Mar 22 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 3/18/19

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Mar 15 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 3/11/19

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Mar 15 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 10 Analysis

This mission was the third attempt to successfully return samples of mystery goo from space, after they were lost on re-entry and lost at sea during previous missions. This mission also followed the previous launch that suffered numerous delays thanks to weather interference from the Monolith. A heavy-duty A/C system has since been installed in the Monolith temple to chill the interior and make it think there is no heat energy to form a storm with. This was based on evidence gathered from weather data that the Monolith was not able to feed energy to the storm itself. The prevention worked and during preflight after the rocket was powered on no sever weather patterns developed throughout the course of launch readiness. This allowed the launch team to hold the countdown and wait for a better launch window later in the middle of the day to send the rocket up when the radiation belt is closest to the surface to allow the payload to spend more time in the high-radiation region.

The Flight

Launching on schedule at 3pm local time, the rocket made a nominal ascent into space. Changes to the AFCS were minor mainly to compensate for the new launch time and different payload instruments from the last flight. Some bugs were also fixed, including a rare serious one that on the last flight cut off rocket telemetry at launch. The rocket carried two separate payloads of mystery goo, one that would be exposed outside the radiation belt and another that would be exposed inside the belt. There was no room to include a radiation sensor so best estimates were used based on previous flights to determine about where the boundary of the belt would be at the time of the launch.

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Mar 14 2019

Low-Altitude Science Surveys 38-41

Embedding with a month-long expedition out to the Kongo River basin, the team deployed 4 separate balloons over Area YP-725, Area YP-852, Zone 1-DIU and Sector A2-6438 for various agencies

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Mar 12 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 10

The third attempt to fly mystery goo through space and the inner radiation belt and recover the samples upon return. Also the first launch that will attempt to prevent the Monolith from producing severe weather

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Mar 08 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 3/4/19

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Mar 04 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 51

Partaking in a perilous sea expedition that sailed over 2,000km one way to release two weather balloons over Sector B1-6537 for CTC Exploration and Zone 9-UB3 for Field Research Team

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Mar 01 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 2/25/19

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Feb 26 2019

C7 Effectively Shut Down by Government Investigation

Earlier today a raid by government authorities at the company headquarters in Kravass rounded up the entire executive division of C7 Aerospace, leaving the company without leadership. The entirety of the company’s financial assets have also been secured and frozen. All employees have been furloughed without pay and told they must remain available for investigators. This was all revealed at a press conference held just recently outside the C7 corporate headquarters. What wasn’t mentioned is why the government is taking such a strong-armed approach against a privately-owned company, which sets a potentially disturbing precedent. We are pleased at least that the top executives weren’t spirited away in the midst of the night or something equally as sinister, but are still left slightly worried given the fact that we are also a privately-owned company and we are close working partners with C7 Aerospace. As of yet, no mention has been made of the KSA and no government agents showed up at KSC today – C7 employees here at the Cape simply received notification of their status shortly after the press conference concluded.

The immediate effect of this action is that further Dhumla test flights will be suspended while Flight Officers Tedman and Aldeny are removed from active duty – at least until we can get through the red tape and re-assign them directly to us. Whether our involvement with C7 will affect us we do not know, but until more information is revealed to us we have to sit back and wait. Operations Director Drew Kerman has already scheduled to travel to Sheltered Rock assuming he will soon be requested to go there. Even if we can’t get Tedman and/or Aldeny transferred to us, Deuce and Civvie missions can still be undertaken by Captain Jeb or Commander Val – again once we get through the process of figuring out the administrative side of things since all Genesis missions split cost and profit with C7.

Hopefully we will be granted more information that can also be released soon.

Feb 22 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 2/18/19

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