Author Topic: LIVE: Atlas V 421 - NROL-52 Canaveral SLC-41 - October 15, 2017 (07:28 UTC)  (Read 39713 times)

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ULA Rollout Photos:

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Re: Atlas V 421 - NROL-52 Canaveral SLC-41 - October 5, 2017
« Reply #41 on: 10/03/2017 09:58 PM »
And yet more ULA rollout photos

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Re: Atlas V 421 - NROL-52 Canaveral SLC-41 - October 5, 2017
« Reply #42 on: 10/04/2017 12:26 AM »
Posting higher res version as I think it’s a great image

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Re: Atlas V 421 - NROL-52 Canaveral SLC-41 - October 5, 2017
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Re: Atlas V 421 - NROL-52 Canaveral SLC-41 - October 5, 2017
« Reply #44 on: 10/04/2017 02:58 PM »
L-1 launch forecast, no change in probabilties still 60% GO:

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Launch day overall probability of violating weather constraints:   40%   
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Clouds, Ground Winds

24-hour delay overall probability of violating weather constraints   70%   
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Clouds, Thick Cloud


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Some overnight beauty shots of ULA's #AtlasV with #NROL52. Speaking of overnight, launch is planned for 4:07amET tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/915645732929069057

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#NROL52 mission is poised to launch Oct. 5 from CCAFS, Fla. aboard a @ulalaunch #AtlasV rocket. @AFSpace @AF_SMC @45thSpaceWing (ULA photo)

https://twitter.com/natreconofc/status/915685680306470913

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Atlas V NROL-52 Live Launch Broadcast

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Scheduled for Oct 5, 2017


Tune in for the live launch broadcast as United Launch Alliance's Atlas V launches the NROL-52 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psu-QG2PPz0?t=001

« Last Edit: 10/05/2017 02:46 AM by catdlr »
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Atlas V NROL-52 Live Launch Broadcast

United Launch Alliance
Scheduled for Oct 5, 2017


Tune in for the live launch broadcast as United Launch Alliance's Atlas V launches the NROL-52 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.


Coverage begins Oct. 5 at 3:47 a.m. EDT (7:47 UTC).
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Current weather observations:

Temp: 79 F
Winds: ENE at 15mph Gusting to 23 mph.
Visibility: 10 miles
Clouds: Few at 8,000 ft.

Yes, all that rain is generally moving onshore.
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Rain band coming overhead now.  Winds are predicted to be ENE 22-25 for the next several hours and increasing into the morning

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The team has give the go to begin cryogenic fueling operations. New launch time is 4:22amEDT. #AtlasV #NROL52

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/915825665445949440

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Winds finally died down. Now prepping for cryo ops #NROL52

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/915823809457819648
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SCRUB! Ground winds associated with the squalls prevented the launch team from completing the cryo loading. 24hr turnaround, so trying again tomorrow morning, although the weather forecast is even worse than today (PoV 70%).
« Last Edit: 10/05/2017 07:09 AM by DaveS »
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ULA: Next attempt targeted for 4:03 a.m. ET Friday. #AtlasV #NROL52

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/915837616041447425

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The ULA Atlas V launch carrying the NROL-52 mission in support of national security remains on track. The mission, for the National Reconnaissance Office, is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Friday, Oct. 6 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 30 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The Oct. 6 launch time is 4:03 a.m. ET.

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And here's our launch weather forecast for tonight's attempt.

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And here's our launch weather forecast for tonight's attempt.

It says 60% GO on Saturday if there’s another 24 hr delay. So hopefully there’s a third shot at this if Friday weather proves uncooperative.

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L- 90 min counting, everything looks good so far
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