Author Topic: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,4) - WGS-8 - December 7, 2016 (23:53 UTC)  (Read 29220 times)

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James Dean ‏@flatoday_jdean 4h4 hours ago

Delta IV/WGS-8 weather forecast remains 80% "go" for 6:53pm Wed. launch from Cape Canaveral. 24-hr delay forecast has dropped to 40% "go."
https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/806151192132931589

There's an issue with the 45th Weather Squadron's website so can't currently download the updated forecast.


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ULA ‏@ulalaunch 1h1 hour ago

The ULA Launch Readiness Review is complete! #DeltaIV #WGS8 is set to launch TOMORROW (Dec 7). Will you be watching? http://bit.ly/div_wgs8
https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/806186129322115073

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Due to safety restrictions in place for the Delta IV WGS-08 mission, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs is not hosting any media viewing activities on CCAFS in support of this launch.

Public safety is a matter we take extremely seriously and for this launch, our safety experts have determined that our ITL media launch viewing location falls within the restricted Flight Caution Area.  Therefore, media interested in covering the launch must do so from an off-base location.


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Delat IV WGS-8 Payload Mate


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Delta IV WGS-8 Mission Profile


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Because the T-4 minute hold time varies, does anyone know if the hold will last 15 minutes? Or will it be more or less?
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Orbital ATK ‏@OrbitalATK 9m9 minutes ago

Orbital ATK team at the launch pad yesterday preparing for today’s #DeltaIV launch of #WGS8. @ulalaunch

https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/806474511587622912

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Offline ethan829

ULA's website says launch window is 6:53 - 7:42 PM EST, while others say it starts at 6:52. Any idea where the discrepancy arises?

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ULA's website says launch window is 6:53 - 7:42 PM EST, while others say it starts at 6:52. Any idea where the discrepancy arises?

Launch windows show 23:53 as window open and 00:42 as close (GMT).

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Updated forecast from today attached. No real change, still 80% GO  :)

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ULA MST rollback photos.

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To keep you guys updated for the time being, the Delta Cryogenic Second Stage has finished its LOX loading phase. Topping of the LH2 will start at T-1 hour, 45 minutes.
« Last Edit: 12/07/2016 08:51 PM by ZachS09 »
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Under two hours to launch.
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T-1 hour, 45 minutes. The second stage LH2 topping is underway.
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Online ZachS09

T-1 hour, 20 minutes. The second stage LOX topping has started. With that, the fueling operations are nearing completion.

We're also one hour from the beginning of the ULA webcast.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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T-1 hour, 10 minutes. The Flight Termination System checks have begun. This is a self-destruct system hidden inside the launch vehicle to detonate it should a launch contingency occur.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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