Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 - ORS-5 - August 25 2017, SLC-46  (Read 58783 times)

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Verified no COLAs at T-0.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Gantry retract (Step 11) complete at 00:10 EDT (04:10 GMT)

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Remainder of arming and vehicle closeouts in work.

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Gantry roll complete. 27.2 C.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Complete through Step 11.  Step 12, final arming, and launch pad evac are coming up.

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No COLA (Collision Avoidance) at the established T0 of 02:04 EDT.

They seem to use a mixture of EDT and GMT/Z on the net for different things...  asking for trouble some day.
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No COLA (Collision Avoidance) at the established T0 of 02:04 EDT.

They seem to use a mixture of EDT and GMT/Z on the net for different things...  asking for trouble some day.

Oh... flashbacks to that Mars mission and the feet/meters fiasco. #TooSoon

Also, the constant Z/GMT/EDT back-and-forth is interesting insight to those on console tonight.
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Update to the outage.  Techs are still troubleshooting.  New status updated expected at 01:25 EDT (05:25 GMT)

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T-1 hour 30 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Standing by Step 12 completion (vehicle arming and pad closeouts/preparations).

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Launch site evac in work -- Step 13.
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There seems to be something (looks like a long string) blowing around the first stage.
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Step 14 - "area clear for launch" - in work.

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There seems to be something (looks like a long string) blowing around the first stage.

Interesting.  Can't see it on my feed.  Can you circle it on the screencap?

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Standing by on Steps 14 and 15.

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Proceeding to Step 17 - weather brief.

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There seems to be something (looks like a long string) blowing around the first stage.
Interesting.  Can't see it on my feed.  Can you circle it on the screencap?

It was in the image I posted. I've circled it here.
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Current weather observations at 12:50a EDT

Temp: 80F
Pressure: 29.99 in
Visibility: 10 miles
Clouds: Few at 12,000 ft
Dew Point: 80F
Humidity: 86%
Winds: South at 11 kts

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There seems to be something (looks like a long string) blowing around the first stage.
Interesting.  Can't see it on my feed.  Can you circle it on the screencap?

It was in the image I posted. I've circled it here.

Interesting.  I see what you mean.  Can't see it on my feed (which is the same angle).

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There seems to be something (looks like a long string) blowing around the first stage.
Interesting.  Can't see it on my feed.  Can you circle it on the screencap?

It was in the image I posted. I've circled it here.

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