#RocketLab #火箭實驗室 | #Electron #ReusableCarrierRocket | #BirdsOfAFeather the 11th flight January 2020 launching a #NRO #Satellite also it’s testing launch for reusability – Beyond #RunningOutOfFingers to count …….#Updated

Currently on 31st January 2020, that’s is the preparations of for upcoming launch of An American – New Zealand based Carrier Rocket company Rocket lab in which it’s preparations for a Department of Defense from the United States Government- United States National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) 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 January calendar.. in which it’ll be position in a LEO –Low Earth Orbital position…… launching at 00:00 – 04:00 UTC / 13:00 – 17:00 NZDT- New Zealand Daylight Savings time..

During this mission launch it’s the first series of launches to seek reusability’ Carrier Rockets in which the Electron Next generation Carrier Rocket will land on an oceanic surface with a jump parachute in which land plus nine minutes in which the electron rocket apond impact will be planned destroyed on testing its system to learnt for the next launch for the development for reusability …

The launch mission NRO competitively awarded the contract under the Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract vehicle. RASR allows the NRO to explore new launching opportunities that can provide a streamlined, commercial approach for getting small satellites into space at a rapid launching cycle… with that in mind it meets the criteria needs of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) develops and operates unique and innovative intelligence satellites to meet national security needs…. For more than six decades now in running, the NRO has answered the hardest difficulty national security-related questions with bold, innovative technology, and NROL-151 stands firm in this tradition. The NROL-151 mission logo is a light-hearted way to wish NROL-151 good fortune and launch on its mission.


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#ULA United Launch Alliance | #AtlasV #NROL42 – Highlights


On 24th September 2017,  West coast- California time is the United Launch Alliance of NROL-42- National Reconnaissance Office Satellite, launching from the West Coast Californian coast line from Launch Complex three from Vandenberg Air Force Base… The launch window of the Atlas V 541 opens at 2238 hours Pacific Date Time…

Featuring in the commentary for the launch, is Amanda Kuker, is talking throughout the process… in which it the whole process of the launch of NROL 42, did had some issues, but the issues was resolved rapidly… as the launch did had some issue prior in the battery replacement on the Atlas V booster carrier rocket.. Due then, the weather was favourable for the night time launch as the initial launch process was actual to launch on 21st September 2017, in which was launch slated, Due to the nature of the payload the live webcast stream of the launch stream was only broadcast till before the flaring was deployed..

The client is the National Reconnaissance Office Launch Enterprise- Air Force, in which the NROL-42 is launch from an Atlas V 541 configuration, in which the primary stage is an Atlas V, with four core solid rocket boosters, in which the primary carrier stage is powered by a RD-180 Engine, with a secondary Centaur Stage is powered by a Areojet Rocketdyne RL10C-1 Engine..

The NROL-42- is a Data observationally data gathering communications assessment satellite in which one of many purposes is also assessments of weather observation also earth environmental sciences of data analysis natural disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding’s, and fires… also provides the provisions of communications of supporting peacekeeping and humanitarian relief operations..

As for the next United Launch Alliance for NROL 52 is slated for 5th October 2017 from Space Launch complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  with the launch window at 0300 to 0700 Eastern Morning Date time  with the Atlas V 421 rocket configuration…