Rockets – With Ariane http://withariane.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 03:07:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://withariane.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Rockets – With Ariane http://withariane.com/ 32 32 Sizing draft pick Tari Eason https://withariane.com/sizing-draft-pick-tari-eason/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 03:07:06 +0000 https://withariane.com/sizing-draft-pick-tari-eason/ Here’s a look at Eason’s game: Strength: Defensive Versatility At 6-foot-8 and around 220 pounds, Eason was able to coach a myriad of forwards last season. He was quick enough laterally to keep up with bigger guards and recover to the edge to contest shots well. He was tall enough to match attackers and even […]]]>

Here’s a look at Eason’s game:

Strength: Defensive Versatility

At 6-foot-8 and around 220 pounds, Eason was able to coach a myriad of forwards last season. He was quick enough laterally to keep up with bigger guards and recover to the edge to contest shots well. He was tall enough to match attackers and even some tall men, even losing several inches in height.

Eason simply fits the mold of switchable, gritty defensive forwards that teams love in today’s NBA. He enters the passing lanes and makes instinctive plays. He took turns guarding teammate Smith in Southeastern Conference play while picking up guards for the team. In the NBA, he’s likely to defend against the wings and defend the biggest forwards and the smallest big men with confidence.

Expect Eason to defend a two-to-four guard range, and maybe play five small balls in some streaks this season. After all, it’s not like giving up a few inches of height in the frontcourt was something Houston avoided.

Weakness: Offensive Consistency

Eason averaged an impressive 16.9 points in just 24.4 minutes. A mix of transition buckets, getting your head in the half court and just being in the right places led to big results for the second. But there have been holes on that side of the ball throughout the season.

The numbers indicate that Eason is an above-average jump shooter, as he shot 35.9 percent from deep last season. But it came at low volume at just 2.2 attempts, and its firing mechanics felt less smooth than its peers. There is obviously room for improvement, and it will take some work to dispel the idea that his shooting is a question mark. If Eason ends up being a positive shooter, his value will skyrocket.

Eason also appeared out of control at times in transition or when handling the ball. At his best, Eason is a scary sight in transition with the ball in his hands. At worst, he can throw reckless passes or lose control of his grip when multiple defenders throw lightning at him. How well Eason cleans up his offensive holes will determine how versatile he can be for the Rockets‘ roster.

]]>
Jalen Green’s bold promise will please Houston fans https://withariane.com/jalen-greens-bold-promise-will-please-houston-fans/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:02:22 +0000 https://withariane.com/jalen-greens-bold-promise-will-please-houston-fans/ If there’s one thing the Houston Rockets can expect from Jalen Green in his second season, it’s a better version of him. The young guard promised as much in his recent feature film for the Rockets in which he reflected on his freshman year in the NBA and what he’s learned so far. The 20-year-old […]]]>

If there’s one thing the Houston Rockets can expect from Jalen Green in his second season, it’s a better version of him.

The young guard promised as much in his recent feature film for the Rockets in which he reflected on his freshman year in the NBA and what he’s learned so far. The 20-year-old has had a rather turbulent rookie year, and it’s safe to say that he failed to achieve the goals he set for himself.

With a year of professional experience under his belt, Green is ready to take the plunge.

“I will always walk on the ground with a chip on my shoulder. Just stay in the gym, get stronger and healthier. Try to take my game to another level,” Green shared, per Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic.

Jalen Green averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 2021-22. However, it took him a while to become familiar with NBA action and with the Rockets’ schemes.

After adapting to NBA speed and physics, this NBA-ready game was on full display. Now the Rockets are hoping he can build on that as he establishes himself as the face of the franchise.

Green also vowed to be a Rockets player for life after the overwhelming amount of love and support he received from the city in his freshman year. Although it’s still too early to talk about his future, the youngster has made it clear that he has no intention of going anywhere.

“H-Town has really supported me. They supported me… I play here. I plan to be here. Just connecting with my people in H-Town, providing, helping the city in any way I can is important to me,” Green added.

The future certainly looks bright for Green, and if he can maintain that motivation, the Rockets will be in good hands.

]]>
Houston Rockets 3.0 Confidential Draft: The No. 3 pick, potential roster moves and more https://withariane.com/houston-rockets-3-0-confidential-draft-the-no-3-pick-potential-roster-moves-and-more/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:38:01 +0000 https://withariane.com/houston-rockets-3-0-confidential-draft-the-no-3-pick-potential-roster-moves-and-more/ Happy NBA Draft Week! We are finally here. After what has seemed like an endless supply of mock drafts, expert takes, fan polls and trading machine exercises, the critical moment is fast approaching. By Thursday night, you’ll know a lot more about this Houston Rockets team. But for now, here’s the latest on the 2022 […]]]>

Happy NBA Draft Week!

We are finally here. After what has seemed like an endless supply of mock drafts, expert takes, fan polls and trading machine exercises, the critical moment is fast approaching. By Thursday night, you’ll know a lot more about this Houston Rockets team. But for now, here’s the latest on the 2022 draft, current roster, coach search and more.


• As the draft nears, signals are increasingly pointing to the Rockets picking Paolo Banchero of Duke, should he be on the board at No. 3, sources said. Athleticism. On a related note, while Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren should be taken at No. 2 by the Oklahoma City Thunder, that’s not an absolute guarantee. There have been whispers of interest in Purdue’s Jaden Ivey – with a number of teams very intrigued by the electric guard, including the Indiana Pacers – and Thunder general manager Sam Presti has been known to take unpredictable draft decisions. Having made his official visit last week, Houston is the most familiar with Banchero of the three names presumed to top the draft. Jabari Smith chose not to visit, and it’s still unclear if Holmgren will.

It shouldn’t be considered out of the ordinary, however. It’s typical for top picks to be hesitant to meet the teams below where they’re likely to go. Holmgren and Smith mocked the first two for weeks. Either way, there was an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from Banchero’s visit, similar to Jalen Green’s visit at a similar stage last year. The Rockets are rebuilding their culture and looking for hard-working players. By all accounts, Banchero fits that bill.

• In terms of ownership of the No. 3 pick himself: Although teams have shown interest in acquiring him from Houston, those requests have been exploratory at best, and the Rockets aren’t looking to go downhill, sources say. . Athleticism. Once Thursday night, those offers might become more concrete, but there’s genuine internal enthusiasm to add a high-quality player at the top of the draft. In the same breath, while Houston would love the prospect of picking at No. 2 or No. 1, they’re pretty comfortable where they are.

• Regarding choices 17 and 26, however, the possibilities are wide open. The Rockets are looking for help on the wings, targeting young players who are confident offensively and can defend multiple positions effectively. Last year, Houston selected two big men (Alperen Şengün and Usman Garuba) and two guards (Green and Josh Christopher). There have been a slew of incoming calls regarding the No. 17 pick, sources say Athleticism, especially from teams that don’t have a first-round pick or teams with veterans they’re willing to move. But all options are on the table. With the 26th pick, Houston has the flexibility to do a number of things. There are no pre-determined plans with the No. 26. A common notion is that teams combine multiple picks and move up, but the Rockets could also drop, move or even trade for an already-helped type of player already in the league. .

I would expect pick #17 to be more of an “on the clock” situation. Draft nights can get a little crazy in the teens, with some players slipping and others leaving earlier than expected. Last season, the Rockets aggressively won that No. 16 pick once Şengün was still on the board, as they expected him to enter the lottery. The Rockets’ course of action depends on who’s still available — and who’s high on Houston’s board.

• A few weeks ago, Athleticism reported that Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coach Mahmoud Abdelfattah was a strong candidate to join Stephen Silas’ staff. On Abdelfattah, the deal is essentially done, and it’s a matter of when, not if, sources say Athleticism. The seemingly lengthy search for Houston has sparked discussions from Rockets fans on social media, but the Rockets are giving Silas the time and freedom to train the exact type of personnel he wants. The Rockets believe in Silas and want to make sure he has the right support around him, especially ahead of a pivotal third season at the helm. This may not have been the case two years ago when Silas was first hired and his team was put together fairly quickly.

Athleticism also recently reported that former Hawks assistant Melvin Hunt had been nominated as a candidate. The length of Silas’ options list is unknown at this point, but another name that has emerged is Lionel Hollins, sources said. Athleticism. Hollins, who last served in the 2020-21 season as an assistant under Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, is widely known and respected for his defensive acumen, dating back to his tenure head coach of those stubborn Memphis Grizzlies. teams from 2009 to 2013.

• Jae’Sean Tate and Kevin Porter Jr. are now eligible for contract extensions. Early in the offseason, the two’s representation approached management in hopes of starting those talks, sources said. Porter, the 30th pick in the 2019 draft, can agree to a rookie-wide extension as early as July 1 and has until the day before the 2022-23 season to finalize a multi-year deal. If the two sides didn’t agree by then, Porter would be heading to restricted free agency by the following summer. It’s a different scenario for Tate since he was signed as a free agent in 2020. The Rockets have until next summer to strike a deal for him, giving them flexibility and time to of them. Their cap prospects will be clearer after the draft and free agency. However, the hope is that they will do something with both.

• As far as their own free agents go, Dennis Schröder is valued in Houston but is expected to have a new home for the 2022-23 season, sources have said. Athleticism. Schröder arrived at the February trade deadline and brought professionalism, experience and speed to a team in need, but with Daishen Nix on tap, as well as Porter, Christopher and Green, there is a real need to clear minutes for young developing talent on the roster. Schröder is 28, at the peak of his career, expecting to play big minutes and make the playoffs.

• Christopher, Garuba and Nix may all be playing for Houston’s summer league team in Las Vegas.

• In what has become an annual tradition, there is interest in Eric Gordon, sources say Athleticism. Gordon, entering his 15th season, has made it clear in the past that he wants to compete at the highest level, although he has been willing to help young players – especially Green – develop and grow. But with a guaranteed year remaining on his contract (his 2023-24 money is a team option), competing teams are monitoring the situation, sources said. Athleticism. There is no strong will or pressure to move Gordon. He’s seen as a solid two-way player — one of their best — under a team-friendly deal, and he also possesses value for his ability to mentor Houston’s youth and his importance. for Silas. The Rockets need a first-round pick or a younger player who can help them get away from Gordon now. Conversations around Gordon are a bit more frequent now than they were around last year’s trade deadline, but that’s expected with this week’s draft.

• With the reality of the incoming third pick and possibly more, second-year forward Kenyon Martin Jr. recently approached Rockets management to discuss the possibility of a trade with the franchise, sources have said. The nature of the conversation was frank. With the potential moves after Thursday’s draft, the sudden reality is that there’s no such clear path to minutes for Martin in the rotation. It must be said that there is no resentment between the two parties. After taking Martin to the second round of the 2020 draft and helping him achieve his NBA dream, there will always be a lot of love and mutual respect. But Martin is at a point in his career where he needs a few minutes to continue developing, which may not be so clear in Houston anymore. There are a number of teams – including playoff contenders – that have shown interest in Martin in the past, sources said, with his combination of age, athleticism and untapped potential deemed attractive. .


Linked Listening

(Photo by Paolo Banchero: Bob Donnan/USA Today)

]]>
SpaceX will launch and land a rocket on Saturday. Here’s how to watch https://withariane.com/spacex-will-launch-and-land-a-rocket-on-saturday-heres-how-to-watch/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:00:02 +0000 https://withariane.com/spacex-will-launch-and-land-a-rocket-on-saturday-heres-how-to-watch/ SpaceX plans to launch a German military satellite and land the return rocket on Saturday morning (June 18), and you can watch the action live. A SpaceX in two stages Falcon 9 The rocket is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Saturday at 10:19 a.m. EDT (2:19 p.m. GMT; […]]]>

SpaceX plans to launch a German military satellite and land the return rocket on Saturday morning (June 18), and you can watch the action live.

A SpaceX in two stages Falcon 9 The rocket is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Saturday at 10:19 a.m. EDT (2:19 p.m. GMT; 7:19 a.m. local California time). You can watch the action here on Space.com, courtesy of SpaceXWhere directly through the company (opens in a new tab). Coverage should begin approximately 10 minutes before launch.

]]>
Dallas Mavericks acquire Christian Wood from Houston Rockets for 26th pick in NBA draft, 4 players https://withariane.com/dallas-mavericks-acquire-christian-wood-from-houston-rockets-for-26th-pick-in-nba-draft-4-players/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:07:45 +0000 https://withariane.com/dallas-mavericks-acquire-christian-wood-from-houston-rockets-for-26th-pick-in-nba-draft-4-players/ 9:23 p.m. ET Tim McMahon close ESPN Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Adrian Wojnarowski close NBA Senior Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Dallas Mavericks acquire 6-foot-11 center forward/forward Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets […]]]>

The Dallas Mavericks acquire 6-foot-11 center forward/forward Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the No. 26 pick in the 2022 NBA draft and four players whose contracts are expiring, sources tell ESPN .

Dallas will send Boban Marjanovic, Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke and Sterling Brown to Houston, sources said, creating flexibility in the roster and adding a productive big man.

Sources said Houston was motivated to move Wood because the Rockets want to open up game time for 2021 first-round Alperen Sengun and likely the No. 3 overall pick. The Rockets jumped at the chance to acquire a first-round pick without taking on long-term salary.

Wood, 26, averaged 19.1 points and 9.9 rebounds in his two seasons with the Rockets. He is expected to earn $14.3 million for the 2022-23 season, the final year of his contract.

Upgrading at center was one of the Mavs’ main goals entering the offseason following their run to the Western Conference Finals.

The Rockets now have picks No. 3, 17 and 26 in the June 23 draft.

]]>
Rockets reportedly looking for strong defensive coach as assistant https://withariane.com/rockets-reportedly-looking-for-strong-defensive-coach-as-assistant/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:48:04 +0000 https://withariane.com/rockets-reportedly-looking-for-strong-defensive-coach-as-assistant/ With three assistant coaches in Jeff Hornacek, Will Weaver and DeSagana Diop not returning to the Houston Rockets staff for the 2022-23 season, head coach Stephen Silas likely has three vacancies to fill. While some names have been rumored, including G League affiliate coach Mahmoud Abdelfattah and longtime NBA assistant Melvin Hunt, an official hire […]]]>

With three assistant coaches in Jeff Hornacek, Will Weaver and DeSagana Diop not returning to the Houston Rockets staff for the 2022-23 season, head coach Stephen Silas likely has three vacancies to fill.

While some names have been rumored, including G League affiliate coach Mahmoud Abdelfattah and longtime NBA assistant Melvin Hunt, an official hire has yet to be made. But Silas has made it clear that defense is a priority this offseason after Houston’s league-worst finish in 2021-22, and it looks like that will factor into the coaching search as well.

Longtime Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Feigen explained in a chat with Salman Ali on the Red Nation Hoops podcast:

Stephen (Silas) is hugely popular and respected in the league. He has a ton of connections. People would like to work for him. …

I think they will definitely try to add a guy who has defensive coaching skills. Not necessarily the head of defense, but a creative mind with a lot to offer as a guy who will help work defense.

I don’t think that’s quite Jeff Bzdelik’s defensive coordinator (role) – I know they didn’t call him that, but “you run the show on defense” – that’s not it.

He is looking for a defensive… I don’t mean a specialist, but a very good defensive coach. This is where they go with the principal.

Feigen, who said he expected Abdelfattah to be one of three recruits, cautioned about the ongoing search for Silas.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty,” Feigen said of Houston’s situation. “When you join a team that has had the worst record in the league, twice in a row, and the coach has two years left on his contract – only one fully guaranteed – the coaches have to take that into account. But, he has relationships like crazy, and he’s really well-liked and well-liked, and that’s the only thing I’ve heard from people outside of the organization.

The new assistant coaching signings will join John Lucas (senior assistant) and Rick Higgins, who are still in place on the 2021-22 Silas staff.

Related

Stephen Silas wants expanded playbook, better defense in 2022-23

DeSagana Diop reportedly set to leave Rockets coaching staff

Report: Melvin Hunt emerges as assistant coach candidate for Rockets

Mahmoud Abdelfattah of the G League emerges as a strong assistant coach candidate for the Rockets

Jeff Hornacek and Will Weaver won’t return to Rockets coaching staff

Listing

Where did the Houston Rockets rank statistically in the 2021-22 regular season?

]]>
Rocket ideas to contemplate while waiting for the draft https://withariane.com/rocket-ideas-to-contemplate-while-waiting-for-the-draft/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 02:47:50 +0000 https://withariane.com/rocket-ideas-to-contemplate-while-waiting-for-the-draft/ Here are some really terrible Rockets ideas/takes/proposals/speculations to get you through time to the draft. (If you take this seriously, you have only yourself to blame.) Is it time to cut Jalen Green? Some might say Jalen Green was the No. 2 pick in a busy NBA draft. Some might say he is currently only […]]]>

Here are some really terrible Rockets ideas/takes/proposals/speculations to get you through time to the draft.

(If you take this seriously, you have only yourself to blame.)

Is it time to cut Jalen Green?

Some might say Jalen Green was the No. 2 pick in a busy NBA draft. Some might say he is currently only 20 years old, with explosive athleticism, an eye for goal. He finished his rookie season exceptionally well, and has a bright future.

Others might point to real facts. He was nowhere near as great as Herb Jones, and chances are he will never be called Herb Jones, so he WILL never BE Herb Jones. Face it.

The Greens are averaging 17.3 points, 3.5 rbs, 2.6 ast per game. Are these superstar numbers? Are these the All-NBA numbers expected of a high pick? I do not think so. His true shooting percentage was only 55%. You don’t even want to know about other advanced metrics.

The Rockets were about as far as it could get from the playoffs. Is this leadership? Is it ringz? No.

It’s time to cut the bait.

Is Christian Wood to blame for high gas prices?

Before Christian Wood joined the Rockets, gas prices averaged $2.60 a gallon in the United States. Now? $5. Almost double. Houston is the Hollywood of the petrochemical industry, and before Christian Wood came to Houston, gasoline was incredibly cheap, especially considering inflation. Now? It’s quite expensive. Chance? Or is it Christian Wood’s fault?

US oil production is at an all-time high, but Christian Wood is still in Houston. What other conclusion can we draw from this?

We already know the Rockets would have been a No. 1 seed without him, and he’s the source of everything bad about the team, so is it really a stretch to blame him for the high prices of gasoline ?

Jae’Sean Tate refuses to grow up.

There’s a lot to love about Jae’Sean Tate. He came to the Rockets virtually free. It is a constant source of energy and enthusiasm. He plays good individual defense, rebounds well and can score inside. He gave it his all as a power forward. There is only one problem. He’s not that big for a front row player.

Tate was listed at 6’4” when he came to the Rockets in the 2020 season. He has refused to grow taller ever since. Despite the Rockets’ clear needs as a power forward, he’s still 6’4”. He’s stalled at this height, and given his age and what we’ve seen so far, it’s probably reasonable to expect he won’t grow up anytime soon.

Stephen Silas – Is ‘ph’ too sophisticated for Houston?

Who does Stephen Silas think he is? Is it too good for the letter “v”? Is he too chic and precious, just like Stephen Curry? What’s wrong with being Steven? What are we supposed to call him, “Stephe”? How to even say that? What’s next, Istvan?

Some might say that’s the name his parents gave him, and it’s a perfectly fine name with a long history, and that’s the original spelling. I would say, false. How can you expect grit, grind, uniform dirt or floor burn from a “Stephen” as opposed to a “Steve”? Let’s face it, Houston is a blue-collar city that loves one-syllable male names, in the great American tradition.

When Will Rockets Extend John Wall?

John Wall is the Rockets’ highest paid player. He was picked 1-1 in the 2009 NBA draft. He has experience. He was in the playoffs.

Eric Gordon also made the playoffs, but he’s older and was picked 7th, so later than Wall, and he’s paid a lot less than John Wall. Therefore, John Wall is the team’s best player.

As it stands, John Wall’s contract will expire at the end of this season. So far, there are no, zero, no rumors that the Rockets would make any attempt to lock up The Golden Years of John Wall. It’s a slap in the face to veteran leadership, that’s what it is.

The Rockets have traded RUSSELL WESTBROOK for John Wall! And now they’re not going to re-sign him? Absurd.

Are the Rockets even cooler?

Do people still think rockets are awesome? The moon landings took place about 50 years ago. Of course tons of money has been spent sending billionaires wearing oversized cowboy hats into space with phallic substitutes private spacecraft, and there have been helicopters on Mars, and incredible space telescopes, but maybe, just maybe, is the time for the rocket gone? Space is much less exclusive these days. Richard Branson wants to sell tickets, so that tells you something.

Perhaps we should take a lesson from a team that took its mascot from a movie about giant fake dinosaurs and has been living with it ever since (despite the grim persistence of said movies)?

What do people really like now? What do they devote their waking hours, attention and love to?

Smart phones.

Smartphones from Houston. Think about it. Lots of sponsorship opportunities there. Everyone spends hours staring at smartphones, so when they think of basketball, what do they think? Smart phones. When was the last time NASA paid for an ad?

]]>
Houston Rockets draft: Prospect Jabari Smith Jr. limits NBA training to Orlando Magic and OKC Thunder https://withariane.com/houston-rockets-draft-prospect-jabari-smith-jr-limits-nba-training-to-orlando-magic-and-okc-thunder/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:59:54 +0000 https://withariane.com/houston-rockets-draft-prospect-jabari-smith-jr-limits-nba-training-to-orlando-magic-and-okc-thunder/ HOUSTON — Jabari Smith Jr. is considered by many to be the top prospect entering the 2022 NBA Draft. Smith spent a season at Auburn University, where he led the Tigers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after a 28-7 record in the 2021-22 college campaign. Smith will be a top-three consensus pick […]]]>

HOUSTON — Jabari Smith Jr. is considered by many to be the top prospect entering the 2022 NBA Draft. Smith spent a season at Auburn University, where he led the Tigers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after a 28-7 record in the 2021-22 college campaign.

Smith will be a top-three consensus pick at the start of the draft on June 23 in Brooklyn. But it looks like he won’t be an option for the Houston Rockets, who hold the third selection.

The Orlando Magic — who currently hold the No. 1 pick — hosted Smith for a pre-draft practice Thursday inside the Amway Center. Smith’s next practice will be with the Oklahoma City Thunder – his last audition before the draft. Smith’s practice with the Magic lasted two hours.

]]>
Rocket Lab Selected by Ball Aerospace to Power NASA’s GLIDE Spacecraft – Parabolic Arc https://withariane.com/rocket-lab-selected-by-ball-aerospace-to-power-nasas-glide-spacecraft-parabolic-arc/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:29:13 +0000 https://withariane.com/rocket-lab-selected-by-ball-aerospace-to-power-nasas-glide-spacecraft-parabolic-arc/ Rocket Lab will provide the Solar Array Panel (SAP) for the GLIDE Heliophysics mission. Electron will launch on May 3, 2022. (Credit: Rocket Lab) LONG BEACH, CA (Rocket Lab PR) — Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, has been selected by Ball Aerospace to manufacture […]]]>

Rocket Lab will provide the Solar Array Panel (SAP) for the GLIDE Heliophysics mission.

Electron will launch on May 3, 2022. (Credit: Rocket Lab)

LONG BEACH, CA (Rocket Lab PR) — Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, has been selected by Ball Aerospace to manufacture the Solar Panel (SAP) to power NASA’s Global Lyman-Alpha. Planned launch of the Imager of Dynamic Exosphere (GLIDE) mission spacecraft in 2025. GLIDE is a heliophysics mission to study the variability of the Earth’s atmosphere.

The SAP will use SolAero by Rocket Lab’s high-efficiency, radiation-hardened quadruple-junction Z4J solar cells, laid on carbon composite cladding panels manufactured at the company’s facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The GLIDE spacecraft will launch with another Rocket Lab-powered spacecraft, also built by Ball Aerospace, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1). SWFO-L1 is a heliophysical mission that will collect solar wind data and coronal imagery to support NOAA’s operational requirements for monitoring and forecasting solar storm activity.

“Rocket Lab has become the go-to supplier of space-based solar power products and space systems across the space industry, including for ambitious heliophysical missions like GLIDE,” said Peter Beck, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab. “I’m grateful to our partners at Ball Aerospace for choosing Rocket Lab and I’m excited to work with them to support NASA’s heliophysics missions to deliver advanced science.”

Rocket Lab has powered several spacecraft as part of NASA’s Heliophysics Division missions, including the Parker Solar Probe, the first-ever mission to “touch” the Sun launched in 2018, and the Multi-Scale Magnetospheric Mission (MMS ), a robotic space mission. to study the Earth’s magnetosphere launched in 2015.

About Rocket Lab

Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company with an established track record of mission success. We provide reliable launch services, satellite manufacturing, spacecraft components and in-orbit management solutions that make getting into space faster, easier and more affordable. Based in Long Beach, California, Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the small Electron orbital launch vehicle and Photon satellite platform and develops the 8-ton Neutron payload-class launch vehicle. Since its first orbital launch in January 2018, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket each year and has delivered 146 satellites into orbit for private and public sector organizations, enabling operations in the fields of national security, scientific research and space debris mitigation. , Earth observation, climate monitoring and communications. Rocket Lab’s Photon spacecraft platform has been selected to support NASA missions to the Moon and Mars, as well as the first private commercial mission to Venus. Rocket Lab has three launch pads at two launch sites, including two launch pads at a private orbital launch site in New Zealand and a second launch site in Virginia, USA, which is expected to become operational in 2022. To learn more, visit www. rocketlabusa.com.

]]>
Ukraine demands more rocket systems; Lavrov warns against strikes in Russia https://withariane.com/ukraine-demands-more-rocket-systems-lavrov-warns-against-strikes-in-russia/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 11:10:00 +0000 https://withariane.com/ukraine-demands-more-rocket-systems-lavrov-warns-against-strikes-in-russia/ Placeholder while loading article actions Ukraine has said it needs 60 multiple-launch rocket systems to have a chance of defeating Russia, indicating that the number of such weapons promised by the West so far may not be sufficient. Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, told the Guardian that 60 launchers would stop […]]]>
Placeholder while loading article actions

Ukraine has said it needs 60 multiple-launch rocket systems to have a chance of defeating Russia, indicating that the number of such weapons promised by the West so far may not be sufficient.

Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, told the Guardian that 60 launchers would stop Russian forces “in their tracks”. Forty would slow them down with heavy casualties, he said, while 20 would increase Russian casualties but leave little change to the battlefield outcome.

The United States and Britain recently announced plans to supply Kyiv with Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), which can hit targets up to 50 miles away. Washington is sending four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, commonly known as HIMARS, though Ukrainian troops need at least three weeks of training to use them, the Pentagon said. Britain confirmed on Monday that it would send an unspecified number of M270 launch systems to Ukraine.

The Kremlin has warned against equipping Kyiv with long-range weapons. Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened a broader bombing campaign in response, although he dismissed their effectiveness. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has alleged that Ukraine will use the systems to strike targets inside Russia, although the Biden administration has said Kyiv has agreed to use the weapons only on his territory. (London did not say whether it had received similar assurance from Kyiv, but its shipment was made in consultation with Washington.)

Ukraine’s leaders “just laugh at the Americans who said, ‘We believe Zelensky, he promised us not to shoot Russia,'” Lavrov told reporters on Monday.

Kyiv said MLRS expeditions were a top priority as it lost ground in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the war, Ukraine successfully repelled Russian forces attempting to seize the capital and other major cities. But Moscow has scored some recent victories on the eastern plains with the support of its long-range artillery systems, with the bludgeoned Severodonetsk becoming the last city in danger of falling under Russian control.

Ukraine has made good use of equipment provided by the West. Kyiv has scored several high profile battlefield victories against Russian tanks and ships through its use of equipment such as Javelin missiles and British Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapons (NLAW).

Ukraine’s navy said this week that it had pushed ships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet about 60 miles off Ukraine’s coast. The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank, said anti-ship missiles supplied by the West could have helped Ukraine regain control of parts of the northwest sea. Black.

Milley likens ‘horrors’ in Ukraine to suffering in WWII

“The war in the east right now is shaped by the role of artillery,” said Mick Ryan, a retired Major General in the Australian Army, adding that 60 MLRS weapons would allow Kyiv to replace the potential combat losses while conducting training.

The estimated 50-mile range of UK- and US-supplied MLRS weapons exceeds that of the howitzers Russia uses and would give Ukraine a “much wider area of ​​coverage for short-notice fire missions “, did he declare.

]]>