Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 - ORS-5 - August 25 2017, SLC-46  (Read 59045 times)

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Step 14 - launch site clear - still in work.

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

Its not moving now, but wind back your feed to T-1:19:20 where you can see it moving.
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Weather brief - Step 17 - complete.  Weather is GO for current launch window and time.

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LOC powered up and ready to proceed.

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All crews are in fall back position from launch pad.

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Spacecraft ready for final launch ops.

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Entering Minotaur final launch checklist.

LD poll underway.

LD poll complete.

Team is ready for final Minotaur countdown.

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T-1 hour. Area clear for launch. Spacecraft ready for launch. Performing launch readiness poll.
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Vehicle GN2 cooling is on.

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Rapid sequence of checks underway.

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Flight computers are in standby mode.

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Vehicle S-band antennas were turned on at 01:08 EDT (05:08 GMT). 01:05 EDT (05:05 GMT).

They originally gave an incorrect time over the net.  Updated to correct the time per the net.
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Talking about "topping off the charge" in the next 30mins.  Didn't catch what needs a "charge topping."

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Onto Step 18 at this point.

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Vehicle E-comms to vehicle hardline.
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T-50 minutes. Working through the check list.
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Vehicle E-comms to vehicle hardline.

Switch complete and good.

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Moving on to Step 24 - initialisation information "ready to proceed".
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Currently complete thru Step 27.  Standing by Step 28.  Step 17 is "holding open".

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S-band open loop signal strength (Step 17) still in work.

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