Author Topic: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA (VA237) - ViaSat-2, Eutelsat 172B, June 1, 2017  (Read 24852 times)

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Staging 1-2. On to the Upper Stage. 16 minute burn. Already en route to Africa after launching from South America.

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T+11 minutes. ViaSat 2 promo. Arthur C. Clarke voice over.
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T+12 minutes. Putting data where the people are.
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T+13 minutes. 3-4 billion people have no broadband connectivity.
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T+14 minutes. Made those evolutions.
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T+15 minutes. Was acquired by Ascension Island.
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T+16 minutes. Uses Xenon ion thrusters.
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T+17 minutes. Another ViaSat 2 promo. Has a hybrid propulsion system.
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T+18 minutes. Acquisition Libreville.
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T+19 minutes. Eutelsat has 500 years of on-orbit experience.
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T+20 minutes. Eutelsat 172B promo. Only music with this one.
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T+21 minutes. Showing coverage areas. Compact, savvy and smart!
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T+22 minutes. Uses robotic arm to orient thrusters.
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T+23 minutes. Another Eutelsat 172B promo.
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T+24 minutes. Showing satellite.
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T+25 minutes.
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ESC-A cutoff!
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Offline Chris Bergin

End of the propuslive phase with SECO. Into the ballistic phase. Harry says she's faster than Superman. ;D

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First separation at T+29:24.
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Harry's talking about babies now :)

And there goes the first baby.

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