Monthly Archives: November 2015

Space Is Hard

Hawaii was poised to join a select group of spacefaring U.S. states tonight. Alas, the milestone was not to be. Hopefully we'll get there.

Reshared post from +Hawaii Blog

Whatever happened, it’s a painful setback for the ORS program, which was developing the SuperStrypi and its rail launcher system to get up to 300 kilograms of payload into space for under $20 million. The U.S. Air Force was working with the University of Hawaii, which handled payload development and project management of the rail launcher and launch pad. #SuperStrypi

First Hawaii Space Launch Carrying UH Payload Fails
The first attempted orbital launch from Hawaii failed this evening. The U.S. Air Force-led Operationally Responsive Space mission, ORS-4, launched the islands’ first space-bound rocket from t…