Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 - ORS-5 - August 25 2017, SLC-46  (Read 64491 times)

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Per where the clock is right now, we're realistically NET 01:45 EDT at this point.

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Per LD loop.  "Good trends.  Prepared to give 1hr block 0% on lightning probability."

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Something needs to be discussed on the "Anom 3 net" - per the LD loop.

UPDATE: It wasn't stated what needs to be discussed.
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Per LD loop -- Cape-wide band degraded video outage.  Issue traced to cable.  Cable replaced.  Wide-band video is "good to go".

Range is "NO GO" due to lack of confirmed T0 from the launch team.

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Weather is GREEN.

70% go odds for remainder of window.

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We've got a picture on the TV!
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There are two video feeds:

This one provided the Orbital Launch commentator John Zerrella:
http://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/feature-stories/MinotaurIV_ORS5_Mission-Page/default.aspx

this link (from Flordia Live) provided the launch site video:
https://livestream.com/accounts/20522137/events/7675452
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Current radar and observations as of 22:58 EDT:

Temp: 79 F
Visibility:10 miles
Clouds: Few 3,500 ft
Winds: SSE at 12kts (14mph)

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The local radar shows no precipitation in the immediate vicinity of the Cape.

The closest precip is well inland, in a large arc bowing to the east, to the southwest, west, and northwest.
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Realistically at this point, based on the count holding at T-2hrs 45mins, we're at NET 02:00 EDT.

That leaves 1hr in the window, which was adjusted 15mins shorter to close at 03:00a EDT.

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The local radar shows no precipitation in the immediate vicinity of the Cape.
lightning is the visible concern at this point which can be seen.

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call to OSM on CDT net.

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call to OSM on CDT net.

For what it's worth, the LD loop on the Orbital ATK public feed is 1min behind live.

The call was to inform console that he's stepping away from console for 5mins.

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Sounds like we have a recycle time in work.

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"Recycle time of 2hrs 20mins."

"Close to asking for that time AND a new T0."

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"Recycle time of 2hrs 20mins."

"Close to asking for that time AND a new T0."

What this means:

The count is currently at T-2hrs 45mins and HOLDING.

Team is working steps to change the count to T-2hrs 20mins 25mins (shaving 25mins 20mins off their flow).

Once they have that all in place and know they can do it, they will set a new T0 launch time and proceed.
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Cape UCS remains MMC.  Receiving no info from optical feed to computer.  Status update soon.

Range is NO GO due to no T0.

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T0 is 02:04:00 EDT (06:04:00 GMT)

Pick up/Recycle count to T-2hrs 25mins. 
« Last Edit: 08/26/2017 03:31 AM by ChrisGebhardt »

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