BPS Landing Model Rockets video series

So glad to see the first two episodes of this released today. Congratulations to Joe Barnard and thanks for all his great work. This opens another door for model rocketry where research and technology evolve it to the next level.

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The Norwegian Rocket Incident

A little history  of the Black Brant and the Norwegian Rocket Incident

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SpaceX webcast about future BFR Moon mission

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SpaceX has made two announcements in the past 24 hours.

  1. they have signed the first private citizen for the mission to fly around the moon in the BFR
  2. “Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972. ” 

The webcast which should fill in the details is set to take place Monday, September 17 at 6pm PT.

So we will hopefully discover the planned dates for such a mission and plans of when a BFR will be ready for a test flight.Hopefully this is not just speculative fiction and the BFR will become a reality and thrill us with same awe inspiring vision of the first Falcon Heavy flight.

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SpaceX Telstar 18V mission launch info

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Launch Time:  11:28 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 9 (A four-hour backup launch window opens at 11:28 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 10, or 3:28 UTC on Tuesday, September 11.)

Launch Location:  Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Payload: Telstar 18 VANTAGE is the third high throughput satellite (HTS) in Telesat’s global fleet and the first with coverage over the Asia Pacific region. Its innovative payloads will provide Telesat’s customers with a new level of performance and value to serve growing satellite broadband requirements on land, at sea and in the air

Landing:  OCISLY, Atlantic Ocean (Weather in Atlantic could be problematic)

Webcast:    SpaceX Webcast            SpaceX Channel on Youtube

 

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SpaceX Telstar 19V Launch Info

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Launch Time: July 22nd 2018, launch window opens at 01:50 a.m. EDT (05:50 – 09:50 UTC)
Launch Location: SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Payload: Telstar 19V
Telstar 19V (Telstar 19 Vantage) is a communication satellite of the Canadian satellite communications company Telesat. It was built by Space Systems Loral (MAXAR) and is based on the SSL-1300 bus.

Webcast: SpaceX Webcast            SpaceX Channel on Youtube

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SpaceX CRS-15 Launch Info

UPDATE:

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Launch Time: June 29th 2018, 05:41 EDT / 09:41 UTC
Launch Location: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Payload: Cargo re-supply mission. Read here on details of what is included in the payload.
Live Coverage: SpaceX Webcast            SpaceX Channel on Youtube

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Rocket Lab Electron “It’s Business Time” Launch Info

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UPDATE: 06-28-18 The team is standing down from this launch window to take a closer look at the motor controller behavior again. We’re still not happy with the data, and as we all know, the only metric that counts in the launch business is 100% mission success. Stay tuned for updates!

Rocket Lab Website

Launch Time: no earlier than 2:27 UTC , Saturday 23 June  or 10:27 PM June 22nd ET for those on East coast of US

Payload: Spire’s Lemur-2-Zupanski and Lemur-2 Chanusiak Nanosatellites
Tvak Nanosatellite Systems GeoOptics nanosatellite
NABEO – drag-sail tech demonstrator for space debris removal

Live Stream: Rocket Lab Live Stream

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