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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Jan 11 2018

Ascension Debuts Lifter Engine, Updated Orbital Roadmap

After months of competition between C7, Bluedog Design Bureau, Armstrong Siddeley & Royce Engineering, Archtagon Aerospace and more comprising a total of 12 designs, the Ascension program has awarded its1.25m lifter engine contract to NovaPunch and its K2-X!

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Jan 10 2018

Extremis Program Enters Phase Two Planning

Since it was first announced back in June of last year, Extremis has been hard at work determining how best to fly past every planet in the Kerbol system with three missions. When it became apparent that our initial 2018 launch date was looking very likely to slip into 2019 the decision was made to just toss the original routes and start anew, but with a much, much more detailed exploration of what was possible within a given time frame. Program directors decided to break the process of planning the three missions down into three phases. initially Phase One was expected to be completed sometime around October but the calculations turned out to be more complex and required additional time. The first milestone was finally achieved late last month when Phase One wrapped. So what was it all about?

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Dec 22 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 12/18/17

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