[amsat-bb] Re: RAX - Radio Aurora Explorer
rcaron at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 12:39:11 PDT 2010
One of the RAX presentations during the CubeSat workshop in April stated
that they're now targeting a September launch.
I'm assuming the delay is due to diffusers being added to all Minotaur
IV third stage steering systems to reduce unintended thrust after motor
burnout. Minotaur IV is launched out of both Kodiak & Vandenberg; I
don't see any reference to Kwaj having any launch capability for the
On 6/8/10 12:00 PM, amsat-bb-request at amsat.org wrote:
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> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:53:19 -0400
> From: "John K Scoggin Jr \(W3JKS/AAT3BF\)"<aat3bf at armymars.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FW: RAX - Radio Aurora Explorer
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> There was a news item a week or two ago that the Kodiak Launch Complex had
> lost its funding from the Missile Defense Agency and that the
> Congresscritters were looking for some grease in the bottom of the pork
> barrel to keep it alive.
> It looks like the MDA launches are going to be coming mostly from Kwajalein
> now (which probably makes more sense from the standpoint of fixed support
> costs, as the RADARs on Kwaj as still very much needed in any case.
> Did RAX lose its ride perhaps? There have been no updates on the RAX
> website for a couple of months.
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