rocket launch – St Louis Rocketry http://stlouisrocketry.org/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 14:51:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://stlouisrocketry.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-05T144115.516-139x136.png rocket launch – St Louis Rocketry http://stlouisrocketry.org/ 32 32 Kim seeks to extend launch pad amid concerns over ICBM firing https://stlouisrocketry.org/kim-seeks-to-extend-launch-pad-amid-concerns-over-icbm-firing/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 01:20:32 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/kim-seeks-to-extend-launch-pad-amid-concerns-over-icbm-firing/ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his officials to expand a satellite launch facility to fire a variety of rockets By Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM March 11, 2022, 04:57 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his […]]]>

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his officials to expand a satellite launch facility to fire a variety of rockets

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his officials to expand a satellite launch facility to fire a variety of rockets, state media reported Friday, as U.S. military and South Koreans concluded that the North was testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile. system.

Experts said earlier that North Korea may soon carry out a rocket launch carrying a satellite in violation of UN resolutions after recently carrying out a series of tests aimed at modernizing its missile arsenals and exerting more pressure on the Biden administration amid stalled diplomacy. Such a rocket launch by North Korea would be its biggest provocation since late 2017 and a violation of its self-imposed moratorium on long-range and nuclear testing.

North Korea’s neighbors detected two ballistic launches last week in the country’s first weapons fire in about a month. North Korea later said it was testing cameras and other systems to be installed on a spy satellite, but did not reveal which missiles or rockets it was using.

After analyzing those launches, the US and South Korean militaries said they had concluded that the North’s two recent missile launches involved an ICBM system under development that the North first unveiled at a military parade in October 2020.

“The purpose of these tests, which did not demonstrate the range of the ICBM, was likely to evaluate this new system before conducting a full-range test in the future, potentially disguised as a space launch,” said Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby in a statement Thursday. .

Kirby said the US military had ordered “enhanced readiness” among its ballistic missile defense forces in the region and stepped up surveillance activities off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.

“The United States strongly condemns these launches, which constitute a brazen violation of several UN Security Council resolutions, unnecessarily increase tensions and risk destabilizing the security situation in the region,” Kirby said.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry issued a similar assessment on Friday and said North Korea should immediately end any actions that raise tensions and pose security concerns in the region.

According to a ministry statement, Seoul and Washington decided to release the information because they believe the international community should speak with one voice in opposing the North’s development of a new missile capability.

On Friday, North Korea’s Central News Agency reported that Kim inspected the Sohae satellite launch ground in the northwest and ordered officials to “upgrade it to an expansion base so that various rockets can be launched to carry multi-purpose satellites”.

“He stressed that it is the noble duty of our party and space scientists and technicians of our time to transform the launch pad, associated with our state’s great dream and ambition for space power, into a base state-of-the-art advancement,” KCNA said.

North Korea carried out two successful satellite launches from the Sohae facility in 2012 and 2016. It said they were Earth observation satellites developed under its peaceful space development program , but the UN is banning a North Korean satellite launch because it could serve as cover to test missile technology. .

Kim said earlier this week that North Korea needed reconnaissance satellites to monitor “US imperialism’s aggression troops and vassal forces.”

But some experts question the capability of North Korea’s spy satellites because it has not released high-resolution images among recent photos believed to have been taken from space. They also say there is no evidence that the two satellites launched in 2012 and 2016 ever transmitted images.

In 2017, North Korea conducted three ICBM launches that demonstrated a range that could include the American continent. Analysts say it lacks proficiency in a few remaining technologies, such as a re-entry vehicle, to have functional ICBMs that can carry nuclear warheads.

In 2018, North Korea unilaterally suspended long-range and nuclear testing before starting now dormant denuclearization talks with the United States. The talks broke down in 2019 due to disputes over US sanctions against the North. Senior Pyongyang officials recently hinted at the lifting of the 2018 weapons testing moratorium.

Observers say North Korea could conduct a spy satellite launch or ICBM test before its big political birthday in April – the 110th birthday of state founder Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong’s late grandfather One.

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NASA is preparing for the deployment of the Artemis 1 mission next week https://stlouisrocketry.org/nasa-is-preparing-for-the-deployment-of-the-artemis-1-mission-next-week/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 23:16:47 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/nasa-is-preparing-for-the-deployment-of-the-artemis-1-mission-next-week/ Teams begin retracting the “kitchen drawer” platforms surrounding the first rocket that will launch a NASA Artemis mission to the moon. Retracting the platforms surrounding the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is a key step in safely sending the rocket and spacecraft to the launch pad […]]]>

Teams begin retracting the “kitchen drawer” platforms surrounding the first rocket that will launch a NASA Artemis mission to the moon.

Retracting the platforms surrounding the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is a key step in safely sending the rocket and spacecraft to the launch pad on March 17 before the launch of Artemis 1, which is expected to take place in May at the earliest.

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The weather looks good for SpaceX’s next rocket launch in Florida https://stlouisrocketry.org/the-weather-looks-good-for-spacexs-next-rocket-launch-in-florida/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 17:31:57 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/the-weather-looks-good-for-spacexs-next-rocket-launch-in-florida/ Space is important to us, which is why we strive to provide you with the best coverage of industry and launches in Florida. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support him with a subscription here. — Space Force forecasters predict solidly favorable weather for SpaceX’s next launch on Tuesday, a mission that should […]]]>

Space is important to us, which is why we strive to provide you with the best coverage of industry and launches in Florida. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support him with a subscription here.

Space Force forecasters predict solidly favorable weather for SpaceX’s next launch on Tuesday, a mission that should boost another batch of Starlink internet satellites.

Forecasters say conditions at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are expected to be 80% “one way” for a Falcon 9 rocket launch window that runs from 8:56 a.m. to 10:57 a.m. EST. Some cloud, however, may persist around Launch Complex 40 through Tuesday.

“A collision with a sea breeze from Monday evening through early Tuesday morning will cause downpours to move east over central Florida, and these downpours have the potential to linger into the launch window,” said Space Launch Delta 45 forecasters. said sunday. “The primary weather concern for Tuesday’s launch attempt is the cumulus rule.”

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European rocket launch company grapples with fallout from war in Ukraine https://stlouisrocketry.org/european-rocket-launch-company-grapples-with-fallout-from-war-in-ukraine/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 13:11:00 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/european-rocket-launch-company-grapples-with-fallout-from-war-in-ukraine/ French satellite launch company Arianespace said on Friday it was exploring its options after the Russian space agency withdrew cooperation on some projects, disrupting some rocket operations. Arianespace has cooperated with Russian entities to use the Russian-designed Soyuz rocket to launch spacecraft from the European Spaceport in French Guiana and the Russian-controlled Baikonur facility in […]]]>

French satellite launch company Arianespace said on Friday it was exploring its options after the Russian space agency withdrew cooperation on some projects, disrupting some rocket operations.

Arianespace has cooperated with Russian entities to use the Russian-designed Soyuz rocket to launch spacecraft from the European Spaceport in French Guiana and the Russian-controlled Baikonur facility in Kazakhstan.

“Arianespace is in close contact with its customers and the French and European authorities to better assess all the consequences of this situation and to develop alternative solutions,” the company said in a press release.

Roscosmos, as the Russian space agency is known, pulled out due to sanctions the European Union and other governments imposed on Russia following its attack on Ukraine.

The move is a setback for Europe’s efforts to deploy its Galileo constellation of GPS-like satellites. Arianespace was preparing to launch the latest batch of navigation satellites. “The Galileo satellites are in a stable configuration,” the company said.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has emphasized international space cooperation. Roscosmos has raised doubts about its future involvement with the International Space Station and said Thursday it was halting rocket engine deliveries to the United States.

Satellite broadband company OneWeb said on Thursday it would suspend satellite launches from a Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan. The day before, Roscosmos had threatened to block the launch of the company’s communications satellites unless it received guarantees that they would not be used for military purposes.

OneWeb is partly owned by the UK government. Roscosmos suggested the UK should cede the stake, an idea the UK government quickly rejected.

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Kharkiv: Russia sends a message to all of Ukraine by striking these civilian areas in this city https://stlouisrocketry.org/kharkiv-russia-sends-a-message-to-all-of-ukraine-by-striking-these-civilian-areas-in-this-city/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 02:52:00 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/kharkiv-russia-sends-a-message-to-all-of-ukraine-by-striking-these-civilian-areas-in-this-city/ These are some of the attacks residents of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, have endured in recent days as Russian forces targeted residential areas, affecting civil infrastructure such as schools, shops, hospitals, apartment buildings and churches. CNN has geotagged and verified 13 incidents involving civilians over the past three days as attacks escalated against Kharkiv, a […]]]>
These are some of the attacks residents of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, have endured in recent days as Russian forces targeted residential areas, affecting civil infrastructure such as schools, shops, hospitals, apartment buildings and churches.

CNN has geotagged and verified 13 incidents involving civilians over the past three days as attacks escalated against Kharkiv, a city of about 1.5 million people. following the resistance of Ukraine.

Most of the attacks took place in the northeastern part of Kharkiv, in the residential area of ​​Saltivka. But other neighborhoods in the northwest, southeast and southwest of the city were also affected. The city’s Freedom Square, the center of public life in Kharkiv, was hit by a cruise missile, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister said.

In 24 hours, 34 civilians were killed and 285 injured, including 10 children, in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian state emergency service announced Thursday morning.

As the Kharkiv offensive intensified, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague announced on Wednesday that he had opened an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called Russia’s relentless bombardment of Kharkiv, including the deliberate targeting of residential areas with “jet artillery”, a “war crime” in a late night address Monday.

CNN has analyzed and verified digital evidence, including videos and photos, of several indiscriminate attacks in Kharkiv.

Three schools hit by shelling in one day

At least three schools in Kharkiv were hit by Russian military strikes on Tuesday, according to videos and photos posted on social media.

In one clip, a school in the northern district of Saltivka is pictured with a gaping hole in the wall, rubble and broken glass strewn across the yard.

“School number 17 in the city of Kharkiv,” someone can be heard saying in the video. “It flew right here, everything is in ruins, everything has fallen, shrapnel everywhere, everything is in smoke.”

The other two schools hit by the shelling were just over a kilometer (about 0.6 miles) apart, in an industrial district southeast of Kharkiv.

Schools have not been opened since the start of the Russian invasion.

Other schools were indirectly affected during the shelling of central Kharkiv on Tuesday. Viktor Kruglov, the founder of Ranok, a private school, said they managed to evacuate about 54 orphans from a boarding school for blind and visually impaired children just 15 minutes before the explosion.

However, 65 people are still holed up in the school’s basement, without electricity or water due to the shelling. They depend on food and water brought in by volunteers, according to Valentyna Butenko, head of the non-governmental organization “The Right to Choose” (Pravo Vyboru).

The school is located 300 meters (about 985 feet) from the epicenter of the explosion in Liberty Square.

Apartment buildings directly affected

First responders battle a fire at an apartment complex hit by Russian military strikes in Kharkiv on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, two apartment buildings were directly hit, just outside the City Hospital No. 3 in the city of Kharkiv. The strikes also hit an office building.

In one video, a fire rages in a damaged apartment complex directly opposite the hospital.

“The building is gone,” someone says in the video.

Another video shows children and their families fleeing the apartment complex, and at least two bodies on the ground.

“…animals, just animals,” someone said, seeming to refer to those responsible for the military strikes. “People were driving here.”

“A house,” another person said, adding, “Look what they did.”

CNN could not identify any military targets in the area.

Other images of the Saltivka district, which were shared on local media, showed a row of shops in front of a building destroyed by the strikes. A nearby building was also seen on fire.

Security camera captures dramatic incident

Five residential neighborhoods in Kharkiv were affected on Monday, according to a CNN analysis.

What appeared to be surveillance footage of an apartment complex on Velyka Kil’tseva Street captured panicked residents rushing to safety as rockets exploded around them.

The intense bombardment – at least eight explosions are seen but more are heard – lasts 20 seconds. As the ammunition rains down, we see people running away. One individual is seen falling to the ground as explosions dot the ground. A parked car explodes after receiving a direct hit. After the hail of beatings stops, the fallen individual appears to be crawling, but then stops moving. Their condition is unknown to CNN.

Apartment complexes on Klochkivska Street in northwest Kharkiv and Vasylia Stusa Street in eastern Kharkiv were also hit on Monday.

Multiple rocket launcher attack near supermarket

The Saltivka neighborhood was also hit by a Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS, on Monday.

CNN geotagged videos show multiple rockets exploding closely together near the Equator supermarket as shoppers rush to safety.

A video shows a rocket booster lodged in the sidewalk of the street, with some people looking on.

A missile is seen lodged in the ground outside a small grocery store in Kharkiv on Monday.

According to the Kharkiv city council, this bombardment left one civilian woman dead and 31 injured. The wounded are made up of 15 soldiers and 16 civilians, the town hall said in a press release. CNN cannot independently verify these numbers.

Dan Kaszeta, a defense specialist and research associate at the Royal United Services Institute, a think tank in London, said the footage was consistent with a multiple rocket launch system attack.

“The appearance of at least one image of a rocket booster section lends credence to it being a rocket attack,” he said.

Commenting on this attack, Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of the Interior, declared: “Kharkiv has just been the victim of a massive bombardment from Grad! Dozens of victims”.

He described the situation as “a nightmare”.

CNN’s Tim Lister and Celine Alkhaldi contributed to this report.

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Roscosmos will launch funding in 2022 to create a fully reusable carrier rocket – Science & Space https://stlouisrocketry.org/roscosmos-will-launch-funding-in-2022-to-create-a-fully-reusable-carrier-rocket-science-space/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 21:41:10 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/roscosmos-will-launch-funding-in-2022-to-create-a-fully-reusable-carrier-rocket-science-space/ MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos will launch funding in stages this year to create the country’s fully reusable carrier rocket, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said Friday. “We are considering the option of a single medium-class rocket that will be fully reusable. That is, the first stage and the entire carrier will […]]]>

MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos will launch funding in stages this year to create the country’s fully reusable carrier rocket, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

“We are considering the option of a single medium-class rocket that will be fully reusable. That is, the first stage and the entire carrier will be used multiple times. This year, we will begin funding step by step. stage of the project. “, Rogozin said in an interview with TV Channel One.

Russia is currently developing the Amur space rocket system with a reusable first stage. Launches of the rocket will be carried out from the Vostochny spaceport in the Amur region in the Russian Far East.

The Amur carrier rocket will have a take-off weight of approximately 360 tonnes and will be 55 meters high and 4.1 meters in diameter. The transporter will feature a reusable first stage and a non-recoverable second stage, both fueled by methane.

The Amur will be capable of delivering up to 10.5 tons of payload to low near-Earth orbit with its reusable stage and 12.5 tons in its expendable configuration. The rocket’s first launch with a spacecraft is scheduled for 2026, with a program estimated at 70 billion rubles (about $843 million).

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Rocket Lab officially opens its third launch pad, with the first mission expected to launch within a week | Your money https://stlouisrocketry.org/rocket-lab-officially-opens-its-third-launch-pad-with-the-first-mission-expected-to-launch-within-a-week-your-money/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 13:02:29 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/rocket-lab-officially-opens-its-third-launch-pad-with-the-first-mission-expected-to-launch-within-a-week-your-money/ MAHIA PENINSULA, New Zealand–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 23, 2022– Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB ) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a global leader in launch and space systems, today announced the completion of its second orbital launch pad at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand – the third platform Company launch for its Electron rocket – […]]]>

MAHIA PENINSULA, New Zealand–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 23, 2022–

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB ) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a global leader in launch and space systems, today announced the completion of its second orbital launch pad at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand – the third platform Company launch for its Electron rocket – and confirmed that the new pad’s first mission will be a dedicated commercial launch that is expected to lift off within a week.

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Rocket Lab 1 Launch Complex (Photo: Business Wire)

Pad B is based at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, the world’s first private orbital launch site, located in Mahia, New Zealand. The new platform is Rocket Lab’s third for the company’s Electron launch vehicle and joins the existing A-platform at Launch Complex 1 and a third launch pad at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 in Virginia, USA. United. With two operational platforms within the same launch complex, Rocket Lab doubles the launch capacity of its Electron launcher.

Launch Complex 1 Pad B will support the upcoming launch of an Electron mission dedicated to Japanese Earth imaging company Synspective. Liftoff is currently scheduled no earlier than February 28 UTC / March 1 NZT. Full details on the mission can be found here: www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/

With two launch pads and private range assets at Launch Complex 1, simultaneous launch campaigns are now possible from the site. This enables resilient access to space by accommodating custom customer requirements or late spacecraft modifications while adhering to Rocket Lab’s manifesto schedule. Using two pads also eliminates pad recycling time, ensuring that a launchpad is always available for a quick-response mission. Launched from a private launch complex, Rocket Lab is also able to avoid the high scope fees and overhead typically associated with shared launch sites, resulting in a cost-effective launch service for operators. of satellites.

Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck says, “A reliable launch vehicle is only part of the puzzle for unlocking access to space – operating multiple launch sites so we can launch when and where our customers need it is another crucial factor. We pride ourselves on providing responsive access to space for our customers, making back-to-back missions possible in hours or days, not weeks or months.

“Even with just one pad at Launch Complex 1, Electron quickly became the second most frequently launched US rocket each year. Now, with two pads at Launch Complex 1 and a third in Virginia, imagine what three pads on two continents can do for schedule control, flexibility, and rapid response for satellite operators worldwide.

More than 50 local construction workers and contractors participated in the development of Launch Complex 1 Pad B, which includes a 66-tonne launch pad and a 7.6-tonne reinforcement suitable for the Electron launcher. With Pad B operational, multiple roles are now available at Launch Complex 1 to support Rocket Lab’s increased launch cadence.

Rocket Lab – Launch Vice President Shaun D’Mello says, “With the Pad B, we kept things efficient. Its systems and layout replicate Pad A and share much of Pad A’s infrastructure, including the Electron Vehicle Integration Hangar, the track to the pad, and our own range control facility. Thanks to this, we were able to double our operational capacity – all on a concrete surface smaller than the average tennis court. I’m extremely proud of what the team has accomplished: building and bringing a second pad live, while continuing to maintain and operate pad A for our Electron launches to date, and in the midst of a global pandemic nothing less.

About Launch Complex 1

Located on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, Launch Complex 1 is the world’s first and only private orbital launch site. As the launch site for Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket, Launch Complex 1 has supported the successful delivery of more than 100 satellites into space across a range of missions for environmental and marine monitoring, Earth observation , science and research, internet connectivity, technology research and development. , and national security.

An FAA-licensed spaceport, Launch Complex 1 is capable of supporting up to 120 launch opportunities each year. From the site, it is possible to achieve orbital inclinations ranging from sun-synchronous to 30 degrees, allowing a wide range of inclinations to serve the majority of the satellite industry’s missions in low Earth orbit.

Located in Launch Complex 1 are Rocket Lab’s private range control facilities, three satellite clean rooms, a launcher assembly hangar that can process multiple electrons for launch at a time, and administrative offices. Operating a private orbital launch site alongside its own lineup and mission control centers allows Rocket Lab to reduce overhead per mission, resulting in cost-effective launch service for operators of satellites.

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About Rocket Lab

Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company with an established track record of mission success. We provide reliable launch services, spacecraft components, satellites and other spacecraft and in-orbit management solutions that make getting to space faster, easier and more affordable. Based in Long Beach, California, Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the small Electron orbital launch vehicle and Photon satellite platform and develops the 8-ton Neutron payload-class launch vehicle. Since its first orbital launch in January 2018, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket each year and has delivered 109 satellites into orbit for private and public sector organizations, enabling national security, scientific research and space debris mitigation. , Earth observation, climate monitoring and communications. Rocket Lab’s Photon spacecraft platform has been selected to support NASA missions to the Moon and Mars, as well as the first private commercial mission to Venus. Rocket Lab has three launch pads at two launch sites, including two launch pads at a private orbital launch site in New Zealand, and a second launch site in Virginia, United States, which is expected to become operational. in 2022. To learn more, visit www.rocketlabusa.com.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. , as amended. . These forward-looking statements are based on Rocket Lab’s current expectations and beliefs regarding future developments and their potential effects. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (many of which are beyond Rocket Lab’s control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. prospective. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including risks related to the global COVID-19 pandemic; risks relating to government restrictions and lockdowns in New Zealand and other countries in which we operate that could delay or suspend our operations; delays and disruptions in expansion efforts; our reliance on a limited number of customers; the harsh and unpredictable space environment in which our products operate, which could adversely affect our launch vehicle and spacecraft; increased congestion due to the proliferation of constellations in low Earth orbit which could significantly increase the risk of potential collision with space debris or other spacecraft and limit or impede our launch flexibility and/or access to our own orbital slots ; increased competition in our industry due in part to rapid technological development and falling costs; technological changes in our industry that we may not be able to keep up with or that could make our services uncompetitive; evolution of average selling prices; the failure of our launch vehicles, satellites and components to perform as intended, either due to our design error in production or through no fault of ours; disruptions to the launch schedule; supply chain disruptions, product delays or failures; design and engineering flaws; launch failures; natural disasters and epidemics or pandemics; changes in government regulations, including with respect to trade and export restrictions, or in the status of our regulatory approvals or applications; or other events that require us to cancel or reschedule launches, including customers’ contractual rescheduling and termination rights; the risks that acquisitions will not be completed on time or at all or that they will not achieve the expected benefits and results; and other risks detailed from time to time in Rocket Lab’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including under the heading “Risk Factors” in the prospectus dated October 7, 2021 relating to our registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-259757), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) on October 7, 2021 and elsewhere (including that impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may also exacerbate the risks are discussed there). There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Rocket Lab will be those anticipated by us. Except as required by law, Rocket Lab undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Briefcase: South Africa business extracts https://stlouisrocketry.org/briefcase-south-africa-business-extracts/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 22:21:56 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/briefcase-south-africa-business-extracts/ In this week’s briefcase, Endeavor Group buys the Empire Hotel in Kilburn, KI Spirits launches its new distillery and Maggie Beer Holdings reports half-year profit of $5.5 million. The Empire Hotel was sold for $11.5 million. Endeavor Group acquires Empire Hotel The Empire Hotel in Kilburn has been bought by ASX-listed Endeavor Group for $11.5 […]]]>

In this week’s briefcase, Endeavor Group buys the Empire Hotel in Kilburn, KI Spirits launches its new distillery and Maggie Beer Holdings reports half-year profit of $5.5 million.

Endeavor Group acquires Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel in Kilburn has been bought by ASX-listed Endeavor Group for $11.5 million.

Sold through an off-market EOI process, JLL Hotels says the freehold pub has attracted bids from local publicans and several interstate hotel groups looking for a first asset in Adelaide’s growing hotel market.

The Prospect Rd Hotel is approximately 7km north of Adelaide CBD, sits on a 7604m² block and has 33 gaming machines, a bar, bistro and bottle shop driving.

Endeavor Group, formerly ALH Group, spun off from Woolworths Group last June in one of the biggest splits in Australian history, creating a company with a market capitalization of over $10 billion.

The group also includes well-known liquor retailers Dan Murphy’s and BWS.

Other national hotel groups such as Black Rhino and Australian Venue Co have purchased South African pubs in the past two years.

JLL says interstate investors continue to identify value in the SA market following changes to gaming laws.

“Real value has been identified in the South Australian hotel market, where recent legislative changes and a stable business environment, less disrupted by COVID, have caught the eye of interstate capital alongside a group of parties tightly held local stakeholders,” said John, Managing Director of JLL Hotels. Musca.

Southern Launch partners with German rocket company

Southern Launch has formed a partnership with Germany’s Rocket Factory Augsburg.

Leading European launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg has teamed up with South Australian rocket launch facility provider Southern Launch to launch its 30-meter rockets from the Eyre Peninsula.

The partnership allows the German RFA ONE launch vehicle to be launched from Southern Launch’s Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia.

The agreement, signed this month, will allow RFA to provide flexible, inexpensive and precise launch services with its RFA ONE from a regional spaceport in the Asia-Pacific region.

RFA ONE is a small three-stage rocket with a highly efficient staged combustion engine and an orbital stage capable of carrying up to 1,350 kg to a 300 km polar orbit.

The rocket is 30 meters high and 2 meters wide and is expected to be launched up to fifty times a year in the future, delivering satellites into near-Earth orbit quickly and reliably at a very competitive price.

The first engagement between RFA and Southern Launch took place at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington in 2019, and the parties are now very pleased to have finalized and signed a Launch Services Agreement at the Global Space Convention. space and technology in Singapore.

RFA Chief Commercial Officer Jörn Spurmann says launching from South Australia enables it to offer launch services in the Asia-Pacific region and marks a central step in its distributed launch capability strategy to the global scale.

“With various launch sites around the world, we minimize logistics and time constraints for our customers and lay the foundations for the infrastructure for a weekly launch cadence,” he said.

“Southern Launch offers a comprehensive and competitive service to launch our rockets. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner.

KI Spirits launches a new distillery

The new KI Spirits distillery. Photo: Meaghan Coles/nowandthenphotography.

Kangaroo Island Spirits has officially opened its new cellar door and $3.5 million production facility in Cygnet River.

The facility includes the installation of a 1,800 liter steam still which will see the Kangaroo Island site produce up to 3,000 liters of gin per week, as well as a 4,500 liter whiskey still. This will produce 1,200 liters of spirits each week, making Kangaroo Island Spirits the largest whiskey distillery in South Australia.

The project received a $500,000 grant from the SA Tourism Commission.

The distillery was started by Jon and Sarah Lark on the island in 2006 but was sold to listed company Mighty Craft in 2020.

The company also owns the SA brands 78 Degrees, Mismatch Brewing and Hills Cider.

Mighty Craft managing director Mark Haysman said the new facility and cellar door at Kangaroo Island Spirits heralds a new chapter in the distillery’s 16-year history and will attract tourists and business opportunities at Kangaroo Island.

“With the addition of a range of exciting and immersive tasting experiences and a new Spirits Academy on the island, our vision is to attract additional visitors, take part in a wider range of events, to create new jobs for the inhabitants and to increase our capacity for innovation. and excellence,” he said.

“Thanks to the support of the South African government, Kangaroo Island Distillery is now poised to become one of Australia’s most iconic experiential distilleries, attracting worldwide attention and visitation and contributing to the economy. at large.”

The branding and packaging of KIS products has also been overhauled, including the addition of “Est 2006” to each label to acknowledge its claim to be Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery.

Increased Maggie Beer Profits

Maggie Beer is still involved with the company as a director and brand ambassador.

Publicly listed Maggie Beer Holdings reported a first-half profit of $5.5 million following a huge spike in sales.

The company which includes SA Maggie Beer, Paris Creek Farms, Melbourne-based St David Dairy and recently acquired Hampers and Gifts Australia brands increased sales 133% to $64.5 million for the half year compared to the half year ending December 31, 2020.

The group’s large e-commerce business accounted for almost 60% of total net sales for the half due to an increase in online trading over the Christmas period for its Maggie Beer Products and HGA divisions.

MBH CEO and Managing Director, Chantale Millard, said half had seen the integration of the HGA business into the group successfully and on schedule, allowing the company to diversify its revenue and gross margin between e-commerce, grocery retail and restaurant.

“As a group, we have strategically invested in continuing to grow our sales and market share and invested in ensuring our e-commerce customers have a great online experience and fast deliveries over Christmas,” said she declared.

The company was listed as a technology company in 2004 and entered the food and beverage sector in 2016 when it bought a 48% stake in Maggie Beer Products.

It takes over the biodynamic dairy company SA B.-d. Farm Paris Creek in 2017 and Saint David Dairy in Melbourne in 2018 before acquiring the remaining 52% of Maggie Beer in 2019 and changing its name from Longtable Group to Maggie Beer Holdings last year to better reflect its core brand.

Barossa Valley foodie icon Maggie Beer remains involved with the company as a non-executive director and brand ambassador.

Beer’s career in the food industry spans more than 40 years, starting as a farmer at Pheasant Farm in the Barossa in 1979, which led to a farm shop and soon after a acclaimed restaurant. national, followed by a commercial food production company, Maggie Beer Products.

SA Telstra Business Award winners announced

Six South Australian companies have been honored at the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022, which celebrates small and medium-sized businesses.

House Inspect Australia won the Accelerating Women Award.

While operating as a one-stop home inspection business known for its customer-focused results in building and pest inspections, House Inspect Australia has focused on the gender gap and been a champion for women in the industries in which they operate.

The Australian Native Food Co. won the Building Communities award.

Australian Native Food Co. sources its products from local suppliers only, with profits made from this venture being invested back into the community through literacy and numeracy programs.

Adelaide-based company Big Shed Brewing won the Promoting Sustainability award.

Founded by home brewers Craig Basford and Jason Harris as a passion project in 2006, Big Shed Brewing has grown into a well-known and thriving craft brewery with a bar and restaurant in Royal Park.

Container Deposit Systems won the Embracing Innovation award.

By using technology to build a revolutionary, semi-automated system, Container Deposit Systems is helping to increase productivity at recycling deposit facilities, enabling 75,000 Australians to return 20 million containers for recycling per week to avoid ending up in the landfill.

The Championing Health Award went to Clinic Mastery, a commercial training company for allied health professionals.

Michael Ackland, director of the Telstra Consumer and Small Business Group, said the SA winners of the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards were outstanding examples of small and medium-sized businesses whose ingenuity and resilience have led them to thrive in these difficult times. .

“Every business is an inspiration in their own right, and it’s a privilege to be able to celebrate the incredible impact these winners have had on the customers and communities they serve,” he said.

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SpaceX postpones weekend Falcon 9 rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center to Monday – WFTV https://stlouisrocketry.org/spacex-postpones-weekend-falcon-9-rocket-launch-at-kennedy-space-center-to-monday-wftv/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 18:35:03 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/spacex-postpones-weekend-falcon-9-rocket-launch-at-kennedy-space-center-to-monday-wftv/ KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A rocket launch scheduled for this weekend has been moved to Monday, according to SpaceX. READ: The billionaire who flew SpaceX last year returning to orbit SpaceX announced Saturday afternoon that a Falcon 9 rocket launch scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to Monday. The company said the delay was […]]]>

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A rocket launch scheduled for this weekend has been moved to Monday, according to SpaceX.

READ: The billionaire who flew SpaceX last year returning to orbit

SpaceX announced Saturday afternoon that a Falcon 9 rocket launch scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to Monday.

The company said the delay was due to weather issues for the recovery of the rocket’s first stage.

Launch is now scheduled for Monday at 9:44 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

WATCH: Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft will launch from Kennedy Space Center

This launch is part of SpaceX’s Starlink mission.

SpaceX said Starlink’s goal is to create a network of satellites that will help deliver internet services to those not yet connected and deliver reliable, affordable internet around the world.

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Launch Facilities Agreement Signed by Rocket Factory Augsburg AG + South Australia Launch – SatNews https://stlouisrocketry.org/launch-facilities-agreement-signed-by-rocket-factory-augsburg-ag-south-australia-launch-satnews/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 23:58:26 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/launch-facilities-agreement-signed-by-rocket-factory-augsburg-ag-south-australia-launch-satnews/ Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) has joined forces with South launch, a South Australian rocket launch facility provider. This partnership allows the German launcher RFA ONE to be launched from Southern Launch’s Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia. Southern Launch’s orbital complex allows direct ascent to sun-synchronous and polar orbits. The agreement will […]]]>

Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) has joined forces with South launch, a South Australian rocket launch facility provider. This partnership allows the German launcher RFA ONE to be launched from Southern Launch’s Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia. Southern Launch’s orbital complex allows direct ascent to sun-synchronous and polar orbits.

The agreement will enable RFA to provide flexible, inexpensive and accurate launch services with its FRG ONE from a regional spaceport in the Asia-Pacific region. This small three-stage rocket, with its highly efficient staged combustion engine and orbital stage, can deliver up to 1,350 kg. 300km away. polar orbit.

The rocket is 30 meters high and 2 meters wide and has reached significant milestones in its development over the past year. The RFA ONE is expected to be launched up to fifty times a year in the future, delivering near-Earth orbit satellites quickly and reliably at a very competitive price.

The first engagement between RFA and Southern Launch took place at International Astronautical CongressWashington in 2019, and the parties are now very pleased to have finalized and signed a launch services agreement at the Global Space and Technology Convention in Singapore.

Jörn SpurmannCommercial Director of RFA, said: “Launching from South Australia allows us to offer our launch services in a very customer-focused way from a regional spaceport in the Asia-Pacific region. It marks a central milestone in our strategy for globally distributed launch capability. With various launch sites around the world, we minimize logistics and time constraints for our customers and lay the foundations of the infrastructure for a weekly launch cadence. Southern Launch offers a comprehensive and competitive service to launch our rockets. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”

Wet LloydCEO of Southern Launch, said:We are delighted to announce this partnership with Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, which will see its RFA ONE launch vehicle launched into space from Southern Launch sites in South Australia. This partnership once again demonstrates Australia’s world-class space launch capabilities to the international space industry.”

Rocket Factory Augsburg was founded in 2018 with a mission to dramatically reduce launch costs in the space industry. The company’s goal is to develop a prototype launch vehicle by the end of 2022, capable of launching satellites into low Earth orbit every week at unparalleled prices. The RFA ONE launcher combines three key competitive advantages: an extremely customer-focused service thanks to our orbital stage with precise delivery in orbit, at a very competitive price, made possible by our superior staged combustion technology, our industrial automation and our low cost structure.

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