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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #200 on: 08/18/2017 01:09 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #202 on: 08/18/2017 02:06 PM »
Live coverage starting soon.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #203 on: 08/18/2017 02:11 PM »
Coverage has started. Six minutes to second ignition.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #204 on: 08/18/2017 02:12 PM »
Showing a video on TDRS.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #205 on: 08/18/2017 02:15 PM »
Back to Josh and Mike. About two minutes to go.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #206 on: 08/18/2017 02:16 PM »
About one minute to second ignition.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #207 on: 08/18/2017 02:17 PM »
Second burn underway.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #208 on: 08/18/2017 02:18 PM »
Ignition!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #209 on: 08/18/2017 02:18 PM »
Oxidiser rich mixture.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #210 on: 08/18/2017 02:19 PM »
MECO!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #211 on: 08/18/2017 02:20 PM »
Centaur rotating into position.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #212 on: 08/18/2017 02:21 PM »
Five minutes between MECO and spacecraft separation, so about two minutes from now.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #213 on: 08/18/2017 02:22 PM »
Performing spinup. About one minute to spacecraft separation.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #214 on: 08/18/2017 02:23 PM »
S/C Sep! Congrats to all.

Thanks to Steven for the coverage and to all who helped out.

William Graham's article post launch:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/08/ula-atlas-v-loft-tdrs-m-cape-canaveral/

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #215 on: 08/18/2017 02:24 PM »
Separation!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #216 on: 08/18/2017 02:24 PM »
Handshakes going around.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #217 on: 08/18/2017 02:25 PM »
Launch control centre. Standing by for interview with Tim Dunn.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #218 on: 08/18/2017 02:28 PM »
ULA posted a nice high resolution image of the separation.

https://twitter.com/_r_ULA/status/898550879137263616
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #219 on: 08/18/2017 02:29 PM »
They probably took that from the pre-launch overview video. Clever idea. Wish I had thought of that! ;D

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