Welcome to the Rocket Reporter 1.31. edition This week we have all kind of space news, between Azores and Hawaii. We will return to the first report of 2019, including a series of news about the development of super-heavy booster.
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Alaska Aerospace look at the Hawaii-based launch site. Kodak Island's Alaska Pacific Spaceport Complex company is currently building the next equation to bring it closer to the equator. Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports The proposed site is located around Hilo, in Big Island, and it would be used to launch small loads between 50 and 100 kg.
A local opposition was expected … "Do not imagine what you see in Cape Canaveral," said Mark Lester, president of the Alaska company. "This is actually a couple of concrete pads, with very little permanent infrastructure." The report mentions the eccentric skeptics of Hawaii, worried about noise and other impacts. (Sent by Ken the Bin)
LandSpace opens fires production facilities in China. The factory, which is located in eastern China's Zhejiang province, said the production of vehicles for launching the first private satellite in the country, the Spacewatch Reports. "The manufacturing base is the first step in the commercial production of large-scale commercial and commercial motors, and we hope to accelerate the R & D and testing of our products," said Zhang Changwu, CEO of LandSpace.
Ready for climbing … In the report, the company's Tianjin rocket engines and the Zhuque-2 liquid launch vehicles will be installed in 2019. The ZQ-2 will be launched in 2020. The facility will be created for about 15 years. Zhuque-2 rockets and 200 engines began in 2022, the company said. (Sent by Ken the Bin).
The original blue is the beginning of 2019 "people". The panel discussion this week led by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech Forum, astronaut strategy and sales leader Blue Origin said the company is eager to start flying with New Shepard, but has placed more emphasis than the safety schedule.
No sale of tickets yet … "We want to get people started starting in 2019, but we are very clear. We have even said this first," said Ariane Cornell. SpaceNews. "Indeed, we're just testing New Shepard right now." The company has not yet sold its tickets or has set a price for the suborbital flight.
Stratolaunche pushes the 136mph taxi test. The double fuselage of the company, six motor-powered aircrafts, at a speed of 136 km, has been attended by the Mojave Air in California and Space Port's current taxi test. It takes almost the speed of one of the world's largest aircraft, designed to launch an orbital rocket platform platform, GeekWire reports.
It may be the final test of the Earth … With the company company, they said that they could test the plane on the ground at maximum speed, which will behemoth take the plane soon. Certainly, we hope all year round. (Sent by Ken the Bin)
The Azorean launch site selects five rocket companies. The Portugal-sponsored Azores project has launched a number of companies from 14 to 5 to develop a small trigger that will serve as anchorage tenant. The companies are: AVIO, AZUL Consortium, Isar Aerospace Technologies GmbH, PLD Space and Rocket Factory Augsburg. The last contract negotiations could begin this spring.
Surrounded by water … The Azores are in the Atlantic between 35 and 40 degrees. The committee that analyzes industry proposals is negotiated with Portuguese authorities, subsystem suppliers and, finally, with the Ariane Group. He has been interested in managing and managing the space port. (presented by claudiocsilva)
Commitment crew missed until late-night. SpaceX has launched its first commercial missions mission this month, the company's creator, Elon Musk, Tweeted at the beginning of January. It will be a flight of demonstration without human beings. NASA has confirmed its delay to "February" until January 10.
One month delay … Officially, the date launched by NASA on January 17, but this has not been possible due to the continuous work of solving technical issues, as both sources said and extinguished part-government. More than 90 percent of staff of space agencies are currently appearing to have the ability to make final reports for the agencies. Some of the key government officials continue to work unpaid. (sent by george moromisato)
India has planned until August 14, 2019. The Indian Space Research Organization's chairman said the country is 14 years old, including 17 satellites and a technology demonstration mission. The director of the ISRO, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, said that this country is "a challenge" Indian Times reports India launched seven orbital rockets in 2018.
Other work … Among other activities during this year's launch, Sivan said the work will be dedicated to a dedicated satellite-based vehicle and will help advance the future space flight mission (scheduled for the year 2022), the first of its kind in the country. The great goal set in this year is the mirror of the growing hope in the Indian space. (Sent by Fleisher)
Vostochny Cosmodrome opens the company. At the end of December, after the Vostochny Cosmodrome of Russia, behind the construction of accidents and corruption scandals, Soyuz 2.1 was successful in successful commercial trading. SpaceNews notify "We are a plane!" Rosmosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter.
Semi-commercial workshop … First-level loads were made by two Russian governments, Earth Observation satellites, Kanopus-V 5 and 6. However, the second-rate payment of 26 small satellites was sold by the subsidiary Roscosmos Commercial, GK Launch Services. It is not clear next time, commercial marketing operated by GK will be carried out in a new space in the Middle East space. The next two presentations of the company are ready to fly from Baikonur to 2020. (Presented by Ken the Bin)
Although closed, the SLS rocket continues. Based on a NASASpaceFlight.com report, the work continues in the SLS rocket, partly in partial closure of government. Many of the activities that work with Pegasus operators, as well as works contracted by the Michoud Assembly Facility's basic tasks, are exempt from shade.
Certainly this will not help … The extinction of the government is very difficult for NASA, in different ways, but probably will not have any activity related to the development of its rocket. However, the launch of SLS should be started by 2021, which is why it will provide a reason (both convenient and compelling). (Sent by Ken the Bin)
Why is Elon Musk so much tweeting about Starship?. From December 22, Musk spoke about a tweeted vehicle about Starship over three times. Starship high-end spacecraft, known as the "Big Heavy" booster, is the first Big Falcon Rocket. Starship's test version Myriad details can be extracted from Musk's Twitter feed.
So why did he share so much? … To share all of these accidents, Musk tells the world really (really) Starship full of excitement. This is one of Mars's spacecraft for SpaceX to get a point for two decades, and everyone wants to know.
Roscosmos selects the superpot booster concept. Russian Space Corporations have chosen a variant proposed by Progress Rocket and Space Center. Six side-mounted drives and a RD-180 rocket engine are equipped with a nuclear power station based on Space Daily reports. It will have a capacity of 103 tons in the Earth's orbit.
It will not start for a long time … This decision was created by the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earlier in 2018 to create a "super-heavy" rocket. It's an effort to say that this skeptic company is. It is unclear where Roscosms will get ambitious revenue projects, which is not expected to fly before 2028 (presented by Biceps)
The next three presentations
January 11: Falcon 9 | Iridium 8 mission | Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. | 15:31 UTC
January 17: Epsilon | Rapis-1 satellite demonstration | Uchinoura Space Center, Japan | 00:50 UTC
January 21: March 11 | Jilin-1 commercial remote sensing satellites | Jiuquan, China | TBD