Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES 11/Echostar 105 : Oct 11, 2017 : Updates  (Read 54416 times)

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Issue Date : October 06, 2017 at 2147 UTC
Type : Space Operations
Duration: 10/11 22:18Z to 10/12 01:46Z

FDC 7/9626 ZMA AIRSPACE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE OPERATIONS AREA. PURSUANT TO SECTION 91.143 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR 91.143), FLIGHT OPERATIONS CONDUCTED BY FAA CERTIFICATED PILOTS OR CONDUCTED IN AIRCRAFT OF U.S. REGISTRY ARE PROHIBITED AT ANY ALTITUDE FROM THE SURFACE-FL180, WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 285116N 804219W TO 290730N 803000W THENCE CLOCKWISE VIA A 30 NAUTICAL MILE ARC CENTERED AT 283703N 803647W TO 281330N 801600W TO 282501N 803029W TO 282501N 803759W TO 282501N 804144W TO 283121N 804349W TO 283801N 804701W TO 284910N 805044W TO 285116N 804714W TO 285116N 804219W. MIAMI CENTER, PHONE 305 716 1589, IS THE COORDINATING FAA FACILITY AND MAY BE CONTACTED FOR THE CURRENT STATUS OF ANY AIRSPACE ASSOCIATED WITH LAUNCH OPS. THIS AREA ENCOMPASSES R2932, R2933, R2934, AND PORTIONS OF W497A, W136F, W137F AND W137G. ADDITIONAL WARNING AND RESTRICTED AREAS WILL BE ACTIVE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OPS. PILOTS SHALL CONSULT ALL NOTAMS REGARDING THIS OPERATION. 1710112218-1710120146.

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Weather forecast remains 90% GO (although now 80% for 24hr delay):

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule 

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until the SpaceX feed starts, we have this to monitor...

https://www.facebook.com/spaceflightnow/videos/1499425206793540/
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Update:

All is on track at T-2hr 18mins and counting for launch at the opening of the window at 18:53 EDT.

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Data flow tests with downrange tracking stations underway at this time.

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Current weather:

Temp: 83 F
Winds: E @ 10mph
Clouds: CLEAR

Launch time: 18:53 EDT
Local Sunset: 18:58 EDT
« Last Edit: 10/11/2017 09:20 PM by ChrisGebhardt »

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T-90mins:  Final roadblocks going up.  Blast Danger Area being cleared for prop load.

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Prop load and launch go/no go poll underway.

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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-1 hour 10 minutes. RP-1 loading should be starting now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Launch auto sequence has started. - LD loop

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Confirmed.  RP-1 is flowing into Falcon 9.

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LD giving the abort instructions. 

If urgent, call "HOLD HOLD HOLD" over the net.

If non-urgent, brief the LD and a decision whether or not to abort will then be made.

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T-1hr and counting.  All is progressing well with PR-1 fueling.  LOX load picks up at T-35mins, or 18:18 EDT.

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T-1 hour. Haven't seen any venting yet.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-50mins: All continues to go well with RP-1 fueling.

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T-50 minutes. In case people are wondering why we should see venting during RP-1 loading, its because liquid nitrogen is used to subcool the RP-1 fuel to increase its density. When the nitrogen evaporates, it causes a vent.
« Last Edit: 10/12/2017 06:40 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-40mins: All is well.  We're 5mins from the start of LOX load at this point.

LOX load poll coming up.

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T-40 minutes. Looks like the shadow of the launch tower is moving across Falcon 9.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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