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spaced out
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posted 05-04-2017 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been told the EGB has been returned to sender due to problems the address so is back in Paris. A new launch attempt scheduled for tomorrow.

butch wilks
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posted 05-05-2017 02:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have sent out emails to Chris and Paul with my address again. I hope to see it soon.

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posted 05-05-2017 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To paraphrase...

We choose to send the EGB-VI to the U.K. not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.

Daniel Lazecky
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posted 05-08-2017 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Lazecky   Click Here to Email Daniel Lazecky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like to know your opinion. How satisfied are you with the level of this package idea? Did your expectations meet from him? I like if more countries in Europe were also included. Certainly many attractions out there.

butch wilks
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posted 05-12-2017 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It started out as a small pin prick spot over the sea in the blue morning sky, then with a boom and a mighty tongue of flame lasted only seconds followed by a great cloud of dust and a loud thump. Then all was silence.

The EGB-6 lands at the Lowestoft rocket proving grounds landing pads, today at 11.15 a.m. After internal landing checks and then refilling the tanks, and as the box looks to be okay at this time I hope to have a launch on Tuesday morning.

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posted 05-13-2017 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the current status:
  1. Spaced Out (Chris Spain), Le Pecq, France
  2. Eurospace (Jurgen P Esders), Brussels, Belgium
  3. Dirk (Dirk De Quick), Lierde, Belgium
  4. Kirsten Müller, Delft, Holland
  5. Sputnik1 (Paul Deister), Heilbronn, Germany
  6. space-coins (Angelika Schacht), Wildberg, Germany
  7. Dietrich, Grafelfing, Germany
  8. Rocket Chris (Christoph Widauer), Bremen, Germany
  9. Daniel Lazeky, Havirov, Czech Republic
  10. perssj (Jan Persson), molndal, Sweden
  11. Jacques van Oene, Houten, Holland
  12. Doki (Paul Uttscheid), Paris, France
  13. -> Butch Wilks, Lowestoft, UK
  14. Kevin T. Randall, High Wycombe, UK
  15. unknown symmetry (Chas Simpson), Lincoln, UK
  16. Besixdouze (Mike Riches), Hebden Bridge, UK
  17. gareth89 (Gareth Loughran), Dundalk, Ireland
  18. COR482932 (Cian O'Regan), Cork, Ireland
  19. prontouk (Mark Print), Paisley, Scotland
And the latest visual from Mission Control...

butch wilks
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posted 05-16-2017 06:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have a launch! The EGB-6 is on it's way, launched at 12 noon today at the Lowestoft rocket proving grounds and I hope it will land on Thursday at Chesham.

Chris, love the little pic with the map but I now hope I do not get the blame for burning down the beach huts, instead of the vandals.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-16-2017 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see you have made the 17 mile north mid course correction from High Wycombe to Chesham, Butch. Many thanks for that, because the new occupants of No. 27 might not know what to do with the EGB-6?

Could the next recipient (Chas Simpson) send me his exact coordinates so I can launch the EGB-6 on the right flight path to Lincoln.

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posted 05-17-2017 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unknown symmetry   Click Here to Email unknown symmetry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Co-ordinates uploaded and transmitted via x-band on the high gain dish.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-18-2017 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-6 landed safely this afternoon with no signs of any damage. The payload looks to be ok and complete. I will examine it carefully this weekend and prepare it for launch again early next week.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-20-2017 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At Chris Spain's request I photographed all the payload items which where in the EGB-6 box and e-mailed them to him. After some deliberation Chris decided to remove a number of items he believed to be of no real collectable value. This was to lighten the shipping weight.

That left the EGB-6 payload about half empty. So I have added two sets, (a total of 140 factory fresh) Eagle Crest Emblem Inc. shuttle mission and other miscellaneous NASA patches. Fifty nine AB Emblem shuttle mission patches. Sixteen of the later shuttle mission pins (STS-111 to STS-135), and thirteen of the more recent ISS Expedition decals, (ISS-25 - ISS-50).

I am hoping the rest of you five guys in the U.K. and Ireland like what I have put in for you?

Relaunch will hopefully be tomorrow, Monday.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-22-2017 04:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-6 was relaunched this morning with a revised payload, at 10:00am BST from Chesham on a trajectory to Lincoln. Gods speed (by Royal Mail Parcelforce).

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posted 05-23-2017 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for unknown symmetry   Click Here to Email unknown symmetry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EGB landed safely this morning. Contents all fine. Already refuleled and awaiting relaunch co-ordinates from Besixdouze at Hebden Bridge.

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posted 05-24-2017 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking forward to its arrival here in the beleaguered North of England. I'll post some pics on the collectSPACE Instagram page - #collectspace - of the numerous autographed WSS photos I'm expecting to find in there.

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posted 05-25-2017 03:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unknown symmetry   Click Here to Email unknown symmetry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After a scrub on yesterday's launch, the EGB successfully re-launched this morning.

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posted 06-05-2017 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoping to have a (re-) launch window early this week, fingers crossed.

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posted 06-10-2017 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A successful launch and EGB-IV is back in transit.

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posted 06-20-2017 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
gareth89 - you need to send a contact phone number to Mike so that he can pass it to the delivery firm. Currently they are unable to deliver the EGB to you and there's a risk it will be returned to him.

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posted 06-20-2017 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gareth89   Click Here to Email gareth89     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The payload arrived successfully this morning, I'll have a look through it and get it back on the road by the end of the week. Cian, can you send me your address?

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posted 06-24-2017 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Email sent Gareth thanks!

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posted 07-07-2017 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB has successfully completed its mission to Ireland and is ready ready for undocking upon command.

Mark - would I be able to get an email address for you please so I can send it your way?

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posted 07-11-2017 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for prontouk   Click Here to Email prontouk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cian, sorry for delay. Email just sent with my home address.

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posted 08-04-2017 06:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any update on the EGB?

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posted 08-05-2017 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After an extended mission to Cork to pick up some goodies from the International Space University's 2017 Space Studies Program, EGB is now on its way to Scotland!

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posted 08-06-2017 02:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As the stop in Scotland is the last stop on the outwards leg, can I put myself down as the first stop on the inwards trip back to Chris? We did this last time and I hope that we can this time. Thanks.

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I'm, not sure what the best step is after Scotland. I'm not sure there's enough material out there to keep the content boosted for another trip in the near future, and I don't really want the EGB to come back to me at the end of this trip.

When the time comes for a relaunch I'll be happy to send whoever initiates it some material but for the time being I'm very light on EGB-worthy items as everything went into the original box.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-06-2017 05:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too, like Butch, would like to have a second look at the current EGB-6 to see what has changed since I had it last in May.

Also I would like to volunteer to hold onto what remains of the EGB-6 until it is time to relaunched as EGB-7 maybe next year? I have a lot of spare duplicate patches and other collectable material to make up the future EGB-7.

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Sounds good to me Kevin.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-06-2017 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok then Chris, if Mark in Paisley, Scotland can set up a new course for the EGB-6 to go to Butch, then Butch can then send it on to me.

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posted 08-09-2017 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for prontouk   Click Here to Email prontouk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm away from home at moment but wife has told me a strange package arrived yesterday. Had to convince her I hadn't been buying more gadgets! Home on Monday and will have a rifle through the box and organise a re-launch to England.

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posted 09-06-2017 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there any news or update on the whereabouts of the EBG-6. It seams to of gone off the radar? Has it landed back in Lowestoft Butch? Or is it still in Paisley Mark?

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posted 09-08-2017 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Kevin, I have it with me now, and will be sending it off to you in a few days.

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My apologies, I was away from my home a lot longer than expected. Forgot to update this thread when I eventually launched it to Butch. Glad it arrived there safely.

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posted 09-10-2017 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for the updates gents. Looking forward to seeing what is left of the payload.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 09-21-2017 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EGB-6 landed safely on my doorstep to-day, Thursday 21st September (though showing major signs of multiple flight damage). On inspection of the payload I can say that all of the patches, pins, and decals I put in in May have all now found new homes. Half of the remaining contents was much the same as I left it in May, and the other half looks to be new.

I will now hold onto these remaining payload items and re-launch them as EGB-7 maybe next Spring or Summer 2018. It will be necessary to re-new the outer box for future flights.

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posted 02-25-2018 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the actual situation of the European grab bag? Can we restart?

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posted 02-25-2018 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kevin, you need a new payload shroud, not a box!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 02-26-2018 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was going to wait until the Spring or Summer of 2018. But if there is enough support from European members who would like to relaunch as EGB-7, then please let me know via email. Many thanks.

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posted 02-27-2018 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocket Chris   Click Here to Email Rocket Chris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would be in again...

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posted 02-27-2018 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks Chris, you are the third to request an early relaunch of the EGB-7.


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