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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #600 on: 01/18/2009 01:50 AM »
T+2:30 seconds. Flight nominal.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #601 on: 01/18/2009 01:50 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #602 on: 01/18/2009 01:50 AM »
Delta IV now weighs only half what it did at launch.
"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 #603 on: 01/18/2009 01:50 AM »
3,700 feet per second velocity at T+3 mins.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #604 on: 01/18/2009 01:50 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 #605 on: 01/18/2009 01:51 AM »
Strapon CBCs throttled down.
"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 #606 on: 01/18/2009 01:51 AM »
MECO on Post and Starboard Boosters - And Sep (he's not confirmed sep?)
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #607 on: 01/18/2009 01:51 AM »
Strapon sep!
"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 #608 on: 01/18/2009 01:52 AM »
Core now throttled up.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #609 on: 01/18/2009 01:52 AM »
Booster separation:

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #610 on: 01/18/2009 01:52 AM »
MECO

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #611 on: 01/18/2009 01:53 AM »
Core Booster MECO:
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #612 on: 01/18/2009 01:53 AM »
MECO!
"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 #613 on: 01/18/2009 01:53 AM »
MECO. 1-2 Sep.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #614 on: 01/18/2009 01:53 AM »
Looked good from Jacksonville. 

Good to see it fly.

When's the next launch?  I love these things.
SpaceX, just a few things planned for 2018: FH, Starlink Prototypes, Block 5, Dragon 2, Increased launch rate.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #615 on: 01/18/2009 01:53 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #616 on: 01/18/2009 01:54 AM »
Good chamber pressure on the second stage.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #617 on: 01/18/2009 01:54 AM »
T+7. Fairing sep!
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #618 on: 01/18/2009 01:55 AM »
Congrats!!!

But it sure took *forever* for that D-IV heavy to clear the tower, yikes... It seemed much slower than the previous ones. But it probably was the same.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #619 on: 01/18/2009 01:55 AM »
Looked good from Jacksonville. 

Good to see it fly.

When's the next launch?  I love these things.

Next launch from Canaveral is a Delta II with Kepler on 6 February. Next orbital launch worldwide is an H-IIA with GOSAT on 21 January.

See the various "launch schedule" threads around the forum.
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