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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #620 on: 01/18/2009 01:55 AM »
Nice view of the launch from the backyard here in Melbourne, Florida. Very cool!!

Scott


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #621 on: 01/18/2009 01:56 AM »
Webcast now ending.
"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 #622 on: 01/18/2009 01:56 AM »
Live coverage ending per customer request.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #623 on: 01/18/2009 01:56 AM »
End of coverage due to classified payload.

Congrats to ULA.

Thanks to all that helped with the coverage! Launch video available shortly.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #624 on: 01/18/2009 01:56 AM »
Looked good from Jacksonville. 

Good to see it fly.

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

Looked good from Orlando too.  There was a pretty decent sized orange glow coming from the ground for quite a few seconds before the rocket was visible.  Definite pins and needles.


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #625 on: 01/18/2009 01:57 AM »
Thanks to everyone's coverage tonight! Well done as always.
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #626 on: 01/18/2009 01:57 AM »
Well VLC crashed so I could not save the launch, did get the live stream on the site though.....
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #627 on: 01/18/2009 01:57 AM »
Congrats to ULA for (finally) pulling it off! Took a long time but was definitely worth the wait.
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 01:58 AM by Nick L. »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #628 on: 01/18/2009 01:59 AM »
One final replay before the webcast ended... Nice launch
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #629 on: 01/18/2009 01:59 AM »
This shot pretty much sums up why I like the Delta IV so much...
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 01:59 AM by Nick L. »
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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #630 on: 01/18/2009 01:59 AM »
One Percent for Space!!!

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #631 on: 01/18/2009 01:59 AM »
Congrats to ULA for (finally) pulling it off! Took a long time but was definitely worth the wait.

Congrats so far....  Hours to go on this flight yet.

 - Ed Kyle

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #632 on: 01/18/2009 02:03 AM »
Next Delta IV will be GOES-O from CCAFS on April 28 (hopefully) on a M+(4,2). Since it's a Medium hopefully the launch won't be delayed as much and have so many cliffhanger holds. (fingers crossed, knock on every single piece of wood within arm's reach...)
"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 #633 on: 01/18/2009 02:07 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.

Kepler is in March, not Feb. NOAA-N' is in early Feb.

Yes, my mistake.

Next launch from the Cape (KSC) is STS-119 (Discovery) on 12 February.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #634 on: 01/18/2009 02:09 AM »
Wouldn't it be cool to see an Orion launch on a Delta IV Heavy!!!

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #635 on: 01/18/2009 02:09 AM »
Free launch video is now in the free section: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=15586

Ensure you are logged into the forum to access the free video section.
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 02:11 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #636 on: 01/18/2009 02:11 AM »
Love the fireball. Love it.  Some kind of modern phoenix.


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #637 on: 01/18/2009 02:14 AM »
Free launch video is now in the free section: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=15586

Ensure you are logged into the forum to access the free video section.

Thanks, I missed it live.

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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #638 on: 01/18/2009 02:15 AM »


Oh, man! Looking at this image I just remembered words of Soviet rocket engines designer Glushko: “ With a good engine even a fence will fly”. This Delta 4H sure looked liked a fence – three connected sticks - when it was rising in the beginning in the bright flame. :)
It looks great though.
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 02:17 AM by Yegor »


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Re: LIVE: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - Jan 17, 09
« Reply #639 on: 01/18/2009 02:25 AM »
This one lifted off only two hours 14 minutes late.  That's better than a lot of my airline passenger flights! 

I remember trying to watch Atlas Centaur launches during the 1980s.  Hold - recycle - hold - recycle.  Over and over again until the window closed, then back at it the next day.  They always flew finally.  Somehow, Atlas eventually turned into an on-time launcher.

As for this Delta IV launch that seems to have frustrated several on-line observers here tonight, this really wasn't too bad for a big hissing bottle of liquid hydrogen!

And thanks Chris for the coverage.  I noticed that some of the "other sites" couldn't keep with the visitor traffic load, but this one did.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 01/18/2009 02:27 AM by edkyle99 »

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