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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #160 on: 01/14/2009 09:59 PM »
Scrub.  ECS issue.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #161 on: 01/14/2009 10:00 PM »
once they start fueling, how long does that take?  I'm planning to drive down to watch it...15 minute drive.
Between 3 and 4 hours is my guess.

Fuelling started about 5 hours before the scheduled T-0 on the last launch.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #162 on: 01/14/2009 10:11 PM »
Scrub.  ECS issue.
source?

nothing on spaceflight now yet

NSF is where the pros are.  I don't know about that other place. ;)
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #163 on: 01/14/2009 10:11 PM »
Yep, it's been scrubbed. GN2 valve problem took too much time apparently.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #164 on: 01/14/2009 10:12 PM »
Wow, shows that NSF is the place to be! We had that one at least 10 mins ahead of everyone else.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #165 on: 01/14/2009 10:14 PM »
I hate these late night launches with a wide launch window, but I'm always there to watch them.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #166 on: 01/14/2009 10:30 PM »
Launch of Delta IV Heavy NROL-26 Scrubbed

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, Jan. 14, 2009 - The scheduled launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy with a National Reconnaissance payload was scrubbed for tonight.  Technicians are working to resolve a gaseous nitrogen valve issue in the ground support equipment.  The very dry gaseous nitrogen is used to evacuate the air from various compartments in the launch vehicle whenever cryogenic propellants are loaded, because the extremely cold temperatures of the propellants would cause water in the air to condense.  Without this piece of equipment working properly fueling of the vehicle could not take place and the issue could not be resolved in time to make tonight’s launch window.  The launch is rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7:41 pm.

 


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #167 on: 01/14/2009 11:50 PM »
Good thing I decided to go home...didn't miss the launch. Thanks for the update everyone.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #168 on: 01/15/2009 12:45 AM »
Same here. Managed to get some tickets. ;) I'll be taking a video of this launch.

Wonder where those tickets came from? ;) I'm thinking another trip out tomorrow though, assuming everything is set in the late afternoon.

Also, proof that the rocket exists:
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #169 on: 01/15/2009 01:43 AM »
Was that photo taken from Port Canaveral?

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #170 on: 01/15/2009 01:45 AM »
Was that photo taken from Port Canaveral?

Actually from a park on NASA grounds along the river.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #171 on: 01/15/2009 07:06 AM »
From ULA, here's an image of today's Delta IV Heavy, sporting Delta No. 337 on the Delta logo.  It has some different fairing details near the base of the fairing, compared to the last Heavy.

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The fairing looks like the Titan-derived aluminium one, rather than the composite one. That could add some weight to the arguments that the payload was transferred from a Titan IV.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #172 on: 01/15/2009 11:35 AM »

The fairing looks like the Titan-derived aluminium one, rather than the composite one. That could add some weight to the arguments that the payload was transferred from a Titan IV.

Both, DSP and this one, are T-IV fairings.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #173 on: 01/15/2009 02:43 PM »

The fairing looks like the Titan-derived aluminium one, rather than the composite one. That could add some weight to the arguments that the payload was transferred from a Titan IV.

Both, DSP and this one, are T-IV fairings.

So what fairing did the maiden flight use?  The Ariane/Atlas V version?
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 14, 09
« Reply #174 on: 01/15/2009 03:15 PM »

The fairing looks like the Titan-derived aluminium one, rather than the composite one. That could add some weight to the arguments that the payload was transferred from a Titan IV.

Both, DSP and this one, are T-IV fairings.

So what fairing did the maiden flight use?  The Ariane/Atlas V version?

No, a new Boeing version

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 15, 09
« Reply #175 on: 01/15/2009 04:39 PM »
Launch called off. MST is being rolled back around the vehicle.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 15, 09
« Reply #176 on: 01/15/2009 04:39 PM »
Spaceflightnow.com is reporting tonights launch attempt has been scrubbed.


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 16, 09
« Reply #178 on: 01/15/2009 04:51 PM »
I love Delta IV. :(

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 16, 09
« Reply #179 on: 01/15/2009 05:03 PM »
Whop-te-doo. Now I can actually stay up (Europe) and see the launch if it finally happens during weekend.

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