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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #120 on: 02/24/2009 09:07 AM »
Stage 3 ignition
« Last Edit: 02/24/2009 09:07 AM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #121 on: 02/24/2009 09:07 AM »
Stage 3 ignition


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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #123 on: 02/24/2009 09:09 AM »
Stage 3 burnout I think.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #124 on: 02/24/2009 09:10 AM »
incident!
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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #126 on: 02/24/2009 09:10 AM »
contingency?

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #127 on: 02/24/2009 09:11 AM »
A "launch contingency"?

LOM?
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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #128 on: 02/24/2009 09:11 AM »
Any idea whether it failed to orbit or reached the wrong orbit?

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #129 on: 02/24/2009 09:11 AM »
Looks like we had our first launch failure of the year! :(

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #130 on: 02/24/2009 09:11 AM »
It all looked so good.  But no report of spacecraft sep.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #131 on: 02/24/2009 09:12 AM »
Payload fairing failed to separate.
« Last Edit: 02/24/2009 09:13 AM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #132 on: 02/24/2009 09:13 AM »
I'm sure I heard him say third stage burnout.

Oh, the fairing did not sep! DAMN!

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #133 on: 02/24/2009 09:13 AM »
Fairing sep failure...

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Re: FAILED: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #134 on: 02/24/2009 09:14 AM »
I didn't visually see the fairing pieces sep.  But I wasn't sure if that event should be visible or not.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #135 on: 02/24/2009 09:14 AM »
No backup fairing sep. mechanism?

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Re: FAILED: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #136 on: 02/24/2009 09:15 AM »
Dang.  Anybody know how much the fairing weighs?  Would the final stage and attached OCO still make some sort of orbit?

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Re: FAILED: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #137 on: 02/24/2009 09:17 AM »
More details in two hours they say.

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Re: FAILED: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #138 on: 02/24/2009 09:17 AM »
This is strange because the separation of the fairing was announced by the launch team. Is this based on write procedurs or is there any kind of indication that this has happened?

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Re: FAILED: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #139 on: 02/24/2009 09:17 AM »
Dang.  Anybody know how much the fairing weighs?  Would the final stage and attached OCO still make some sort of orbit?

That's what I'm wondering... did it still make orbit, or will it come down somewhere down range?

What a frustrating way to lose a mission.

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