An American – New Zealand based Carrier Rocket company Rocket lab in which it’s preparations for an launch of 25th November 2019 in which is bound to be launched from the eastern coast of North Island New Zealand from its Mahia Peninsula Launch complex one launch for the late February calendar.. In which it’ll be position in a LEO –Low Earth Orbital position… In which its launch time is unknown to be announce…. Also featuring the next generation’s series of the Electron 3D printed booster rocket engine for its tenth launched…
Launching featuring Electron Carrier Rocket with its carbon fibre fuselage with its next generation 3D printed engine.. is this mission will carry deployment of several Commercial Small Satellites into its designated orbit in which the Next Generation Electron Engine is designed to be used as Reusable for the Reusable first Staging Carrier Rocket in which is test driving for any lessons learn towards full commercially of a cost effective reusable carrier rocket..
On this mission of Running out of Fingers, is an onboard rideshare mission in which the payload composes of six spacecraft’s 5cm PocketQube microsatellites from satellite manufacturer and mission management provider Alba Orbita…. In which the final eighth payload to ridesharing is Spaceflight for ALE Co., Ltd (ALE), a Tokyo-based company creating microsatellites that simulate meteor particles.
ATL-1: A payload from Advanced Technology of Laser (ATL) from Hungary designed to test a new thermal isolation material in space, conduct a thermal insulator material experiment, and DVB-T band spectrum monitoring.
Fossasat-1: FossaSat 1 is a picosatellite developed by Spanish non-profit organization Fossa Systems. The spacecraft, which fits in the palm of a hand, is a communications satellite that uses low power RF to provide IOT connectivity.
NOOR 1A & NOOR 1B: These satellites from Stara Space will demonstrate LEO-to-LEO intersatellite link technology communicating with ground stations on Earth; crucial technologies required to create a real-time global communications constellation in space.
SMOG-P: A novel spectrum monitoring payload built by students at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary. Smog-P features a spectrum analyzer to measure man-made electromagnetic pollution from space.
TRSI Sat: ACME AtronOmatic is a US-Germany based software application development company that provides flight tracking services to the aviation community and to mobile applications such as MyRadar, a weather radar application for mobile devices.
ALE-2: Tokyo-based ALE Co., Ltd ‘s ALE-2 satellite aims to create man-made shooting stars by simulating re-entering meteor particles. The satellite includes multiple redundant attitude sensors and controllers, as well as a propulsion system for maneuvers.
Launch update: We’re standing down from today’s launch attempt to conduct further tests on ground systems. We’ll update with a new target launch date soon. The window remains open until 12 December
Work on the Stage 2 umbilical that caused us to stand down from last week’s launch is nearing completion, however poor weather conditions are driving a launch attempt no earlier than 07:56 UTC, Friday 6 Dec. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to assess weather this week.
Teams at Launch Complex 1 are moving into position for today’s launch December sixth 2019 in which launch successfully attempt of the #RunningOutOfFingers mission. Ground winds are a concern that we’re monitoring as we approach the opening of the window at 07:56 UTC.
Including during this first test flight of the testing the next generation of Electron Carrier Rocket with its new Next Generation Rutherford Engine in progressively developing towards Reusability the first guided, full telemetry re-entry of the Electron launch vehicle’s first stage as part of Rocket Lab’s plans to re-use and re-fly rocket boosters in future missions. Recovery instrumentation onboard this flight will include guidance and navigation hardware, including S-band telemetry and onboard flight computer systems, to live-gather data during the first stage’s atmospheric re-entry, as well as a reaction control system to orient the booster.. In which those new instruments installed will help the process of developing the Next Generation Electron reusable Carrier Rocket …
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