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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #280 on: 01/17/2009 11:19 PM »
Impressive beast, indeed. Too bad this is a night launch again. The maiden flight was spectacular daylight footage.

Good, I'm not the only one that prefers day launches then! :)

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #281 on: 01/17/2009 11:20 PM »
Hold may be extended.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #282 on: 01/17/2009 11:21 PM »
Always looks rediculously danagerous with the flame riding up the stack at launch. Would that even be safe for a manned launch?

It's safe for a billion dollar (or whatever it cost) military satellite, one would assume it would be safe for Orion.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #283 on: 01/17/2009 11:21 PM »
Launch dedicated to Ken Liptak and Dennis Fitzgerald

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #284 on: 01/17/2009 11:21 PM »
Flight dedicated to Ken Liptak and Dennis Fitzgerald
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #285 on: 01/17/2009 11:21 PM »
As per normal, I will provide a short video in the free video section of tonight's launch.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #286 on: 01/17/2009 11:21 PM »
In the animation, the fairing seemed to have three pieces... I seem to recall Titans had these types of fairings, and since this launch is using one it may make sense. Is that so?

Great news, thanks Ford :)
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #287 on: 01/17/2009 11:22 PM »
Impressive beast, indeed. Too bad this is a night launch again. The maiden flight was spectacular daylight footage.

Good, I'm not the only one that prefers day launches then! :)

Well, of course daylight's better. You can't see where the rocket's going otherwise ;)
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #288 on: 01/17/2009 11:22 PM »
This NRO launch is dedicated to  Ken Liptak and Dennis Fitzgerald.  Suiting tribute:

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #289 on: 01/17/2009 11:22 PM »
In the animation, the fairing seemed to have three pieces... I seem to recall Titans had these types of fairings, and since this launch is using one it may make sense. Is that so?

Great news, thanks Ford :)

Yep, this uses the old Titan three-part aluminum fairing.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #290 on: 01/17/2009 11:23 PM »
« Last Edit: 01/17/2009 11:23 PM by Nick L. »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #291 on: 01/17/2009 11:23 PM »
What is the live coverage link? Thanks.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #292 on: 01/17/2009 11:23 PM »
Polling about to begin.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #294 on: 01/17/2009 11:25 PM »
Where is the LCC for Delta?   Is the LC37 blockhouse used anymore?
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #295 on: 01/17/2009 11:25 PM »
Yes, where is a webcast? EDIT: never mind
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #296 on: 01/17/2009 11:25 PM »
Can anyone hear any polling?
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #297 on: 01/17/2009 11:26 PM »
2 minutes until planned end of hold. Nothing official about an extension.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #298 on: 01/17/2009 11:26 PM »
Nope. I didn't hear polling/

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #299 on: 01/17/2009 11:26 PM »
The announcer just said that everything appeared to be "going as planned" - did that issue, whatever it was, get resolved?
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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