Rocket Lab: ‘Thanks for your patience’
Lab rocket must have another exit launched today after fulfilling its third attempt yesterday.
She thanked local Mahia, supporters and emergency services for her patience and said that the climatic tensions decrease during the commercial phase of her program.
The company was within 12 minutes of yesterday’s launch, but said that the weather conditions have developed what could have damaged the systems in the rocket.
The company said the focus during the test program was to test rocket systems rather than the ability to cope with weather conditions.
Peter Beck, CEO and founder of Rocket Lab, said that as of yesterday, a high altitude cloud creates a risk of triboelectrification.
“Our team was able to propel the vehicle and prepare it for the flight, but the worsening weather conditions meant we were forced to delay. We will have another one starting tomorrow. The team has done a great job today, and our Problems, “he said yesterday.
“We thank local residents, supporters and emergency services for their patience.
“Because this is a test launch, our time constraints are more restrictive than those in commercial operations.” We focus on the best time for launch, so we can focus on the priority rocket test instead Of their ability to cope with adverse weather conditions. ”
Triboelectrification was a common reason for releases being cleaned abroad.
“If the cloud is below -10 ° C, there is a possibility that the ice particles and if we go through this cloud more than 3000 feet per second, it can generate a static charge and that is enough to damage the Vehicle electronics “, there. He told me.
When asked if he was the “fever” that has affected other space missions, Beck said that all members of his team was “very happy to eliminate”, but also very disciplined.
“No one is trying to launch a rocket with a feverish form. It is a methodical and clinical decision – either the conditions are right, or they do not.
A scientist who works with the MetService team’s own time Lab Rocket sending balloons to collect data and feed mission monitoring in real time in Auckland – where Beck.
“It’s a very structured program – there’s no need to push the envelope at an early stage.” “We’ve always said that we’re going to go when we’re ready.” “We’re ready, but time is not.
The first launch was possible, is cleared on Monday, due to strong winds.
Lab Rocket If successful, this will be the first rocket launched into space from New Zealand, joining 10 other countries they have.
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