Rocket Lab has attempted to launch its first operating flight from the Electron Missile. The purpose of the mission is to create six satellites for Spire Global, two new additional passengers for Fleet Space Technologies, one for GeoOptics Inc., another for the Irvine CubeSat STEM program, two "Proxima" satellites, as well as High Performance Space Systems GmbH. The missile was scheduled for early November, requiring restructuring by November. The switches will be opened at 3:00 am in the morning and currently open at 3:50 UTC under the current T-0.
This is a downtime and flight profile:
There is a working time on the coast of the southern part of the Machiac Peninsula on the northern islands of New Zealand, whose stages will be installed in May 2017 for the first operating flight of the Electron Missile after two test flights. at the beginning of this year in January 2018.
At T-7 hours, the Rocket Lab launcher connects the console to the Start Control Center to monitor the latest activity after the migration. All the way to the Flight will be closed in the T-6 time zone; Then the engineer raises the electronic vertical and launches and calculates the R-1 (rocket-level) kerosene rocket at T-4 hours.
The launch site evacuates all employees at T-2 at 30 minutes, and load with Electron Liquid Oxy (LOX) starts with a T-2 clock icon. This is off the T-1 clock with the help of the local aviation authority, in order to advise aircraft movements and prevent flying risks to prevent air traffic.
If the countdown is scheduled, the team's final survey and the status of the vehicle and ground systems will be ready to end. The T-10 minutes will start with a car and run the start-up sequence of Electron's on-board computers. T-2 minutes and counting.
At the first stage of the electron, nine Rutherford engines have been fired on T-2 seconds with onboard computers. All nine engines reach the full force until they are released from the launch pad in T0 and are undergoing medical examination.
Based on computer systems and the ability of the Electron to cope with countdown, it may take up to 0.1 seconds before the abortion can take place after running the engine – from the safe and safe stop of the Electron nine Rutherford engine onboard systems.
The Launch Complex on the Makhia Peninsula, the first orbital launch site of New Zealand and the world's first private orbital launch site, will be located at 1.
After disconnection, Electron landed in the azimuth, which would drive the car up to 85 degrees Celsius. After 2 seconds, 42 seconds after the flight, the nine rutherford engine is turned off at the first stage, and then split in phase 1 after three seconds.
The second stage runs through one vacuum-optimized Rutherford engine, T + 2 minutes fires in 48 seconds, and the useful load is divided after 6 seconds after the explosion T + 3 minutes. T + 9 minutes reaches Electron's orbit in 12 seconds; the second phase ends after a period of 9 minutes to 15 seconds after three seconds.
After five seconds after the completion of Phase 2, the second stage is divided from the third stage – Curie's claustrophobia. At that time, Electron and its payloads will turn into an equator with an orbit of 500 x 250 km (310 x 155 miles) reaching 85 degrees.
Curie kits and five payloads extend from 41 to 41 seconds, and T + blasts for 1 second in 51 minutes. The Curie state lasts from 1 minute to 6 seconds, ending with T + 52 minutes in 7 seconds, turning the orbit before the payload is diverted.
In the event of a need to stop the mission at full stages of the flight, the stop-command may be hand-made at ground level or automatically performed by missile launchers. The stopover for the Electron brings the team to the Rutherford engines to turn off – the option to stop the flight, called Stop Launch.
This business load is:
As a whole, Business Time transports seven components of the orbit into six or more satellites and one technological demonstrators. The mission itself is an action of several private companies and shows the possibility of various flights of Electron in a small satellite market.
According to Rocket Lab, the total weight of the initial scheduled cargo for this flight is greater than 40 kilograms (88 pounds), less than 225 kg (496 pounds) and 150 kg (331 lb), the Electron 500-kilometer sun-synchronized orbit . That's why it's down the road to connect the two fleet satellites to the manifest.
They are connected to a single satellite for two LEMUR-2 satellites, GeoOptics Inc., IRVINE01 CubeSat and NABEO for High-Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH.
Two LEMUR-2 satellites, called LEMUR-2-ZUPANSKI and LEMUR-2-CHANUSIAK, were launched for Spire Global data and analytics company. Spire has launched another two LEMUR-2 satellites on January 18, 2018, on the previous Electron flight. These two new LEMUR-2 satellites have more than 50 nanoseconds in the earth's orbit less than Spire.
LEMUR-2 satellites The Spire Global Vehicle Identification System (AIS) is used by the ship surveillance data for ship movement in remote parts of the globe. Satellite satellites use GPS Radio Occultation to keep track of the weather. The first LEMUR-2 satellites will work for Spire Global to work on an automatic dependent track record (ADS-B) to connect the AirSafe airplane tracking service to Spire Global.
This Spiral Spire Global 78 and 79th LEMUR-2 satellites and the first smaller satellites will be the 78th and 79th nanoseleliner runs for the company after launch in 2013, and at the end of this year, the station at the Kibo Laboratory of the International Space Center.
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– Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) June 22, 2018
Connection to LEMUR-2 satellites GeoOptics Inc. is a common satellite for you. One of the first two companies that Tyvak launched in the Business Times was the California-based company Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems in Irvine.
Secondly, the Triac Nano-Satellite Systems provides engineering support for IRVINE01 CubeSat as an integration partner. IRVINE01 was sponsored by Irvine CubeSat STEM as part of the collaboration between 150 high school students from six Irwin schools and Irvine Public Schools Foundation through private sector donations.
Irvine CubeSat STEM is a partnership between Irvine Public Schools Foundation, Irvine Unified School District and Tustin Unified School District to train and inspire next generation of STEM professionals, consisting of students from six state universities in Irvine. (Beckman, Irwin, Northwood, Portola, University and Woodbridge) and builds, tests and manages a nano-satellite in the earth's orbit.
Through this project, STEM develops and integrates technical documentation and communications, project management, hardware and software, mechanical and electrical subsystems, programming, radio and optical communications and data analysis. Students acquire technical skills through industry expertise and mentoring as well as valuable skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork.
IRVINE01 is the first attempt to successfully launch CubeSat, a high school in California and the United States, and will allow students to use CubeSat for antennas, solar panels and the camera for optimum performance. collects data that students can share and read for further reading.
In particular, IRVINE01 uses a low-resolution camera that captures Venus, stars and other sky objects, which calculates the distance to the stars, and detects the accuracy and stability of the satellite.
The final load element is a technological demonstration: NDUE is a demonstration of the technology of sliding technology developed and developed by High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH, which tested the possibility of non-active, aeronautical, small-scale satellites.
The NABEO demonstration company will use a small, ultra-thin membrane that will be launched in Business Time, ready for flight spacecraft and then set off after the expiration of the satellite.
Reflective, ultra-thin membrane panels reach 2.5 square meters (8.2 square feet) and then increase the surface layer of spacecraft against atmospheric particles located at its height.
The bigger drag brings the satellite back to Earth quickly, usually frustrating the spacecraft, thereby reducing the volume of space debris in LEO. This type of system may be incorporated into future spacecrafts to assist in the responsible use of the Earth's orbit by eliminating the space requirement at the end of the life of the satellites.