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Цитата: undefinedRocket Lab's Next Mission to Launch Satellites for NASA, NRO and the University of New South Wales



Rocket Lab's Next Mission to Launch Satellites for NASA, NRO and the University of New South Wales

Rocket Lab's next rideshare mission will enable university research into Earth's magnetic field, support the testing of new smallsat communications architecture and demonstrate a streamlined, commercial approach for getting government small satellites into space.

Long Beach, California. 9 March 2020 - Rocket Lab, a space technology company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has announced today that its next mission will deploy payloads for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space.

The launch will take place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula, with a 14-day launch window scheduled to commence from 27 March 2020 NZT. The mission will be Rocket Lab's 12th Electron launch since the company began launches in May 2017.

The rideshare mission will launch several small satellites, including the ANDESITE (Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for Extended Satellite-Based Inquiry and Other Team Endeavors) satellite created by electrical and mechanical engineering students and professors at Boston University. The satellite will launch as part of NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) and will conduct groundbreaking scientific study into Earth's magnetic field. Once in space, the ANDESITE satellite will initiate measurements of the magnetosphere with onboard sensors, later releasing eight pico satellites carrying small magnetometer sensors to track electric currents flowing in and out of the atmosphere, a phenomenon also known as space weather. These variations in the electrical activity racing through space can have a big impact on our lives here on Earth, causing interruptions to things like radio communications and electrical systems. The ANDESITE satellite follows on from Rocket Lab's first ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) launch for NASA, the ELaNa-19 mission, which launched a host of educational satellites to orbit on Electron in December 2018.

The mission also carries three payloads designed, built and operated by the NRO. The mission was procured under the agency's Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract vehicle. RASR allows the NRO to explore new launch opportunities that provide a streamlined, commercial approach for getting small satellites into space, as well as provide those working in the small satellite community with timely and cost-effective access to space. This mission follows Rocket Lab's first dedicated mission for the NRO, Birds of a Feather, which was launched on 31 January 2020 NZT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1.

The ANDESITE and NRO payloads will be joined on the mission by the M2 Pathfinder satellite, a collaboration between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space and the Australian Government. The M2 Pathfinder will test communications architecture and other technologies that will assist in informing the future space capabilities of Australia. The satellite will demonstrate the ability of an onboard software-based radio to operate and reconfigure while in orbit.

Rocket Lab founder and chief executive, Peter Beck, says the mission is a great example of the kind of cutting-edge research and fast-paced innovation that small satellites are enabling.

"It's a privilege to have NASA and the NRO launch on Electron again, and we're excited to welcome the University of New South Wales onto our manifest for the first time, too," he says. "We created Electron to make getting to space easy for all, so it's gratifying to be meeting the needs of national security payloads and student research projects on the same mission." 

"We're excited to be partnering with Rocket Lab on another mission under our RASR contract," said Colonel Chad Davis, Director of NRO's Office of Space Launch. "This latest mission is a great example of the collaborative nature of the space community and our goal as space partners to procure rideshare missions that not only meet our mission needs but provide opportunities for those working with smallsats to gain easy access to space."

NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) ELaNa Mission Lead, Scott Higginbotham, said "Through the CSLI, NASA engages the next generation of space explorers. This initiative provides university teams like ANDESITE with real life, hands-on experience in conducting an actual space research mission in conjunction with NASA. The students grow as professionals and NASA benefits from the research. We are truly excited about this collaborative mission."

"We're very excited to be launching M2 Pathfinder with Rocket Lab who have been so very flexible in accommodating our spacecraft specific needs, let alone the ambitious nine month project timeframe," said Andrin Tomaschett, Spacecraft Project Lead at UNSW Canberra. "The success of this spacecraft will unlock so much more, for our customers and for Australia, by feeding into the complex spacecraft projects and missions our team are currently working on."

The mission has been named 'Don't Stop Me Now' in recognition of Rocket Lab board member and avid Queen fan Scott Smith, who recently passed away.

Rocket Lab will not be carrying out any recovery testing on the Electron launch vehicle during this mission.

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Цитата Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab 12 мин. назад

The countdown to our next launch is on! We're excited to confirm that our next mission will launch satellites for @NASA@NatReconOfc and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space. The launch window opens 27 March UTC. More info: https://bit.ly/3cIRd01


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https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/
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NEXT MISSION: DON'T STOP ME NOW




[TH]Mission Name[/TH]      
[TD][/TD][TD]Don't Stop Me Now[/TD][TD][/TD][TD][/TD]      [TH]Launch Window[/TH]      [TD][/TD][TD]The 14-day launch window opens on 27 March UTC[/TD][/TR][TR][TH]Rocket[/TH]      [TD][/TD][TD]Electron[/TD][TD][/TD][TD][/TD]      [TH]Launch Time[/TH]      [TD][/TD][TD]04:43 - 06:33 UTC / 17:43 - 19:33 NZT[/TD][/TR][TR][TH]Electron Name[/TH]      [TD][/TD][TD]Don't Stop Me Now[/TD][TD][/TD][TD][/TD]      [TH]Launch Site[/TH]      [TD][/TD][TD]Launch Complex 1[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]





MISSION OVERVIEW

'Don't Stop Me Now' is a rideshare mission that will launch several small satellites, including the ANDESITE (Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for Extended Satellite-Based Inquiry and Other Team Endeavors) satellite created by electrical and mechanical engineering students and professors at Boston University. The satellite will launch as part of NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) and will conduct groundbreaking scientific study into Earth's magnetic field. Once in space, the ANDESITE satellite will initiate measurements of the magnetosphere with onboard sensors, later releasing eight pico satellites carrying small magnetometer sensors to track electric currents flowing in and out of the atmosphere, a phenomenon also known as space weather. These variations in the electrical activity racing through space can have a big impact on our lives here on Earth, causing interruptions to things like radio communications and electrical systems. The ANDESITE satellite follows on from Rocket Lab's first ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) launch for NASA, the ELaNa-19 mission, which launched a host of educational satellites to orbit on Electron in December 2018.

The mission also carries three payloads designed, built and operated by the NRO. The mission was procured under the agency's Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract vehicle. RASR allows the NRO to explore new launch opportunities that provide a streamlined, commercial approach for getting small satellites into space, as well as provide those working in the small satellite community with timely and cost-effective access to space. This mission follows Rocket Lab's first dedicated mission for the NRO, Birds of a Feather, which was launched on 31 January 2020 NZT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1.

The ANDESITE and NRO payloads will be joined on the mission by the M2 Pathfinder satellite, a collaboration between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space and the Australian Government. The M2 Pathfinder will test communications architecture and other technologies that will assist in informing the future space capabilities of Australia. The satellite will demonstrate the ability of an onboard software-based radio to operate and reconfigure while in orbit.

The mission has been named 'Don't Stop Me Now' in recognition of Rocket Lab board member and avid Queen fan Scott Smith, who recently passed away.

Rocket Lab will not be carrying out any recovery testing on the Electron launch vehicle during this mission.


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https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/
Цитата[TH]Launch Window:[/TH]      
[TD][/TD][TD]No earlier than 29 March UTC (window remains open until 9 April)[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]

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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.

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https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/
Цитата[TH]Launch Window:[/TH]      
[TD][/TD][TD]No earlier than 30 March UTC (window remains open until 9 April)[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]

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https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-launch-preparations-continue-despite-coronavirus-travel-restrictions/
ЦитатаRocket Lab launch preparations continue despite coronavirus travel restrictions
by Jeff Foust -- March 20, 2020


Rocket Lab says its next Electron launch is still on track for late March despite new restrictions on travel into New Zealand because of the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Trevor Mahlmann

WASHINGTON -- Rocket Lab is continuing with preparations for a launch later this month despite the coronavirus pandemic, although another small launch company's plans for a launch this month remain unclear.

Rocket Lab spokesperson Morgan Bailey said March 19 that the company was still planning to launch an Electron rocket from New Zealand later this month. The launch is currently scheduled for no earlier than March 30, a few days later originally announced.

That mission, called "Don't Stop Me Now" by the company, will carry three payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office. It will also place into orbit ANDESITE, a cubesat built by students at Boston University and whose launch is being provided by NASA, as well as a cubesat from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

The launch is proceeding despite an order by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to close the country's borders to those who are not citizens or residents of the country, effective March 20. The move is intended to stem the growth of cases of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, which reached 39 in New Zealand as of March 20.

Bailey said the launch teams, as well as all the payloads for the mission, are already at the company's Launch Complex 1. Payload integration and a wet dress rehearsal of the rocket are scheduled for early next week.

Rocket Lab hasn't disclosed if the pandemic and restrictions on travel will affect future launches, either in New Zealand or the United States. The company had been planning its first Electron launch from Launch Complex 2 at Wallops Island, Virginia, for the second quarter of this year.

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https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/covid-19-update-rocket-lab-has-postponed-the-launch-of-its-next-mission-in-response-to-the-covid-19-situation/
ЦитатаCOVID-19 Update: Rocket Lab has postponed the launch of its next mission in response to the COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 Update: Rocket Lab has postponed the launch of its next mission in response to the COVID-19 situation.

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have paused launch preparations for our next mission to protect the health and safety of Rocket Lab team members, our families, and the wider community.

The mission was scheduled to lift off fr om Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand on 30 March UTC. Launch preparations have been paused, however, following the New Zealand Government's announcement on 23 March NZDT to implement the Level 4 COVID-19 response which requires most businesses to close and instructs people to stay at home. We commend the government for taking this drastic but necessary step to lim it the spread of COVID-19.

We have the full support of our customers in pausing operations and we are grateful for their understanding in these challenging times. We are working with the government, health officials, and our customers to determine when launch operations can resume. The launch vehicle and ground systems will remain in a state of readiness for launch as the evolving situation allows it. The majority of our team is working from home with the exception of a few essential personnel who are monitoring and maintaining critical systems.

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 and still have vehicles available for launch as soon as conditions allow.

In the days, weeks, and months to come, we'll be following the advice of the government and health authorities to protect our teams in the United States and New Zealand.

Our deepest thanks go to the medical professionals, scientists and researchers, supermarket workers, and all those providing essential services in these trying times. We are grateful for all that you do.

Be safe and look out for each other.

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https://ria.ru/20200325/1569107628.html
ЦитатаВ Новой Зеландии отложили пуск ракеты Electron из-за коронавируса
08:58 25.03.2020 (обновлено: 08:59 25.03.2020)

МОСКВА, 25 мар - РИА Новости. Пуск ракеты-носителя Electron с группой спутников, планировавшийся в конце марта с космодрома в Новой Зеландии, отложен на неопределённый срок из-за коронавируса, сообщила компания Rocket Lab.
Цитата"Компания Rocket Lab отложила запуск своей следующей миссии в ответ на ситуацию с COVID-19", - говорится в сообщении на сайте компании.
Отмечается, что старт намечался на 30 марта, однако подготовка к нему прекращена в связи с распоряжением правительства Новой Зеландии о временной остановке работы предприятий и необходимости сотрудникам оставаться дома из-за коронавируса.

Ракете Electron предстояло отправить в космос спутник НАСА ANDESITE для изучения магнитосферы Земли, три аппарата в интересах Национального управления военно-космической разведки США и австралийский технологический спутник M2 Pathfinder. С 2017 года осуществлено 11 пусков ракеты, первый из которых был аварийным.
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Это не первый случай переноса космических пусков из-за коронавируса. Так, в середине марта компания Arianespace объявила, что подготовка к пускам ракет на космодроме Куру во Французской Гвиане, в том числе российских "Союзов-СТ", приостановлена из-за распространения коронавируса. Также из-за пандемии не состоялся планировавшийся на середину марта пуск индийской ракеты GSLV со спутником GISAT-1 из космического центра Сатиша Дхавана на острове Шрихарикота. Кроме того, британская компания OneWeb сообщила, что ближайшие запуски ее спутников российскими ракетами "Союз" будут отложены из-за коронавируса.

Компания SpaceX перенесла на неопределенный срок планировавшийся в конце марта с космодрома на мысе Канаверал пуск ракеты Falcon 9 с аргентинским спутником SAOCOM 1B из-за пандемии.

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Цитата Rocket Lab‏ @RocketLab 10 мин. назад

That's a perfect wet dress rehearsal done and dusted for our 12th Electron mission! We're excited to be back on the pad and launching soon for @NatReconOfc@NASA, and UNSW Canberra Space. Stay tuned for launch window dates soon!



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НАСА извещает - пуск теперь намечен не ранее 11 июня:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches

Цитата: undefinedELaNa 32
Date:  NET June 11, 2020
Mission:  Rocketlab - Mahia, New Zealand
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

  • ANDESITE - Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

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Цитата: undefined Rocket Lab @RocketLab 1 ч. назад

Who's ready for another Electron launch? The window for our 12th Electron mission opens 11 June UTC with lift-off scheduled between 04:43 - 06:32 UTC. We're excited to be launching for @NatReconOfc, @NASA, and UNSW Canberra Space!

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Timezone conversion: 🚀

UTC: 11 June (04:43 - 06:32)
NZT: 11 June (16:43 - 18:32)
ET  : 11 June (00:43 - 02:32)
PT  : 10 June (21:43 - 23:32)

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https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/

Цитата: undefined...
Launch Window :
11 - 24 June UTC
Launch Time :
04:43 - 06:32 UTC
Launch Site :
Launch Complex 1
...

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Цитата: undefined UNSW Canberra @UNSWCanberra 9 ч. назад

The next mission from #UNSWCBR Space, M2 Pathfinder, is launching on @RocketLab 's Mission 12 "Don't Stop Me Now"  on June 11.

M2PF is a significant next step in flight heritage for our program of developing intelligent space systems and the development of Australian capability.

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http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/55096/
ЦитатаКомпания Rocket Lab выбрала новую дату следующего пуска
Компания Rocket Lab объявила о то, что она запланировала на 11 июня двенадцатый пуск РН Electron. Данный пуск получит собственное наименование "Don't Stop Me Now," и его проведение будет означать прекращение для компании прямых негативных последствий от эпидемии COVID-19 (ранее этот пуск был намечен на 27 марта). Миссия будет осуществляться с пускового комплекса №1 в Новой Зеландии, сообщает Ecoruspace.
К особенностям предстоящей операции в Rocket Lab относят то, что он потребует внедрения усиленных процездур охраны здоровья и безопасности. В частности компания ввела на своем стартовом комплексе физическое дистанцирование персонала, разделение смен, ведение реестров контактов и т.п.
Представители компании сообщили в четверг, что наземные системы ракеты-носителя и стартового комплекса остаются в состоянии готовности, и будут внедрены усиленные процессы охраны здоровья и безопасности, включая физическое дистанцирование, разделение смен, ведение регистров отслеживания контактов, ограничение взаимодействия между членами команды, усиленную очистку и строгие гигиенические стандарты.
В ходе предстоящего пуска на орбиту будут выведены следующие космические аппараты: NASA ANDESITE, три нагрузки NRO и спутник M2 Pathfinder (построен при участии университета Нового Южного Уэльса и правительста Австралии).
А.Ж.

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