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  • Students in rocket design contest visit Oval Office to show president their 'Trump' projectile

    05/13/2017 6:49:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/13/2017 | David Caplan
    <p>Donald Trump's pre-presidential air fleet -- consisting of a Boeing 757, a small aircraft and a handful of choppers -- has been easily recognizable for years, thanks to "TRUMP" being slapped on the exterior of these souped-up aeronautical machines.</p>
  • [N. Korea] Kwangmyongsong foreign sourced items (Chinese Complicity in NK Rocket Program)

    04/13/2017 7:44:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    UN ^ | 27 February 2017
    Kwangmyongsong foreign sourced items [page 27 of the report] 57. Debris from the 7 February 2016 rocket contained several foreign-sourced commercial items, including components similar to those from the 2012 Unha-3 rocket debris.64 These include a camera electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter, ball bearings and pressure transmitters. 58. The ball bearings and engraved Cyrillic characters were identical to those from the 2012 Unha-3. Based upon the serial number and manufacturer of the camera EMI filter, the Panel contacted the Chinese manufacturer, Beijing East Exhibition High-Tech Technology Co. Ltd., for the procurement route. The Panel has not received a reply. 59. The...
  • ARCA Unveils the World’s first Single-Stage-to-Orbit Rocket

    04/02/2017 11:13:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universe today ^ | 03/31/2017 | Matt Williams
    It’s known as the Haas 2CA, the latest in a series of rockets being developed by the New Mexico-based aerospace company. If all goes as planned, this rocket will be the first SSTO rocket in history, meaning it will be able to place payloads and crew into Earth’s orbit relying on only one stage with one engine. The rocket was unveiled on Tuesday, March 28th, at their company headquarters in Las Cruces. The rocket is currently seeking FAA approval, and ARCA is working diligently to get it ready for its test launch in 2018 – which will take place at...
  • NASA Test Fires New Engine Controlling ‘Brain’ for First SLS MegaRocket Mission

    03/29/2017 7:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universe today ^ | 003/26/2017 | Ken Kremer
    The newly developed engine controller is a modern version from the RS-25 controller that helped propel all 135 space shuttle missions to space. ... “The controller manages the engine by regulating the thrust and fuel mixture ratio and monitors the engine’s health and status – much like the computer in your car,” say NASA officials. “The controller then communicates the performance specifications programmed into the controller and monitors engine conditions to ensure they are being met, controlling such factors as propellant mixture ratio and thrust level.” A quartet of RS-25 engines, leftover from the space shuttle era and repeatedly reused,...
  • N. Korean Rocket Engine Test (Photos) [Conducted on Mar. 18, 2017]

    03/19/2017 12:22:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Mar. 19, 2017
    Left: Mar. 18, 2017; Right: Sept. 20, 2016
  • Plotters' plan: Strike Singapore from Batam hill

    09/27/2016 6:20:04 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 6 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | Sep 28, 2016 | Francis Chan
    New details about a plot to fire a rocket at Marina Bay from Batam island have raised more questions over the capabilities of the terrorist cell behind the foiled attack. Indonesia's National Counter-terrorism Agency (BNPT) chief Suhardi Alius said the suspects planned to launch the strike from a hilltop in Taman Habibie. The little-known nature park is located about 17km from Singapore's shoreline and just over 18km from Marina Bay Sands.
  • Was SpaceX rocket hit by a drone? Shock claims Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 was 'attacked'

    09/03/2016 9:10:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Star Sunday ^ | 9/3/16 | Joshua Nevett
    Now conspiracy theorists are claiming the space rocket was “attacked”. The “reusable” rocket was destroyed after suffering a catastrophic explosion on launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida, US on Thursday. The huge blast, which caused no injuries, ripped through the rocket during a pre-launch check – sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air. Billionaire SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the cause of the explosion, which was caught on camera, is still unknown.
  • Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket counting down to launch tonight (10:26pm PDT/1:26am EDT)

    08/13/2016 8:00:06 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13AUG2016 | Stephen Clark
    For the second time this year, SpaceX is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. early Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket is set to blast off at 1:26 a.m. EDT (0526 GMT) from Cape Canaveral with the JCSAT 16 satellite to relay data and video across Japan and the Asia-Pacific. A first stage landing attempt will follow in the Atlantic Ocean a few minutes later. The launch window extends for two hours. On Saturday, ground crews at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad plan to roll the Falcon 9 rocket out of its hangar...
  • Re-engined’ Antares Rocket Completes Crucial Engine Test Firing

    06/03/2016 10:52:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    universe today ^ | 06/01/2016 | Ken Kremer
    Orbital ATK announced late Tuesday that the company’s Antares medium-class commercial rocket outfitted with new first stage RD-181 engines has successfully completed a test firing of the powerplants. The 30-second long static test firing took place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 31, at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A. The now revamped launch vehicle – dubbed Antares 230 – has been ‘re-engined’ and upgraded with a pair of modern and more powerful first stage engines – the Russian-built RD-181 fueled by LOX/kerosene. The engine test was conducted using only the first stage of Antares at the MARS...
  • Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard

    04/06/2016 12:38:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 74 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 5, 2016 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    Authorities say two Southern California high school students attached a homemade model rocket to a skateboard before it exploded and killed one of the teens. The blast Monday evening in the courtyard of a Ventura County elementary school killed 18-year-old Bernard Moon, the AP reports. His 17-year-old friend was injured and is in stable condition. Sheriff's Detective Timothy Loman says the teens built the rocket and attached it to the skateboard as a propulsion device. Authorities say the experiment wasn't sanctioned by the elementary school. The teens attended Thousand Oaks High School, which said in a Twitter post: "Our hearts...
  • IAI’s SkySniper – Air Launched Missile for Standoff, Precision Strike

    03/01/2016 2:54:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Feb 29, 2016
    IAI SkySniper is an air-launched, precision attack ballistic missile developed by IAI MLM. Image: IAI IAI is reviving the concept of using ground based ballistic missiles as air-launched weapons enabling precision strike from standoff range. Dubbed ‘SkySniper’, the weapon is configured as an autonomous, air to ground precision strike missile. Powered by a rocket motor the SkySniper strikes its target at supersonic speed. The high velocity impact with multi-purpose blast-fragmentation warhead and three-mode fuse enables effective penetration of hard targets. Tailored to destroy a wide range of targets, the missile can also detonate in airburst or impact action modes to...
  • New N. Korean rocket turns enemy tanks into 'boiled pumpkin' (portable, laser-guided rocket)

    02/27/2016 6:38:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/27/16 | AFP
    North Korea on Saturday boasted of a newly developed anti-tank weapon that its leader said was so powerful it could turn the most heavily armoured enemy tanks into "boiled pumpkin". Pyongyang's state media said leader Kim Jong-Un had watched tests of the portable, laser-guided rocket and declared it had the "longest firing range in the world", and was "as accurate as a sniper's rifle". "He noted with great satisfaction that even the special armoured tanks and cars of the enemies which boast their high manoeuvrability and striking power are no more than a boiled pumpkin before the anti-tank guided weapon",...
  • N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from NK State TV]

    02/10/2016 7:17:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from State TV] Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVogypIs2Lk
  • North Korea blew up rocket stage to confound analysts: South Korea

    02/09/2016 7:53:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Indian Express ^ | February 9, 2016
    North Korea blew up rocket stage to confound analysts: South Korea The U.S., Japanese and South Korean militaries are scouring the seas for debris and analysts are studying photos, trajectories. Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong. South Korean officials and foreign analysts say they now believe the first stage of the rocket had a cagey new feature:...
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    02/07/2016 1:24:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/07/16 | Ju-min Park, Shinichi Saoshiro
    SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and that it was making a polar orbit of...
  • N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report

    02/06/2016 1:55:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/06
    N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report 2016/02/06 18:45 TOKYO, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved up its plan to launch a long-range rocket to between Feb. 7 and 14, Japanese media reported Saturday, citing a Tokyo government announcement. Earlier this week, Pyongyang informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plan to launch a satellite between Feb. 8 and 25. Japan's Kyodo News reported that the North has informed the IMO of its change of plan. Experts earlier expected that the North would likely launch the rocket around Feb. 16, the birthday...
  • U.S.: N. Korea Injecting Fuel into a Missile, Readied For Launch in a Few Days

    02/05/2016 12:56:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | February 5, 2016 | Atsushi Okudera
    /begin my excerpts U.S.: N. Korea Injecting Fuel into a Missile, Readied For Launch in a Few Days Washington = Atsushi Okudera February 5, 2016 15:00 N. Korea, which issued notice to launch a satellite, which is a de-facto ballistic missile launch, have started to inject fuel into its rocket, which was revealed to Asahi Shimbun by a U.S. defense official. It is said to be "readied for launch as early as within a few days." It could be fired in the period starting at Feb. 8, which N. Korea had set. /end my excerpts
  • (5th LD) N. Korea tells U.N. agencies it will launch satellite between Feb. 8-25

    02/02/2016 8:10:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/03 | Chang Jae-soon
    (5th LD) N. Korea tells U.N. agencies it will launch satellite between Feb. 8-25 2016/02/03 04:49   (ATTN: ADDS U.S. reaction) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON/TOKYO/SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea notified a U.N. maritime agency Tuesday that it will launch a satellite later this month, confirming widespread concern the communist nation is readying for a banned long-range rocket launch just weeks after its fourth nuclear test. The North said in a letter to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that an "earth observation satellite" will be launched between Feb. 8-25. It also provided coordinates for three maritime areas where rocket...
  • Speculation mounts of imminent N. Korea rocket launch

    01/29/2016 6:34:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | Jan. 29, 2016 | Thomas Watkins
    Speculation mounts of imminent N. Korea rocket launch AFP By Thomas Watkins, with Hiroshi Hiyama in Tokyo Washington (AFP) - Speculation mounted Friday that North Korea is preparing a rocket or long-range missile launch to follow its recent nuclear test, with Japan reportedly ordering its military to shoot down any projectile that threatened its territory. With existing UN Security Council resolutions banning North Korea from the use of ballistic missile technology, any launch would be a further slap in the face of the international community which is struggling to find a united response to the January 6 nuclear test. Following...
  • North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo

    01/27/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo SEOUL | By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast. The report came as U.N. Security Council members discuss fresh sanctions against the North after it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6....