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10 Jun 2024, 3:19 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OTRAG

Is this them? (Shut down in 1987)


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10 Jun 2024, 3:23 pm

Yes. Otrag. Its spelling morphed in my memory.

Hmmm...one of their launch bases was in Libya. And when they went belly up Khaddaffi seized it and all the equipment.

Khaddaffi with rockets...is a scary thought.



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10 Jun 2024, 4:59 pm

The OTRAG Wikipedia page links to this:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interorbital_Systems

Interorbital Systems

Interorbital Systems (IOS) is an American company based in Mojave, California, that specializes in the manufacturing of rockets and satellites.[2] It was established in 1996 by Roderick and Randa Milliron. As of October 2023, the company is in development stage for three orbital launch vehicles: NEPTUNE, TRITON, and TRITON HEAVY


https://www.wired.com/2010/07/tubesat-p ... satellite/

Extreme Hobbyists Put Satellites Into Orbit With $8,000 Kits
Attention wannabe supervillains: Putting your own, personal satellite into orbit is not such a far-fetched idea after all. Interorbital Systems, which makes rockets and spacecraft, created a kit last year that lets almost anyone with a passion for electronics and space build a satellite. The $8,000 kit includes the price of the launch. The company […]

https://space.stackexchange.com/questio ... esat-legit

They seem to be a paper launch company, but they haven't made any work towards actually launching a rocket. I wouldn't count on them launching you to space anytime soon. See Gunter's Space Page on the Neptune rocket.


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10 Jun 2024, 11:37 pm

If the coming election goes South.. then I will need to reach escape velocity to get the hec off this planet. 8O :|


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10 Jun 2024, 11:44 pm

moi aussi. :o



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07 Jul 2024, 6:29 pm

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2024/06/13/pen ... ogram.html

Bezos' Blue Origin joins SpaceX, ULA in winning bids for $5.6 billion Pentagon rocket program
PUBLISHED THU, JUN 13 2024 5:52 PM EDT
UPDATED FRI, JUN 14 2024 7:37 AM EDT

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The Pentagon announced the first winning bidders in its rocket launch contract sweepstakes on Thursday, with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin grabbing a spot for the first time.
The Pentagon's $5.6 billion National Security Space Launch (NSSL) program will feature the trio of Blue Origin, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) competing for rocket contracts.
Space Force expects to order as many as 90 rocket launches under the NSSL Phase 3 program.


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07 Jul 2024, 7:10 pm

BE-4 First Stage (Booster) proved itself on this launch. This can be a replacement for the Russian RD-180. The BE-4 preformed perfectly. The payload (Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander) did not. Success for the BE-4 in any event.

https://www.geekwire.com/2024/astroboti ... ue-origin/

First Vulcan rocket launches commercial moon lander with a boost from Blue Origin

BY ALAN BOYLE on January 8, 2024 at 12:20 am


United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket lifts off from its Florida launch pad. (NASA via YouTube)
Update: Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander fell back to Earth 10 days after launch due to a propellant leak that ruled out a moon landing.

United Launch Alliance’s next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket lifted off for the first time tonight, making use of booster engines built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture to launch what could be the first mission to put a commercially built lander safely on the moon.

At the end of a seemingly trouble-free countdown, the rocket rose from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 2:18 a.m. ET Monday (11:18 p.m. PT Sunday). It was the first-ever launch for the Vulcan rocket, and the first-ever use of Blue Origin’s BE-4 engines.


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07 Jul 2024, 9:36 pm

But is the Poor Starliner crew ever going to be coming home.... 8O ....

Maybe the old Episodes of Lost In Space were phophetic ? :nerdy: :D


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08 Jul 2024, 6:42 am

Maybe they thought they were on “a three hour tour (a three hour tour)”.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/spac ... 024-06-18/

Boeing Starliner's return to Earth pushed to June 26

WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - Boeing (BA.N), opens new tab Starliner's return to Earth from the International Space Station with its first crew of astronauts has been pushed back to June 26, a NASA official said on Tuesday.
NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were launched aboard Starliner June 5 and arrived at the ISS following a 24-hour flight in which the spacecraft encountered four helium leaks and five failures of its 28 maneuvering thrusters.

Starliner's first flight with astronauts is a crucial last test in a much-delayed and over-budget program before NASA can certify the spacecraft for routine astronaut missions and add a second U.S. crew vehicle to its fleet, alongside SpaceX's Crew Dragon.

The new delay of the return of Starliner is intended "to give our team a little bit more time to look at the data, do some analysis and make sure we're really ready to come home," Steve Stich, NASA's commercial crew program manager, said during a news conference.

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Boeing has some more info on the crew here (only Suni and Butch went up Spanky was the backup guy):

https://www.boeing.com/features/2024/03 ... -starliner

And here:

https://www.boeing.com/space/starliner/launch/crew.html


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08 Jul 2024, 7:58 am

With the degree of things that went wrong.....on that Boing Spacecraft ....Might consider getting a ride back on
some other Soacecraft .... Where is ET. , when we need him .????


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08 Jul 2024, 8:46 am

Jakki wrote:
But is the Poor Starliner crew ever going to be coming home.... 8O ....

Maybe the old Episodes of Lost In Space were phophetic ? :nerdy: :D




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08 Jul 2024, 9:15 am

Jakki wrote:
With the degree of things that went wrong.....on that Boing Spacecraft ....Might consider getting a ride back on
some other Soacecraft .... Where is ET. , when we need him .????


It's spelled "Boeing".

BoEing.

Not "boing".

In the readers 'mind's ear" it sound like you're talking about this legendary cartoon character who only spoke in sound effects.

https://youtu.be/ZQX-qY8hzGc

And not about a certain aerospace manufacturing company. :lol:



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09 Jul 2024, 8:20 am

Well was hoping it was just going to be a Boing flight, where they might just bounce back from the Space station.
TY for correction , but am typing on the worlds worst keyboard in my opinion. (Bounce/Boing)
And dear Naturalplastic , my mistakes are my own, and if you ain't on this side of the screen , Seeing stuff that is in front of me .These last few days , You could/ might in your infinite wisdom , please , allow for spelling errors periodically
Until they get their Space Missions right , As NASA was the premeir Space Org. representing the USA at one time .
I may start referring to them as "Mud." Boeing or no Boeing Till they get those people on the Starliner back om the Earth. Listening to the Local News reports , " They had over 20 valves not operational on their Spacecraft .Upon docking


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09 Jul 2024, 12:47 pm

Jakki wrote:
Well was hoping it was just going to be a Boing flight, where they might just bounce back from the Space station.
TY for correction , but am typing on the worlds worst keyboard in my opinion. (Bounce/Boing)
And dear Naturalplastic , my mistakes are my own, and if you ain't on this side of the screen , Seeing stuff that is in front of me .These last few days , You could/ might in your infinite wisdom , please , allow for spelling errors periodically
Until they get their Space Missions right , As NASA was the premeir Space Org. representing the USA at one time .
I may start referring to them as "Mud." Boeing or no Boeing Till they get those people on the Starliner back om the Earth. Listening to the Local News reports , " They had over 20 valves not operational on their Spacecraft .Upon docking


In other words...you...indeed ALL of us...are so disillusioned with the once mighty aviation giant (forget about their space ships...look at all of the current safety scandals about their common airliners in the news)that you think that their products are, as aircraft, are no better than...POGO STICKS!

So ...thats why you dubbed them "the boing company"!
Boing, boing, boing, boing! :lol:

Fair enough.



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10 Jul 2024, 2:21 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Jakki wrote:
Well was hoping it was just going to be a Boing flight, where they might just bounce back from the Space station.
TY for correction , but am typing on the worlds worst keyboard in my opinion. (Bounce/Boing)
And dear Naturalplastic , my mistakes are my own, and if you ain't on this side of the screen , Seeing stuff that is in front of me .These last few days , You could/ might in your infinite wisdom , please , allow for spelling errors periodically
Until they get their Space Missions right , As NASA was the premeir Space Org. representing the USA at one time .
I may start referring to them as "Mud." Boeing or no Boeing Till they get those people on the Starliner back om the Earth. Listening to the Local News reports , " They had over 20 valves not operational on their Spacecraft .Upon docking


In other words...you...indeed ALL of us...are so disillusioned with the once mighty aviation giant (forget about their space ships...look at all of the current safety scandals about their common airliners in the news)that you think that their products are, as aircraft, are no better than...POGO STICKS!

So ...thats why you dubbed them "the boing company"!
Boing, boing, boing, boing! :lol:

Fair enough.


https://youtu.be/duNbqQj8ewI



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10 Jul 2024, 5:12 pm

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naturalplastic wrote:
Jakki wrote:
Well was hoping it was just going to be a Boing flight, where they might just bounce back from the Space station.
TY for correction , but am typing on the worlds worst keyboard in my opinion. (Bounce/Boing)
And dear Naturalplastic , my mistakes are my own, and if you ain't on this side of the screen , Seeing stuff that is in front of me .These last few days , You could/ might in your infinite wisdom , please , allow for spelling errors periodically
Until they get their Space Missions right , As NASA was the premeir Space Org. representing the USA at one time .
I may start referring to them as "Mud." Boeing or no Boeing Till they get those people on the Starliner back om the Earth. Listening to the Local News reports , " They had over 20 valves not operational on their Spacecraft .Upon docking


In other words...you...indeed ALL of us...are so disillusioned with the once mighty aviation giant (forget about their space ships...look at all of the current safety scandals about their common airliners in the news)that you think that their products are, as aircraft, are no better than...POGO STICKS!

So ...thats why you dubbed them "the boing company"!
Boing, boing, boing, boing! :lol:

Fair enough.


https://youtu.be/duNbqQj8ewI


Very Poignant....! 8O .... Late hubbys friend ..took early retirement from a low level Supervisory position over the Assembly and test engineers .. Getting away repeatedly with things he saw that were not safe. And steadily dropping off.After 40 yr in Aerospace work .That was almost ten years ago . In the State of Washington .


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