Category Archive: Mission Dispatch

A collection of tweets & images detailing activities involving spaceflight or rover drives

May 16 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 5

No longer fit for space flight, the test capsule that had been used for previous pad abort tests was still fit enough to fly partway to space so we could conduct an ascent abort test to fully qualify the Launch Escape System

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May 14 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 11

One of the instruments that was developed to fly on a future Extremis probe is small enough to be a payload for the Mk6 and studies charged particles – perfect for a shot into the inner radiation belt to test it out

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May 09 2019

Dhumla Flight Trial 4

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny restart flight testing with a cross-country trip to KGA & back – however the mission is tragically cut short when they attempt a touch and go landing

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May 08 2019

Civvie Science Flight 39

Flight Officer Aldeny flies to the plains north of KSC to gather pollen level data surroundingĀ Area ATM-11 for the Field Research Team’s quarterly survey, although the collection was limiited due to weather

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May 06 2019

Low-Altitude Science Survey 44

Sailing and then trekking out to a spot in the Great Desert, the crew release a balloon over Site T1A402 for Tiberdyne Aerospace and also witness the effects of a meteor impact

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May 03 2019

Deuce Science Flight 10 (Attempt 2)

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny return to work and retry the mission to Area ZN-223 Jeb & Val could not complete due to weather back in March, gathering the 1st science data over the southern ice caps

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May 01 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 53

Departing via Maritime Service Vessel for Area EE-22G in the northern sea, the crew had to wait a few days for proper release conditions in order to avoid icing and conducted a successful recovery

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Apr 18 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 4

Changes to the elevator fin angle will allow for greater pitch-down control authority and the first test of the Mk1 space capsule on a sub-orbital flight will take place in a similar manner to the test payload from the previous mission

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Apr 10 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 52

Embedding with a team of keologists out to Area 23-KTB to track wind patterns over the torturous terrain, an amazing discovery is made that could have huge cultural impact

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Apr 03 2019

Low-Altitude Science Survey 43

The crew returns to a research site last scienced back in 2017 to gather new readings, this time for Reaction Systems Ltd

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