Jan 19 2018

Operations Summary – Week of 1/15/18

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Jan 19 2018

Deuce Flight Trial 9

After recovering from dual-engine failure, the Deuce flies again with Captain Jebediah at the controls to perform the last of the planned initial flight trials – full load and engine out performance checks

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Jan 19 2018

Low-Altitude Science Survey 30

Specialist Bob is dropped off on the way home from another balloon mission to release a temperature survey balloon for Rockomax Conglomerate over Zone 9-LM7

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Jan 18 2018

Deuce Flight Trial 8

Captain Jebediah takes solo command for some envelope-pushing maneuvers testing to see how the aircraft responds to high G loads and sideways banks. Spoiler alert: not well

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Jan 17 2018

High-Altitude Science Survey 38

Specialists Bob & Bill make their longest overland journey yet over 400km north towards Kravass to release a pressure-monitoring balloon over Site GLE-F8 for Experimental Engineering

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Jan 16 2018

Deuce Flight Trial 7

After a successful return to flight it’s time to pressurize the cabin and see how high the aircraft can fly above 4.5km, which is the point at which the air grows too thin to survive long without oxygen support

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Jan 15 2018

Deuce Flight Trial 6

For the first time in nearly 4 months the Deuce takes to the skies once again to see if improvements in the build process have fixed serious stability issues that plagued the original prototype

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Jan 15 2018

Deuce Ground Trial 5

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina climb aboard to give the Deuce another run through its paces on the ground to certify it ready for flight trials

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Jan 12 2018

Operations Summary – Week of 1/8/18

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Jan 12 2018

Deuce Ground Trial 4

After its last accident, the Deuce has been completely rebuilt and is finally ready for trials once again, starting with ground checkouts to ensure all is well before moving into flight testing

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