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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #320 on: 01/17/2009 11:38 PM »
Is the "technical issue" the workstation problems that they have been discussing or a separate vehicle problem?

I believe it's a separate vehicle-related problem.  Sounds to me like they successfully switched over to a backup workstation.

It wouldn't allow wind relief program to be loaded on the vehicle

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #321 on: 01/17/2009 11:38 PM »
Is the "technical issue" the workstation problems that they have been discussing or a separate vehicle problem?

I think the workstation issue has been resolved, so I'd assume the hold is for the mechanical issue that was mentioned earlier.

OK, thanks. Well at least they've got a long window to play with...
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #322 on: 01/17/2009 11:38 PM »
Missing data from one of the weather balloons. (L7A)
« Last Edit: 01/17/2009 11:39 PM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #323 on: 01/17/2009 11:39 PM »
How long is the launch window?

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #324 on: 01/17/2009 11:39 PM »
Sounds to me we're only allowed to hear the range loop?

Missing weather balloon data, by the way...
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #325 on: 01/17/2009 11:39 PM »
L8 balloons released.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #326 on: 01/17/2009 11:39 PM »
Where is the LCC for Delta?   Is the LC37 blockhouse used anymore?

It is in the DOC (Delta Operations Center) which is located some ways away from the pad. I don't know exactly where it is in relation to the pad but you should be able to trace it back on Google Maps or something.

It is the old Centaur Processing Facility that was never activated.  It is on the east side of Phillps Parkway south of LC-37

The blockhouse is just a staging and break area

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #327 on: 01/17/2009 11:40 PM »
How long is the launch window?

It was four hours (00:33-04:33).

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #328 on: 01/17/2009 11:40 PM »
"Now you may leave here for four days in space, but when you return it's the same old place..."

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #329 on: 01/17/2009 11:41 PM »
Wish they would tell us what that technical problem is... (and I wish they'd let us listen to the flight net...)
« Last Edit: 01/17/2009 11:44 PM by Nick L. »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #330 on: 01/17/2009 11:42 PM »
"The 15 minute hold has still not been released.  We're holding with 5 minutes left in this Built In Hold.  We're trying to work through this technical issue.  The launch will work to a new T-0, as we're well passed our original launch time." - ULA PAO

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #331 on: 01/17/2009 11:43 PM »
Thank you Jim.

That is a very large vehicle.  On the 8th, a group of aerospace students and I got to visit the cape and see that thing on the pad.   I always wondered what kind of reuse of the Saturn facilities there were at 37.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #332 on: 01/17/2009 11:44 PM »
"They must be running Vista"....or maybe Windows Millennium??? 

Windows Me?  Bite your tongue.  I still shutter when I hear those words.

Is it just me or does anyone else get suspicious with 'delays' on classified payloads.  My inner conspiracy theorist thinks they are masking the true liftoff window.  I know it doesn't matter as liftoff time lets people track it.  But I figure those NRO spooks like to mess with people.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #333 on: 01/17/2009 11:47 PM »
Perhaps the technical error is referring to the missing weather balloon error
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #334 on: 01/17/2009 11:47 PM »

Is it just me or does anyone else get suspicious with 'delays' on classified payloads.  My inner conspiracy theorist thinks they are masking the true liftoff window.  I know it doesn't matter as liftoff time lets people track it.  But I figure those NRO spooks like to mess with people.

They wouldn't have announced the launch window if they wanted to keep it a secret. 
Those people who are working the "problem" would have to be reading scripts for a cover story.  Why have them talk at all if you are going intentionally delay the launch

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #335 on: 01/17/2009 11:47 PM »
Just a reminder.. this is a live launch topic, let's stick to live updates, not about computer OS's.  ;)

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #336 on: 01/17/2009 11:49 PM »
01:13:00 GMT T-0?
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #337 on: 01/17/2009 11:49 PM »
New T-0: 01:13:00

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #338 on: 01/17/2009 11:50 PM »
I think the first problem they had was the Met (weather) console couldn't communicate and upload the wind ascent data to the Heavy, after reconfiguring and using a backup console, they are ready to support, however the newest problem is that the winds ascent data from the latest weather balloon, number 7 is missing some information from 25000 feet or so. They are relaunching another balloon, number 8 to get the required data, send that data to the Delta office in Denver where they will code this information into a computer file, send that file to the Cape to be uploaded by the Met console to the Heavy. If I am wrong, someone correct me.

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« Last Edit: 01/17/2009 11:53 PM by sts1canada »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #339 on: 01/17/2009 11:50 PM »
New T-0: 01:13:00 Zulu. 8:13pm Eastern.

Under 25 minutes to launch.

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