Author Topic: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD  (Read 35834 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Here's plan: we moved T0 by 10 minutes (5:10 EDT) to allow us to evaluate the 3:30 EDT balloon debris field data - if OK we'll proceed to fueling.  If not, we will delay to 6:10 launch and repeat the eval at 4:30 for a 7:10 launch or scrub.  We're in the process of coordinating this with the balloon guys...

Very good sir. Good luck!!

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #41 on: 04/20/2013 07:37 PM »
Just heard 6:10 as new T0 from wallops plot on marine band 12.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #42 on: 04/20/2013 07:41 PM »
Yup - red on debris.  Try for 6:10, make a decision around 4:40.  Altitude winds for tomorrow 20-25 knots lower than today... today was an extraordinary day for the 15K to 35K altitude range (105 to 120 knots - normal is more like 65 to 80 knots, and much fuirther from the pure west)
« Last Edit: 04/20/2013 07:43 PM by antonioe »
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Offline Chris Bergin

And official note on the above:

Via NASA Wallops ‏@NASA_Wallops
After weather review, the Antares launch has been moved to 6:10pm EDT. We will remain in hold until one hour before launch.

T-0 now 22:10 ZULU (18:10 Eastern. 23:10 UK time).

NASA TV move their coverage to a 17:30pm Eastern start.
« Last Edit: 04/20/2013 07:44 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Orbital:
Payload S-Band transmitter issue with the range has been resolved - all telemetry links are nominal

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #45 on: 04/20/2013 08:27 PM »
Folks: not looking too good - winds are NOT trending (last few balloons right on top of each other) PLUS as we go into the window we use our LOX ... if we go to the 7:10 opportunity we may not have enough LOX to use the full two-hour window tomorrow ... Frank C. chewing on it... since tomorrow's challenge will be surface winds, we probably want the ENTIRE window tomorrow ...

Just got the Overpressure and Toxic evals from the last balloon - both green ... debris in a few minutes ...
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #46 on: 04/20/2013 08:29 PM »
Debris red ... discussing ... we may scrub for the day
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #47 on: 04/20/2013 08:31 PM »
Cleaning up ... see you tomorrow ... announcing scrub right now
« Last Edit: 04/20/2013 08:32 PM by antonioe »
ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS...

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Unlucky! Thanks for the updates!

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #49 on: 04/20/2013 08:34 PM »
Cleaning up ... see you tomorrow ... announcing scrub right now
Appreciate the updates through the count...definitely will be tuning in tomorrow.

NASA TV ran a live shot for a few minutes...they may do an announcement soon.
 

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #50 on: 04/20/2013 08:35 PM »
Nope, a banner.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #51 on: 04/20/2013 08:35 PM »
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Thread is now open for specific discussion relating to this attempt, because we'll have a new thread on Sunday.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #53 on: 04/20/2013 08:43 PM »
Tomorrow POV 25% overall ... dominated by surface winds now forecasted for 12 to 17 knots form the SE ... altitude winds 20 tp 25 knots lower than today
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #54 on: 04/20/2013 08:44 PM »
Culbertson headed for press conference at 17:15 EDT
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Booo! These are the first launches (well, attempts) I've ever watched from Wallops...and both times winds were creating issues. I'm no weather expert, so does Wallops being further North than KSC generally increase the chances of high winds (or bad weather in general)?
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #56 on: 04/20/2013 08:53 PM »
wait.... Scrub just because 40 people were too close? Not homes / wildlife sanctuaries,etc, but human tourists too close?  If so, wouldn't the initial allowed observation range have been set  further out from the get go?
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #57 on: 04/20/2013 09:03 PM »
wait.... Scrub just because 40 people were too close? Not homes / wildlife sanctuaries,etc, but human tourists too close?  If so, wouldn't the initial allowed observation range have been set  further out from the get go?

It would be nice to have some clarification whether these were people who went closer than the perimeter set by the USFWS at Chincoteague NWR.  See http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31517.msg1039079#msg1039079

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #58 on: 04/20/2013 09:04 PM »
wait.... Scrub just because 40 people were too close? Not homes / wildlife sanctuaries,etc, but human tourists too close?  If so, wouldn't the initial allowed observation range have been set  further out from the get go?
No, that had to do with an attempt to extend the range area based specifically on today's conditions.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #59 on: 04/20/2013 09:08 PM »
Booo! These are the first launches (well, attempts) I've ever watched from Wallops...and both times winds were creating issues. I'm no weather expert, so does Wallops being further North than KSC generally increase the chances of high winds (or bad weather in general)?
No, just an unseasonable Winter cold front one month into (Northern Hemisphere) Spring.  Don't worry, lawyers here are already taking it up with Punxsutawney Phil.

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