After the summer break, the Miura 1the first rocket designed and developed entirely in Spain, is once again on the launch pad ready to undergo its first full flight test.
As announced by the company that manufactures it, PLD Space, takeoff has been scheduled for 2 a.m. this Saturday from the El Arenosillo Experimentation Center, in Huelva. The test will be broadcast on streaming from 1 a.m. The launch window will be open until 10 a.m. so if for any meteorological or technical reason the test cannot be carried out in those eight hours, it will be postponed until another day.
For security reasons, Those who want to see the launch in person will only be able to do so from the Parador de Mazagón beach.which can only be accessed from the Parador de Mazagón Playa Parking.
As detailed by PLD Space, the authorities have adopted a series of security measures “that block access to the CEDEA, CTM Médano del Loro, the Cuesta Maneli parking lot, access to the beach from Cuesta Maneli and Playa del Asperillo. Likewise, the “section of highway A-494 will be cut off and will have Civil Guard surveillance points.”
Earlier this week, this company founded in 2011 and based in Elche (Alicante) announced that it had successfully completed the last tests to ensure that the rocket was ready for its first full flight, the tests of the umbilicals (the cables that connect the rocket with the ramp) and the so-called Wet Dress Rehearsal (which includes all the steps of the launch and pressurization prior to starting the motorcycle) at the facilities of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in El Arenosillo, giving the green light to the test.