUAAvP62.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.02.2020 10:43:00
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 12 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1227132460980244480)

I love a good stage separation!

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1227132373969461250/pu/vid/1280x720/4-RtPK0YbF8S5tnY.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1227132373969461250/pu/vid/1280x720/4-RtPK0YbF8S5tnY.mp4)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.02.2020 00:37:03
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-contract-to-launch-cubesat-to-moon-from-virginia (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-contract-to-launch-cubesat-to-moon-from-virginia)
ЦитатаFeb. 14, 2020
CONTRACT RELEASE C20-005

NASA Awards Contract to Launch CubeSat to Moon from Virginia

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/rocket-lab-wallops-lc-2.jpg?itok=3B67K01z) (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/rocket-lab-wallops-lc-2.jpg)
Part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, Launch Complex 2 is Rocket Lab's second launch site for the Electron rocket. Rocket Lab will launch NASA's Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) CubeSat mission to the Moon from the Virginia launch site in early 2021.
Credits: Rocket Lab


NASA has selected Rocket Lab of Huntington Beach, California, to provide launch services for the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-funds-cubesat-pathfinder-mission-to-unique-lunar-orbit)) CubeSat.

Rocket Lab, a commercial launch provider licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration, will launch the 55-pound CubeSat aboard an Electron rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. After launch, the company's Photon platform will deliver CAPSTONE to a trans-lunar injection. The engine firing will allow the CubeSat to break free of Earth's gravity and head to the Moon. Then, CAPSTONE will use its own propulsion system to enter a cislunar orbit, which is the orbital area near and around the Moon. The mission is targeted for launch in early 2021 and will be the second lunar mission (https://www.nasa.gov/content/ladee-liftoff-the-journey-begins) to launch from Virginia.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/side_image/public/thumbnails/image/capstone_graphic_13feb20.jpg?itok=ecf2btt4) (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/capstone_graphic_13feb20.jpg)
Updated illustration of NASA's CAPSTONE CubeSat. The spacecraft design has changed since the mission contract award in September 2019.
Credits: NASA


"NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) is pleased to provide a low-cost launch service for CAPSTONE and to work with Rocket Lab on this inaugural NASA launch from their new launch site at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia," said Ana Rivera, LSP program integration manager for CAPSTONE at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. LSP will manage the launch service.

"This mission is all about quickly and more affordably demonstrating new capabilities, and we are partnering with small businesses to do it," said Christopher Baker, Small Spacecraft Technology program executive at the agency's headquarters in Washington. "This is true from the perspective of CAPSTONE's development timeline, operational objectives, navigation demonstration and its quickly procured commercial launch aboard a small rocket."

Following a three-month trip to the Moon, CAPSTONE will enter a near rectilinear halo orbit, which is a highly elliptical orbit over the Moon's poles, to verify its characteristics for future missions and conduct a navigation demonstration with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html). CAPSTONE will serve as a pathfinder for the lunar spaceship Gateway (https://www.nasa.gov/topics/moon-to-mars/lunar-gateway), a key component of NASA's Artemis (https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/) program.

"CAPSTONE is a rapid, risk-tolerant demonstration that sets out to learn about the unique, seven-day cislunar orbit we are also targeting for Gateway," said Marshall Smith, director of human lunar exploration programs at NASA Headquarters. "We are not relying only on this precursor data, but we can reduce navigation uncertainties ahead of our future missions using the same lunar orbit."

The firm-fixed-price launch contract is valued at $9.95 million. In September, NASA awarded a $13.7 million contract (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-funds-cubesat-pathfinder-mission-to-unique-lunar-orbit) to Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, to develop and operate the CubeSat.

After a final design review this month, Advanced Space and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. of Irvine, California, will start building and testing the spacecraft.

CAPSTONE is managed by NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology program within the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate. Advanced Exploration Systems within NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate supports the launch and mission operations.

-end-

Last Updated: Feb. 15, 2020
Editor: Sean Potter
[/COLOR]
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.02.2020 00:41:17
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-selected-by-nasa-to-launch-pathfinder-mission-to-the-moon/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-selected-by-nasa-to-launch-pathfinder-mission-to-the-moon/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Selected by NASA to Launch Pathfinder Mission to the Moon

Rocket Lab Selected by NASA to Launch Pathfinder Mission to the Moon

14 February 2020 - Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has been selected by NASA as the launch provider for a small satellite mission to the same lunar orbit targeted for Gateway - an orbiting outpost astronauts will visit before descending to the surface of the Moon in a landing system as part of NASA's Artemis program.

The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) is expected to be the first spacecraft to operate in a near rectilinear halo orbit around the Moon. In this unique orbit, CAPSTONE will rotate together with the Moon as it orbits Earth and will pass as close as 1,000 miles and as far as 43,500 miles from the lunar surface. CAPSTONE will demonstrate how to enter into and operate in this orbit as well as test a new navigation capability. This data will help to reduce navigation uncertainties ahead of future missions for Gateway, as NASA and international partners work to ensure astronauts have safe access to the Moon's surface.

The satellite will be launched on Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle from Launch Complex 2, located within the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA. After launch, Rocket Lab's high performance configurable satellite bus platform, Photon, will deliver CAPSTONE on a ballistic lunar transfer. Photon's Curie propulsion system will allow the satellite to break free of Earth's gravity and head to the Moon. Then, CAPSTONE will use its own propulsion system to enter a cislunar orbit, which is the orbital area near and around the Moon. After launch, CAPSTONE take approximately three months to enter its target orbit and begin a six-month primary demonstration phase to understand operations in this unique orbit. The mission is targeted for launch in early 2021.

Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck said "Small satellites like CAPSTONE will play a crucial role in supporting the return of human missions to the Moon and we're proud to be supporting NASA in this unique and pivotal mission. As a dedicated mission on Electron, we're able to provide NASA with complete control over every aspect of launch and mission design for CAPSTONE, something typically only available to much larger spacecraft on larger launch vehicles. In the same way we opened access to low Earth orbit for small satellites, we're proud to be bringing the Moon within reach to enable research and exploration."

Supporting the mission on Electron is Space Exploration Engineering, who will contribute to mission planning, trajectory analysis, orbit determination, as well as KSAT who will provide global ground station coverage for the mission.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.03.2020 00:05:03
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) Rocket Lab✔@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 10:26 PM - Mar 1, 2020 (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1234198316788805632)

Construction is moving quickly on our second pad at Launch Complex 1. Operating two pads at LC-1 and another pad at LC-2 in the U.S. gives our customers unmatched flexibility over their launch.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESC_m4qVUAAUggU.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.03.2020 09:30:39
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) Peter Beck@Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 6:46 AM - Mar 5, 2020 (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1235411358214000640)

LC-2 just received its first Electron! Integrated testing is underway with pad roll out coming up in the next few weeks.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESUQFBhUEAAzcIY.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.03.2020 00:11:13
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/capella-space-and-rocket-lab-to-launch-mid-inclination-satellite-to-enable-improved-monitoring-of-key-global-regions/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/capella-space-and-rocket-lab-to-launch-mid-inclination-satellite-to-enable-improved-monitoring-of-key-global-regions/)
ЦитатаCapella Space and Rocket Lab to Launch Mid-Inclination Satellite to Enable Improved Monitoring of Key Global Regions

Capella Space and Rocket Lab to Launch Mid-Inclination Satellite to Enable Improved Monitoring of Key Global Regions

Rocket Lab launching dedicated mission for Capella Space to kick off series of Whitney satellite constellation

05 March 2020 - Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has inked a deal to launch a dedicated mission for Capella Space (https://www.capellaspace.com/), an aerospace and information services company providing Earth observation data on demand. Together, Capella Space and Rocket Lab will launch the first ever synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite that delivers commercial data into a mid-inclination orbit to optimize hotspot monitoring of key regions in the world.

Launching later this year, the mission will loft the first satellite of Capella Space's Whitney constellation on an Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula. By positioning the satellite to a 45 degree inclination, Capella Space will maximize coverage over important areas such as the Middle East, Korea, Japan, South East Asia, Africa and the U.S. This launch paves the way for reliable and persistent imagery of anywhere on the globe, day or night, and in any weather conditions. Capella's space-based radar can detect sub-0.5 meter changes on the surface of the Earth, providing insights and data that can be used for security, agricultural and infrastructure monitoring, as well as disaster response and recovery.  

"At Capella Space, we help our customers solve some of the world's biggest and most complex problems - from climate change to infrastructure monitoring - using on-demand, accurate Earth observation data," said Payam Banazadeh, CEO of Capella Space. "Launching our first Whitney satellite on a dedicated Rocket Lab mission allows us to stay in control of our orbit and focus on our goal to deliver customer-focused solutions in a timely manner."

Capella Space will be the primary payload on the Electron launch vehicle, enabling Capella to select a specific orbit and launch timeline to meet its customer needs in terms of coverage, revisit and image quality.

"Our dedicated launch solution will get Capella Space on orbit faster, enabling them to focus on their core mission - providing reliable, up to the hour imagery data to inform everyday decisions down here on Earth," said Rocket Lab founder and chief executive, Peter Beck. "By launching on Electron, the team at Capella are in control of their mission every step of the way. The ability to book a launch quickly, have control over launch timing and select an exact orbit puts customers like Capella in the driver's seat as they build out their constellations how and when they want to."  

While the Capella Space mission is scheduled for mid-2020, Rocket Lab's next Electron launch will be on the pad at Launch Complex 1 in late March. Details of the next mission and customer will be released in the coming week.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.03.2020 00:14:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1235613027241562115)

Welcome to Electron, @capellaspace (https://twitter.com/capellaspace)! We are thrilled to be launching the first Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite of Capella's Whitney constellation. Launching from LC-1 later this year. Read more: https://bit.ly/2wt2XDl  (https://t.co/X9ttcFHZvF)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESXG0DnU4AEy1iV.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESXHEM-VAAIx8Nl.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESXHNEQU0AcZmT3.jpg)


4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1235613631091314688)

The launch paves the way for reliable & persistent imagery of anywhere on the globe, day or night, in any weather.Capella can detect sub-0.5m changes on Earth's surface, providing insights that can be used for security, agricultural & infrastructure monitoring + disaster response


4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1235613706500767751)

We can't wait to launch this mission, but we have a few other launches scheduled from LC-1 first! Stay tuned for an update in the coming days on our next mission.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.03.2020 01:23:56
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-acquire-satellite-hardware-manufacturer-sinclair-interplanetary/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-acquire-satellite-hardware-manufacturer-sinclair-interplanetary/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab to Acquire Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

Rocket Lab to Acquire Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

The combined capabilities of both companies will provide small satellite customers with optimized spacecraft solutions and cohesive launch services

Long Beach, California. Monday 16 March- Rocket Lab, a space systems company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has reached an agreement to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary, a leading provider of high-quality, flight-proven satellite hardware. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

The acquisition strengthens the satellite division of Rocket Lab, which produces the Photon spacecraft line, and will enable Sinclair to tap into Rocket Lab's resources, scale, manufacturing capability and innovative technology.

Founded in 2001 by Doug Sinclair, Toronto-based Sinclair Interplanetary develops reliable, best-in-class spacecraft hardware, including reaction wheels and star trackers that support rapid-schedule small satellite programs. More than 90 satellites incorporating Sinclair hardware have been launched to orbit, including Rocket Lab-launched satellites from AstroDigital (https://www.astrodigital.com/), ALE (https://star-ale.com/en/), and BlackSky (https://www.blacksky.com/). The Sinclair team has been entrusted with developing hardware for world-first missions: BRITE (https://brite-constellation.at/), the world's smallest space telescope; and The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 (https://www.planetary.org/explore/projects/lightsail-solar-sailing/), the first satellite in Earth orbit to be propelled solely by sunlight. Satellite communications company, Kepler Communications (https://www.keplercommunications.com/), has also selected Sinclair reaction wheels for its constellation of 140 Internet of Things satellites currently in development.

Rocket Lab will look to leverage Sinclair Interplanetary's strong brand and equally impressive heritage of innovation, quality, and execution. Sinclair products will be key features of Rocket Lab's in-house designed and built Photon satellite platforms, and Rocket Lab will bring additional resources to grow Sinclair's already strong merchant spacecraft components business.

Rocket Lab Founder and Chief Executive, Peter Beck, said that "by combining the experience and capabilities of both companies, Rocket Lab will deliver reliable and flexible satellite and launch solutions that enable customers to do more, spend less and reach orbit faster." Mr. Beck added that "Doug Sinclair and his team at Sinclair Interplanetary are recognized as industry leaders and, like Rocket Lab, they produce best-in-class solutions that satellite operators know they can count on. Sinclair's dedication to quality and reliability aligns perfectly with Rocket Lab's commitment to mission success. We're thrilled to welcome Doug and the entire Sinclair team to the Rocket Lab family, and we look forward to working with them on Sinclair's continued growth and success."

Doug Sinclair added "Rocket Lab has played a pivotal role in making it easy for small satellites to access space. By operating as one company, we now have the opportunity to do the same for satellite manufacturing and make our hardware available to more customers globally. We will be able to supply larger constellations than before, and take our hardware out to the Moon and beyond.  I look forward to working with Peter and the Rocket Lab team as we move into an exciting new era for Sinclair Interplanetary."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.03.2020 04:47:33
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-labs-electron-launch-vehicle-certified-by-nasa/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-labs-electron-launch-vehicle-certified-by-nasa/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab's Electron Launch Vehicle Certified by NASA

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/NASA-small.jpg)

Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Vehicle Certified by NASA

The certification enables NASA to launch small satellites on Electron, providing confidence for the nation's low-cost science, research and exploration payloads

Long Beach, California. 17 March 2020 - NASA has certified Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle, providing confidence for NASA's low cost scientific, educational and technology demonstration small satellites.

The certification milestone was achieved largely through the successful launch of the NASA ELaNa-19 mission which saw 13 NASA CubeSats delivered to orbit by Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle in December 2018. The mission was Rocket Lab's fourth successful Electron launch. It marked a significant milestone for NASA's forward-leaning Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) initiative because it was the first time NASA CubeSats received a dedicated ride to orbit on a commercial launch vehicle. Following this launch, an extensive assessment of Rocket Lab's Electron production facilities and processes was also carried out in 2019, culminating in the Category 1 certification being awarded.

Darren Bedell, the LSP Launch Services Development and Risk Manager determined that "Rocket Lab has demonstrated their strong commitment to maintaining a quality management system," and added "Rocket Lab's management team are deliberate in ensuring processes are controlled, repeatable, and measurable to ensure mission success."

NASA is now considering Rocket Lab for Category 2 Certification, a classification that enables a launch provider to fly higher value payloads. The Category 2 Certification method offered by LSP requires a vehicle to have performed at least six consecutive successful missions of the same configuration. As of February 2020, Rocket Lab's Electron vehicle has conducted 10 consecutive successful orbital missions, deploying payloads for commercial and government customers including DARPA, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

"NASA Certification is a significant achievement for our team and testament to our unwavering commitment to reliable and cost-effective launch for small satellites," said Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck. "We have a strong partnership with NASA that was established through the ELaNa-19 launch and continues today with the upcoming CAPSTONE mission that will see our Electron launch vehicle and Photon spacecraft deliver a NASA satellite to lunar orbit next year. We're honored to be selected by NASA to launch these important pathfinding missions that pave the way for future exploration."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.03.2020 09:19:40
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/an-update-on-covid-19/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/an-update-on-covid-19/)
ЦитатаAn update on COVID-19

An update on Rocket Lab's response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation has developed globally, we've been collaborating with our team members, customers, and health officials to ensure we're doing all we can to protect our people and play our part in reducing the spread of the virus.

The health of our team, our families, and the wider communities we're a part of is and always will be our top priority. For this reason, all non-production Rocket Lab team members who can work fr om home have been doing so this past week and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This includes teams at our headquarters in Long Beach, California, as well as at our launch sites and facilities in Wallops Island, Virginia, and in New Zealand.

Following yesterday's decision by the City of Long Beach and State of California to issue "Safer At Home" orders that close all non-essential businesses, we have furthered our precautionary efforts and now the majority of our Long Beach team is working from home. Because our work in aerospace manufacturing is categorized as a critical infrastructure sector under The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) directive, a significantly reduced number of mission critical personnel will remain operating from our facilities. We are committed to safely providing this essential service to our United States Government customers during these challenging times.

We're taking additional precautions to care for these team members, including physical distancing and increased cleaning and sanitization of our work environment.

Our next mission is still on track, with lift-off currently scheduled for no earlier than 30 March UTC. We are also working with our customers and local government authorities to minimize any potential disruption to our future missions planned in the months ahead. In recent years, we have placed an increased emphasis on delivering responsive launch capability for our customers, which means having launch vehicles and pads ready for rapid call up launch capability. As a result of this approach, we're fortunate to have enough launch vehicles ready that we can effectively manage a pause in production with minimal impact to our scheduled manifest.  

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so will we. In the uncertain days, weeks and months ahead we'll be heeding the advice of health and government authorities to keep our team and communities safe. We are grateful to city and state leaders for making the difficult but necessary decisions to lim it the spread of COVID-19. We also extend our deepest gratitude to the healthcare workers, supermarket employees, and researchers who are supporting us all through these uncharted waters.

Stay safe and look out for each other.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: aaa1 от 21.03.2020 19:59:10
Не придумал, куда прикрепить. Пусть тут будет.


vadim_proskurin (https://vadim-proskurin.livejournal.com/)) 
2020 (https://vadim-proskurin.livejournal.com/2020/)-03 (https://vadim-proskurin.livejournal.com/2020/03/)-19 (https://vadim-proskurin.livejournal.com/2020/03/19/) 22:21:00

Простыня для медитации.
Все космические ракеты в одном масштабе:

(https://cdn.jpg.wtf/futurico/a8/7d/1584542417-a87d2d122aeb59080f18c4b6849ec760.jpeg) (https://cdn.jpg.wtf/futurico/a8/7d/1584542417-a87d2d122aeb59080f18c4b6849ec760.jpeg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.03.2020 18:53:47
Цитатаaaa1 написал:
Не придумал, куда прикрепить. Пусть тут будет.

А чего не в Союз али там в SpaceX Falcon 9, ну или в зоопарк китайских ракет? Чем Электрон то провинился, пошто его в мусорную свалку-то превращать?.. Если чо - вопрос риторический, ответа не ожидается... :(

P.S. Здесь сей рисунок уж точно искать не будут...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.03.2020 18:55:19
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/03/26/citing-coronavirus-concerns-rocket-lab-pauses-launch-operations/ (https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/03/26/citing-coronavirus-concerns-rocket-lab-pauses-launch-operations/)
ЦитатаCiting coronavirus concerns, Rocket Lab pauses launch operations
March 26, 2020 (https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/03/) | Stephen Clark (https://spaceflightnow.com/author/stephen-clark/)

...
The other initiative undertaken by Rocket Lab to increase its Electron launch rate is a plan to retrieve the rocket's first stage boosters with a helicopter. Once recovered, the stages could be refurbished and reused, easing strain on factories, according to Rocket Lab.

Rocket Lab performed guided re-entry experiments on the first stage during the company's two most recent launches, demonstrating the booster could survive a plunge back through the atmosphere after releasing the Electron's second stage and satellite payloads to continue into orbit.

Beck said Rocket Lab will forego additional guided re-entry experiments on its near-term launches, while engineers focus on an upgrade to add a parachute to the first stage for missions later this year.

"We've really learned all we needed to learn," Beck said in a recent interview. "The stage performed perfectly (on the re-entry experiments), it guided itself all the way through the re-entry corridor and impacted in the ocean. We got data all the way to impact, and that was great."

The next step will the addition of a parachute to slow the descent of returning Rocket Lab boosters.

"There's a flurry of experiments and block upgrades occurring right now for the next series of testing," Beck said. "There will be some catch testing shortly, and also the next big milestone for recovery is actually putting on some chutes and splashing down in the ocean. That will occur later on this year."

Beck said the first launch with a parachute is likely to be on Flight 17 or 18 of the Electron rocket. The next flight is Flight 12.

Rocket Lab is tackling the rocket recovery project in three ways, according to Beck.

"The first pillar -- and it's by far the hardest one -- is can we make it through the atmosphere in one piece," he said. "We've proven that we can do that successfully, not just once but a couple of times in a row. Then the next pillar is can we get it under a parachute and slow it to a descent rate where it doesn't obliterate itself in the ocean when it impacts, which is another complicated thing, but nowhere near as complicated as getting it through the Earth's atmosphere.

"And then the third pillar is can we successfully scoop something out of the sky with a helicopter," Beck said.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.04.2020 21:26:32
ЦитатаRocket Lab | Mid-Air Recovery Demo

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AATXAJyligGZ5FPMd4pe0XwQT2gTSoHMmCPajRP5ig=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

8 апр. 2020 г.

In early 2020 Rocket Lab successfully completed a mid-air recovery demonstration of an Electron test article.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3CWGDhkmbs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3CWGDhkmbs)https://www.youtube.com/embed/N3CWGDhkmbs (https://www.youtube.com/embed/N3CWGDhkmbs) (3:25)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.04.2020 21:32:02
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-completes-electron-mid-air-recovery-test-the-successful-test-brings-rocket-lab-another-step-closer-to-making-electron-a-reusable-launch-vehicle/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-completes-electron-mid-air-recovery-test-the-successful-test-brings-rocket-lab-another-step-closer-to-making-electron-a-reusable-launch-vehicle/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Successfully Completes Electron Mid-Air Recovery Test

Rocket Lab Successfully Completes Electron Mid-Air Recovery Test

The successful test brings Rocket Lab another step closer to making Electron a reusable launch vehicle

Long Beach, California. 8 April 2020 - Rocket Lab, a space systems company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully completed a mid-air recovery test - a maneuver that involves snagging an Electron test stage fr om the sky with a helicopter. The successful test is a major step forward in Rocket Lab's plans to reuse the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle for multiple missions. The test took place in early March, before 'Safer at Home' orders were issued and before New Zealand entered Alert Level 4 in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Watch the test here: https://youtu.be/N3CWGDhkmbs (https://youtu.be/N3CWGDhkmbs)

The test was conducted by dropping an Electron first stage test article from a helicopter over open ocean in New Zealand. A parachute was then deployed from the stage, before a second helicopter closed in on the descending stage and captured it mid-air at around 5,000 ft, using a specially designed grappling hook to snag the parachute's drogue line. After capturing the stage on the first attempt, the helicopter safely carried the suspended stage back to land.

The successful test is the latest in a series of milestones for Rocket Lab as the company works towards a reusable first stage. On the company's two most recent missions, launched in December 2019 and January 2020, Rocket Lab successfully completed guided the re-entries of Electron's first stage. Both stages on those missions carried new hardware and systems to enable recovery testing, including guidance and navigation hardware, S-band telemetry and onboard flight computer systems, to gather data during the stage's atmospheric re-entry. One stage was also equipped with a reaction control system that oriented the first stage 180-degrees for its descent, keeping it dynamically stable for the re-entry. The stage slowed from more than 7,000 km per hour to less than 900 km by the time it reached sea-level, maintaining the correct angle of attack for the full descent.

Rocket Lab founder and chief executive, Peter Beck, says the successful mid-air recovery test is a major step towards increasing launch frequency by eliminating the need to build a new first stage for every mission.

"Congratulations to the recovery team here at Rocket Lab on a flawless mid-air recovery test. Electron has already unlocked access to space for small satellites, but every step closer to reusability is a step closer to even more frequent launch opportunities for our customers. We're looking forward to pushing the technology even further this year and bringing a flown stage back to the factory."

The next phase of recovery testing will see Rocket Lab attempt to recover a full Electron first stage after launch from the ocean downrange of Launch Complex 1 and have it shipped back to Rocket Lab's Production Complex for refurbishment. The stage will not be captured mid-air by helicopter for this test, but will be equipped with a parachute to slow its descent before a soft landing in the ocean wh ere it will be collected by a ship. This mission is currently planned for late-2020.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.04.2020 22:57:53
Цитата360º VR | Test Article View - Mid Air Recovery Demo

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AATXAJyligGZ5FPMd4pe0XwQT2gTSoHMmCPajRP5ig=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ) Rocket Lab (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw)

8 апр. 2020 г.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9rW3RZV4kI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9rW3RZV4kI)https://www.youtube.com/embed/q9rW3RZV4kI (https://www.youtube.com/embed/q9rW3RZV4kI) (3:30)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 09.04.2020 06:05:43
Многоразовость никому не нужна, ага.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.04.2020 01:46:56
ЦитатаHow To Catch A Rocket From Space With A Helicopter (Peter Beck Interview, April 2020)

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AATXAJzRE12aGHfyHfzCZ8U5bpNByM3hT87EzLvmYQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q)Everyday Astronaut (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q)

Дата премьеры: 11 апр. 2020 г.

Rocket Lab has been making some impressive progress on their efforts to recover the booster stage of their Electron Rockets. I caught up with Rocket Lab CEO and Founder, Peter Beck, and got a run down on some of the exciting things they're working on! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdtQfSkrVUU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdtQfSkrVUU)https://www.youtube.com/embed/cdtQfSkrVUU (https://www.youtube.com/embed/cdtQfSkrVUU) (34:58)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.04.2020 23:44:50
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-dedicated-mission-for-japanese-space-industry-start-up-company-synspective/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-dedicated-mission-for-japanese-space-industry-start-up-company-synspective/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for Japanese Space Industry Start-up Company Synspective

Rocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for Japanese Space Industry Start-up Company Synspective

The mission will launch the first satellite of Synspective's StriX constellation which will provide commercially available Earth-observation data

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 (https://synspective.com/) 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 satellite will be the first in Synspective's planned StriX constellation of around 25 SAR satellites designed to provide geospatial solutions. SAR satellites actively observe and acquire Earth surface information by transmitting and receiving reflected microwaves. Compared with optical satellites, which rely on sunlight reflection, SAR can capture images of the ground surface in all weather conditions and at any time of the day or night.

With the StriX constellation, Synspective aims to equip companies, governments, and research organizations with high-quality and user-friendly information data that can be used for urban development planning, construction and infrastructure monitoring, and disaster response.

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.

"We're delighted to welcome Synspective to Electron, and we're honored to be play such a pivotal role in the development of the StriX constellation," said Rocket Lab Founder and Chief Executive, Peter Beck. "We understand just how important it is to have control over your orbit and your launch schedule when building out a constellation, so we're proud to be delivering that capability to Synspective on Electron."  

"We are very pleased to work with Rocket Lab, a pioneer in rocket ventures. We are also grateful for their flexibility in accepting our requests on the satellite's orbit and launch period," said Synspective Founder and CEO Dr. Motoyuki Arai. "This year, we will launch our first satellite as well as our SAR data solutions. With this launch, we are taking a very important step towards establishing Synspective's one stop service."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 17.04.2020 18:13:45
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/54128/
ЦитатаSynspective перенесла пуск от компании Arianespace к Rocket Lab
Японская Synspective, которая занимается работами в области радиолокации, объявила о том, что она запустит свой первый космический аппарат с использованием услуг компании Rocket Lab, а не ранее выбранной Arianespace.  По этом поводу оператор ракет семейства Электрон отметил, что предметом контракта является выведение в конце 2020 года космического аппарата  StriX-? (масса 150 кг). Место пуска - Новая Зеландия. Термины пускового контракта не раскрывались. Ранее выведение спутника предусматривало размещение его в качестве попутной нагрузки на ракете Вега. В качестве одной из причин переноса в  Synspective обозначили задержки в предоставлении услуги, которые в начале были обусловлены аварийным пуском ракеты, а сейчас воздействием COVID-19. Кроме того Rocket Lab предложила японской компании выделенный пуск, что дает оператору дополнительные преимущества и возможности гибкого выбора точной даты пуска.
Ожидается что вслед за первым запуском компания Synspective осуществит выведение дополнительных 24 спутников, что позволит ей создать на низкой околоземной орбите достаточно крупную группировку космических аппаратов радиолокационного ДЗЗ, пишет Ecoruspace.
А.Ж.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.04.2020 09:01:29
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 6:47 AM (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1252806287349309440) - Apr 22, 2020

The new LC-2 Integration Control Facility (ICF) just got its roof! It can process 2 Electrons at once to support responsive access to space. Thanks to the teams @VCSFA_MARS (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS), @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) for all your support and to @usairforce (https://twitter.com/usairforce) for the mission that will debut out of the pad.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWLcoQ-UcAQlD_1.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 22.04.2020 09:53:56
Цитатаaaa1 написал:
Простыня для медитации.
Все космические ракеты в одном масштабе:
     
Космос 11К63 и Молнию забыли. Обижают. :( 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.04.2020 23:46:35
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) Rocket Lab ✔@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 9:40 PM (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1255567765995319296) - Apr 29, 2020

We've rolled Electron out at LC-2 in Virginia for the 1st time! We're gearing up for our 1st mission from U.S. soil - a dedicated mission in partnership with the Department of Defense's Space Test Program & the Space and Missile Systems Center's Small Launch and Targets Division.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWyr4c_U0AAIoaR.jpg)


9:43 PM (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1255568473968635904) - Apr 29, 2020

Our team carried out integrated systems tests to verify launch systems on Electron and on the ground systems at LC-2. Tests included raising Electron vertical, activating & tuning pad fluid systems, power and comms checkouts, plus RF testing with the range.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWyssf3VAAEqso5.jpg)


9:47 PM (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1255569406198870016) - Apr 29, 2020

The 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.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.04.2020 01:10:44
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/electron-roll-out-complete-at-launch-complex-2-ahead-of-upcoming-u-s-space-force-mission/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/electron-roll-out-complete-at-launch-complex-2-ahead-of-upcoming-u-s-space-force-mission/)
ЦитатаElectron Roll-Out Complete at Launch Complex 2 Ahead of Upcoming U.S. Space Force Mission

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Small.jpg)

Electron Roll-Out Complete at Launch Complex 2 Ahead of Upcoming U.S. Space Force Mission

Scheduled for Q3 2020, the mission will be Rocket Lab's first launch from U.S. soil

LONG BEACH, Calif. [29 April 2020] - Rocket Lab, a space technology company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has rolled an Electron launch vehicle out to the Launch Complex 2 pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops, Virginia for the first time. The milestone is one of the final steps ahead of Rocket Lab's first launch from Launch Complex 2 - a dedicated mission in partnership with the Department of Defense's Space Test Program and the Space and Missile Systems Center's Small Launch and Targets Division.

Rocket Lab engineers and technicians carried out a range of successful integrated systems tests to verify launch systems on Electron and on the ground systems at Launch Complex 2. The critical checks included raising Electron vertical on the Launch Complex 2 pad for the first time, activating and tuning pad fluid systems, power and communication checkouts as well as RF testing with the range. The test campaign concluded with a hot ignition test of the nine Rutherford engines on Electron's first stage.

The STP-27RM mission will launch a single micro-sat from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Monolith program, which is designed to determine the ability of small satellites to support large aperture payloads to monitor space weather. The mission is being coordinated by the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center and is scheduled to launch no earlier than the third quarter of 2020.

One of the final remaining steps before lift-off from Launch Complex 2 is completion of NASA certification for Rocket Lab's Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS), a system that has already been successfully flown on several missions from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. NASA expects to complete the certification in time for the Q3 launch window. The STP-27RM mission will mark the first time an AFTS system has flown from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and represents a valuable new capability for the spaceport.

AFTS is a GPS-aided, computer-controlled system designed to terminate an off-nominal flight, replacing traditional human-in-the-loop monitoring systems. AFTS is crucial to increasing launch frequency and providing responsive launch capability, while maintaining the highest industry safety standards. It reduces the turnaround time between missions and provides greater schedule control by eliminating reliance on ground-assets and human flight termination operators.

"For almost 20 years NASA and the DoD have been working to develop an AFTS system that is available for use by all Range Users within ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) that can greatly reduce the cost of access to space," said David Pierce, Wallops Flight Facility director.

"Through our partnership with Rocket Lab on previous Electron launches and on this historic U.S. Air Force mission, we're able to further our efforts to commercialize AFTS and increase launch responsiveness at U.S. ranges."

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive, says the upcoming mission from Launch Complex 2 marks the beginning of rapid, responsive small satellite launch capability for U.S. government missions from U.S. soil.

"We're proud to be partnering with the U.S. Space Force for the first mission from Launch Complex 2 and we're honored to be working with them again following previous STP missions out of Launch Complex 1," said Beck. "For more than two years Rocket Lab has been providing responsive, dedicated and reliable access to space for government missions, and now we're proud to be building on that strong heritage with our first mission from the United States. Combined, our two launch sites can support more than 130 launch opportunities every year, enabling unmatched schedule control for small satellite operators to respond to unfolding opportunities in low Earth orbit and beyond."

Shaun D'Mello, Rocket Lab's Vice President of Launch, says the Electron launch vehicle and ground systems at Launch Complex 2 performed seamlessly throughout the test campaign.

"My sincere thanks go to the crews at Rocket Lab and Virginia Space whose hard work, commitment, and attention to detail enabled a smooth test campaign to verify the new launch pad and Electron for flight."

With Launch Complex 2 complete and entering an operational phase, work continues on the construction of a Rocket Lab Integration and Control Facility nearby, which will house a launch control center, payload integration facilities, offices, and a pre-launch integration area for multiple Electron vehicles.

Future missions scheduled for lift-off from Launch Complex 2 include a pathfinding mission for NASA to the Moon called CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment). The mission will see a NASA satellite launched to a unique near rectilinear halo orbit around the Moon to determine navigational capabilities for future missions. Data gathered by this mission will inform NASA's plans for Gateway - a space station planned for lunar orbit that will act as an outpost for astronauts before they descend to the lunar surface. The CAPSTONE mission is currently scheduled to launch in early 2021.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.04.2020 01:16:00
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1000445887468982273/438CmZW7_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98) Thomas Burghardt @TGMetsFan98 (https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98) 9:43 PM (https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1255568507573600262) - Apr 29, 2020

Any photos/video of the static fire test?


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) Rocket Lab ✔@RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 9:52 PM (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1255570642801287168) - Apr 29, 2020

Not quite, but we do have this shot of the hot ignition test of the nine Rutherford engines on Electron's first stage. Kudos to our friend @TrevorMahlmann (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann) for this and many other beautiful shots at LC-2!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWyt4rgUcAAnBuV.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 30.04.2020 02:18:23
Очередной Скаут. Точнее недоСкаут. 
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Alex_II от 30.04.2020 10:39:56
ЦитатаСтарый написал:
Очередной Скаут. Точнее недоСкаут.  
В отличие от множества прочих объявленных - этот неплохо летает...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.05.2020 04:38:15
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-closes-acquisition-of-satellite-hardware-manufacturer-sinclair-interplanetary/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-closes-acquisition-of-satellite-hardware-manufacturer-sinclair-interplanetary/)
ЦитатаRocket Lab Closes Acquisition of Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

Rocket Lab Closes Acquisition of Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

The acquisition solidifies Rocket Lab's position as the leading space systems company for end-to end small satellite mission solutions

LONG BEACH, Calif. 30 April 2020 - Rocket Lab, a leading space systems company, has closed the transaction to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary, a leading provider of high-quality, flight-proven satellite hardware.

Rocket Lab announced the execution of the agreement to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary on March 16, 2020 pending customary closing conditions and satisfying The Investment Canada Act review process. Terms of the approved deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition strengthens the satellite division of Rocket Lab, which produces the Photon spacecraft line. Sinclair Interplanetary products will become key features of Rocket Lab's Photon satellite platforms designed for low Earth orbit, lunar, and interplanetary small satellite missions. Rocket Lab will also dedicate resources to grow Sinclair's already strong merchant spacecraft components business. The acquisition enables Sinclair Interplanetary to tap into Rocket Lab's resources, scale, manufacturing capability, and innovative technologies to make world-leading satellite hardware accessible to more customers.

Both companies have built leading space businesses with consistent strong revenue growth and together, Rocket Lab and Sinclair Interplanetary will provide the small satellite industry with optimized spacecraft solutions and cohesive launch services to make space easy.

"When we talk to small satellite operators across the board their challenges are clear: They need to get on orbit faster; they need proven and reliable hardware; and they need the ability to focus on their core business, rather than spending years tied up in hardware development. Rocket Lab and Sinclair Interplanetary are uniquely suited to solve these challenges and make space easy for our customers," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO.

"At Sinclair Interplanetary we've had the privilege of serving the small satellite community for almost 20 years across diverse and innovative missions," said Doug Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Interplanetary. "We're excited to build on our strong heritage by combining the capabilities of Rocket Lab and Sinclair Interplanetary to scale manufacturing, make our hardware available to more customers globally, and be able to supply larger constellations than ever before."

Founded in 2001 by Doug Sinclair, Toronto-based Sinclair Interplanetary develops reliable, best-in-class spacecraft hardware, including reaction wheels and star trackers that support rapid-schedule small satellite programs. More than 90 satellites incorporating Sinclair hardware have been launched to orbit, including Rocket Lab-launched satellites from AstroDigital, ALE, and BlackSky. The Sinclair team has been entrusted with developing hardware for world-first missions including BRITE, the world's smallest space telescope, and The Planetary Society's LightSail 2, the first satellite in Earth orbit to be propelled solely by sunlight. Satellite communications company, Kepler Communications, has also selected Sinclair reaction wheels for its constellation of 140 Internet of Things satellites currently in development.

Sinclair Interplanetary will continue to be led by Doug Sinclair and the company will maintain its team and facilities in Toronto, Canada. In addition to being incorporated into Rocket Lab's Photon satellite line, Sinclair Interplanetary hardware will remain available to satellite operators building their own spacecraft.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.05.2020 02:30:25
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 7:07 AM (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1256072722754371584) - May 1, 2020

Love your work @TrevorMahlmann (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann). Can't wait to see the shots you get from our first LC-2 lift-off!
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1238952683698106373/Wjyns-ok_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann) Trevor Mahlmann (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f699.png) @TrevorMahlmann (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann) 5:41 AM (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1256050971261747203) - May 1, 2020

(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)
(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f477-1f3fb-200d-2642-fe0f.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)
(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f525.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EW5jsx0XkAoJjeE.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.05.2020 02:32:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_normal.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 1:31 AM (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1256712933322588160) - May 3, 2020

Here is what Photon Lunar looks like! This platform can also deliver small payloads to Mars,Venus and other exciting places.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXC9uokUEAEGWXO.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.05.2020 05:45:27
ЦитатаRocket Lab Electron going vertical at Launch Complex-2

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AATXAJwmvufpdG4gEr3ArsNaKIgB5Qiyv_pWxOqElQ=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/TrevorMahlmann) Trevor Mahlmann (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyMr3SoLYu-PeAINAL-50xA)

4 мая 2020 г.

Recently, I had the privilege to photograph the Rocket Lab Electron rocket going vertical for the first time at their Launch Complex - 2 in Wallops Island, Virginia. I cannot wait to photograph launches from this pad!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbkZPZxZD4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbkZPZxZD4)https://www.youtube.com/embed/ymbkZPZxZD4 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ymbkZPZxZD4) (2:09)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.05.2020 12:29:28
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 8 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1258200079241895942)

Flight 12 is on the pad at LC-1 in NZ, another Electron is at the pad at LC-2 in Virginia, and the team just hot fired flight 13's 2nd stage. Busy times!
#OpeningAccessToSpace  (https://twitter.com/hashtag/OpeningAccessToSpace?src=hash)

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1258199802304622593/pu/vid/854x480/u7IiUJghaHH7wyFK.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1258199802304622593/pu/vid/854x480/u7IiUJghaHH7wyFK.mp4) (0:04)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.05.2020 17:05:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) · 9 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1260061407497711616)

The 3rd pad (LC-1B) is coming along nicely.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXyjIyCUMAA1mxb.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.05.2020 02:59:46
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab) 42 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1260710472820523009)

Another set of 3D printed Rutherford engines rolling off the line in Long Beach. We're fast approaching our 200th engine!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EX7xNZiUMAU8yHx.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.05.2020 04:50:54
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck) 56 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1261097379672887296)

The rocket backlog.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYBRWaNWsAARIYi.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 24.05.2020 10:05:43
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 58 мин (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1264437223753048064)

We're celebrating three years since our first Electron launch!

Thanks to our incredible team for their relentless drive and dedication, and to our amazing customers for supporting us every step of the way. We're just getting started.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1264436277471895552/pu/vid/1280x720/AqzIQkNOvCx-6vxj.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1264436277471895552/pu/vid/1280x720/AqzIQkNOvCx-6vxj.mp4) (2:20)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: A_Sh от 04.06.2020 14:21:18
А кто-нибудь находил какую-нибудь более/менее подробную информацию по конфигурации установленной в двигателе Резерфорд аккумуляторной батарее? Нигде не могу найти :'(
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 04.06.2020 18:52:33
Цитата: A_Sh от 04.06.2020 14:21:18А кто-нибудь находил какую-нибудь более/менее подробную информацию по конфигурации установленной в двигателе Резерфорд аккумуляторной батарее? Нигде не могу найти :'(
Вряд ли эта информация доступна. И там, конечно, не одна литий-полимерная батарея, а целый их склад - под них выделен отдельный отсек прямо над двигательным.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: ОАЯ от 07.06.2020 17:23:03
Цитата: A_Sh от 04.06.2020 14:21:18А кто-нибудь находил какую-нибудь более/менее подробную информацию по конфигурации установленной в двигателе Резерфорд аккумуляторной батарее? Нигде не могу найти :'(
https://batterybro.com/
 (https://batterybro.com/)https://batterybro.com/blogs/18650-wholesale-battery-reviews/32044035-new-electric-rocket-uses-lithium-ion-batteries-to-power-turbopump
 (https://batterybro.com/blogs/18650-wholesale-battery-reviews/32044035-new-electric-rocket-uses-lithium-ion-batteries-to-power-turbopump)Подтверждение, что BatteryBro - на 31 странице https://www.fireandemergency.nz/assets/Documents/Files/Report_174_Lithium_Batteries_Whats_the_problem.pdf (https://www.fireandemergency.nz/assets/Documents/Files/Report_174_Lithium_Batteries_Whats_the_problem.pdf)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 07.06.2020 17:38:29
BatteryBro - оптовый продавец батарей и элементов нескольких брендов. В отчете пожарных он фигурирует как источник информации об ужасающей мощи® батареек ракеты.

Впрочем, вероятно, можно сузить круг подозреваемых до представленных на их сайте брендов )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.06.2020 04:57:08
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1271621378630774786)

A quick note on recovery: We won't be attempting a guided re-entry of the first stage for this mission, but more tests are slated for our 17th Electron launch later this year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaW04TPU4AIMmtV?format=jpg&name=small)
#DontStopMeNow (https://twitter.com/hashtag/DontStopMeNow?src=hashtag_click)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Искандер от 13.06.2020 08:37:48
Таким же образом сверхтяжёлый Ми-26 мог бы ловить первую ступень С-6
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 13.06.2020 08:41:48
Цитата: Искандер от 13.06.2020 08:37:48Таким же образом сверхтяжёлый Ми-26 мог бы ловить первую ступень С-6
Маневренность не та, ИМХО. Джигитовка верхом на слоне.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Искандер от 14.06.2020 01:59:54
Цитата: Max Andriyahov от 13.06.2020 08:41:48
Цитата: Искандер от 13.06.2020 08:37:48Таким же образом сверхтяжёлый Ми-26 мог бы ловить первую ступень С-6
Маневренность не та, ИМХО. Джигитовка верхом на слоне.
Причём тут маневренность?
Плавно, практически линейно спускающуюся ступень догонит кто угодно. Вопрос в отработке подхвата, чтобы без рывков и перегрузок.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Max Andriyahov от 15.06.2020 07:46:36
Ремувки как на самолете)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 23:24:14
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1272605720043589632)

We're excited - our next mission is just 18 days away! Our 13th mission will launch satellites for @SpaceflightInc (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc), @planetlabs (https://twitter.com/planetlabs) and @Heads_InSpace (https://twitter.com/Heads_InSpace). With most of the payloads conducting Earth-observation, we've named this one 'Pics Or It Didn't Happen.'

https://bit.ly/3hxxlzt (https://t.co/AjPDL82epy?amp=1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eakz0SGUwAADvcd?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 16.06.2020 09:41:51
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 23:24:14We're excited - our next mission is just 18 days away
выходят на темп, потому что 4 легких ракеты в год это не смешно.

надо раз в неделю пулять.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Искандер от 16.06.2020 18:23:59
Вот смотрю я на это и думаю - может не стоило Маску закрывать проект F-1?
Оставил бы бригаду в 30-50 человек, пусть бы барахтались в сегменте.
Merlin отработан на F-9, Kestler по малому совершенствовали бы или сделали вонючий двигатель на базе наработок по SuperDraco... Применили бы все находки и технологии с F-9 и Dragon
Была бы ракетка на 1000т+ ПН, может и многоразовость бы допилили. Вполне себе конкурент всем этим недомеркам.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 17.06.2020 00:00:51
Цитата: Искандер от 16.06.2020 18:23:59Вполне себе конкурент всем этим недомеркам.
Наверно там просто нет рынка в абсолютных цифрах ;)

Не думаю, чтобы Маск что-то такое не заметил, если бы реально было.

А эти делают ровно то и столько, сколько могут. У них просто больше не получиться.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: PIN от 17.06.2020 11:31:41
Цитата: Искандер от 16.06.2020 18:23:59Вот смотрю я на это и думаю - может не стоило Маску закрывать проект F-1?
У него были веские прагматические причины этим больше не заниматься. Пару лет назад одна заинтересованная сторона предложила даже финансирование ещё одного launch site по этот носитель. Ответ "спасибо, нет" был быстрым.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 17.06.2020 11:50:32
рокетлаб в такой форме как сейчас обречен.
ему надо или\и
1) снижать цену прям в разы. что бы не 6кк а 2кк, а лучше 1кк
2) многоразовость. что бы за 6кк не 1 раз летать, а хотя бы 5-10 раз первая ступень.

иначе Ф9 сожрет их.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 17.06.2020 15:17:13
Цитата: Искандер от 16.06.2020 18:23:59Вот смотрю я на это и думаю - может не стоило Маску закрывать проект F-1?
Оставил бы бригаду в 30-50 человек, пусть бы барахтались в сегменте.
Merlin отработан на F-9, Kestler по малому совершенствовали бы или сделали вонючий двигатель на базе наработок по SuperDraco... Применили бы все находки и технологии с F-9 и Dragon
Была бы ракетка на 1000т+ ПН, может и многоразовость бы допилили. Вполне себе конкурент всем этим недомеркам.
Баловство это всё.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.06.2020 19:05:40
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1273577886390214658)

Get ready for back-to-back missions from LC-1A & LC-1B. We're proud to announce we're launching a pair of missions for @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc) from our two separate pads at Launch Complex-1. This is responsive access to space in action for small sats.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EayoRXZUMAIIWUj.jpg)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 18.06.2020 22:32:22
"Будут стрелять аппаратами NRO как из пулемета"

Я не понял, а где возмущенные крики про "распил под завесой секретности на самом дорогом из возможных $/kg на орбите"? )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 19.06.2020 00:09:02
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 18.06.2020 22:32:22"Будут стрелять аппаратами NRO как из пулемета"
NRO дотрахается до мышей? ;D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 19.06.2020 06:08:57
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 18.06.2020 22:32:22самом дорогом из возможных $/kg на орбите
потому что не самый дорогой )) а просто дорогой.

есть всякие уродские пегасы

[th]на НОО (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Низкая_опорная_орбита)[/th]
443 кг


had a total cost of $56.3 million

я за что бы дотировали РокетЛаб что бы у них были деньги получить многоразовость.
если не получат многоразовость, то пусть умрут не жалко.

почему мне не нравиться дотирование СЛС, а РокетЛаб норм.
Потому что Электрон это что то новое, 3д печать двигателей, электро ТНА, с этого может что то вырасти.
Плюс за разработку Электрона не надо было платить бюджету, ну и цена норм. 6кк баксов.
а СЛС с начало за бюджетные миллиарды говно мамонта намазали, а потом еще плати по миллиарду за запуск.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Boris Mekler от 19.06.2020 06:11:19
Цитата: Искандер от 16.06.2020 18:23:59Вот смотрю я на это и думаю - может не стоило Маску закрывать проект F-1?
А зачем? У него и так больше сотни КА стоят в очереди на запуск попутчиками.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 19.06.2020 06:11:46
Цитата: Bell от 19.06.2020 00:09:02NRO дотрахается до мышей
возможно оперативность, низкая орбита как вариант.

большой КН-11 дорого делать, дорого запускать.

а может просто )) без внятных резонов.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 19.06.2020 13:52:18
Цитата: Василий Ратников от 19.06.2020 06:11:46большой КН-11 дорого делать, дорого запускать.
о, дада! любезный, а чо такое по-вашему КН-11?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Старый от 19.06.2020 14:19:11
Цитата: Василий Ратников от 19.06.2020 06:11:46а может просто )) без внятных резонов.
О!
 Или резон чтоб Росия втянулась в Х-37, в Электрон, в мусоросаты и прочую хрень.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:26:40
Цитата: Старый от 19.06.2020 14:19:11
Цитата: Василий Ратников от 19.06.2020 06:11:46а может просто )) без внятных резонов.
О!
 Или резон чтоб Росия втянулась в Х-37, в Электрон, в мусоросаты и прочую хрень.
Ты меня пугаешь!  :-[

Ты же не думаешь, что все на свете при принятии всяких решений первым делом (или хотя бы заодно) еще и думают - "а как бы нам еще и Россиюшку втянуть в какое-нить говно, чтоб ей пусто было!" Ведь не думаешь, да?

А то так и до "патриотизма" рукой подать.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени :)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 19.06.2020 16:26:17
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени :)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС :)

Не-а, это от нищебродства: сэкономили на разработке. При меньшем количестве ЖРД на 1-й, унифицированный ЖРД на 2-й получается здорово переразмеренным, и мюПГ и экономичность проваливаются. Для выведения на ССО на Электроне пришлось городиь доводочную ступень.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: freinir от 21.06.2020 20:33:28
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 19.06.2020 16:26:17Не-а, это от нищебродства: сэкономили на разработке. При меньшем количестве ЖРД на 1-й, унифицированный ЖРД на 2-й получается здорово переразмеренным, и мюПГ и экономичность проваливаются. Для выведения на ССО на Электроне пришлось городиь доводочную ступень.
Ну вопрос появления доводочной ступени может появиться совершенно из-за других причин. Да и вопрос экономичности не совсем очевиден. Зато экономия на разработке имеется при просадке показателей надёжности.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 21.06.2020 21:53:55
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Только не количество двигателей, а соотношение

9:1 по тяге, для двухступенчатой ракеты
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 06:44:57
Цитата: Плейшнер от 21.06.2020 21:53:55
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Только не количество двигателей, а соотношение

9:1 по тяге, для двухступенчатой ракеты
А мжет и другое.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Raul от 22.06.2020 15:50:54
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени :)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС :)


Да, так оно и есть

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102376319_2581877018580657_22262006635614875_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=RaKRsnuY6RAAX9xtCSI&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=2a67d970707c8f9bb39a0d9b087b624b&oe=5F03391A)


https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0

 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0)А еще надо посмотреть, что получится в проекте Союза-7 для МС (под который восстанавливают производство РД-120К).
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:10:43
Цитата: Raul от 22.06.2020 15:50:54
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени :)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС :)


Да, так оно и есть

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102376319_2581877018580657_22262006635614875_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=RaKRsnuY6RAAX9xtCSI&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=2a67d970707c8f9bb39a0d9b087b624b&oe=5F03391A)


https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0

 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0)А еще надо посмотреть, что получится в проекте Союза-7 для МС (под который восстанавливают производство РД-120К).
Следствие унификации. Оптимальное по МюПг соотношение тяг для РН такой размерности примерно 14 (плюс-минус), но не 9.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 22.06.2020 18:20:10
Короче, надо 12+1 внизу делать. Чтоб 1:10, это и запомнить легче ))
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:28:25
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 19.06.2020 16:26:17Не-а, это от нищебродства: сэкономили на разработке. При меньшем количестве ЖРД на 1-й, унифицированный ЖРД на 2-й получается здорово переразмеренным, и мюПГ и экономичность проваливаются.
как-то это несколько противоречиво звучит, не находите?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:30:22
Цитата: Плейшнер от 21.06.2020 21:53:55
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Только не количество двигателей, а соотношение

9:1 по тяге, для двухступенчатой ракеты
дык какой же дурак будет специально делать разные двигатели для 1 и 2 ст? :)
Проще поставить одинаковые, 9:1
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:38:26
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:30:22
Цитата: Плейшнер от 21.06.2020 21:53:55
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/Smileys/fugue/smiley.png)
Только не количество двигателей, а соотношение

9:1 по тяге, для двухступенчатой ракеты
дык какой же дурак будет специально делать разные двигатели для 1 и 2 ст? :)
Проще поставить одинаковые, 9:1
С таким же успехом можно и 10:1 и 12:1 :P
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:38:59
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:28:25
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 19.06.2020 16:26:17Не-а, это от нищебродства: сэкономили на разработке. При меньшем количестве ЖРД на 1-й, унифицированный ЖРД на 2-й получается здорово переразмеренным, и мюПГ и экономичность проваливаются.
как-то это несколько противоречиво звучит, не находите?
В чём противоречие?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:57:58
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:38:59
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:28:25
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 19.06.2020 16:26:17Не-а, это от нищебродства: сэкономили на разработке. При меньшем количестве ЖРД на 1-й, унифицированный ЖРД на 2-й получается здорово переразмеренным, и мюПГ и экономичность проваливаются.
как-то это несколько противоречиво звучит, не находите?
В чём противоречие?
хммм
Нищебродство - это когда от недостатка денег на старте проигрывают в результате. Когда "кроилово ведет к попадалову", экскьюз май френч.
А когда в результате получается экономически удачный носитель - это другое слово. А если еще и технически и технологически удачный - то вообще совсем другое.

ЗЫ Честно говоря, Дмитрий - да, это был немножко камень в Ваш огород :)
Ну... не только конкретно в Ваш - во всех спецов, кто много лет авторитетно делал обобщенные утверждения типа - "многодвигательная схема сосет, она - лишь следствие неумения сделать один нормальный двигатель", "9 двигателей всегда дороже, чем один", "9 двигателей всегда ненадежнее, чем один". Я все эти много лет удивлялся и тихо сомневался, один раз попробовал - не поспорить, а прояснить даже - безрезультатно.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:02:24
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:10:43
Цитата: Raul от 22.06.2020 15:50:54
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени :)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС :)


Да, так оно и есть

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102376319_2581877018580657_22262006635614875_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=RaKRsnuY6RAAX9xtCSI&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=2a67d970707c8f9bb39a0d9b087b624b&oe=5F03391A)


https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0

 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0)А еще надо посмотреть, что получится в проекте Союза-7 для МС (под который восстанавливают производство РД-120К).
Следствие унификации. Оптимальное по МюПг соотношение тяг для РН такой размерности примерно 14 (плюс-минус), но не 9.
Даже в районе 18, если на ССО тянуть с повторным включением. Но не 9 точно :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 22.06.2020 19:17:22
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:30:22
Цитата: Плейшнер от 21.06.2020 21:53:55Только не количество двигателей, а соотношение

9:1 по тяге, для двухступенчатой ракеты
дык какой же дурак будет специально делать разные двигатели для 1 и 2 ст? :)
Проще поставить одинаковые, 9:1
Например тот, который не ограничивается одной единственной ракетой на все времена
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 22.06.2020 19:23:17
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:10:43Оптимальное по МюПг соотношение тяг для РН такой размерности примерно 14 (плюс-минус), но не 9.
А 14, это не в среднем часом?

Может от 9 в "начале" с дросселированием на 50% до 18 в "конце" работы 2 ст?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 22.06.2020 19:28:36
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:38:26
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:30:22дык какой же дурак будет специально делать разные двигатели для 1 и 2 ст? :)
Проще поставить одинаковые, 9:1
С таким же успехом можно и 10:1 и 12:1 :P
А почему мы не наблюдаем такого же успеха? 
А вот 9:1 наблюдаем неоднократно
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 19:29:07
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:57:58
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:38:59
Цитата: vlad7308 от 22.06.2020 18:28:25
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 19.06.2020 16:26:17Не-а, это от нищебродства: сэкономили на разработке. При меньшем количестве ЖРД на 1-й, унифицированный ЖРД на 2-й получается здорово переразмеренным, и мюПГ и экономичность проваливаются.
как-то это несколько противоречиво звучит, не находите?
В чём противоречие?
хммм
Нищебродство - это когда от недостатка денег на старте проигрывают в результате. Когда "кроилово ведет к попадалову", экскьюз май френч.
А когда в результате получается экономически удачный носитель - это другое слово. А если еще и технически и технологически удачный - то вообще совсем другое.

ЗЫ Честно говоря, Дмитрий - да, это был немножко камень в Ваш огород :)
Ну... не только конкретно в Ваш - во всех спецов, кто много лет авторитетно делал обобщенные утверждения типа - "многодвигательная схема сосет, она - лишь следствие неумения сделать один нормальный двигатель", "9 двигателей всегда дороже, чем один", "9 двигателей всегда ненадежнее, чем один". Я все эти много лет удивлялся и тихо сомневался, один раз попробовал - не поспорить, а прояснить даже - безрезультатно.
Во-1-х смотря что считать экономически удачным носителем. Ф-9 - несомненно, да. Электрон - сомнительно (с его 6 млн $ за пуск - сравните хотя бы с Фэлкон-1 по удельной стоимости выведения). И, да,  многодвигательная установка всегда дороже однодвигательной (разумеется, при равном технологическом уровне и в определённых пределах: например, технически и экономически достижимый предел тяги ЖРД). Маск, кстати, сам признавал, что если бы у него было больше ресурсов, Мерлин был бы гораздо мощнее. Но пришлось экономить на разработке и, кстати, на сроках. Тоже критерий.
Во-2-х, нормальные специалисты приняли, например для Н-1, мнодвигательную установку (как из соображений технологических ограничений, так и по чисто техническим причинам). Известна позиция СП по этому вопросу.
В-3-х, для микролончеров размерности "Электрона" эффективность очень чувствительна к величине тяги 2-й ступени. Когда мы в Лин Индастриал компоновали двухступенчатый "Таймыр" "2-й редакции" (моноблок с насосной подачей), то попали в "вилы": при непрерывном выведении на ССО 400 км оптимальная тяга 2-й ступени составляла примерно от 1:20 до 1:40 от тяги 1-й ступени. При этом считалось технологически возможным создать ЖРД тягой от 0,5 до 2,5 тс (6 тс сочли слишком "революционным"). Попытка унифицировать двигатели ступеней вела либо к их огромному количеству (от 21 до 41), либо к падению Мпг до нуля (или ниже) при количестве ЖРД 8 на 1-й и 1 на 2-й ступени. В конце-концов что-то сошлось на 12 и 1. Но всё равно пришлось городить апогейную ступень с РДТТ (которую еще неизвестно кто бы мог сделать задёшево). Техническая проблема отчасти снимается при переходе к полноценным трём ступеням, но стоимость растет, надёжность падает. И всё равно приходится делать неунифицированный ЖРД 3-й сступени. Ещё один выход - повышение УИ за счёт перехода к более эффективным компонентам (у нас ВПВ-керосин) и/или введение повторного включения. так сделал КосмоКурс. Но повторное включение - та ещё штуковина для небольшой часной компании (даже РокетЛаб не стал с ней заморачиваться). Для РН относительно большой размерности на "нормальных" компонентах (ЖК-керосин, ЖК-ЖМ) эта проблема практически не существует: повышается УИ, весовое совершенство конструкции, снижается удельная масса двигателей), и в итоге, оптимальное соотношение тяг вполне может быть на уровне 1:9 или около того (смотрим Зенит), но и то, в основном для НОО.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 22.06.2020 19:33:24
Размер - это тоже технологический уровень. Вон, там, рядом, владелец Флакона мыкается. Выбрав и зафиксировав какой-то определенный набор технологий можно определить и оптимальный размер двигателя,  сильно больше которого он будет непомерно дорогим.

Но нужна-то ракета, которая просто-напросто летает и что-то выводит )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 19:37:18
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 22.06.2020 19:33:24Но нужна-то ракета, которая просто-напросто летает и что-то выводит )
Если задаться целью не просто сделать гаражнуую ракету, которая "хотя бы как-то летала", а ракету для бизнеса, желательно, чтобы она летала и что-то выводила:
а) в коммерчески востребованном диапазоне Мпг
б) делала это с минимальными затратами.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:43:47
Вообще Электрон очень странная ракета. Вроде вся такая инновационная, а удельные характеристики не ахти и цена достаточно большая.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 22.06.2020 19:44:44
Насчет минимальных затрат Электрона лично я не совсем уверен. Со всеми этими батарейками, насосами, экстремально сильноточными драйверами блдц...

Но, вероятно, так было быстрее и понятнее создателям )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 22.06.2020 19:49:27
Цитата: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:43:47Вообще Электрон очень странная ракета. Вроде вся такая инновационная, а удельные характеристики не ахти и цена достаточно большая.
Тем проще её будет "уделать"
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Raul от 22.06.2020 20:38:48
Цитата: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:02:24
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 22.06.2020 18:10:43
Цитата: Raul от 22.06.2020 15:50:54
Цитата: vlad7308 от 19.06.2020 14:28:07
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.06.2020 07:36:42
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1272356519841984512)

Flight 13 is already at the pad at LC-1! Payload integration is underway.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EahRgWIVcAEp2k2?format=jpg&name=small)
Во, теперь уже все знают, что обычная нормальная ракета должна иметь 9 двигателей первой ступени :)
Как обычный нормальный автомобиль должен иметь 4 цилиндра в ДВС :)


Да, так оно и есть

(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102376319_2581877018580657_22262006635614875_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=RaKRsnuY6RAAX9xtCSI&_nc_ht=scontent-arn2-1.xx&oh=2a67d970707c8f9bb39a0d9b087b624b&oe=5F03391A)


https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0

 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17977.0)А еще надо посмотреть, что получится в проекте Союза-7 для МС (под который восстанавливают производство РД-120К).
Следствие унификации. Оптимальное по МюПг соотношение тяг для РН такой размерности примерно 14 (плюс-минус), но не 9.
Даже в районе 18, если на ССО тянуть с повторным включением. Но не 9 точно :)
Вы учитываете, что вторая ступень везет с собой 3 аккумулятора (и имеет КС 8.6)?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Raul от 23.06.2020 17:13:30
Цитата: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:43:47Вообще Электрон очень странная ракета. Вроде вся такая инновационная, а удельные характеристики не ахти и цена достаточно большая.
Удельная энергоемкость Li-Pol аккумуляторов в ~5 раз ниже, чем у ракетного топлива, отсюда и малое КС (аккумуляторы учитываются в весе конструкции ступени).

Но здесь есть некая заявка на будущее - по мере снижения веса аккумуляторов можно будет получить премию улучшить показатели по ПН.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37
Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно. Однократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость. Что, вообще, они там выдумали такое хитрое?..
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 23.06.2020 17:27:20
Цитата: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:43:47Вообще Электрон очень странная ракета. Вроде вся такая инновационная, а удельные характеристики не ахти и цена достаточно большая.
Так инновационность же не в характеристиках, а в принципе работы.
Цена для нового изделия - адекватная. Как для Ангары :)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 23.06.2020 17:39:28
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно
вот для чего


(https://www.popsci.com/resizer/ZUgcKcYo-2Fr6UYHypDVuv1Rws0=/760x1140/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bonnier.s3.amazonaws.com/public/3OSDN27QYSEZ7COBODBXATHVFY.png)
Картинку НК-33, РД-191 и тд можно найти самостоятельно ))
Двигатель очень просто выглядит, как раз потому что ТНА электрический.

Если они сделают многоразовость первой ступени то двигатель ТНА вообще не надо проверять.

Характеристики электродвигателей и аккумуляторов растут над собой постепенно, а цена падает.

Ну и не забываем изо ВСЕГО кома "новых" мелких пусковых операторов только один заработал и работает регулярно.
И взрывов пока не было. Молодцы.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: cross-track от 23.06.2020 17:41:52
Цитата: freinir от 22.06.2020 19:43:47Вообще Электрон очень странная ракета. Вроде вся такая инновационная, а удельные характеристики не ахти и цена достаточно большая.
А не подскажете, за что большая цена?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:42:27
Вопрос был
Цитатааккумуляторов
vs
ЦитатаОднократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 23.06.2020 17:56:54
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:42:27Однократного действия
тут не скажу. возможно где то написано

как вариант удобно отменять старт, подзарядить аккум, и опять попытка.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 23.06.2020 18:03:41
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно. Однократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость.
На примере бытовых разовых "батареек" и аккумуляторов этого не скажешь
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Bell от 23.06.2020 18:05:57
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:42:27Вопрос был
Цитата: undefinedаккумуляторов
vs
Цитата: undefinedОднократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость

Литиевые в любом случае легче в А*ч/кг
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 18:19:44
Цитата: Плейшнер от 23.06.2020 18:03:41
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно. Однократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость.
На примере бытовых разовых "батареек" и аккумуляторов этого не скажешь
Попрбуйте заменить микроскопическую батарейку 2032 в компе. )
А эти (тионилхлоридные) элементы есть всех форм и размеров, часто работают резервным питанием во всяких связанных с безопасностью штуках...

В общем, я готов даже предполагать, что вот конкретно это, что сейчас сделано, является временным решением. М.б. они втихушку турбонасос пилят. ) С прикрученным к нему электрогенератором, для инновационности. )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 18:21:10
Цитата: Bell от 23.06.2020 18:05:57
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:42:27Вопрос был
Цитата: undefinedаккумуляторов
vs
Цитата: undefinedОднократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость

Литиевые в любом случае легче в А*ч/кг
Так я про литиевые...
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 23.06.2020 20:57:09
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно. Однократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость. Что, вообще, они там выдумали такое хитрое?..
На рынке труда полно специалистов по электродвигателям, и двигатели коммерчески дступны. В отличие от ТНА для ЖРД.
Нет проблем с отработкой горячей части (ГГ-турбина)
В итоге получилось быстрее, надёжнее, и вероятно дешевле.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 21:01:59
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 23.06.2020 20:57:09
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно. Однократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость. Что, вообще, они там выдумали такое хитрое?..
На рынке труда полно специалистов по электродвигателям, и двигатели коммерчески дступны. В отличие от ТНА для ЖРД.
Нет проблем с отработкой горячей части (ГГ-турбина)
В итоге получилось быстрее, надёжнее, и вероятно дешевле.
Двигатели-то да. Не совсем прямо такие, но приближающиеся, моторы можно даже у китайцев найти. А вот управляющая электроника для них... Они герои, упихавшие несколько холодильников туда, где вообще нет места. ) Тоже, поди, какой-то энтузиаст-экспериментатор решил просто поробовать. )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 23.06.2020 21:16:59
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 21:01:59
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 23.06.2020 20:57:09
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 17:19:37Само по себе использование аккумуляторов странно. Однократного действия ТХЛ имеют большую энергоемкость. Что, вообще, они там выдумали такое хитрое?..
На рынке труда полно специалистов по электродвигателям, и двигатели коммерчески дступны. В отличие от ТНА для ЖРД.
Нет проблем с отработкой горячей части (ГГ-турбина)
В итоге получилось быстрее, надёжнее, и вероятно дешевле.
Двигатели-то да. Не совсем прямо такие, но приближающиеся, моторы можно даже у китайцев найти. А вот управляющая электроника для них... Они герои, упихавшие несколько холодильников туда, где вообще нет места. ) Тоже, поди, какой-то энтузиаст-экспериментатор решил просто поробовать. )
Двигатели можно заказать и в России.
Под "батарейки" на Электроне выделен отдельный отсек (над двигательным), туда всё и влезло. Ну, и масса батарей сравнительно небольшая (в районе 25 кг на 1 ЖРД).
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.06.2020 21:33:15
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 14 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1275278212830867459)

Flight 14's stage test is complete. Next stop, the launch site where flight 13 is already on the pad. #PuttingTheHammerDown (https://twitter.com/hashtag/PuttingTheHammerDown?src=hashtag_click)
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1275278178223747073/pu/vid/1280x720/L8lD1HvmIb0Ar9DC.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1275278178223747073/pu/vid/1280x720/L8lD1HvmIb0Ar9DC.mp4) (0:07)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 21:55:07
да не, не батарейки (хотя, сильноточные батареи имеют обычно емкость пониже, чем для фонариков, так что с масса там плюс-минус). 18 электромоторов по 37кВт это, в обычной жизни, нормальная такая комната, забитая немаленькими такими шкафами частотных преобразователей. Которые, из обычной жизни, еще и не проходят по требуемым об/мин )
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 23.06.2020 22:34:52
Цитата: Serge V Iz от 23.06.2020 21:55:07да не, не батарейки (хотя, сильноточные батареи имеют обычно емкость пониже, чем для фонариков, так что с масса там плюс-минус). 18 электромоторов по 37кВт это, в обычной жизни, нормальная такая комната, забитая немаленькими такими шкафами частотных преобразователей. Которые, из обычной жизни, еще и не проходят по требуемым об/мин )
Электромоторчики там вентильные, небольшие и очень лёгкие.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vissarion от 01.07.2020 07:27:48
Питер Бек провёл АМА на реддите. Мой перевод:
Цитата: undefinedВы планируете построить еще один стартовый стол за пределами НЗ и США?
Мы построили два и работаем над третьим. Мы знаем что мы можем построить пусковую площадку где угодно в мире меньше чем за год. Поэтому если будет спрос, мы там появимся и построим.

Что думаете по поводу компании "Relativity Space" запустить ракету полностью напечатанную на 3Д принтере?
Мы используем 3Д печать по максимуму в пределах практичности.

Что вы думаете по поводу компании "Spin Launch" (запуск с катапульты) которые обещают 100 кг за $500к?
Не уверен что придать большой дельта вэ на земле это правильный путь.

Что вы думаете об инициативе SpaceX RideShare?
Обычно есть два вида маленьких спутников: те, которые не спешат с запуском, не должны выходить на определенную орбиту и не слишком возражают, если их запуск откладывается на год. Для этих миссий идеально подходит поездка на большой ракете. Другой вид - это спутники, которые должны запускаться в установленные сроки и на определенную орбиту. Rideshare для них не подойдет, и именно здесь Electron предоставляет персональную услугу доступ. Иногда вам нужен автобус, иногда Uber. Обе услуги пользуются спросом.

Если бы вы делали гипотетическую Electron Heavy, какая грузоподъемность была бы у неё?
Возможно около 500-600 на ССО. Но я не считал.

У вас есть план увеличить тягу двигателя или эффективность в будущем, так как это делал Мерлин?
Мы все время делаем изменения и улучшаем производительность двигателя. Еффективность уже и так очень высока, около 97%.

Я всё ещё не понимаю как работает Фотон. Компании просто загружают софт? Вы строите на заказ?
Это как чистый лист возможностей. Представьте если каждый раз когда вам нужно создать программу вам нужно спроектировать смартфон, потом запустить сеть где она работает. Это то как космическая индустрия работает сейчас. С Фотоном потребители приходят к нам с идеей или с каким-нибудь датчиком, а мы делаем всё остальное.


Тот факт что такая маленькая компания может запустить что-то к Луне и Венере это здорово. Как вы планируете это сделать и что будете запускать?
Первая миссия на луну для НАСА будет через несколько месяцев. Она будет использовать двигатель HyperCurie который способен довести до Луны и дальше.

Есть планы по посадке на Луну или Марс?
Есть планы по Венере.

Вы играете в Kerbal Space Program?
Нет, предпочитаю реальные вещи.

Какая у вас система зажигания?
Один и тот же многоразовый поджиг (torch igniter) на 1 и 2 ступени.

Насколько большой зонд полетит в атмосферу Венеры?
Еще рано говорить. Смысл зонда чтобы искать возможную жизнь в атмосфере Венеры. Текущий кандидат это около 25 кг который будет иметь 6 минут в лучшем случае. Фотон будет использоваться в качестве трансмиттера на землю.

Есть планы по "супер тяжелым" носителям?
Нет, мы считаем что Электрон идеально вписывается в рынок. Фокусируемся сейчас на спутниках Фотон.

Как продвигается Фотон и какие изменения нужно сделать в развозящей ступени чтобы она подходил для различный миссий Фотон?
Первый Фотон будет быстрее чем вы думаете. Красота Фотона в том что он не ограничен одним приложением. Мы начинаем каждую миссию Фотон с чистого листа но используя проверенное в полете железо.
Это может быть что-то простое как наблюдение над землей или проверка какого-то нового железа до более сложных миссий на Луну, Марс и дальше. Он спроектирован чтобы отвечать нуждам разных миссий.

Как углеволокно 1 ступени выдерживает нагрев в плотных слоях атмосферы ? Лучше чем Алюминий?
Углеволокно это сложно. Низкая теплопроводность делает сложным управление нагревом. Мы будем стараться чтобы профиль нагрева при спуске не превышал профиль при запуске. Мы управляем нагревом с помощью хитрой траектории.

Вы пытаетесь улучшить производительность? Лучшие батареи? Метан?
Это красота электродвигателя - вы можете заменить батарею и увеличить производительность.

Вы считаете что рынок подходящий для нагрузок размерности Электрона?
Рыночный запрос стабилен. Электрон - правильного размера чтобы доставлать небольшие грузы в нужное место.

Я считаю что Фотон гениален. Как вы думаете, все грузы могут подойти. Какие инженерные услуги вы предоставляете?
Нам тоже нравится Фотон. В этом и есть красота - потребителям не нужно адаптироваться, они просто приносят их устройство или датчик. Мы делаем всё остальное - план полета, носитель, запуск и обслуживание после запуска.

Рокет Лаб запускает из НЗ и США Уолопс. Почему Уолопс был выбран вместо Канаверал? Это из-за цены или что-то связанное с физикой и орбитой?
Много причин, но главные - мы получаем большую частоту запусков из Уолопс потому что там меньше аэротраффика и меньше других пусков. Плюс команды Ракет Лаб и Вирджиния Спейс сошлись очень хорошо - это то что вам нужно когда вы пытаетесь построить старт меньше чем за год работая из разных таймзон и двух континентов. Мы очень благодарные за поддержку предоставленную нам Вирджинией.

После того как вы спасёте ракету вертолётом, двигатель будет тоже переиспользоваться как у Ф9?
Абсолютно. У двигателя Резерфорд достойный ресурс. Некоторые двигатели работали с 2015 года.

Что вы не ожидали больше всего когда начинали компанию?
Как много проблем. Это не просто постройка ракеты, это бюрократия, постройка инфраструктуры, рост команды, инженерные и производственные проблемы. Честно говоря, если их все записать, вы просто не делали бы это.

Как много частей остается на орбите после каждого запуска?
Мы проектировали электрон чтобы не оставалось на орбите ничего кроме спутников заказчиков. Разводящая ступень и 2 ступень сходит с орбиты через 2 недели. Такие вещи как Старлинг нам мешают в смысле запуска. Мы должны пускать между ними что уменьшает окна запуска.

Какие обязательства взяла Ракет Лаб чтобы работать на полуострове Мария?
У нас близкие отношения, мы нанимаем много местных, устраиваем курсы, и работаем близко с местными властями ил экологическими организациями.

Сколько времени вы ожидаете займет повторный запуск после восстановления?
В идеальном случае мы просто перезаряжаем батарею и пускаем сново, но скорее всего какой-то ремонт потребуется.

Насколько хорошо электродвигатель работает для реактивной посадки первой ступени?
Электродвигатель работает нормально, но для маленькой ракеты реактивная посадка не масштабируется. Также она не масштабируется на большие ракеты.

Насколько большая проблема пояса Ван Аллена и как вы справляетесь?
Это проблема. Мы разработали то что мы называем маневр Буханана (Buchanan) разработанный Джорджем в Guidance/Navigation/Control чтобы летать ниже их.

Почему чистые комнаты так важны?
Потому что нет второго шанса. Вы можете например запылить оптику заказчика, например.

Вы американские или НЗ?
Рокет лаб - это американская компания, но наши достижения представляют лучшие достижения обоих наций.

Как называется ваш вертолет-спасатель?
Вака Топапопа (Waka Topatopa

Вы предлагаете услуги маленьких спутников с платформами Электрон и Фотон. У вас есть планы уходить в другие бизнесы? Другие грузы или в ПК?
Я считаю мы завершены на 30% - еще много можно сделать.

У вас есть диплом или степень инженера.
Нет, не хватило времени, но недавно стал ассистентом профессора по космонавтике.

Великобритания анонсирует что разрешит пускать американским компаниям с её территории. Есть планы пускать из UK?
Мы смотрели очень серьезно, но не видим коммерческой причины строить стартовый стол прямо сейчас.

Почему вы планируете спасать вертолетом в полёте 17 а не раньше?
Требуются апгрейд первой ступени. Она будет выглядеть по-другому когда вы её увидите для F17.

Вы сами печатаете двигатели или на стороне по контракту?
Всё сами.

Поимка обтекателей или они просто сгорают? Вы пытались их отследить по GPS?
Обтекатели весят 15кг. Построены из углеволокна. Нет смысла спасать. Наша команда композитов делает их достаточно быстро.

Вы видите что можно будет спасать отстреливаемые батареи в будущем?
Нет, они сгорают

Как далеко вертолет отлетает когда он поймал ракету? И куда отвозит?
Недалеко. Вертолет базируется на корабле.

Сколько материала уходит чтобы распечатать двигатель?
Печатанные детали двигателя весят 20 кг.

Какова причина изменения дизайна отражателя огня на LC-1 по сравнению с LC-2? Мне нравился простой плоский на LC-1? Другие требования по акустике для потребителей из США?
Мы были вынуждены поднять стол выше от земли, поэтому имело смысл сделать отвод газов.

Когда на Луну?
Миссия CAPSTONE запускается в начале следующего года. Также ожидаются другие миссии.

Сколько каналов телеметрии идет с ракеты?
Тысячи.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.07.2020 01:08:21
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1278430796681039872)

Construction of pad 1B has been rapid.

Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/988162982835179520/YWs_IwJ3_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1278430202910199808)

Lots of launch pads, we got 'em. Electron is on the pad at LC-1A this week with a front row view of construction progress on LC-1B.
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1278418917698895878/pu/vid/1280x720/db2mHiqhMXPnetiu.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1278418917698895878/pu/vid/1280x720/db2mHiqhMXPnetiu.mp4) (0:45)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.07.2020 01:45:27
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1279112010756571136)

We just installed the moon in reception. Always good to have eyes on the target. Capstone mission launches from LC-2 early next year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcBRlyDUEAA3zsc?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.07.2020 22:25:53
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/63871979/twittericon_bigger.jpg) Spaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1279455050310565890)

While Rocket Lab continues launch operations in New Zealand, the smallsat launch company says its new rocket base at Wallops Island, Virginia, could be ready for its first liftoff in August or September ((https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f4f7.svg) : @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)).

READ MORE: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/03/rocket-lab-aims-for-saturday-launch-in-new-zealand-closes-in-on-first-mission-from-virginia/... (https://t.co/PpvtbWf9IO?amp=1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcGJcwiWoAIC925?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Плейшнер от 04.07.2020 22:55:30
Цитата: vissarion от 01.07.2020 07:27:48У вас есть диплом или степень инженера?
Питер Бек: Нет, не хватило времени, но недавно стал ассистентом профессора по космонавтике.
По "нашим" меркам такого даже близко нельзя было подпускать к технике ;D
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 05.07.2020 09:40:49
Сейчас посмотрим насколько устойчива компания и насколько они готовы справляться с трудностями.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: cross-track от 05.07.2020 09:48:52
Цитата: Плейшнер от 04.07.2020 22:55:30
Цитата: vissarion от 01.07.2020 07:27:48У вас есть диплом или степень инженера?
Питер Бек: Нет, не хватило времени, но недавно стал ассистентом профессора по космонавтике.
По "нашим" меркам такого даже близко нельзя было подпускать к технике ;D
Не скажите. Например, академик, трижды Герой Соц. Труда Яков Борисович Зельдович не имел высшего образования)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Дмитрий В. от 05.07.2020 10:45:13
Цитата: cross-track от 05.07.2020 09:48:52
Цитата: Плейшнер от 04.07.2020 22:55:30
Цитата: vissarion от 01.07.2020 07:27:48У вас есть диплом или степень инженера?
Питер Бек: Нет, не хватило времени, но недавно стал ассистентом профессора по космонавтике.
По "нашим" меркам такого даже близко нельзя было подпускать к технике ;D
Не скажите. Например, академик, трижды Герой Соц. Труда Яков Борисович Зельдович не имел высшего образования)
Учился экстерном на физико-математическом факультете (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Физико-математический_факультет_Санкт-Петербургского_университета) Ленинградского государственного университета (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Санкт-Петербургский_государственный_университет) и физико-механическом факультете Ленинградского политехнического института (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Санкт-Петербургский_политехнический_университет_Петра_Великого), в аспирантуре Института химической физики (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Институт_химической_физики_имени_Н._Н._Семёнова_РАН) АН СССР в Ленинграде (1934), кандидат физико-математических наук (1936), доктор физико-математических наук (1939).

С 1938 года (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/1938_год) заведовал лабораторией в Институте химической физики АН СССР. В конце августа 1941 года (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/1941_год) вместе с институтом был эвакуирован в Казань. В 1943 году вместе с лабораторией переведён в Москву. С 1946 (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/1946) по 1948 годы (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_год) заведовал теоретическим отделом Института химической физики. Одновременно, по 1948 год, -- профессор МИФИ (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Национальный_исследовательский_ядерный_университет_«МИФИ»)[3] (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Зельдович,_Яков_Борисович#cite_note-_6670f58c6439eb97-3).
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: cross-track от 05.07.2020 14:21:38
Цитата: Дмитрий В. от 05.07.2020 10:45:13
Цитата: cross-track от 05.07.2020 09:48:52
Цитата: Плейшнер от 04.07.2020 22:55:30
Цитата: vissarion от 01.07.2020 07:27:48У вас есть диплом или степень инженера?
Питер Бек: Нет, не хватило времени, но недавно стал ассистентом профессора по космонавтике.
По "нашим" меркам такого даже близко нельзя было подпускать к технике ;D
Не скажите. Например, академик, трижды Герой Соц. Труда Яков Борисович Зельдович не имел высшего образования)
Учился экстерном на физико-математическом факультете (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Физико-математический_факультет_Санкт-Петербургского_университета) Ленинградского государственного университета (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Санкт-Петербургский_государственный_университет) и физико-механическом факультете Ленинградского политехнического института (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Санкт-Петербургский_политехнический_университет_Петра_Великого), в аспирантуре Института химической физики (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Институт_химической_физики_имени_Н._Н._Семёнова_РАН) АН СССР в Ленинграде (1934), кандидат физико-математических наук (1936), доктор физико-математических наук (1939).
Не читайте перед обедом Википедию!)

ЦитатаЯков Бори­со­вич Зель­до­вич (http://www.biblioatom.ru/founders/zeldovich_yakov_borisovich/) родился 8 марта 1914 года в г. Мин­ске в семье юри­ста. В 1924 году посту­пил сразу в 3-й класс школы, кото­рую окон­чил в 1930 году. С 1930 года рабо­тал лабо­ран­том в Инсти­туте меха­ни­че­ской обра­ботки полез­ных иско­па­е­мых. В 1931 году учился на кур­сах и рабо­тал лабо­ран­том в Инсти­туте хими­че­ской физики АН СССР, а с 1932 по 1934 гг. -- на заоч­ном отде­ле­нии физико-мате­ма­ти­че­ского факуль­тета Ленин­град­ского уни­вер­си­тета, кото­рый не окон­чил; позже посе­щал лек­ции на физико-мате­ма­ти­че­ском факуль­тете Поли­тех­ни­че­ского инсти­тута. В 1934 году был при­нят в аспи­ран­туру ИХФ.

Зани­ма­ясь поис­ками эффек­тив­ных веществ для про­ти­во­га­зов, углу­бился в про­блему адсорб­ции. Раз­ви­тая им тео­рия адсорб­ции стала клас­си­че­ской и вошла в учеб­ники. Вскоре Я.Б. Зель­до­вич бле­стяще защи­тил кан­ди­дат­скую дис­сер­та­цию, полу­чив спе­ци­аль­ное раз­ре­ше­ние ВАК на защиту без вузов­ского диплома.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 05.07.2020 22:54:45
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=534398&lang=RU
ЦитатаРакета Electron американской компании Rocket Lab не смогла выйти на орбиту из-за отказа второй ступени
       Вашингтон. 5 июля. ИНТЕРФАКС - Ракета Electron, запущенная в воскресенье по московскому времени на орбиту с семью малыми космическими аппаратами, не смогла выйти на орбиту из-за неполадок в работе второй ступени носителя, сообщила американская компания-разработчик Rocket Lab.
       Видео, которое транслировалось с ракеты, оборвалось через 5 минут 41 секунду после старта, когда уже работала вторая ступень ракеты-носителя и она находилась на высоте 194,8 км.
       По имеющимся данным, все семь спутников должны были упасть на Землю.
      "После успешного запуска у нас возникла проблема по пути на орбиту, которая привела к потере ракеты и, к сожалению, полезного груза, - заявил Питер Бек, основатель и генеральный директор компании Rocket Lab. - Мы приносим глубокие извинения нашим клиентам, чьи спутники были на ракете".
       Он сказал, что причины аварии устанавливаются.
       Запуск двухступенчатой ракеты Electron с миссией, получившей название Pics Or It Didn't Happen, был осуществлен со стартовой площадки компании Rocket Lab на полуострове Махия в Новой Зеландии 21:19 UTC в субботу (00:19 мск в воскресенье).
       Ракета должна была вывести на круговую околоземную орбиту высотой 500 км спутник CE-SAT-IB компании Canon Electronics Inc, предназначенный для тестирования технологии получения изображений Земли с помощью широкоугольных камер высокого разрешения, пять аппаратов SuperDove дистанционного зондирования Земли с новыми системами для обеспечения более высокого качества изображения компании Planet Labs, а также спутник Faraday-1 6U британской компании In-Space Missions.
       Ракета Electron аэрокосмической компании Rocket Lab может выводить на низкую опорную орбиту до 250 кг груза. Стоимость пуска ракеты составляет от 4,9 до 6,6 млн долларов, что чрезвычайно мало по сравнению со стартом ракет среднего и тяжелого классов. Таким образом, Rocket Lab стремится произвести революцию на рынке ракетно-космических услуг.
       Всего было осуществлено 13 запусков ракеты Electron, два из которых оказались неудачными.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: petr-2000 от 05.07.2020 23:56:56
Rocket Lab Mission Fails to Reach Orbit (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-mission-fails-to-reach-orbit/) (Миссия Rocket Lab не может достичь орбиты)

ЦитатаLong Beach, Calif. July 4, 2020: Following a successful lift-off, first stage burn, and stage separation, Rocket Lab experienced an anomaly during its 13th Electron mission 'Pics Or It Didn't Happen.'
The issue occurred approximately four minutes into the flight on July 4, 2020 and resulted in the safe loss of the vehicle. As a result, the payloads onboard Electron were not deployed to orbit. Electron remained within the predicted launch corridors and caused no harm to personnel or the launch site. Rocket Lab is working closely with the FAA to investigate the anomaly and identify its root cause to correct the issue to move forward.
"We are deeply sorry to our customers Spaceflight Inc., Canon Electronics Inc., Planet, and In-Space Missions for the loss of their payloads. We know many people poured their hearts and souls into those spacecraft. Today's anomaly is a reminder that space launch can be unforgiving, but we will identify the issue, rectify it, and be safely back on the pad as soon as possible," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO. "The launch team operated with professionalism and expertise to implement systems and procedures that ensured the anomaly was managed safely. I'm proud of the way they have responded to a tough day. We're working together as a team to comb through the data, learn from today, and prepare for our next mission."  
Today's anomaly occurred after 11 consecutive successful orbital launches of the Electron launch vehicle. Rocket Lab currently has more than eight Electron vehicles in production, ready for a rapid return to flight as soon as investigations are complete and any required corrective actions are in place.
Да, надо было нумеровать пуск как 12В, 12+1 или 14-1. Вот тебе и "картинки и ничего не случилось".
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.07.2020 08:11:08
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 23 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1283635288133103616)

A sneak peek at a hypercurie nozzle (left) vs. std Curie. Hypercurie is our latest spacecraft engine, it's Electric pumped, on orbit storable, non toxic and It's perfect to get payloads to the moon and..........Venus!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdBjfSTVcAAmxMg?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.07.2020 08:13:00
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1283891369568657408)

Family portrait of Rocket Lab engine nozzles. Curie, HyperCurie, Rutherford (stage 2). They grow up so fast.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdFLydcU0AAJ1OK?format=png&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vissarion от 31.07.2020 23:21:15
https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1289292358563987456?s=20
ЦитатаИзучив более 25 000 каналов данных и проведя обширные испытания, мы смогли с уверенностью сузить проблему до одного аномального электрического соединения.

Эта проблема возникла в уникальных обстоятельствах, в результате чего соединение перестало работать и мы не могли это обнаружить при стандартном тестировании. В настоящее время наша команда надежно воспроизвела проблему в ходе испытаний и определила, что ее можно устранить с помощью дополнительных испытаний и процедур.

В этом соединении увеличивалось сопротивление что вызывало нагрев и тепловое расширение электрического компонента. Это привело к разжижению окружающего компаунда, что привело к отключению электрической системы и последующей остановке двигателя.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.07.2020 23:51:23
Официально

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-resume-electron-launches-in-august/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-resume-electron-launches-in-august/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab to Resume Electron Launches in August

Rocket Lab to Resume Electron Launches in August

Four weeks after experiencing an in-flight anomaly, Rocket Lab has identified the issue and received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to return to flight


Long Beach, California. July 31, 2020 - Rocket Lab today announced that it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resume launches this month after identifying an anomalous electrical connection as the cause of an in-flight failure on July 4, 2020. With corrective measures underway, the next Electron launch has been scheduled for August from Launch Complex 1

Over the past month, Rocket Lab has collaborated on an investigation with the support of the FAA, the primary federal licensing body for commercial space launch activity. Rocket Lab's Accident Investigation Board (AIB) worked through an extensive fault tree analysis to examine all potential causes for the anomaly that took place late into Rocket Lab's 13th launch.

On July 4, 2020, the Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted-off from Launch Complex 1 and proceeded through a nominal first stage engine burn, Stage 1-2 separation, Stage 2 ignition, and fairing jettison as planned. Several minutes into the second stage burn, the engine performed a safe shutdown resulting in a failure to reach orbit. Due to the controlled way the engine shut down, Rocket Lab continued to receive telemetry from the vehicle, providing engineers with extensive data to conduct a robust investigation into the issue. After reviewing more than 25,000 channels of data and carrying out extensive testing, Rocket Lab's AIB was able to confidently narrow the issue down to a single anomalous electrical connection. This connection was intermittently secure through flight, creating increasing resistance that caused heating and thermal expansion in the electrical component. This caused the surrounding potting compounds to liquefy, leading to the disconnection of the electrical system and subsequent engine shutdown. The issue evaded pre-flight detection as the electrical connection remained secure during standard environmental acceptance testing including vibration, thermal vacuum, and thermal cycle tests. 

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO, said the issue had never been observed before across the company's previous 12 Electron launches. "The issue occurred under incredibly specific and unique circumstances, causing the connection to fail in a way that we wouldn't detect with standard testing. Our team has now reliably replicated the issue in test and identified that it can be mitigated through additional testing and procedures."

He added that the Rocket Lab team is immensely grateful for the continued support of our customers and the FAA as the company worked meticulously through the flight investigation. "It's a testament to Electron's track record of reliability that the FAA has approved us for return to flight already. Electron was the 4th most frequently launched rocket in the world last year and prior to the anomaly we had deployed 53 customer payloads to orbit without fail. Returning to the pad with an even more reliable vehicle for our mission partners is our top priority."

Rocket Lab is now set to return to the pad in August to launch a dedicated mission from Launch Complex 1 Pad A on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula. Specific details of the launch window and customer will be provided in the coming days.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.08.2020 01:54:52
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/506935946462261250/O-ZFGE5Y_bigger.jpeg) Stephen Clark @StephenClark1 17 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1289328784647155715)

After Rocket Lab returns to flight with a mission from New Zealand before the end of August, the company's next launch is planned from the new LC-2 facility at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia some time in September, officialls said today.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.08.2020 23:14:53
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1290319491004424192)

We are conducting the last full scale drop tests of the flight parachute system today. Drop yesterday went well, just one more drop to do before we can sign the design off for flight.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eegiu63VAAE9rX9?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.08.2020 20:26:23
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-increases-electron-payload-capacity-enabling-interplanetary-missions-and-reusability/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-increases-electron-payload-capacity-enabling-interplanetary-missions-and-reusability/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab Increases Electron Payload Capacity, Enabling Interplanetary Missions and Reusability

Rocket Lab Increases Electron Payload Capacity, Enabling Interplanetary Missions and Reusability

Rocket Lab has released additional performance from its Rutherford engines, boosting the payload capacity on the Electron launch vehicle and Photon satellite bus


Long Beach, California. August 4, 2020 - Rocket Lab, a satellite manufacturer and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has today announced a major performance increase to the Electron launch vehicle, boosting the company's payload lift capacity up to 300 kg (660 lbs).

The increased payload mass capacity has primarily been made possible through advances in the battery technology that powers Rutherford's electric pumps. Since Rocket Lab's maiden launch in 2017, the Electron launch vehicle has boasted a payload lift capacity of 150 kg to 500 km to Sun- synchronous orbits (SSO), with a maximum lift capacity of 225 kg total to lower orbits. Thanks to the performance increase, Electron is now capable of lifting 200 kg to 500 km SSO and up to 300 kg to lower orbits.

The performance improvements make it possible to launch more payload to low Earth orbit (LEO), lunar, and interplanetary destinations on expendable Electron missions, while offsetting the additional mass of recovery systems added to Electron for missions slated for recovery and re-flight.

The increased performance also means that customers selecting Rocket Lab's Photon spacecraft as a satellite bus now have up to 180 kg (396 lbs) available as pure payload instrument mass, enabling more complex missions in LEO and beyond. With robust power systems, high-performance propulsion, secure data handling, and precise pointing and accuracy, Rocket Lab's family of LEO and interplanetary Photon buses offer customized spacecraft solutions to accommodate a wide range of small satellite missions.

"When we created Electron, we set out to develop a launch vehicle that small satellite operators would turn to when they needed a dedicated ride to a unique orbit on their schedule. We're proud to be delivering that capability and continuing to evolve our launch and satellite services to meet the market's ever-changing needs," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO. "Electron remains right-sized for the small sat market, and releasing additional performance is about providing our customers with even more flexibility on the same proven vehicle they have come to rely on."

Rocket Lab has now launched 130 Rutherford engines to space and carried out more than 1,000 engine test fires on the ground, equipping engineers with the wealth of data and experience needed to deliver extra performance from the engines and their batteries.

About the Rutherford Engine

Weighing in at just 35 kilograms, Rocket Lab's Rutherford engines are the world's first 3D printed and electric pump-fed engines to be launched to space. Rocket Lab began development on Rutherford in 2013 and the first engine was test fired the same year, marking the beginning of a new generation in rocket propulsion.

Rutherford engines are used as first and second stage engines on the Electron launch vehicle. There are nine Rutherford engines on Electron's first stage and a single vacuum optimized version on the second stage. The sea level versions on Electron's first stage now produce 5,600 lbf of thrust (up from 5,500 lbf, with a specific impulse of 311 s (3.05 km/s). The vacuum optimized version operating on Electron's second stage now produces a max thrust of 5,800 lbf of thrust and has a specific impulse of 343 s (3.36 km/s).

Instead of being powered by traditional gas turbine pumps, Rutherford uses an entirely new propulsion cycle of brushless DC electric motors and high-performance lithium polymer batteries to drive its propellant pumps. This cuts down on much of the complex turbomachinery typically required for gas generator cycle engines, meaning that the Rutherford is simpler to build than a traditional engine but can achieve 90% efficiency.

The Rutherford engine's production scalability is facilitated by additively manufactured, or 3D printed, primary components. With a 3D printed combustion chamber, injectors, pumps, and main propellant valves, Rutherford has the most 3D printed components of any rocket engine in the world. These primary components can be printed in 24 hours, drastically reducing production timelines
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.08.2020 05:07:23
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 43 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1291182725437616128)

This week was a big one for the recovery team. We conducted the final drop test and passed with flying colors. Next step is the real thing - bringing Electron's 1st stage back under a chute on Flight 17!
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1291180725882871808/pu/vid/1280x720/PD-5R5Te3A3OUnEl.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1291180725882871808/pu/vid/1280x720/PD-5R5Te3A3OUnEl.mp4) (1:31)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.08.2020 05:08:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 47 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1291182143905792001)

Spot the odd one out. S1 recovery booster.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeszTyJUYAAZ85b?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.08.2020 19:06:35
Официально Rocket Lab пока об очередном, 14-м, пуске не объявляла, но с Махии с 12-го по 25-е августа запланирован пуск ежедневно с 01:05 до 07:36 UTC (последовательно: зона космодрома, зона падения 1-й ст РН, зона падения ГО)

NOTMARs
ЦитатаHYDROPAC 2334/20

WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
    0105Z TO 0736Z DAILY 12 THRU 25 AUG
    IN AREA BOUND BY
    39-13.4S 177-51.0E, 39-12.0S 177-55.0E,
    39-25.0S 178-25.0E, 39-29.0S 178-22.0E,
    39-17.0S 177-49.0E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 250836Z AUG 20.//

Authority: CNW 170/20 062158Z AUG 20.

Date: 070804Z AUG 20
Cancel: 25083600 Aug 20


HYDROPAC 2333/20

SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
    0105Z TO 0736Z DAILY 12 THRU 25 AUG
    IN AREAS BOUND BY:
    A. 40-48S 175-48W, 41-48S 171-30W,
        42-54S 171-54W, 41-42S 176-18W.
    B. 43-30S 163-30W, 44-18S 152-00W,
        45-30S 152-00W, 44-42S 163-54W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 250836Z AUG 20.//

Authority: NAVAREA XIV 131/20 062154Z AUG 20.

Date: 070759Z AUG 20
Cancel: 25083600 Aug 20
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 13.08.2020 08:25:50
https://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/75300/
ЦитатаRocket Lab готовится к попытке спасти первую ступень ракеты Electron
Компания Rocket Lab сообщила о том, что она готовится к намеченной на этот год попытке спасти первую ступень ракеты Electron. Для этого она успешно завершила бросковые испытания макетов и убедилась в надежности своей парашютной системы. Первая попытка спасти материальную часть намечена на 17 пуск ракеты, которая уже произведена и находится на хранении.
При этом в компании решили не задействовать для спасания ступени вертолет, а просто позволить ей опуститься на воду. После этого ступень будет доставлена на фабрику, где она будет подвергнута исследованию с целью определения объема работ по ее восстановлению.
Руководитель Rocket Lab также отметил, что поскольку его ракета является, по сравнению с Falcon-9, небольшой, то в компании приняли решение не использовать для посадки ракетные двигатели, а ограничиться парашютами и другими модификациями (компания нарастила возможности ракеты по выведению массы полезных нагрузок). В совокупности это приведет к тому, что в многоразовом варианте масса выводимой ракетой Electron нагрузки снизится  по сравнению с эксплуатируемым вариантом только на 15 кг (для Falcon-9 снижение составляет около 25 процентов).
Относительно ближайших планов руководитель компании отметил, что она готовится провести 14 пуск ракеты  (первый после июльской аварии). Также компания начала предлагать своим  потребителям возможности по использованию более крупного обтекателя, который позволяет Rocket Lab выводить нагрузки диаметром около 1.8 метра (сейчас нагрузки ограничены диаметром 1,2 метра), пишет Ecoruspace.
А.Ж.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.08.2020 15:43:54
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 8 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1293768173754257409)

LC-1B is taking shape beside LC-1A. Multiple pads = truly responsive launch capability. But also, that view (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f64c.svg).
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1293763607050612738/pu/vid/1280x720/oIzumPOURsGIa6gI.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1293763607050612738/pu/vid/1280x720/oIzumPOURsGIa6gI.mp4) (0:27)


7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1293770973997494272)

And yes, it rained a LOT between these progress shots.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfRj7BzUwAAEQzD?format=jpg&name=360x360) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfRj7CTVoAEB3PE?format=jpg&name=360x360)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.08.2020 18:14:12
К #641 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2020870)

Согласно msi.nga.mil уведомления HYDROPAC 2333/20 и HYDROPAC 2334/20 отменены и удалены из перечня действующих.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.08.2020 06:48:43
Новые уведомления - воздухоплавателям. Закрываются зоны космодрома и зоны к востоку от космодрома

NOTAMs
ЦитатаNZZC

B4391/20 - RESTRICTED AREA NZR401 (MAHIA, HAWKE BAY) ACT.
SFC - 13500FT AMSL, 26 AUG 02:35 2020 UNTIL 26 AUG 07:40 2020.
CREATED: 16 AUG 23:26 2020

B4393/20 - TEMPO DANGER AREA NZD491 (SOUTH EAST MAHIA) ACT
REF AIP SUP 49/20.
SFC - FL999, 26 AUG 02:35 2020 UNTIL 26 AUG 07:40 2020.
CREATED: 16 AUG 23:33 2020


NZZO

B4394/20 - TEMPO DANGER AREA NZD096 (SOUTH EAST AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) ACT.
REF AIP SUP 49/20.
SFC - FL999, 26 AUG 02:35 2020 UNTIL 26 AUG 07:40 2020.
CREATED: 16 AUG 23:44 2020
Возможен пуск 26 августа с 02:35 до 07:40 UTC
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 19.08.2020 08:25:10
https://vk.com/spacex?w=wall-41152133_242293
ЦитатаRocket Lab планирует запуск частной миссии к Венере!
Старт должен состояться в 2023 году. А ещё раньше -- в 2021 году -- должен состояться запуск миссии NASA, на сверхлёгкой ракете-носителе компании Electron (подробности об этой миссии мы уже рассказывали: vk.cc/ayq4xP )
«Я безумно люблю Венеру», -- говорит исполнительный директор Rocket Lab Питер Бек (Peter Beck). «Я много работаю над тем, чтобы подготовить частную миссию к Венере в 2023 году».
Способность осуществлять межпланетные миссии появилась у Electron благодаря росту производительности с 225 до 300 кг на низкую орбиту, который произошёл за счёт прогресса в технологиях изготовления электробатарей (они используются для питания насосов обоих ступеней). А также благодаря разработке 3-й ступени ракеты, которая будет базироваться на их спутниковой платформе «Photon».
«Это открывает окно к Венере и окно для повторного использования [1-й ступени]» -- говорит Бек. «Photon, который ещё не выполнил своё дебютный полёт, не будет спускаться в сернистую атмосферу Венеры в предстоящей миссии. Текущий план предполагает сброс в атмосферу одного или нескольких меньших аппаратов», -- написал он в Твиттере.
«Конечно, нет никакой гарантии, что жизнь существует в венерианских облаках. Или что планируемая Rocket Lab миссия найдёт её, если она там есть. Но эта миссия может стать реальным переворотом в космических исследованиях, независимо от её научных результатов», -- добавил Питер.
Примечательно, что в 2010 году вместе с зондом Акацуки к Венере запускался небольшой 20-килограммовый аппарат «Shin'en», который создавался коллаборацией японских университетов. Однако на следующий день после запуска с ним была потеряна связь. Так что отчасти это может стать уже не первой частной миссией к Венере, но вполне может стать первой успешной.
Ещё из новостей о Rocket Lab: в этом году фирма планировала провести 12 запусков, но пандемия помешала этим планам. Установка на 1-ю ступень парашютов для её спасения сократила полезную нагрузку на 15 кг. Обтекатель стоит порядка $20 тыс. и у них нет планов его спасать. Также они не планируют создавать более тяжёлую ракету-носитель, так как эти ниши рынка уже заняты другими компаниями. Логотип Rocket Lab может появиться в игре Kerbal Space Program.
«Обычно, если вы хотите выполнить научную миссию к Луне, вам нужно начинать выписывать чек на $50-100 млн», -- говорит Бек. Но когда Photon выйдет на сцену, «за $10-20 млн вы реально сможете делать какую-нибудь хорошую науку: межпланетную или лунную. Вот что меня будоражит!».
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.08.2020 18:20:18
Опубликованы новые уведомления мореплавателям на закрываемы зоды 14-го пуска РН

NOTMARs
ЦитатаHYDROPAC 2443/20

WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
    0105Z TO 0736Z DAILY 26 AUG THRU 08 SEP
    IN AREA BOUND BY
        39-13.4S 177-51.0E, 39-12.0S 177-55.0E,
        39-25.0S 178-25.0E, 39-29.0S 178-22.0E,
        39-17.0S 177-49.0E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 080836Z SEP 20.//

Authority: CNW 173/20 202310Z AUG 20.

Date: 202325Z AUG 20
Cancel: 08083600 Sep 20


HYDROPAC 2442/20

SOUTH PACIFIC.
CHATHAM ISLANDS.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
    0105Z TO 0736Z DAILY 26 AUG THRU 08 SEP
    IN AREAS BOUND BY:
    A. 40-48S 175-48W, 41-48S 171-30W,
        42-54S 171-54W, 41-42S 176-18W.
    B. 43-30S 163-30W, 44-18S 152-00W,
        45-30S 152-00W, 44-42S 163-54W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 080836Z SEP 20.//

Authority: NAVAREA XIV 141/20 202300Z AUG 20.

Date: 202311Z AUG 20
Cancel: 08083600 Sep 20
Пусковой период с 26 августа по 8 сентября с.г. Пусковое окно без изменений - см. #641 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2020870)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 24.08.2020 21:47:08
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1060648476969562113/qGEoQZdo_bigger.jpg) Morgan Bailey @MoreMorganB 14 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/MoreMorganB/status/1297753281293213697)

I love watching LC-1B taking shape in these shots because as soon as it's finished you can bet on PHOTOS OF TWO ELECTRONS ON THE PAD NEXT TO EACH OTHER. YES.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgKLunIUcAU6fpQ?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 25.08.2020 05:46:48
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1298048812951298048)

A sneak peek at our Maxwell dispensers lined up for a new mission in the coming weeks. These Maxwells will be integrated onto Electron's Kick Stage, and each CubeSat inside will be deployed to a precise and individual orbit. That's the beauty of rideshare on Electron.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOXPHCVAAAQgYd?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 25.08.2020 23:17:04
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-dedicated-mission-for-european-space-technology-company-ohb-group/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-dedicated-mission-for-european-space-technology-company-ohb-group/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for European Space Technology Company OHB Group

Rocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for European Space Technology Company OHB Group

Long Beach, California. August 25, 2020 - Rocket Lab has today announced that leading European space technology company OHB Group has signed a contract for a dedicated launch on an Electron rocket. The launch was procured through OHB Cosmos International Launch Service GmbH, the launch service division of the OHB Group.

The mission will launch a communications satellite for an OHB customer and is scheduled for lift-off in early 2021 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula. It is the first launch contract between Rocket Lab and OHB, one of Europe's leading space systems integrators which traditionally offers rideshare opportunities on large launch vehicles.

The mission will represent a rapid turnaround time of just six months between contract signing and launch. This streamlined path to launch, combined with Rocket Lab's ability to deliver payloads to precise and unique orbits, were key factors in OHB selecting Rocket Lab as the launch provider.

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder and CEO, said the contract highlights the growing need that small satellite operators have for responsive, dedicated launch.

"As a respected leader in space, OHB Group has been providing access to orbit through rideshare opportunities and dedicated launches on medium and large size rockets for many years. We're excited to be enabling a new capability for OHB and its mission partners by delivering rapid turnaround, dedicated small satellite launch on Electron," said Beck. "Missions like this one put small satellite operators in the driver's seat, giving them control over their launch schedule and orbit, on their terms."

"OHB delivers an unmatched delivery time to its customer with this project. This would not have been possible without the impressive reactivity of Rocket Lab", said Lutz Bertling, Chief Strategy & Development Officer OHB Group. "For this mission, OHB COSMOS International Launch Service is not only providing the launch service procurement like for several previous OHB missions in the last 25 years. In the New Space Era we are leading this specific spacecraft, payload and mission development supported by OHB divisions in Sweden, Germany and Czech Republic ", said Indulis Kalnins,  OHB Cosmos Managing Director.

The OHB mission will be one of the first missions in a busy year of launch activity for Rocket Lab, with the company booked for launches every two weeks in 2021 across its two launch sites, Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand and Launch Complex 2 in Virginia.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: zandr от 28.08.2020 00:15:29
https://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/75481/
ЦитатаНовый контракт Rocket Lab
Компания Rocket Lab заключила контракт с немецкой OHB Group, которая законтрактовала выделенный пуск РН Electron. Датой пуска обозначено начало 2021 года. Место пуска - пусковой комплекс № 1 (Новая Зеландия). К особенностям контракта в Rocket Lab отнесли то, что между заключением контракта и пуском пройдет около шести месяцев.
Пуск в интересах OHB станет для компании Rocket Lab первым в 2021 году и подтверждает намерение компании выйти на темп - один пуск в две недели, пишет Ecoruspace.
А.Ж.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.08.2020 08:52:30
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-deploys-satellite-for-capella-space-on-14th-mission/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-deploys-satellite-for-capella-space-on-14th-mission/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab Successfully Deploys Satellite for Capella Space on 14th Mission

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/I-Cant-Believe-its-Not-Optical-Cam104.jpg)

Rocket Lab Successfully Deploys Satellite for Capella Space on 14th Mission

31 August 2020 UTC - Rocket Lab, a space systems company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully launched its 14th Electron mission and deployed a single microsatellite for Capella Space. The mission was Rocket Lab's fourth this year and takes the company's total number of satellites deployed to 54.

The 'I Can't Believe It's Not Optical' mission launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula at 03:05 UTC, 31 August 2020. Electron successfully deployed a single microsatellite to a circular orbit at approximately 500 km for Capella Space. Capella's 100kg class Sequoia payload is the first synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite to deliver publicly available data from a mid-inclination orbit over the U.S., Middle East, Korea, Japan, Europe, South East Asia, and Africa, and is powered by technology that can detect sub-0.5 meter changes to the Earth's surface from space. As the first publicly available satellite in orbit as part of Capella Space's constellation, Sequoia will provide insights and data that can be used for security, agricultural and infrastructure monitoring, as well as disaster response and recovery. Today's dedicated mission for Capella Space also marks the successful return to flight for the Electron launch vehicle fewer than 9 weeks since the company experienced an anomaly on July 4th during its 13th launch.

Rocket Lab founder and CEO, Peter Beck, said: "Congratulations to the Capella Space team in this first step to building out a new constellation to provide important Earth observation data on-demand. Electron is the ideal launch vehicle for missions like this one, where the success of a foundational deployment relies heavily on a high level of control over orbit and schedule. I'm also immensely proud of the team, their hard work, and dedication in returning Electron to the pad safely and quickly as we get back to frequent launches with an even more reliable launch vehicle for our small satellite customers."

Rocket Lab has monthly launches scheduled for the remainder of 2020, including Rocket Lab's first attempt to recover an Electron first stage after launch. The first recovery mission is slated for Rocket Lab's 17th launch, scheduled for lift-off in Q4. Details about the customer and launch window for Rocket Lab's next Electron launch will be released shortly.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: keeper от 31.08.2020 16:26:47
Цитата: zandr от 28.08.2020 00:15:29Пуск в интересах OHB станет для компании Rocket Lab первым в 2021 году и подтверждает намерение компании выйти на темп - один пуск в две недели, пишет Ecoruspace.
У них реально есть столько контрактов ? Если да то молодцы.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.09.2020 23:29:16
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 12 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1300888214299836417)

Rocket Lab has been granted a Launch Operator License by @FAANews (https://twitter.com/FAANews) for Electron missions from LC-2! This is a major step toward the first Electron launches from U.S. soil.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg2uCueUcAAneE_?format=jpg&name=small)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 15 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1300888217630044161)

Our new #FAA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FAA?src=hashtag_click) Launch Operator License allows for multiple launches from LC-2 for the next 5 years without needing a new launch-specific license for every mission.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg2uHwoUYAAElwv?format=jpg&name=small)


17 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1300888220368920576)

Simplified licensing enables streamlined access to space for U.S. government small sats. Across our 3 launch pads, Rocket Lab can support up to 130 launch opportunities every year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg2uU7aVoAA-gBM?format=jpg&name=small)


17 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1300888222864519168)

Among our first Electron missions from LC-2 will be a mission to the Moon for @NASA (https://twitter.com/NASA) in support of the agency's Artemis program. Learn more about this exciting mission here: https://go.nasa.gov/2QNK5Wd (https://t.co/W8mopvOjpt?amp=1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg2unZlU8AE2FRD?format=jpg&name=small)


18 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1300888226282876928)

A huge thanks to the teams at @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) and @VCSFA_MARS (https://twitter.com/VCSFA_MARS) for their ongoing support at LC-2.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg2uweVUYAAw1vY?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: vissarion от 03.09.2020 21:22:25
Сейчас была презентация:
была презентация Rocket Lab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8RxgL9tK4)
Вкратце - рекламировали платформу/услугу Фотон - микроспутники и микроАМС из кубиков Лего + полный спектр услуг по запуску и сопровождению.
Россыпью движки HyperCurie (вонючка), звёздные датчики, антенны, камеры. СУ
Луна, Марс, Венера - и типа быстро и дёшево.
Выглядит примерно так:
(https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EXC9uokUEAEGWXO.jpeg)
«Всё что угодно за ваши деньги».
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.09.2020 21:34:19
Официально

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/media-release-rocket-lab-launches-first-in-house-designed-and-built-photon-satellite/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/media-release-rocket-lab-launches-first-in-house-designed-and-built-photon-satellite/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab Launches First In-house Designed & Built Photon Satellite

Rocket Lab Launches First In-house Designed & Built Photon Satellite

The mission is Rocket Lab's first full demonstration of an end-to-end mission service, encompassing satellite build, launch, and on-orbit operations

Long Beach, Calif. September 3, 2020. Space systems company Rocket Lab has launched its first in-house designed and built operational satellite, cementing the company's evolution from a launch provider to an end-to-end space solutions company that offers turnkey satellites and spacecraft components, launch, and on-orbit operations.

The satellite, named 'First Light', is the first spacecraft from Rocket Lab's family of configurable Photon satellites to be deployed to orbit. Launched as a technology demonstration, 'First Light' builds upon the existing capabilities of the Electron launch vehicle's Kick Stage with additional subsystems to enable long duration satellite operations. This pathfinding mission is an initial demonstration of the new power management, thermal control and attitude control subsystem capabilities. By testing these systems for an extended period on orbit, Rocket Lab is building up flight heritage for future Photon satellite missions planned to low Earth orbit, the Moon, and Venus.

'First Light' was deployed to orbit on Rocket Lab's 14th Electron mission, 'I Can't Believe It's Not Optical', which lifted-off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand on August 31, 2020. Approximately 60 minutes after lift-off, Electron deployed a 100 kg microsatellite for Capella Space, an action that would typically signal the successful completion of a standard Rocket Lab mission. However, shortly after deploying the customer payload, Rocket Lab conducted an entirely new operation for the first time: Rocket Lab engineers sent a command to transition the Kick Stage into Photon satellite mode. This action marked the first on-orbit demonstration of Rocket Lab's Photon satellite as a two-in-one spacecraft, first using it to complete its conventional launch vehicle function to deploy customer satellites, then transitioning into a satellite to continue a standalone mission.

"We started with launch and solved it, releasing small satellites from the time and orbit constraints experienced when flying on larger launch vehicles. Now we've simplified satellites too," said Rocket Lab's founder and CEO, Peter Beck. "Launching the first Photon mission marks a major turning point for space users - it's now easier to launch and operate a space mission than it has ever been. When our customers choose a launch-plus-spacecraft mission with Electron and Photon, they immediately eliminate the complexity, risk, and delays associated with having to build their own satellite hardware and procure a separate launch."

Designed for launch on Electron, as well as other launch vehicles, 'First Light' paves the way for future, high-energy variations of Photon designed for lunar and interplanetary missions, including the CAPSTONE mission to the Moon for NASA in early 2021. Lifting off from Launch Complex 2 in Virginia, Rocket Lab will use the Electron rocket and Photon Lunar spacecraft to launch NASA's Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) CubeSat to Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO), the same orbit planned for Artemis.

With the 'First Light' mission, Rocket Lab has completed its first full demonstration of its end-to-end mission services, encompassing mission design, component build and spacecraft assembly, integration and test (AIT), launch, ground segment, and on-orbit mission operation. The process of developing the first on-orbit Photon also enabled Rocket Lab to refine and streamline production and testing processes for higher volume Photon production to meet growing customer demand.

Rocket Lab recently opened a new headquarters and manufacturing complex in Long Beach, California, to accommodate streamlined, rapid production of Photons. The facility is also home to payload integration facilities for Photon missions, as well as a state-of-the-art mission operations center. The production complex is already home to extensive production lines delivering more than 130 Rutherford engines for the Electron launch vehicle every year, along with guidance and avionics hardware. In addition to expanding its manufacturing complex, Rocket Lab recently acquired Sinclair Interplanetary, a leading provider of high-quality, flight-proven satellite hardware, to strengthen the Rocket Lab Space Systems division. Sinclair Interplanetary products have become key features of the Photon satellite platforms, and Rocket Lab is also dedicating resources to grow Sinclair's already strong merchant spacecraft components business. The acquisition enables Sinclair Interplanetary to tap into Rocket Lab's resources, scale, manufacturing capability, and innovative technologies to make world-leading satellite hardware accessible to more customers.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.09.2020 21:38:37
К #654 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2030426)

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-granted-faa-launch-operator-license-for-missions-from-launch-complex-2/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-granted-faa-launch-operator-license-for-missions-from-launch-complex-2/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab Granted FAA Launch Operator License for Missions from Launch Complex 2

The license enables multiple launches of the Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 in Virginia to support frequent and responsive launch from U.S. soil

Long Beach, California. 01 September 2020 - Rocket Lab, a space systems company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has been granted a five-year Launch Operator License by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Electron missions from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2.

The Launch Operator License allows for multiple launches of the Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2, eliminating the need to obtain individual, launch-specific licenses for every mission and helping to streamline the path to orbit and enable responsive space access from U.S. soil.

Located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport within the NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, Launch Complex 2 has been designed to provide responsive launch capability to support for U.S. government missions. Between Launch Complex 2 in Virginia and Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, Rocket Lab can support up to 130 launches each year across a range of orbital inclinations.

The FAA Launch Operator Licence is a major administrative milestone ahead of upcoming Electron launches, including a NASA mission to lunar orbit in support of Artemis, the Agency's program to return humans to the Moon. The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission will use Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle and Photon satellite platform to deploy to the same unique lunar near rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) that is planned for NASA's future lunar outpost called Gateway. CAPSTONE intends to validate navigation technologies and verify the dynamics of this halo-shaped orbit to reduce risk for future spacecraft.

Rocket Lab founder and CEO, Peter Beck, says: "Having FAA Launch Operator Licenses for missions from both Rocket Lab launch complexes enables us to provide rapid, responsive launch capability for small satellite operators. With 14 missions already launched from LC-1, Electron is well established as the reliable, flight proven vehicle of choice for small sat missions spanning national security, science and exploration. With our upcoming missions from Launch Complex 2, we're ushering in an era of even more flexibility and launch availability for these important government missions."
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: Василий Ратников от 03.09.2020 21:42:36
Цитата: vissarion от 03.09.2020 21:22:25Луна, Марс, Венера - и типа быстро и дёшево.
интересно что быстрее произойдет. ))

эта штука на луну прилетит или луна-25 все же ?
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2020 01:43:11
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1304150138303049728)

At least 10 satellites will be deployed on the same mission from this adaptor. Each satellite will be deployed to a precise and individual orbit. That's the beauty of Electron's Kick Stage.

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/976576412923584512/JyVLFVTW_bigger.jpg) Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1304146946848780288)

I love our payload adaptors. This one will have a bunch of sats all around including a micro sat on the top. As always, beautiful workmanship by the team. (I have a real thing for precise equal spacing in cable ties). (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f601.svg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhlCs01WAAIQE5J?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.09.2020 00:08:07
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-completes-final-dress-rehearsal-at-launch-complex-2-ahead-of-first-electron-mission-from-u-s-soil/ (https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-completes-final-dress-rehearsal-at-launch-complex-2-ahead-of-first-electron-mission-from-u-s-soil/)

ЦитатаRocket Lab Completes Final Dress Rehearsal at Launch Complex 2 Ahead of First Electron Mission from U.S. Soil

(https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Web.jpg)

Rocket Lab Completes Final Dress Rehearsal at Launch Complex 2 Ahead of First Electron Mission from U.S. Soil

All vehicle and pad system checkouts are now complete and Electron is ready for its first mission from Launch Complex 2, enabling a vital new space launch capability for the nation

WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia. [17 September 2020] - Rocket Lab, a leading satellite manufacturer and launch provider, has successfully completed a wet dress rehearsal of the Electron vehicle at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. With this major milestone complete, the Electron launch vehicle, launch team, and the LC-2 pad systems are now ready for Rocket Lab's first launch from U.S. soil. The mission is a dedicated launch for the United States Space Force in partnership with the Department of Defense's Space Test Program and the Space and Missile Systems Center's Small Launch and Targets Division.

The wet dress rehearsal is a crucial final exercise conducted by the launch team to ensure all systems and procedures are working perfectly ahead of launch day. The Electron launch vehicle was rolled out to the pad, raised vertical and filled with high grade kerosene and liquid oxygen to verify fueling procedures. The launch team then flowed through the integrated countdown to T-0 to carry out the same operations they will undertake on launch day. Before a launch window can be set, NASA is conducting the final development and certification of its Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS) software for the mission. This flight will be the first time an AFTS has been has flown from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and represents a valuable new capability for the spaceport.

Launch Complex 2 supplements Rocket Lab's existing site, Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, from which 14 Electron missions have already launched. The two launch complexes combined can support more than 130 launch opportunities every year to deliver unmatched flexibility for rapid, responsive launch to support a resilient space architecture. Operating two launch complexes in diverse geographic locations provides an unrivalled level of redundancy and assures access to space regardless of disruption to any one launch site.

"Responsive launch is the key to resilience in space and this is what Launch Complex 2 enables," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive. "All satellites are vulnerable, be it from accidental or deliberate actions. By operating a proven launch vehicle from two launch sites on opposite sides of the world, Rocket Lab delivers unmatched flexibility and responsiveness for the defense and national security community to quickly replace any disabled satellite. We're immensely proud to be delivering reliable and flexible launch capability to the U.S. Space Force and the wider defense community as space becomes an increasingly contested domain."

While the launch team carried out this week's wet dress rehearsal, construction is nearing completion on the Rocket Lab Integration and Control Facility (ICF) within the Wallops Research Park, adjacent to NASA Wallops Flight Facility Main Base. The ICF houses a launch control center, state-of-the-art payload integration facilities, and a vehicle integration department that enables the processing of multiple Electron vehicles to support multiple launches in rapid succession. The build has been carried out in just a few short months thanks to the tireless support of Virginia Space, Governor Northam, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, and Accomack County.
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.09.2020 07:12:42
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1306729181825253381)

Construction is closing out on our LC-2 Integration and Control Facility (ICF) within the Wallops Research Park, adjacent to @NASA_Wallops (https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops) Main Base. The ICF houses a launch control center, state-of-the-art payload integration facilities & vehicle integration department.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiJuFOvVkAIm47d?format=jpg&name=small)


5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1306729710664081409)

The build has been carried out in just a few short months thanks to the tireless support of Virginia Space, Governor Northam, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, NASA & Accomack County. Thanks for supporting us to deliver a new launch capability to the nation!
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.09.2020 07:15:48
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1306738959146348545)

LOxed and loaded at Launch Complex 2. Check! (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/2705.svg)
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1306738007098028032/pu/vid/1280x720/4eaKNgIJkV-fsiem.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1306738007098028032/pu/vid/1280x720/4eaKNgIJkV-fsiem.mp4) (0:31)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.09.2020 01:57:49
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1238952683698106373/Wjyns-ok_bigger.jpg) Trevor Mahlmann @TrevorMahlmann 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1308076914918281216)

Blue hour over @RocketLab (https://twitter.com/RocketLab)'s Launch Complex 2 (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f680.svg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eic42QdX0AMNusi?format=jpg&name=large)
Название: РН Electron от новозеландской Rocket Lab
Отправлено: tnt22 от 24.09.2020 02:33:55
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1279498186785087488/NNd8rBcG_bigger.jpg) Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1308891374805307394)

The new pad at Launch Complex 1 is taking shape! The strongback & launch mount for LC-1B arrive soon to complete our 3rd pad. Operating 3 pads in 2 countries enables unmatched responsive launch capability, incl. the ability to launch multiple missions within hours of each other.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiockNjVkAAJzA8?format=jpg&name=small)