Author Topic: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017  (Read 16157 times)

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L-1 hour, 15 minutes. The telemetry transmitter being reactivated now that the Mobile Service Tower was fully retracted about an hour ago.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #41 on: 03/06/2017 11:42 PM »
Go/NoGo Rollcall at ESOC in Darmstadt.

The ground segment is Green.


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L-55 minutes. All Vega systems should be reported READY for launch in under five minutes.
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If you go to http://www.arianespace.com/mission/vega-flight-vv09/, the webcast is technically up. However, it's just a countdown clock ticking down to around L-15 minutes when the webcast goes live.

Right now, we have 38 minutes to go.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #44 on: 03/07/2017 12:06 AM »
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ESA‏Verified account @esa 1m1 minute ago

New images of #Vega #VV09 with #Sentinel2 on the pad from Kourou #Sentinel2Go - see @flickr for high-res https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency

https://twitter.com/esa/status/838917532304175106

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #46 on: 03/07/2017 12:07 AM »
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ESA ‏Verified account @esa 49s50 seconds ago

Update from Kourou: #VV09 with #Sentinel2 all launcher systems ready to enter final countdown #Sentinel2go Watch: http://www.esa.int/sentinel2

https://twitter.com/esa/status/838918664984330240

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L-34 minutes. Nothing much to report at this time; the next major event will be a final weather report at L-10 minutes.

20 minutes until we're live.
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L-25 minutes. Tonight's launch window is instantaneous, meaning that if the countdown is held at any time, the mission is scrubbed.
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Less than ten minutes away from starting up the Arianespace webcast.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #50 on: 03/07/2017 12:27 AM »
Eight minutes to start of webcast.
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Five minutes until we're live.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #52 on: 03/07/2017 12:31 AM »
Colour check.
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The English soundtrack now being tested as part of the pre-webcast procedures.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #54 on: 03/07/2017 12:33 AM »
Two minutes to start of webcast.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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From the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, Arianespace is proud to present live coverage of the ninth Vega mission carrying ESA's Sentinel 2B satellite.

Forgot to mention, this is the 30th time I've covered a launch on NSF.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #56 on: 03/07/2017 12:35 AM »
Webcast has begun.
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Stephane Israel describing the details of tonight's launch.

The English commentator is Katy Haswell.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV09 - Sentinel-2B - March 6, 2017
« Reply #59 on: 03/07/2017 12:37 AM »
T-14 minutes.

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