The Register's mighty Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is gearing up for a second test flight of our Vulture 2 spaceplane's vital rocket motor igniter assembly, following Monday's dramatic first attempt which unfortunately ended on a Spanish mountainside without the essential test firing carried out. Click here …
Better luck this time chaps and chapess.
Hope the weather is as good as the other day.
Great video from the chase car, by the way.
Oh, and shouldn't it be Low Orbit Hydrogen Assisted Navigator now, I can't remember.
It doesn't go into Low Orbit, it doesn't use Helium, and if any of the many components fail it won't Navigate, so I think that "Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator" is the perfect name!
If you need help tracking you could try contacting Avila Radio Club, I have the email address. Plus those of a few local Amateurs. Obviously not going to post them here. If you want them contact me direct
Don't you think it's up to you to contact the club and others to let them know about this endeavour(*) so that they can decide if they want to oiffer assistance instead of them receiving unsolicited mail out of the blue. Presumably if you have the e-mail addresses then you are at least known to them
it's good to want to be of help but spam is spam no matter.
(*)They may already be aware of it and are helping or have decided they can be of no real assistance.
Here's wishing you a successful launch, safe flight and easy, goat- and tree-free recovery!
And not forgetting the Special Projects Bureau Special Projects Burro (SPBSPB)
At the going down of the sun, and in the raising of a glass, we will remember him.
Truly great headline and byline, well done that man.
Why so late in the day?
Wouldn't it be better to launch between 9 or 10 am?
Then you'd have a chance to track and recover in daylight!
Re: Why so late in the day?
are you nuts?
... as to who the interested observer strapped on the side of the box is. Obviously not an intrepid Playmonaut since he's not a spacesuit. Obviously far braver since he's sitting outside with his feet hanging in the breeze. I probably missed this bit of info....
Re: Just curious...
That's a diver, in case of another water landing.
Third attempt, Shirley?
There was the first attempt back in July, the second attempt a couple of days ago, so the next will be number three.
Buena suerte, estaremos atentos
Live feed Cameras
Remember to point them where the action is this time please.
Am looking forward to the car chase and goat carnage
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