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!
Guys, with this laughable test launch performance we have really earned the title of Parody Space Agency. Great footage of our booster gone mental:… Read More Too cold to rock’n’roll
Here’s the deal: In an as-if SpaceX Iridium Mission, weather has to be factored in: Our Falcon 9s cannot perform as-if … they were in California. And neither can their humans. Here’s how it all went down: … Read More California Dreaming
Watch a slideshow of how our Falcon 9 OS2 was hacked so that it can carry payload in the parachute bay.… Read More Falcon 9 model hack
Meet our CTO Oleg Boltonov who is all nuts and bolts and find out about his life.… Read More Meet Boltonov
While yesterday’s test launches were about testing the extremes (running on A- and C-type motors), today’s marching order by Aleks Vansky (you know the drill: CEO and Chief Mastermind at OxidanSky) goes for “normal”. Choosing the appropriate motor that allows for good attitude and trajectory considering the weight of Elektra. Remember, it’s now equipped with… Read More All nominal, sort of …
Update on today’s test launches – there were actually two: The first one flew our petite Elektra rocket with an A-type motor again to test the effect of the extra weight. The rocket had been equipped with an electronics package and quite a clunky nose cone. This, of course, changed the center of gravity. Elektra… Read More Stop wining!