In our aSpIrM project we try to emulate the launches of IridiumNEXT with SpaceX. This of course includes keeping track of their new developments, e.g. the Iridium-6 rideshare. We solved this by launching a hosted payload, Tiny Shiny Guy, on aSpIrM-2. Next in line were SpaceX’s plans to recover their fairings. So we needed to… Read More Mr. Steven Gadget
After the highly successful aSpIrM-2 main mission flown by Starmam, tension was climaxing. The following test launch was the riskiest and boldest one we had done so far. Boltonov had spent months in preparation of equipment and software. As custodian of OS 1, he first had to refurbish the rocket after the bruises it acquired… Read More Launch fest: Not Without My Handbag
Starmam launches five Iridia satellites and a reviously undisclosed hosted payload. Now we know what she had been carrying on board: … Read More aSpirM-2 main mission: Starmam
After our totally awesome and magical pre-launch evening, we kicked off the launch fest with the maiden flight of OS 3 aka Archie. … Read More aSpIrm-2 launch fest: Archie
Upon arrival on the new Rimstead launch site, we were completely mesmerized by its beauty before we moved on to launch preps, night launches and of course our pre-launch party. … Read More A magical night
Are you a space-loving musician? Become part of our aSpIrM-2 mission by contributing the send-off song for the launch! Find out more … … Read More Send-off song contest
While preparations for our Launch-2 🚀are in full swing (launch date NET 21 April), we still have to cover some tasks originating from Launch-1: Most importantly the webcast of the event. As a quick reminder, weather circumstances were so gruesome that we had to rush things through in order not to freeze. And freeze they… Read More aSpIrM-1 webcast in good company
Today saw another great milestone of awesomeness achieved: Our very own genius CTO, Boltonov, successfully performed the first fairing opening test. As you may be aware from our earlier fairing tales, we were not too happy with the “fairing” provided by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket model. It’s actually more of a thimble housing the… Read More Boltonov hacks the F9 fairing!