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
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
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
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!
Time is warped, no doubt about it. Because it can’t be that it’s not even a year since we took our first steps with Oxidan rockets. Progress happened very fast, because … well, we are awesome! So here’s a throwback to some Oixdan premieres. First, we had to up our intake of yucky beverages for… Read More Water of love