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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1640 on: 06/14/2017 03:53 PM »
No attempt tonight.

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Wallops sounding rocket launch is NET Thursday because of weather forecast tonight.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1641 on: 06/14/2017 08:14 PM »
Make that Friday:

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 UPDATE: 4pm 6/14:  NASA Terrier Improved Malemute will launch no earlier than 6/16, from 9:05 to 9:20 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1642 on: 06/15/2017 07:16 AM »
At a recent AIAA presentation, it was mentioned that HiFIRE 4 would be launched from Woomera this month. I've been trying to find NOTAMs that might indicate a launch, but without much success. I did find this AIP Supplement, indicating vertical limits of SFC-UNL from 30 June to 14 July. This could be for HiFIRE 4.

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/AIP/aip.asp?pg=50
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1643 on: 06/17/2017 01:08 AM »
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/wallops/2017/nasa-sounding-rocket-will-release-early-morning-artificial-clouds0lighting-up-the-mid-atlantic-coast-may-31
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UPDATE (3:30 p.m., June 16): Father's Day Sounding Rocket Launch Planned

The launch of the NASA Terrier Improved Malemute is now scheduled for Sunday, June 18, with a window from 9:05 to 9:20 p.m.  Weather is not conducive for a launch attempt June 16 or 17. Stay tuned to this website and the Wallops social media sites for updates.

This is the eighth launch attempt for this mission. Previous scrubs have been due to a variety of issues, such as high winds, clouds, and boats in the hazard area.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1645 on: 06/18/2017 10:24 PM »
Looks like they're going for another attempt tonight:

@NASA_Wallops:
Rocket launch tonight from @NASA_Wallops between 9:06 and 9:21  p.m. Vapor clouds formed may be seen from NY to NC.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1646 on: 06/18/2017 11:53 PM »
Scrubbed again due high winds:

@NASA_Wallops:
The rocket launch at @NASA_Wallops this evening has been scrubbed because of high winds.  Stay tuned for info on the next attempt.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1647 on: 06/19/2017 01:02 AM »
24 hr turnaround:

@NASA_Wallops:
The rocket launch at @NASA_Wallops launch has been rescheduled for no earlier than June 19, between 9:06 and 9:21 p.m. .
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1648 on: 06/19/2017 01:26 AM »
24 hr turnaround:

@NASA_Wallops:
The rocket launch at @NASA_Wallops launch has been rescheduled for no earlier than June 19, between 9:06 and 9:21 p.m. .
Thanks for keeping us up to date on this Dave, it feels a bit like the film Groundhog Day...
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1649 on: 06/19/2017 08:11 PM »
And again:
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 Update: NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute launch, postponed to 6/20 because of weather. The launch on 6/ 20, has a window from 9:06 - 9:21 p.m.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1650 on: 06/20/2017 07:47 PM »
@NASA_Wallops: Launch update:  Clouds are preventing launch of Terrier-Improved Malemute tonight. Next launch attempt for that mission is June 24.

@NASA_Wallops:
The next launch from Wallops is a Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket  at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1651 on: 06/21/2017 01:13 AM »
@NASA_Wallops: Launch update:  Clouds are preventing launch of Terrier-Improved Malemute tonight. Next launch attempt for that mission is June 24.
From https://www.nasa.gov/feature/wallops/2017/nasa-sounding-rocket-will-release-early-morning-artificial-clouds0lighting-up-the-mid-atlantic-coast-may-31
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...launch window between 9:07 and 9:22 p.m.
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@NASA_Wallops:
The next launch from Wallops is a Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22.
From https://www.nasa.gov/Wallops/2017/feature/students-and-educators-become-rocket-scientists-for-a-week-at-nasa-wallops
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Nearly 130 university and community college students and instructors from across the country will build and fly experiments on a NASA suborbital rocket through the RockOn! and RockSat-C programs.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1652 on: 06/21/2017 09:45 PM »
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1653 on: 06/21/2017 10:53 PM »
The RockOn!/RockSat launch should be easier to get of the pad given it's a standard telemetry payload that doesn't rely on visual observations from ground sites (this is what keeps the TIM with the vapor experiments on the ground, the requirement to have a clear skies at one of the two ground observation sites).
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1654 on: 06/22/2017 12:52 AM »
Note: The RockOn!/Rocksat launch will be carried live on NASA TV with coverage starting at 5:30 am EDT with T0 scheduled for 6 am EDT.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1655 on: 06/22/2017 07:42 PM »
Note: The RockOn!/Rocksat launch will be carried live on NASA TV with coverage starting at 5:30 am EDT with T0 scheduled for 6 am EDT.

According to their Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/NASAWFF
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Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket carrying the RockOn/RockSat-C payload was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m. EDT June 22 from Wallops.
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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1656 on: 06/22/2017 07:47 PM »
Note: The RockOn!/Rocksat launch will be carried live on NASA TV with coverage starting at 5:30 am EDT with T0 scheduled for 6 am EDT.

According to their Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/NASAWFF
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Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket carrying the RockOn/RockSat-C payload was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m. EDT June 22 from Wallops.
their is video of the launch on Youtube/

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1657 on: 06/23/2017 07:11 AM »
Some pics of the RockOn launch on a Terrier-Improved Orion rocket from Wallops.
source: NASA Wallops facebook


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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1658 on: 06/23/2017 09:20 AM »
their is video of the launch on Youtube/

Here is the link.

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Re: The suborbital thread!
« Reply #1659 on: 06/24/2017 12:46 PM »
"The launch of the NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket scheduled for Saturday, June 24, has been postponed due to expected cloudiness in the region. A new launch date has not been determined."

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/wallops/2017/nasa-sounding-rocket-will-release-early-morning-artificial-clouds0lighting-up-the-mid-atlantic-coast-may-31

Quite a lot of scrubs.

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