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  #1795499 6-Jun-2017 16:38
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Wiggum:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Back to the topic. I read that the launch was successful but the rocket failed to make orbit.

 

So where did it end up?

 

 

Thats a good point. I guess Rocketlab knows, but have not yet made that information public.

 

 

 

 

Down range, in the pacific somewhere. Safety of the general public plays a key part in choosing a launch site, hence it is in remote and coastal location.

 

CAA NOTAMs contain some clues as they state the danger areas'/exclusion zones for aircraft.

 

 

 

Congratulations to them - I hope they succeed commercially.

 

 

 

Edit: NOTAM link.


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  #1795793 7-Jun-2017 10:23
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On a side note Mahia is a stunning beach holiday destination. Its probably not well known in the big centres due to how remote it is, but it has an amazing beach, boat ramp, fishing, a golf course and generally peace and quiet. Except for the occasional space ship taking off now. :p Oh and recently found out they have UFB there - could be a pretty good place to retire to - several of Mum and Dads friends have done just that!


 
 
 
 


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  #1795800 7-Jun-2017 10:35
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tripper1000:

 

Wiggum:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Back to the topic. I read that the launch was successful but the rocket failed to make orbit.

 

So where did it end up?

 

 

Thats a good point. I guess Rocketlab knows, but have not yet made that information public.

 

 

 Down range, in the pacific somewhere. Safety of the general public plays a key part in choosing a launch site, hence it is in remote and coastal location.

 

CAA NOTAMs contain some clues as they state the danger areas'/exclusion zones for aircraft.

 

 Congratulations to them - I hope they succeed commercially.

 

 Edit: NOTAM link.

 

 

So do Rocket Lab's launches drop rocket components into the ocean?

 

 





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  #1796030 7-Jun-2017 16:01
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MikeAqua:

 

tripper1000:

 

Wiggum:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Back to the topic. I read that the launch was successful but the rocket failed to make orbit.

 

So where did it end up?

 

 

Thats a good point. I guess Rocketlab knows, but have not yet made that information public.

 

 

 Down range, in the pacific somewhere. Safety of the general public plays a key part in choosing a launch site, hence it is in remote and coastal location.

 

CAA NOTAMs contain some clues as they state the danger areas'/exclusion zones for aircraft.

 

 Congratulations to them - I hope they succeed commercially.

 

 Edit: NOTAM link.

 

 

So do Rocket Lab's launches drop rocket components into the ocean?

 

 

 

 

I'm no expert and couldn't say for a launch that goes to plan, but when they fail to make orbit, the answer would have to be yes. Not that uncommon - there was NOTAM's last year warning of possible debits falling into the southern pacific from the re-entry & intentional crashing of one of the spent resupply ships for the International space station. I guess for safety, they pick somewhere remote to crash things.

 

Space is increasing full of junk and some are worried it will be unusable within 20 years due to unavoidable collisions, so it is preferable not to have useless stuff in orbit.


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  #1796042 7-Jun-2017 16:24
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Just checked those co-ordinates. It looks like the range was SSE Gisborne and stretched from halfway between Christchurch & the Chatham Is, south to level with the Campbell Is.

 

 

 

Edit: getting my West and East wrong.


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  #1796046 7-Jun-2017 16:33
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Rocket Labs NOTAM


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