Category Archive: Mission Dispatch

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

Jun 24 2019

Progeny Mk7-A Flight 1

The first flight of our latest rocket design suffered a double failure resulting in the total loss of the rocket – but as always valuable data was learned in the process to make future launches more successful and new tech was still tested

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Jan 16 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 8 (Mystery Goo Study Attempt 2)

Returning to flight for the first time in over 5 months, this mission repeats the previous one, which failed on re-entry. Upgraded mystery goo containment units will be put to the test on this flight

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Aug 09 2018

Progeny Mk1-B Captive Carry & Release Test 5

Flight Officers Aldeny and Tedman make a final test flight while launch controllers treat it as a full dress rehearsal to ensure all aspects of the mission are ready for a booster ignition on the following attempt

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Jul 31 2018

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 7 (Mystery Goo Study)

The first payload of live organisms was carried aboard this rocket. The mystery goo was exposed both inside and outside of the high radiation region. Unfortunately, the samples failed to be returned safely to the surface

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Feb 16 2018

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 1 (Radiation Field Study 1)

The debut flight of the Mk6 Block I goes off without a hitch, setting new records for speed and height over Kerbin but the extra velocity has made recovery even more difficult despite extra preparations

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Oct 20 2017

Progeny Mk5 Block I Flight 1

The debut of our new, more powerful Mk5 rocket was marred by weather and a launch anomaly that led to only part of the rocket leaving the launch pad, impacting the water 8km downrange with a total loss of the payload

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Sep 20 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 4

The first failure of the Mk5, however it is not immediately apparent whether the main cause of the RUD is due to the design of the rocket or conditions present on the day of the launch

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Aug 08 2017

Progeny Mk4 Flight 5

Lowering the first stage TWR to 2 failed to generate enough thrust to keep the rocket pointed east, and the flight was terminated shortly after launch when the rocket began to fly west over KSC

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Jun 01 2017

Progeny Mk4 Flight 2

Surviving the initial ascent, the second Mk4 unfortunately fell victim to either heat or stress or both as it accelerated at full thrust through the upper atmosphere.

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May 18 2017

Progeny Mk4 Flight 1

Although everyone was eager to see the new liquid fuel engine in action, unfortunately a failure occurred shortly after it ignited, causing to the rocket to break up during ascent.

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