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frogesque
2005-Feb-21, 01:10 PM
Schedule (http://www.pfrr.alaska.edu/pfrr/launch.htm)

Feb 27th - March 14th 2005. Launch window is quite wide and dependant on weather conditions at launch site, downrange and at at impact.

Poker Flat (http://www.pfrr.alaska.edu/)


Poker Flat Research Range is the world's only scientific rocket launching facility owned by a university. Poker Flat is located approximately 30 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska and is operated by the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute under contract to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, which is part of the Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to launching sounding rockets, Poker Flat is home to many scientific instruments designed to study the arctic atmosphere and ionosphere.

Russ
2005-Feb-22, 09:23 PM
You posted some interesting links. The thing that jumped out at me about this site, most of it had not been updated since june 2003!

I've been to Fairbanks and they don't suffer depression from too much to do up there. I'd figure they would have enough spare time to keep this site current, at least to the year. :lol:

frogesque
2005-Feb-22, 10:52 PM
Yep, I picked up the news about the Feb/March 2005 launches from another messageboard (gossip is they will launch all three as a salvo!) so I tried to find out a bit more about them and that was the best I could do.

frogesque
2005-Feb-26, 11:58 AM
Update:

Jeff has posted more details of the launches on the Geophysical Institute Aurora Alerts Forum (http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraAlerts/viewforum.php?f=4&sid=ac8b938f987c282fa0ae20f3ef35 9f7e) and they can be viewed here (http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraAlerts/viewtopic.php?p=1422&highlight=&sid=984f3384752a60 9ccb4e639b4eed87ff#1422)

publiusr
2005-Mar-02, 06:44 PM
I am glad more astronomy buff's are interested in rocketry. I think it is time for people who have stayed in their fields to demand more of their rides, and get involved in vehicle design, instead of just letting the rocket people try to get away with the same-old same-old.

frogesque
2005-Mar-07, 10:26 AM
Black Brant XII 4th stage fails (http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraAlerts/viewtopic.php?t=517&sid=76fe194dd350f3c9fe2b0c3356 d1d8f9) :(

See Jeff's post and picture on the Aurora Alerts Forum. Please do remember that ALL Jeff Pederson's photos are strictly copyright.

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2013-Oct-21, 10:25 PM
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