Flare lovers, this is SO for you! The “Catch the Iridium” project wants to crowdsource photographs of each remaining Block-1 Iridium satellite before we finally have to say #flarewell.… Read More Catch the Iridium
Here’s the facts: We saw one of the most stunning Iridium flares ever. It was a bright –5.4 mag flare of Iridium 97, flaring very close to the moon.
And here’s the magic: … Read More The most beautiful Iridium flare ever
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
Elektra was our first rocket. She’s a petite, slim, highly agile and reliable little thing and Huber Pom is her custodian. On our launch fest around aSpIrM-2, we fired her up four times which makes her our most-flown rocket by far. So she deserves more credit than she is usually given. The first two occasions… Read More aSpIrM-2 launch fest: Elektra
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