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Цитировать Rocket Lab @RocketLab 3 ч. назадTough weather for the launch team today during L-1 day operations. The clouds are expected to clear for launch tomorrow, but we'll be watching the forecast closely! Цитировать Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 3 ч. назадHere is what the team are working in!Tomorrow is supposed to clear enough for us to punch a hole in the sky.
Цитировать Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 3 ч. назадHere is what the team are working in!Tomorrow is supposed to clear enough for us to punch a hole in the sky.
Цитировать chris biddyCo-Founder and CEO at Astro Digital2 нед. · ОтредактированоThis is the absolute highlight of my new life in Space Tech so far: The incredible team at Astro Digital is launching PALISADE, a super fancy hush hush 16U communications satellite, on the stunning Rocketlabs Electron spaceship from Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand (Launch window: 14 - 28 October UTC).Since shifting its business model from earth observation to a scaleable mission as a service business model, Astro Digital has been attracting business for a wide range of mission critical space applications. The upcoming launch represents the perfect execution of the new paradigm in delivering and operating low earth orbit constellations.AstroDigital was first to successfully launch a 16U spacecraft into orbit earlier this year. The upcoming PALISADE mission was built within only five months including a highly complex communications and in-orbit propulsion system payload. These groundbreaking achievements are likely to define a new benchmark for the industry.Now it's time to shut up and sit tight. There's still a long way to go for our bird to make it from Santa Clara to New Zealand and 400 miles overhead. Wish us luck and follow the launch progress here: https://lnkd.in/edp6CHD. #spacetech #missioncritical Astro Digital
Цитировать Rocket Lab @RocketLab 7 мин. назадSunrise over Range Control and Launch Complex 1 for @astrodigitalgeo's mission - 'As The Crow Flies'. We're currently targeting no earlier than 12:41 am UTC (13:41 NZDT). Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.
Цитировать Rocket Lab @RocketLab 4 мин. назадElectron is vertical on the pad at LC-1!Target lift-off time:00:41 UTC13:41 NZDT20:41 ET17:41 PTThe launch webcast will be live approx. 20 mins prior to target T-0.http://www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream
Цитировать Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 30 мин. назадNever gets old.https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EHB2aOFUEAAjMny.mp4
Цитировать Rocket Lab @RocketLab 3 мин. назадToday's mission is a dedicated launch for @astrodigitalgeo. The payload is a Palisade tech demo satellite - a 16U CubeSat bus with on-board propulsion and a next generation Astro Digital developed communications system.Learn more: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/ ...
Цитировать Rocket Lab @RocketLab 7 мин. назадLOx time! Right now liquid oxygen is filling Electron's tanks in preparation for lift-off at 00:41 UTC.
ЦитироватьRocket LabПодлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 47 сек. назадT-60 minutes until target lift-off. The launch webcast will be live approximately 20 mins before T-0 athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI_Ng4SGyUY
Цитировать10/17/2019 03:10 Stephen ClarkThe exact orbital parameters targeted on today's mission have not been released by Rocket Lab or Astro Digital. A Rocket Lab spokesperson confirmed the mission is aiming for an orbit at an altitude of more than 1,000 kilometers, or 621 miles.Airspace warning notices released in conjunction with the launch suggest the rocket is heading south from New Zealand, destined for a polar orbit.
Цитировать10/17/2019 03:14 Stephen ClarkT-minus 27 minutes. Today's launch is scheduled for 1:41 p.m. local time in New Zealand (0041 GMT; 8:41 p.m. EDT).The two-stage, 55-foot-tall (17-meter) Electron launcher will power off the launch pad on Mahia Peninsula, located on New Zealand's North Island, with nearly 50,000 pounds of thrust from nine Rutherford main engines. After heading south from the launch pad over the Pacific Ocean, the Electron rocket will shut down and jettison its first stage before igniting a single Rutherford upper stage engine at T+plus 2 minutes, 42 seconds.The launch vehicle's carbon composite nose fairing will jettison at T+plus 3 minutes, 3 seconds, once the Electron climbs above the dense lower layers of the atmosphere.A few minutes later, two battery packs that power the Rutherford engine's turbopumps will separate after the rocket completes an in-flight "hot swap" to a new battery set. Shutdown of the Rutherford engine is planned at T+plus 9 minutes, 14 seconds, after placing the Electron in a preliminary transfer orbit.Four seconds later, at T+plus 9 minutes, 18 seconds, the Electron's second stage will release a Curie kick stage to begin a coast period lasting more than 59 minutes. The Curie's liquid-fueled thruster will ignite at T+plus 68 minutes, 33 seconds, to place the Palisade spacecraft into its planned orbit.The Curie kick stage's burn will last around 2 minutes, 3 seconds, and deployment of the Palisade payload is timed for T+plus 1 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds.
Цитировать Rocket Lab @RocketLab 17 сек. назадWeather balloon data shows strong upper level winds at T-0, so we're now targeting today's second launch opportunity: 01:22 UTC (14:22 NZDT).
Цитировать10/17/2019 03:25 Stephen ClarkRocket Lab has two instantaneous launch opportunities today at 8:41 p.m. EDT (0041 GMT) and at 9:22 p.m. EDT (0122 GMT), according to a company spokesperson.10/17/2019 03:30 Stephen ClarkRocket Lab has confirmed it will target the second of today's instantaneous launch opportunities at 9:22 p.m. EDT (0122 GMT; 2:22 p.m. New Zealand time) due to strong upper level winds over the launch base.
Цитировать Peter Beck @Peter_J_Beck 9 мин. назадNice on the ground, blowing like crazy in the sky.