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by drew
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: How to's
Topic: Building a CF Tube
Replies: 49
Views: 3446

Re: Building a CF Tube

Awesome work Joe!
by drew
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018

So is this the GIlmour mark up of the Space Activities Act? It kinda reads like it.
by drew
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket

Wingnut wrote:Hey Drew. Thanks so much for the post.


My pleasure Mike. Ars just published an interview with Peter Beck regarding the reusability plans. You can find it here.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/heres-why-rocket-lab-changed-its-mind-on-reusable-launch/
by drew
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Rocket Lab Announces Reusability Plans For Electron Rocket

Here's the announcement. https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-announces-reusability-plans-for-electron-rocket/ And here's a video animation of what they're thinking. Looks like they saw Carmack's work on the Stig rocket and thought "We can do that!". https://www.youtube.com...
by drew
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: TV documentaries
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: TV documentaries

Here's a list of newly released TV that's related to Apollo and the Moon. I've not had the opportunity to watch most of it sadly but I'll get around to it. 8 Days To the Moon and Back Apollo-Back to the Moon Apollo-Missions to the Moon Apollo-The Forgotten Films Apollos Moon Shot Armstrong Confessio...
by drew
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Arnhem Space Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 4562

Re: Arnhem Space Centre

Hi Baron, Been meaning to chime in and say welcome to the forum! Here's hoping your plans are progressing regarding your visits to the NT. As I'm sure you can imagine we're incredibly excited that y'all are making your way down. Speaking of which, it appears some of your compatriots have recently vi...
by drew
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser

It kinda reminds me of the Astra suborbital launch failures from last year as well as the woes SpaceX encountered with their Falcon 1 program. Astra's first launch was July 20 2018. ...that commercial customer P120 had a successful launch, however the flight was not successful. Flight damage was lim...
by drew
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser

Aborted at T-7. Such a shame. I think it's more accurate to say anomaly at T -7. They suffered damage to the tank/rocket as a result of the anomaly. Granted it's a bit of semantics but when I think aborted at T-7 that (at least in my mind) implies the vehicle was/is safe but the launch countdown wa...
by drew
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser

OverTheTop wrote:They don't mean FL (flight level) do they? FL 350 would be 35k'. Bad typo if that is what it is.


I don't believe so. "SFC TO 350FT AGL" is 350 feet AGL.
by drew
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser

So I've signed up to NAIPS and had a look at Brisbane (YBBB) and Mount ISA (YMBA) NOTAMs. I can't find the NOTAM for GIlmour anymore. But I can see a NOTAM for UQ. C991/19 MODEL ROCKET LAUNCHING WI 60M RADIUS OF PSN 273005S 1530041E (UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, UQ OVAL) BRG 255 MAG 1.2NM FM PRINCESS A...
by drew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser

Thanks for the replies gents... Still no news via the twatters. That said according to the NOTAM they've still got a couple days to go if they've not attempted launch already.
by drew
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Hybrid - Crossbreeding Rocketry
Topic: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Gilmour is using Hydrogen Peroxide as their oxidiser

Thanks CATO. I assume that's publicly accessible info? If so would you mind sharing where you pulled it from?

drew
by drew
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Space or Nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Space or Nothing

by drew
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Tile Trackers
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Tile Trackers

Personally I think 2.4GHz is suboptimal for our use case as effectively it works best with a clear LoS. I'm not sure what range you'd get if the transmitter was submerged in crop. Plus Bluetooth has never been well known for leveraging high wattage radios as it's always been a near field comms stack.

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