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    Arianespace TV - VS21 Full Launch
    arianespace
    Published on Feb 27, 2019
    Arianespace Successfully Performs the First of 21 Launches for the OneWeb Constellation

    Flight VS21 Arianespace’s second launch of the year took place on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:37 p.m., (Kourou time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana (South America).

    By operating this maiden flight, the first of 21 launches contracted by OneWeb in 2015, Arianespace contributes to the fulfillment of its customer’s ultimate ambition: providing Internet access to everyone, everywhere.
    The maiden mission for OneWeb brought the number of constellation satellites orbited by Arianespace to 109, which demonstrates a remarkable ability to meet the needs of this market segment with its current and future family of launchers.

    Stéphane Israël, Arianespace Chief Executive Officer, said: “By deploying the OneWeb constellation,Arianespace also accomplishes its mission: ‘Using space for a better life on Earth’ when participating in thebuild-up of a global communications network that will bridge the digital divide. The success of this first flight marks the go-ahead of 20 more Soyuz launches contracted by OneWeb in 2015, representing more than 600 satellites to be orbited in less than two years - and we take great pride in working toward such anobjective!”

    Arianespace at the service of global communications

    As the opening launch on behalf of the satellite operator OneWeb, today’s flight VS21 paves the way for the deployment phase of its initial constellation  for which Arianespace is to operate 20 more medium-lift Soyuz launches from three spaceports (Kourou in French Guiana; Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and Vostochny in Russia) through 2020.

    OneWeb’s mission is to deliver global communications through a next-generation satellite constellation that brings seamless connectivity to everyone, everywhere.

    Placed in low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 1,000 km., the constellation will provide high-speed, low latency services to a wide range of markets, including aviation, maritime, backhaul services, community Wi-Fi, emergency response services and more, delivering high-speed access around the world  by air, sea and land.

    OneWeb Satellites  a joint-venture between OneWeb and Airbus Defence and Space  is the constellation’sprime contractor.

    OneWeb’s initial constellation will be composed of approximately 650 satellites and could expand to more than 900 as it grows to meet demand around the world. Commercial services are scheduled to begin in 2021.

    Additional details about the OneWeb F6 payload on Flight VS21 are included in the mission’s launch kit, available on arianespace.com.

    Arianespace demonstrates its capacity to deploy all types of satellite constellations

    With its current family of launchers (Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega) and the future family (Ariane 6 and Vega C), Arianespace is perflecly positioned for the growth market of satellite constellations  including for navigation, telecommunications or Earth observation.

    Indeed, since the early 1990s, Arianespace has launched a total of 83 commercial constellation satellites; composed of 56 satellites for Globalstar, 16 for O3b, six for OneWeb, four for Planet and one for Orbcomm; as well as 26 institutional constellation satellites for the European Space Agency ESA and the European Commission as part of the Galileo program.

    Arianespace and satellite constellations

     109 satellites orbited by Arianespace using Ariane 4, Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega, on behalf of constellations.

     More than 600 satellites to put into orbit for OneWeb.

     20 constellation satellites in its order book for satellite constellation operators SES (with Soyuz), Airbus Defence and Space (on Vega C), ESA and the European Commission (using Ariane 6) and Spire (aboard Vega).

    The launch at a glance

    307th Mission forArianespace’s familyof launchers
    2nd Launch of the year
    1st Soyuz launch in 2019
    47th Soyuz mission for Arianespace
    21st Soyuz launch from the CSG

    Technical sheet

    The launch was performed on February 27, 2019 from the Soyuz Launch Complex (ELS) in Sinnamary,

    French Guiana, at exactly:

    4:37 p.m., in Washington, D.C.
    6:37 p.m., in Kourou, French Guiana 21h37 Universal Time (UTC)
    10:37 p.m., in Paris.
    0:37 a.m., in Moscow on February 28, 2019 6:37 a.m., in Tokyo on February 28, 2019.

    The launcher carried a total payload of: 1,945.2 kg.


    FAST INTERNET WILL COME FROM SPACE (Arianespace Soyuz Rocket Launch & Oneweb Satellites Deployment)
    space googlevesaire
    Published on Feb 27, 2019


    LIVE: Launch of Arianespace Soyuz rocket with first OneWeb global broadband satellites!
    AvTutorials & space science
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    LIVE: Launch of Arianespace Soyuz rocket with first OneWeb global broadband satellites!
     
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    Splashdown of Dragon SpaceX Capsule in Atlantic Ocean
    Space Videos
    Started streaming 97 minutes ago
    The SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule will splash down in the Atlantic ocean on Friday, March 8th 2019 at 13:45 UTC, Live views to begin at 12:30 UTC. The Dragon is on its first mission, uncrewed, ahead of its first crewed mission later this year.


    Astronauts Enter Crew Dragon after Docking
    Space Videos
    Published on Mar 3, 2019
    After a successful docking of the SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule to the International Space Station the crew onboard opened up the hatches and entered the capsule.


    Dragon 2 Docks to Space Station for First Time
    Space Videos
    Published on Mar 3, 2019
    The SpaceX Dragon 2 DM-1 capsule has successfully docked to the International Space Station today at 10:51 UTC, March 3rd 2019. Dragon is on it's first flight test ahead of carrying astronauts to the station later in the year.


    Crew Demo-1 Mission

    SpaceX
    Streamed live on Mar 1, 2019
    SpaceX is targeting Saturday, March 2 for launch of Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The instantaneous launch window opens at 2:49 a.m. EST, or 7:49 UTC, and a backup instantaneous launch opportunity is available on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:38 a.m. EST, or 6:38 UTC. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
     
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    Could This Be NASA’s Last Launch With Russia? | Countdown To Launch
    Seeker
    Published on Mar 12, 2019
    Heading to space is an enormous feat, one that the Soyuz rockets have been aided the U.S. with for the last 7 years. But with commercial spaceflight underway, this might be the last time the U.S. launches from Russian soil.
    Do SpaceX’s Reusable Rockets Actually Make Space Travel Cheaper? - https://youtu.be/NY2ZVCA2Sno

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    NASA unveils the astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from U.S. soil
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...
    "In a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center here, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stood on a stage with a massive American flag, and introduced the crews, one-by-one, as they came on stage in distinct groups: one for SpaceX, the other Boeing."

    The Russian Soyuz Spacecraft
    https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Sp...
    "Soyuz means "union" in Russian. The Soyuz programme is the longest operational manned spacecraft programme in the history of space exploration. The first manned flight into space was on 23 April 1967. Although they were conceived by the Soviet Union at the start of the sixties, the Soyuz spacecraft are still used today, but with important modifications."

    Get ready for these rocket milestones in 2019
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/61...
    "This year will see a series of milestones from all around the world. While a lot of focus will be on SpaceX and Boeing preparing to launch astronauts from US soil once again, other countries, like China, India, and Israel, have also got some momentous launches planned."
     
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    March 15: Delta IV WGS-10 Live Broadcast
    United Launch Alliance
    Started streaming 116 minutes ago
    Watch live as ULA's Delta IV rocket lifts off with the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) mission for the U.S. Air Force.
     
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    BTC 2019 | Panel: Frontiers for Space Exploration
    MIT Media Lab
    Published on Mar 26, 2019
    [Moderator] Dava Newman, Apollo Program Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT
    Dr. Leon Alkalai, JPL Fellow and manager, Office of Strategic Planning
    Sara Seager, Professor of Physics, Professor of Planetary Science, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Erika Wagner, payload sales director, Blue Origin
    Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder, SpaceIL
    More information at: beyond.media.mit.edu


    Beyond the Cradle 2019 Playlist MIT Media Lab 17 videos
    "With humanity at the cusp of interplanetary civilization, we are actively building the technologies, tools, and human experiences of our sci-fi space future. Join us, in the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo Moon landing, for an exciting day with the scientists, engineers, artists, and designers revolutionizing our next half-century of moonshots and starshots.

    On March 14 we heard from NASA scientists and Hollywood storytellers, from “New Space” industry vanguards leading space tourism and lunar settlement, and from engineers of the intrepid probe missions now far beyond our planetary neighborhood. We met the astronauts and innovation engineers from space agencies around our home world, and the authors and artists seeding our imagination of other worlds!

    Visit beyond.media.mit.edu for the full agenda and more details.
     
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    What SpaceX Means For Elon Musk's Mars Dreams
    CNBC
    Published on Mar 21, 2019
    In less than two decades, SpaceX went from Elon Musk's dream of a greenhouse experiment on Mars to conducting the majority of U.S. rocket launches.

    The early years of SpaceX reveal a company that teetered on the edge of dying out, as Musk has said. After three unsuccessful attempts to reach orbit, his team scrounged together enough parts for a fourth rocket, and SpaceX made history with its Falcon 1 rocket.

    While Musk provided the vision, his company was not an overnight success. Key people, such as employees like now President and COO Gwynne Shotwell and investors like the members of the Founders Fund, helped forge SpaceX into the business it is today. SpaceX has won billions of dollars in NASA and Air Force launch contracts. It also carries payloads for private companies.

    Now SpaceX is valued at over $30 billion and has more than 6,000 employees around the country. The company is launching rapidly, with a backlog of orders for its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. SpaceX is facing its greatest challenge yet in 2019: Launching astronauts for NASA. If Musk's long-term goal of sending humans to Mars is going to be realized, SpaceX must be able to regularly and safely launch astronauts into orbit.
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    Nice if they can do it.

     
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    Their ideas from 8 months earlier before going through the refining to generic solutions that can be mixed and matched. Not sure which I like better. :)

    Mars Habitat
    HASSELL
    Published on Aug 1, 2018
    HASSELL and London-based engineering firm Eckersley O'Callaghanhas have been shortlisted in the top ten for NASA’s 3D Printing Centennial Challenge, which is a design competition for human habitation on Mars. The competition sought perspectives from outside the aerospace industry, to explore how a human habitat could be designed and delivered on Mars using autonomous 3D printing technologies and sustainable design practices.
     
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    Arabsat-6A Mission
     
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    Not really sure if the Stratolaunch system belongs only in the "Space Launch" Thread or also in the "Planes Thread", but I think this phase of the multi-part vehicle development qualifies under both :)

    Stratolaunch First Flight
    Stratolaunch
    Published on Apr 13, 2019
    In partnership with Scaled Composites, Stratolaunch successfully completed the first flight of the Stratolaunch aircraft. As part of this initial flight, the pilots evaluated aircraft performance and handling qualities.


    Stratolaunch Is Ready To Fly But Still Doesn't Have a Viable Rocket
    Scott Manley
    Published on Aug 23, 2018
    Stratolaunch have built an amazing carrier aircraft in the form of the Roc, able to carry and air drop payloads of over 200 tons. The plan of course was to use this to launch rockets into orbit, but, agreements with SpaceX and Orbital Sciences ultimately led nowhere.
    The announcement on Monday about new launch vehicles was short on details, so I took some measurements and tried to build something that was roughly the right size in Kerbal Space Program to see if I could build a viable launch vehicle.


    Burt Rutan talks about Stratolaunch
    Vulcan Inc.
    Published on Dec 16, 2011
    Burt Rutan is an aerospace engineer renowned for designing Voyager (the first plane to fly around the world without refueling) and the Paul Allen-funded SpaceShipOne (the first manned civilian craft in space). He is also the founder of Scaled Composites and a board member of Stratolaunch. In this video, Mr. Rutan talks about Paul Allen's vision for Stratolaunch and the design choices for the system.
     
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