Author Topic: LIVE: H-IIA - Hitomi (ASTRO-H) - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)  (Read 53285 times)

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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 02/14/2016 09:32 PM »
looks like a very overcast day.
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While the newest ESA spacecraft is climbing to space, the next one for JAXA is about to roll out to the pad right now.

https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/699669073177612288
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 02/16/2016 06:49 PM »
From https://twitter.com/JAXA_en

ASTRO-H/H-IIA F30 Launch Live will start from 5:25 p.m. on Feb. 17(Wed. JST). Do not miss it. YouTube:


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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 02/16/2016 07:05 PM »
Assembly building doors are open

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 02/16/2016 07:10 PM »
 Can't get the rollout link to work.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #46 on: 02/16/2016 07:27 PM »
« Last Edit: 02/16/2016 07:28 PM by Prober »
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 02/16/2016 07:36 PM »
Vehicle appears to be in motion

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 02/16/2016 07:41 PM »
Approaching the pad

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #49 on: 02/16/2016 11:06 PM »
recorded live and some pictures


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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #50 on: 02/16/2016 11:38 PM »
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/mission/countdown/h2a_f30.html

Second Go/No Go Decision -'Go'
February 17, 2016 09:15 JST
Final checks have been made for operational conditions of the launch vehicle, satellites, launch facilities, and tracking and control systems, as well as weather conditions. We now have gotten a go-ahead for loading the propellant, such as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, into the launch vehicle. Propellant loading preparations are going to start.

Terminal countdown operation to start
February 17, 2016 09:20 JST
Terminal countdown operation has started. Access will now be restricted within a radius of 400 meters from the launch pad.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #52 on: 02/17/2016 03:29 AM »
Courtesy of a colleague at the launch site.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 02/17/2016 06:52 AM »
54 minutes to launch.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #54 on: 02/17/2016 06:57 AM »
X-60 minutes
February 17, 2016 16:45 JST
It is 60 minutes before launch. The final countdown operation has started.


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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #55 on: 02/17/2016 07:05 AM »
What's Japanese for "zoom"? :-)
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #56 on: 02/17/2016 07:06 AM »
He heard me!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #57 on: 02/17/2016 07:07 AM »
Our launch vehicle.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #58 on: 02/17/2016 07:08 AM »
The payload.
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Re: LIVE: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)
« Reply #59 on: 02/17/2016 07:11 AM »
T-35 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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