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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #40 on: 03/18/2017 06:46 AM »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #41 on: 03/18/2017 11:44 AM »
ULA WGS-9 Launch New Date

Main Visitor Complex Viewing Only

 The launch of United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the WGS-9 satellite for U.S. Air Force Space Command has been rescheduled again. The new launch date is Saturday, March 18 at 7:44 pm.

 Due to the newly announced confirmation of date and time, special launch viewing areas are no longer available. Launch viewing is available at Kennedy Space Center main visitor complex only. The main visitor complex viewing area with bleacher seating and launch commentary is included with daily admission.

Rocket Launch Location

 Launch viewing transportation tickets purchased for WGS-9 special launch viewing at LC-39 Observation Gantry and Apollo/Saturn V Center are no longer valid for the new date. Ticket holders will be automatically refunded of their credit card purchase within 7-10 days.


https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events
What would the reason be for restricting launch viewing areas for a one day delay? Thank you.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #42 on: 03/18/2017 12:47 PM »
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Looking good for tonight. Pgo at 90%. #WGS9

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/843094657684840448


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #44 on: 03/18/2017 02:25 PM »
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The #DeltaIV with #WGS9!  Mobile Service Tower will roll back in about 30 mins. Launch @ 7:44ET TONIGHT! @BoeingDefense @usairforce

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/843119633708302337

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #45 on: 03/18/2017 02:32 PM »
Here's a clearer image of WGS-9:

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TODAY ~7:44 pm EDT: #Boeing-built #WGS9 satellite launch window opens. WATCH: http://www.ulalaunch.com/delta-iv-to-launch-wgs9.aspx

https://twitter.com/boeingdefense/status/843115147673587714

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #46 on: 03/18/2017 03:01 PM »
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#DeltaIV emerges as the Mobile Service Tower rolls back. #WGS9 mission to launch tonight! Launch window is 7:45-8:59pmEDT

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/843128646265180162

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #47 on: 03/18/2017 03:17 PM »
ULA WGS-9 Launch New Date

Main Visitor Complex Viewing Only

 The launch of United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the WGS-9 satellite for U.S. Air Force Space Command has been rescheduled again. The new launch date is Saturday, March 18 at 7:44 pm.

 Due to the newly announced confirmation of date and time, special launch viewing areas are no longer available. Launch viewing is available at Kennedy Space Center main visitor complex only. The main visitor complex viewing area with bleacher seating and launch commentary is included with daily admission.

Rocket Launch Location

 Launch viewing transportation tickets purchased for WGS-9 special launch viewing at LC-39 Observation Gantry and Apollo/Saturn V Center are no longer valid for the new date. Ticket holders will be automatically refunded of their credit card purchase within 7-10 days.


https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events
What would the reason be for restricting launch viewing areas for a one day delay? Thank you.

Not sure.  But same thing happened with media viewing, too.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #48 on: 03/18/2017 04:46 PM »
ULA WGS-9 Launch New Date

Main Visitor Complex Viewing Only

 The launch of United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the WGS-9 satellite for U.S. Air Force Space Command has been rescheduled again. The new launch date is Saturday, March 18 at 7:44 pm.

 Due to the newly announced confirmation of date and time, special launch viewing areas are no longer available. Launch viewing is available at Kennedy Space Center main visitor complex only. The main visitor complex viewing area with bleacher seating and launch commentary is included with daily admission.

Rocket Launch Location

 Launch viewing transportation tickets purchased for WGS-9 special launch viewing at LC-39 Observation Gantry and Apollo/Saturn V Center are no longer valid for the new date. Ticket holders will be automatically refunded of their credit card purchase within 7-10 days.


https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events
What would the reason be for restricting launch viewing areas for a one day delay? Thank you.

Not sure.  But same thing happened with media viewing, too.

Not sure. But could be that wind direction is a factor.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #49 on: 03/18/2017 04:46 PM »
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#WGS9 on #DeltaIV sits on the pad; @AF_SMC & mission partners @ulalaunch @BoeingDefense @45thSpaceWing continue prep for tonight's mission

https://twitter.com/smc_cc/status/843154627042267137

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #50 on: 03/18/2017 06:56 PM »
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#DeltaIV #WGS9 cryogenic fueling operations underway! Launch at 7:44pmEDT; broadcast at 7:24pmEDT. bit.ly/div_wgs9

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/843179933061058565

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #51 on: 03/18/2017 07:52 PM »
From Ted Molczan on Seesat-l:
WGS 9 search elements and revision

MECO-2 orbit (payload): 434 km x 44372 km x 27.0 deg
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #53 on: 03/18/2017 08:10 PM »
MST rollback photos:

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #55 on: 03/18/2017 08:39 PM »
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Tanking continues. Delta is carbo loading for her big run. #WGS9

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/843215015205208065

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #56 on: 03/18/2017 09:37 PM »
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Cryo loading is complete.  Board is green

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/843225985378000896


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #58 on: 03/18/2017 10:13 PM »
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T-4 and holding for the planned 30 min hold #WGS9

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/843238338693808128

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-9 - March 18, 2017
« Reply #59 on: 03/18/2017 10:16 PM »
15 minutes to start of webcast.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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