Vector startup launched microrocket with cargo on Board

Date:

2017-08-04 13:00:04

Views:

1291

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

Vector startup launched microrocket with cargo on Board

A Startup founded by immigrants from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Boeing and several other aerospace companies, announced the successful launch and suborbital flight of the rocket Vector R. the Launch took place from Baikonur , located in the U.S. state of Georgia. In the 60-ies of the last century, there were testing rockets for NASA, and now the launch site was converted into the company Vector, which in the near future plans to begin commercial launches of microsatellites.

The five-ton rocket Vector R have flown this spring, but now the test was complicated by placing on Board a test load from Astro Digital, Center of applied space technology and Research center of NASA.

The Vector summed up the new flight and expressed confidence that next year will be able to get the rocket into orbit. The developers say they are going to launch a rocket with a small cargo on Board for only three million dollars, and it is significantly cheaper than services provided by large companies engaged in the launches of large rockets. Because of the low prices to take advantage of the rocket Vector R can even small companies and research groups, and this means that the space will become more accessible and closer.

Recommended

The Americans on the moon: what everyone should know?

The Americans on the moon: what everyone should know?

the Upcoming cosmonautics day is my favorite holiday. It marks the triumph of the human mind: in just four thousand years Homo Sapiens went from hunter-gatherers to space explorers. 12 April 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in ...

Why are some galaxies spiral shaped?

Why are some galaxies spiral shaped?

you Know what surprised me the most? The fact that we perceive the surrounding world as it is. Animals, plants, the laws of physics and the cosmos are perceived by many people as something so mundane and boring that they invent fairies, ghosts, monst...

Astronomers were able to see the death of another star system

Astronomers were able to see the death of another star system

In the cosmic ocean drifts a lot of mysteries about the existence of which we are unaware. One of these was uncovered five years ago, when astronomers have discovered a lonely star at a distance of 570 light years from Earth, the brightness of which ...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Launch pad-plane from Virgin ready for flight tests

Launch pad-plane from Virgin ready for flight tests

to Display small satellites into orbit a variety of ways. In the company Virgin Orbit decided to adapt for this case the Boeing 747-400, which is very much altered, having created on its base launcher. It is now called Cosmic Girl...

SpaceX will begin to deliver people to the ISS in 2018

SpaceX will begin to deliver people to the ISS in 2018

About SpaceX's plans became known from the schedule private flights, which the space Agency NASA released recently. According to available information, SpaceX will begin to make the delivery of crews to ISS in the summer of next y...

Eight worlds of the Solar system where we might find life

Eight worlds of the Solar system where we might find life

Our modest possibilities of the Universe of the study show that only our home planet Earth includes confirmed signs of life. But the raw materials needed for life, is available everywhere, from the bowels of the asteroid to an int...