What a beautiful day, for early March, with a high temperature of 79 degrees F. The wind was a different story. According to theweather.net, the winds were a constant 10 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. We had a challenge, used a lot of streamers, and had a great day as usual.
CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. CubeSats are built to standard dimensions of 4 in x 4 in x 4 in. They typically weigh less than (3 lbs). NASA’s CubeSats are deployed from a Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer, or P-POD.
Beautiful day, blue sky with high temperature at 58 degrees F. The negative was the winds, about 10-15MPH steady all day with some 25MPH gusts. We adjusted our launches and everything went pretty well. A few high flights required streamers though.
Capturing all that glitters In galaxies with NASA’s Webb
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built. It will allow scientists to look at what our universe was like about 200 million years after the Big Bang. The telescope will be able to capture images of some of the first galaxies ever formed.
Another great day flying rockets, first launch this year. It was windy and cold, 10mph steady breeze and 40 degrees F. The sky was cloudless. We had a couple of more launches that I did not get a photo of; Kevin’s PML Bullpup on a Loki G66, and my Estes Big Dawg on a C6-5.
The physical limitations of railroad tunnels, narrow roads, low bridges, and power lines make overland shipment of oversized cargo extremely problematic, if not impossible. NASA’s Super Guppy offers a practical and economical solution to these problems.
The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy (SG) is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that is used for hauling outsized cargo components. It is the replacement for the Pregnant Guppy.
Another beautiful day, especially the temperature which was around 70 degrees. It was pretty cloudy when we started and got sunnier all day. The wind was light, steady and didn’t cause us any issues. Another fun day launching rockets.
Partly cloudy and chilly day with temperatures from the high 40s into the mid-50s. The wind was variable but blowing hard the majority of the time. It didn’t cause us too many issues and we had a great time as usual.
Had some chuffs, bad ignitors, battery issues, CATOs and lawn darts.
It’s been a while since we’d got together for a launch, 07/03/21 was the last. Lots of rain and scheduling conflicts but it all worked out this weekend. It was in the low 80’s and overcast, for the first 2/3 of the launch, but the winds were mostly calm and we had fun.
The NASA Railroad is at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It consists of 38 miles of track connecting the mainline of the Florida East Coast Railway and trackage at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.