Author Topic: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 24, 2012  (Read 158258 times)

Offline WHAP

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #41 on: 02/15/2012 07:29 PM »
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2012) - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-41 with the United States Navy’s MUOS-1 satellite. Launch is set for Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:46 p.m. EST. MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users 10 times more communications capability over existing systems, including simultaneous voice, video and data, leveraging 3G mobile communications technology.

 

Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance

 




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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #44 on: 02/15/2012 09:08 PM »
15,000 lbs (?)

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av030/atlas5/

Over 15,000, and is the heaviest payload in Atlas history.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #45 on: 02/16/2012 12:45 AM »
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #46 on: 02/16/2012 01:55 AM »
From a technical standpoint, it's also the largest Atlas to fly to date, a combination of the 551 and the fairing extension taking it up to 206 feet.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #47 on: 02/16/2012 11:04 AM »
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #48 on: 02/16/2012 03:58 PM »
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #49 on: 02/16/2012 05:35 PM »
Moved for live coverage.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #50 on: 02/16/2012 07:09 PM »
ULA:

The countdown is underway and the team is not working any technical issues at this time. Weather remains at 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch at 5:46 p.m.

The live broadcast will begin at 5:26 p.m.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #51 on: 02/16/2012 07:34 PM »
Poll for cryo loading complete.  All Ready.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #52 on: 02/16/2012 08:19 PM »
Centaur LOX into topping... and now at flight level.

Low-level wind shear is currently red for the beginning of the window, but that's why many balloons are released throughout the count.


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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #54 on: 02/16/2012 08:29 PM »
Rev 1 of William Graham's launch article, with a focus on the historic milestone for Centaur.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/02/atlas-v-launch-muos-historic-centaur-milestone/

Rev 2 will come via the coast. Rev 3 at S/C Sep.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #55 on: 02/16/2012 08:34 PM »
Hydrogen tanking starting.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #56 on: 02/16/2012 08:42 PM »
« Last Edit: 02/16/2012 08:43 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #57 on: 02/16/2012 08:44 PM »
Oooh, I see a rocketcam view! 8)
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #58 on: 02/16/2012 08:48 PM »
Rev 1 of William Graham's launch article, with a focus on the historic milestone for Centaur.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/02/atlas-v-launch-muos-historic-centaur-milestone/

Rev 2 will come via the coast. Rev 3 at S/C Sep.

very informative article again there William!

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V - MUOS - February 16, 2012
« Reply #59 on: 02/16/2012 08:51 PM »
ULA:

Everything is proceeding for the launch at 5:46 p.m.

The team is not working any technical issues at the time.

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