Vega Space is an aerospace company, with the motives to develop advanced rocketry components, to match the pace of advancement in the space-launch industry, with the ultimate goal of reaching the mesosphere.
Our first-ever launch of the test prototype, Alpha rocket will be equipped with our ATE (Alpha Test Electronics). We believe that this flight isn't going to be anywhere near perfect, as it has never been flown before. Through this data, we are looking to gather some valuable telemetry and orientation data, to perfect our ATE system.
T - 60 seconds: The launchpad will measure the wind speed of the current environment to see if it would be adequate to proceed to launch.
T - 15 seconds: Launchpad finalizes communication with the rocket via Bluetooth and sets rocket into launch mode
T - 10 seconds: ATE starts counting down before starting the TVC and the launchpad also counts down 10 seconds before igniting the ignitor
T - 3 seconds: Launch tower/launch clamps retract
T - 0 seconds: Rocket lifts off; all communications are cut off between the launch pad and the rocket
T + 1.2 second: The main engine reaches max thrust; logs all of the data via ATE
T + 2 seconds: Main engine cutoff; TVC stops
T + 2.2 seconds: ATE detects main engine cutoff, deploys the parachute
T + 5 seconds: Rocket lands
We are looking to stream our rocket launch via YouTube and we plan on using DDING's signup system to give users access to the stream. Please sign up for the event via DDING.