Nov 24 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 61

Staging out of the Kongo River Research Base, the team deploys over Area KD-6392 to gather atmospheric measurements of the dry desert air for Flooyd Dynamics Research Lab

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Nov 22 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 11/18/19

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Nov 22 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 13

The second of 4 launches carrying 2 experiments designed and built by students with mentoring from industry professionals to further study properties of the ionosphere, radiation belts, sun, zero-G, and more

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Nov 19 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 12 Analysis

Announced back in August, the Progeny Mk6 Block I was chosen to carry student-built experiments up into space two at a time. This will be the first time we are collaborating so directly with the various higher educational institutions around Kerbin and participation levels indicate the next generation of kerbs are eager to make their mark in space exploration! This mission was delayed from its original Nov 5th launch date due to the deadly attack on KSC last month, then further delayed due to hazardous weather in the recovery zone. Set up in the North Field due to damages done to the launch pad, the launch site allowed for condensed launch procedures thanks to being far enough away the rocket could remain fueled after the wet dress rehearsal on the day prior to lift off.

The Flight

The rocket left the launch base at precisely 12:05:00.08 local time under command of the AFCS after a smooth preflight with no holds. Ascent was nominal and followed the standard profile through the first stage burn, second stage coast and second stage burn. Upon completion of the second stage burn (MECO-2) at L+52s the booster was discarded a second later and the third stage engine ignited a second after that. During that time a pitch change was registered that saw the rocket’s nose drop from 61° to 58° in less than half a second – a relatively large movement.

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Nov 15 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 11/11/19

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Nov 14 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 12

The first of 4 launches carrying 2 experiments designed and built by students with mentoring from industry professionals to further study properties of the ionosphere, radiation belts, sun, zero-G, and more

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Nov 13 2019

Deuce Science Flight 13

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina head out over the Kerblantic after reports of a storm delay a rocket launch so they can try to collect useful meteorological data while flying through it

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Nov 08 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 11/4/19

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Nov 06 2019

Deuce Science Flight 12

Commander Valentina and Captain Jebediah test out some new externally-mounted atmospheric monitoring equipment that could be used to fly through storms & gather valuable in-situ weather data

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Nov 01 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 10/28/19

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