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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #360 on: 01/18/2009 12:02 AM »
Mission Director just gave a memorial note to all the guys on-console about Dennis Fitzgerald.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #361 on: 01/18/2009 12:02 AM »
Dennis Fitzgerald, patriot and rock star. :)
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #362 on: 01/18/2009 12:03 AM »
I think the first problem they had was the 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.


Bingo :) 

Well, close...

The L7 balloon data was recovered.  Also, there will be no more uplinks unless required (i.e., balloon data shows the winds changed too much).

G'Day...Ron
G'Day...Ron

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #363 on: 01/18/2009 12:03 AM »
Polling is underway.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #364 on: 01/18/2009 12:03 AM »
L-10 minutes.  Polling underway.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #365 on: 01/18/2009 12:03 AM »
Polling underway

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #366 on: 01/18/2009 12:04 AM »
All controllers "ready" for launch

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #367 on: 01/18/2009 12:04 AM »
All systems ready to support launch.  Go Delta IV-Heavy.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #368 on: 01/18/2009 12:04 AM »
Polling is GO! Swing arm pins being pulled (this was what caused the hold earlier).
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 12:05 AM by Nick L. »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #369 on: 01/18/2009 12:05 AM »
"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 #370 on: 01/18/2009 12:06 AM »
LD has been given permission to launch
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 12:06 AM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #371 on: 01/18/2009 12:06 AM »
this is the 1st time ive managed to watch a launch via this site, cant wait to see this beast fly

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #372 on: 01/18/2009 12:07 AM »
Looks like we'll finally be getting this bird off the ground.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #373 on: 01/18/2009 12:07 AM »
L-6 mins, 1 min remaining in hold

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #374 on: 01/18/2009 12:07 AM »
Just for reference, this is the inside of the Delta Operations Center (which was asked about earlier).

A lot of standing going on in the control room there.  Anxious folks on this one.

 - Ed Kyle

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #375 on: 01/18/2009 12:07 AM »
L-6 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #376 on: 01/18/2009 12:07 AM »
Swing arms ready.

Ready to come out of the hold.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #377 on: 01/18/2009 12:08 AM »
T-5 minutes and COUNTING.
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 12:08 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #378 on: 01/18/2009 12:08 AM »
Hold released

T-5 mins and counting
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 12:08 AM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #379 on: 01/18/2009 12:08 AM »
Coming out of the BIH.

Go Delta IV-H.

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