WASHINGTON – The Cubesats team has successfully collaborated successfully with the Rocket Lab Electron rocket mission, funded by NASA on December 16, which is scheduled for next year by the next higher frequencies.
Electron rockets have been expelled from the company's Launch Complex 1 company in New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 1:33 a.m. East. Soketa shoots 13 satellites in nine minutes after kick-off. About 40 minutes later, a kick-stage was triggered by a 90-second burning, and then the satellites put 500-km circular orbit at 85 degrees.
"Fully uploaded! Perfect mission," Peter Beck, chief executive of Rocket Lab, tweeted after deploying satellites.
NASA has launched the launch of the CubeSat Launch Initiative program, initiated by academic institutions and cubes for the NASA centers. This special flight, known as the Nanosatellites (LaNa) educational milestone, is made up of three satellites of the NASA centers, six universities and an Idaho charter school.
Satellites were primarily built to provide students with advanced technology testing for satellite development. RSat, developed at the US Navy Academy, will examine robotic weapons planned for spacecraft for satellite satellites. CubeSat, the University of Illinois, will test the soil technology department. NASA's Glenn Research Center's Advanced Satellite Electric Bus or ALBus will show power and solar arrays deployment technologies.
The three satellites were launched, in addition to 10 of the ELA-19. Two satellites, known as AeroCube 11, developed Aerospace Corporation to test advanced image technology technologies. Third, the Space-Based High Frequency Testbed 2, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency were developed using high-frequency radio signals to investigate the ionosphere.
NASA awarded the Rocket Lab contract in October 2015, through the Venture Class Launch Services program, to provide start-up services for Cubans and other outlets. Previous ELANa missions took over second-level loads or NASA's and other government-owned hosts, which until then were controlled by more than one schedule and orbit.
"What's in line with the ElaNa-19 electron rocket is that these advanced scientific and pedagogical satellites bring space to primary space in the future by giving a valuable insight into the potential NASA missions," said NASA Director-General Eliot NASA, Justin Treptow. .
NASA awarded Venture Class Launch Services contracts in 2015 at Firefly Space Systems and Virgin Galactic. Firefly lost the contract as a result of the bankruptcy, when it recovered Firefly Aerospace.
Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic, is the first launch company to develop and operate LauncherOne air-launch system. The NASA contract will be held on the second flight of LauncherOne flight on the ELaNa-20 mission earlier than March 2019. This mission will be carried out for 11 universities for the Ames Research Center at NASA.
This aviation was third in Rocket Lab this year and in the second month in more than a month. The company named the "Pickering this One" at the end of William Pickering, New Zealand-born scientists, from JLP director from 1954 to 1976.
The company said in a post-launch statement that it would be its next "Electron" pad in January, but did not identify the client. Company officials have previously said they intend to increase cadence in 2019, missions fly at least once a month. The company has recently opened a factory in Auckland, New Zealand, to produce a weekly electron rocket.
"Regular and trustworthy departure is the reality of small satellites today. The wait is over," said Beck. "We are controlling small satellite clients without control over the time, to start their schedule, to launch specific orbits according to their needs."
Rocket Lab announced $ 140 million in series E, November 15, this year, with the help of increasing the rate set up. Financing will start launching Complex 1 and Launch Complex 2 announced in October at Wallops Island, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
"This financing continues with the aggressive escalation of Electron production to protect the flight rate of our flight," said Beck. "We will also see the additional advantages that will be implemented and start working on three important R & D programs." According to the company, the research and development effort specified will be "new year".