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Offline William Graham

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #340 on: 01/17/2009 11:51 PM »
What was that about the swing arms?

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #341 on: 01/17/2009 11:51 PM »
Sounds like the mechanical problems were with the swing arm locking pins, which gave an alarm when they were pulled.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #342 on: 01/17/2009 11:51 PM »
They've closed some kind of condition with an alarm in the swingback arm, if I heard correctly.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #343 on: 01/17/2009 11:51 PM »
The new T:0 is 01:13:00, as documented above.  22 minutes from liftoff.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #344 on: 01/17/2009 11:53 PM »
L-20 minutes and counting, T-5 minutes and holding.

15 minute hold.


They must have reset the countdown time when they changed the T-0.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #345 on: 01/17/2009 11:53 PM »
T-5 minutes and holding for 15.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #346 on: 01/17/2009 11:53 PM »
I think the first problem they had was the the Met (weather) console couldn't communicate and upload the wind ascent data to the Heavy, after reconfiguring and using a backup console, they are ready to support, however the newest problem is that the winds ascent data from the latest weather balloon, number 7 is missing some information from 25000 feet or so. They are relaunching another balloon, number 8 to get the required data, send that data to the Delta office in Denver where they will code this information into a computer file, send that file to the Cape to be uploaded by the Met console to the Heavy. If I am wrong, someone correct me.


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #347 on: 01/17/2009 11:54 PM »
Limits being set.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #348 on: 01/17/2009 11:56 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #349 on: 01/17/2009 11:56 PM »
Can't go out, the wife is working the launch.  Didn't want to go see the launch since it has a 4 hour window
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #350 on: 01/17/2009 11:56 PM »
Launch time is reset to 8:13 PM.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #351 on: 01/17/2009 11:56 PM »
Can't go out, the wife is working the launch
That's pretty cool! What does she do? (if you can tell us)
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #352 on: 01/17/2009 11:57 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #353 on: 01/17/2009 11:58 PM »
I have channel 12 NASA webcam, among others, in my desktop at the office showing pad C17A, and all the way I thought this was the one we were following up throughout the week. Obviously I was not familiar with the Delta IV, now I know the difference. Any idea what is the thing on NASA webcams on channel 12 then?
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #354 on: 01/17/2009 11:58 PM »
Just for reference, this is the inside of the Delta Operations Center (which was asked about earlier).
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #355 on: 01/17/2009 11:58 PM »
A friend of mine asked me why someone includes planned holds into a countdown.  I explained it as times when you don't want to be rushed during certain vehicle checkouts, etc.  But I'd like to give him a better explenation from people who are a bit closer to this part of the industry.  So I pose his question to you....

"Why are there 'planned' holds in the countdown as opposed to just longer countdowns?"
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #356 on: 01/17/2009 11:59 PM »
I have channel 12 NASA webcam, among others, in my desktop at the office showing pad C17A, and all the way I thought this was the one we were following up throughout the week. Obviously I was not familiar with the Delta IV, now I know the difference. Any idea what is the thing on NASA webcams on channel 12 then?

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #357 on: 01/18/2009 12:00 AM »
Great, thanks to all
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #358 on: 01/18/2009 12:01 AM »
7 minutes left in this Built In Hold.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #359 on: 01/18/2009 12:02 AM »
A friend of mine asked me why someone includes planned holds into a countdown.  I explained it as times when you don't want to be rushed during certain vehicle checkouts, etc.  But I'd like to give him a better explenation from people who are a bit closer to this part of the industry.  So I pose his question to you....

"Why are there 'planned' holds in the countdown as opposed to just longer countdowns?"

In case, work does take longer, it is makeup time.

Most LV have a hold before the start of terminal hold as a point to gather the launch team wits and a scrub recycle point


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