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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #40 on: 12/19/2005 05:34 PM »
Excellent, we've got the actual "loop" of their mission control!

RCO has good data and reccomends they proceed.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #41 on: 12/19/2005 05:36 PM »
God speed Falcon 1

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #42 on: 12/19/2005 05:37 PM »
We are live and online now.  I am live on the SpaceX phone link.  They appear to have made great improvemetns in the link....in fact they have hooks us up direct to an audio feed from Kwajalein control.

Currently they are doing checklists.

"Current status on fueld load.  Second stage launch is roughly xx full.  First stage tank is roughly 40% full.  Winds are up to 24 knots".

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #43 on: 12/19/2005 05:38 PM »
Both tanks currently at around 40 percent mark.

Winds 24 knots (damn).

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #44 on: 12/19/2005 05:38 PM »
(sorry, missed the amount in first stage tank).

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #45 on: 12/19/2005 05:38 PM »
T-30 minutes and counting. Winds are currently at 28 knots, which is a "no-go".
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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #46 on: 12/19/2005 05:38 PM »
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(sorry, missed the amount in first stage tank).

42 per cent.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #47 on: 12/19/2005 05:40 PM »
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We are live and online now.  I am live on the SpaceX phone link.  They appear to have made great improvemetns in the link....in fact they have hooks us up direct to an audio feed from Kwajalein control.

Currently they are doing checklists.

"Current status on fueld load.  Second stage launch is roughly xx full.  First stage tank is roughly 40% full.  Winds are up to 24 knots".

Spacex  have made a lot of changes in the last month...

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #48 on: 12/19/2005 05:41 PM »
SpaceX's Rebecca "Things are looking good"

RCO to LC - Countdown check at T-20mins to get everyone on the same exact time.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #49 on: 12/19/2005 05:42 PM »
T-26 mins.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #50 on: 12/19/2005 05:42 PM »
Near-live picture of the Falcon I on the pad.


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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #51 on: 12/19/2005 05:43 PM »
Wind 24Kts... we are still green?

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #52 on: 12/19/2005 05:46 PM »
"Helium on 1st and 2nd stage is fundamentally full 99%.  Same on LOX.  Now in the process of fueling."

"Winds are above our criteria right now.  Our criteria is 24 knots, winds are slightly above that now."

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #53 on: 12/19/2005 05:46 PM »
Status:

Helium full.
1st stage 95 per cent
2nd stage near full.

Winds are NOT green. Max is 24 knots, winds are in excess at the moment.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #54 on: 12/19/2005 05:47 PM »
High level of excitement amonst the crew at Kwajalein.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #55 on: 12/19/2005 05:47 PM »
We may go in and out of the count as the wind is the only factor against them at the moment, and is right now.

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #56 on: 12/19/2005 05:48 PM »
Q: "How many of the team are out in Kwajalein now, and how many are there in headquarters?"
A: "We have approximately 25 folks between the island of Kwajalein and a couple of folks on the island of Mek."

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #57 on: 12/19/2005 05:50 PM »
"We did actually extend the window to try to get more attempts on this.  In additon, we attempted to extend it on the earlier side because the winds tend to be lower in the morning."

"We want to try to get the most daylight to facilitate the recovery of the first stage."

"It does look like there will be sixty minute long pockets throughout the day where it looks like we will be go".

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #58 on: 12/19/2005 05:50 PM »
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Near-live picture of the Falcon I on the pad.



Sky looks very dark - edit: no make that Black

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RE: LIVE UPDATES SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #59 on: 12/19/2005 05:51 PM »
"The weather constraints that we have are 24 knots wind on the ground.  We do have upper level wind restrictions as well, [but upper level winds are now an issue today].  We would launch in a drizzle...."

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