Category Archive: Mission Dispatch

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

Feb 10 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 9

A similar mission to the last one, sending up sample material to be exposed to space inside and outside the inner radiation belt, the hope is that this one can be recovered after facing numerous troubles launching

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Feb 05 2019

Dhumla Flight Trial 1

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny take to the skies as test pilots in their first brand new aircraft, putting the Dhumla through some basic maneuvers and attempting to return it safely to the ground

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Jan 31 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block II Flight 2

We prevented the Block II from reaching its full potential last time but now we are ready to let it fly all the way and see just how far we can explore the space above for new regions of increased radiation

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Jan 30 2019

Low-Altitude Science Survey 37

The crew head out overland to the desert west of KSC for a release on behalf of Rokea over Site 32-K6E and to conduct additional fieldwork, the closest mission to home in quite some time

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Jan 29 2019

Dhumla Ground Trial 3

Flight Officers Aldeny and Tedman conduct final tests by bringing the aircraft up to take off speeds while ensuring the brakes, flaps and reverse thrusters function properly

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Jan 25 2019

Dhumla Ground Trial 2

Flight Officers Aldeny and Tedman work through learning how to taxi the large aircraft and turn it about on the runway while also doing performance tests and operating with a full 4t load of fuel

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Jan 25 2019

Dhumla Ground Trial 1

Flight Officers Aldeny and Tedman fire up the engines for the first time and make sure everything is functioning normally

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Jan 24 2019

Ascension Mk1 Block I Flight 3

Attempting to use new software to plan an orbital mission profile proved fruitless, so this mission was redesigned from scratch to support future sub-orbital kerbed spaceflight by testing new technologies such as RCS & a heat shield

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Jan 22 2019

Deuce Science Flight 9

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny make the first trip across to the eastern hemisphere on a record-setting journey to overfly Area Z3N4 and collect various science data about the Badlands

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Jan 21 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 50

Embedding with another scientific expedition allows the crew to carry out a relatively inexpensive release over Site 23-O3N to gather temperature data for Moving Parts Experts Group

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