Dec 13 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 12/9/19

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Dec 12 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 62

Staging out of the Kongo base, Lead Scientist Cheranne take a team of her field researchers north to Site LP-Z23L to test new radiation equipment where the Outer Belt interacts with the upper atmosphere

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Dec 11 2019

Deuce Science Flight 16

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina take KWS meteorologist Katgan out to a storm north of Sheltered Rock to gather weather data, then land at SRG to train another regional weather aircraft

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Dec 10 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 14

The third 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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Dec 08 2019

Deuce Science Flight 15

Commander Valentina and Captain Jebediah take KWS meteorologist Katgan out to a storm over the eastern Kerblantic so she can gather weather data of the low-pressure system as it is active

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Dec 06 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 12/2/19

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Nov 29 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 11/25/19

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Nov 29 2019

Low-Altitude Science Survey 53

Releasing a balloon from within an old asteroid impact crater at Zone 347CR to conduct atmospheric analysis of the lower atmosphere for Experimental Engineering Group

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Nov 28 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 13 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 is eager to make their mark in space exploration! This mission was delayed from its original Nov 14th launch date due to the deadly attack on KSC last month, but all went well in the lead-up to launch with the rocket rolling out to the North Field launch site the day prior and tanked for a wet dress rehearsal. It was then left fueled for a condensed countdown on launch day. Structural panels are now attached underneath the launch base to prevent it from sinking off-kilter into the softer ground.

The Flight

The command to ignite the lower 0.625m solid rocket motor and begin the ascent was triggered by the AFCS and sent the rocket flying upwards at precisely 12:15:00.08 local time after an issue-less preflight. The rocket flew a standard ascent, dropping the first stage at L+35s and coasting to second stage ignition after the nose dropped 1.5° by L+40s. The second stage was detached cleanly to allow the 3rd stage to complete the burn up into space, reaching it just over 3 seconds after main engine cut-off.

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Nov 26 2019

Deuce Science Flight 14

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina take Specialist Bill for a ride so he can check out a new console in the cabin that lets someone analyze collected science data right there in the aircraft

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