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Цитата: прагматик от 25.06.2020 19:10:08Хорошо раскидываться долларами,  , когда  у тебя печатный станок  .
Так и у России печатный станок, рубли печатает сколько захочешь! ;)
Не все у нас еще хорошо, кое-что - просто замечательно!

tnt22

Цитата: undefined Virgin Galactic @virgingalactic 1 ч. назад

SpaceShipTwo Unity flying freely in the skies above Spaceport America, New Mexico today. The team completed a glide flight at higher speeds which puts us on the path to begin space flights from New Mexico. Read the full update here https://virg.in/GGX




1 ч. назад

SpaceShipTwo Unity achieved a glide speed of Mach 0.85 after being released from the mothership VMS Eve.  Unity completed multiple test-points before touching back down smoothly for a runway landing at Spaceport America. https://virg.in/GGX




27 мин. назад

In the cockpit of SpaceShipTwo Unity today was Mark 'Forger' Stucky and Michael 'Sooch' Masucci, both pilots are commercial astronauts, having already flown Unity into space on previous flights. https://virg.in/GGX


tnt22

https://investors.virgingalactic.com/news/news-details/2020/Virgin-Galactics-SpaceShipTwo-Completes-Second-Flight-from-Spaceport-America/default.aspx

Цитата: undefinedVIRGIN GALACTIC'S SPACESHIPTWO COMPLETES SECOND FLIGHT FROM SPACEPORT AMERICA
JUNE, 25, 2020

Successful Glide Flight Puts Virgin Galactic on the Path for Space Flight from New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) ("Virgin Galactic" or "the Company") today announced the successful completion of the second SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America. This flight follows the completion of the first test flight from the Company's commercial headquarters in New Mexico on May 1, 2020, and marks another important milestone as the team progresses toward the launch of Virgin Galactic's commercial service.

On SpaceShipTwo Unity's flight deck were Mark 'Forger' Stucky and Michael 'Sooch' Masucci. Both pilots are commercial astronauts, having each previously flown Unity into space on different flights. Piloting the Company's carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, were Nicola Pecile and CJ Sturckow.

This glide flight, flown at higher speeds, allowed the team to continue to evaluate systems and vehicle performance in advance of future rocket-powered space flights from the Company's new operating base in New Mexico. Flying VSS Unity in glide configuration at higher speeds enables certain vehicle systems to operate close to the environment seen during phases of rocket boost on a spaceflight. The spaceship achieved a glide speed of Mach 0.85 after being released from the mothership VMS Eve at an altitude of 51,000 ft. Unity completed multiple test-points before touching back down smoothly for a runway landing at Spaceport America.

Forger and Sooch performed a series of maneuvers with Unity designed to gather data about performance and handling qualities while flying at higher speeds. This data will be verified against similar maneuvers that were performed in the previous glide flight to enhance aerodynamic modelling.

The test flight was conducted under a set of stringent operational protocols to ensure safety against COVID-19. These protocols include changes to the work areas and procedures to enforce social distancing as advised by state guidelines as well as universal mask usage.

Last weekend, the Company's Spaceship and Propulsion teams completed a full 'wet dress' rehearsal designed to check out the new facilities and equipment at Spaceport America. During this rehearsal, the teams positioned the spaceflight system on the runway and loaded VSS Unity with active propellant.

Pending the completion of an extensive data review of this flight, the team will start preparing for the next stage of our flight test program - powered spaceflights from Spaceport America. In addition to the data review, we have several steps to complete, including final modifications to the spaceship customer cabin and detailed inspections of the vehicle and systems.

Virgin Galactic would like to express its thanks to New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA), the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Albuquerque Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), and the FAA Air Traffic Control Center in Albuquerque for smooth coordination and efficient integration.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said: "I'm excited by the continued progress Virgin Galactic has made in New Mexico and confident in their work going forward. Our state has the opportunity to be a leader in commercial spaceflight, and partners like Virgin Galactic are leading the way."

George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company said: "I am thrilled with the team's hard work to complete today's test flight successfully. It was an important test that, pending data review, means we can now start preparing the vehicles for powered flight. Our focus for this year remains unchanged on ensuring the vehicles and our operations are prepared for long-term, regular commercial spaceflight service."

You can download all press materials including images and broll from the Virgin Galactic Press FTP.

tnt22

26.06.2020 01:20:45 #1023 Последнее редактирование: 26.06.2020 05:13:09 от tnt22
Видео (2:12)

https://www.image.net/previewAsset/659057313/false/virgingalactic/651637109

Цитата: undefinedBROLL Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Unity second Glide Flight in New Mexico
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или здесь
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1276321702608240640/pu/vid/1280x720/ScUUe2Xt7h-rNdlp.mp4 (2:17)

tnt22

Цитата Jonathan McDowell @planet4589 2 ч. назад

Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two made glide flight N202VG-019, mission VG10,  released from White Knight 2 15.6 km over Elephant Butte  Reservoir at 107.101W 33.209N at 1533:44 UTC, with landing at Spaceport America  at 1542:44 UTC.

tnt22

https://investors.virgingalactic.com/news/news-details/2020/Virgin-Galactic-Announces-Date-for-Worlds-First-Virtual-Reveal-of-Spaceship-Cabin-Design/default.aspx

Цитата: undefinedVIRGIN GALACTIC ANNOUNCES DATE FOR WORLD'S FIRST VIRTUAL REVEAL OF SPACESHIP CABIN DESIGN
JULY, 02, 2020

Public Live-Streaming of Major Milestone Celebration Set for July 28, 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) ("Virgin Galactic" or "the Company"), a vertically integrated aerospace company, today announced that SpaceShipTwo's cabin interior design reveal will take place on July 28, 2020. The virtual event will be streamed live on YouTube. In celebration of this milestone, the Company will also be announcing plans to bring immersive experiences of Virgin Galactic's spaceflight and cabin interior to aspiring astronauts around the world.

The unveiling of the spaceship cabin design marks the latest milestone towards Virgin Galactic's operational readiness and will accentuate the Company's focus on using inspired and bold design to transform the entire customer journey. While the cabin interior has been created to integrate seamlessly with every step of that journey, it is also the design centerpiece, providing safety without distraction, quietly absorbing periods of sensory intensity and offering each astronaut a level of intimacy required for personal discovery and transformation.

The live-streamed unveiling will feature a virtual walkthrough of the cabin, curated by the multi-disciplinary team which has striven to ensure that every detail of its design works to provide an unparalleled and safe consumer experience.

As a part of Virgin Galactic's mission to democratize space, and in response to current restrictions on travel and live gatherings, the Company has developed and will be releasing new, cutting edge digital platforms. These will provide users with an opportunity for detailed and immersive exploration of the cabin interior and other elements of the Virgin Galactic spaceflight experience from the comfort and security of their homes. Further details will be announced in the lead-up to the July 28 unveiling event.

George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, said: "One of the defining hallmarks of the Virgin brand has been experience-enhancing, pioneering design. Virgin Galactic has striven to remain faithful to that tradition by developing elegant, experience-focused vehicles for the space launch system, and choosing landmark architecture for our operational headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico. We now look forward to revealing our spaceship cabin design, which is progressive, beautiful and functional. We are particularly delighted that, under current restrictions, we have been able to create an experience that we will be able to share with the millions of people around the world who dream of travelling to space."

Throughout the history of human spaceflight, the primary objectives of cabin design have been functionality and safety. The Virgin Galactic spaceship cabin has taken these design prerequisites and overlaid them with touches and features specifically created to elevate the experience of space for a new generation of private astronauts.

To set a reminder to watch the reveal of cabin interior design live, please follow the link:

YOUTUBE LIVE LINK

You can download all press materials including images and broll from the Virgin Galactic Press FTP.
Виртуальная презентация кабины 28 июля 2020 г. в 17:00 UTC / 20:00 ДМВ

tnt22

ЦитатаVirgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin Design Reveal

 Virgin Galactic

Трансляция началась 100 минут назад

youtu.be/LC286Dnq4M4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC286Dnq4M4 (28:50)

Alex Immortal

хм... за полчаса презентации только 10 секунд 3д мультик, и то, какой-то отрывками. Реальную кабину от и до не показали  :-\

zandr

https://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/75216/
ЦитатаVirgin Galactic назвала сроки полета в космос Ричарда Брэнсона
Virgin Galactic назвала сроки полета в космос миллиардера Ричарда Брэнсона. Он должен состояться в первом квартале 2021 года, если два испытательных полета с экипажами на борту завершатся успешно.
В заявлении Virgin Galactic отмечается, что осенью этого года компания планирует перейти к следующему этапу своей программы испытательных полетов -- с космодрома Spaceport America в штате Нью-Мексико будет запущен корабль с двумя летчиками-испытателями в кабине. Затем Virgin Galactic планирует осуществить космический полет с экипажем из двух летчиков-испытателей в кабине и четырьмя специалистами в салоне. Планируется, что корабль Unity совершит суборбитальный полет в течение 15-30 минут, после чего приземлится на космодроме.
Если оба этих полета окажутся успешными, то в течение первых трех месяцев следующего года состоится полет Ричарда Брэнсона. «Ожидаемые даты могут корректироваться по мере того, как компания будет обрабатывать данные, полученные в результате испытательных полетов», -- отмечается в заявлении Virgin Galactic.
Компания объяснила некоторую задержку в планах начала космического туризма пандемией коронавируса, которая ограничивает число сотрудников, которые могут работать в офисах компании в Калифорнии и Нью-Мексико. В заявлении говорится, что 600 человек уже приобрели билеты для суборбитальных полетов (они заплатили за билеты в общей сумме около $80 млн), а 700 человек внесли депозиты с целью их купить. Еще 12 клиентов внесли депозиты за участие в орбитальном полете. 
А.Ж.

tnt22

https://tass.ru/kosmos/9125419

Цитата5 АВГ, 12:05
СМИ: Virgin Galactic отложит суборбитальные полеты для туристов до 2021 года

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 5 августа. /ТАСС/. Компания Virgin Galactic британского миллиардера Ричарда Брэнсона откладывает первый суборбитальный полет для туристов по крайней мере до 2021 года. Об этом сообщил во вторник интернет-портал Space.com, сославшись на опубликованные компанией данные квартальной отчетности.

В них, в частности, указывается, что из-за пандемии "замедлились темпы подготовки" к первому полету с туристами на борту в связи с необходимостью обеспечить соблюдение санитарных норм и норм безопасности в соответствии с требованиями федеральных и местных властей.

В то же время испытательный полет космолета серии SpaceShipTwo с двумя пилотами на борту запланирован на осень 2020 года. Если он пройдет успешно, то во второй испытательный полет помимо двух пилотов отправятся также четверо технических специалистов компании для оценки оборудования пассажирского отсека.

Владелец компании Ричард Брэнсон, по данным портала, может совершить суборбитальный полет в первом квартале 2021 года.

Во время предыдущих испытаний корабль стартовал на высоте 16 км, отделяясь от самолета-носителя. Он рассчитан на полет продолжительностью более двух часов, способен подниматься в верхние слои атмосферы и брать на борт до шести пассажиров, которым представится возможность увидеть Землю с высоты 100 км и испытать состояние невесомости в течение нескольких минут. Компания к 2023 году рассчитывает построить пять таких аппаратов для суборбитальных полетов.