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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #80 on: 02/24/2009 08:04 AM »
NASA TV just fell over on the webcast for the last few minutes, but is back up now.

T-43 minutes.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #81 on: 02/24/2009 08:09 AM »
Patchy fog on the weather briefing, but zero percent constraint through the window :)

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #82 on: 02/24/2009 08:12 AM »
Coverage will continue through to solar array deployment, around T+20 mins.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #83 on: 02/24/2009 08:17 AM »
One more BIH at T-12 mins for five mins upcoming.

Currently T-30 mins.

Four minutes to vehicle internal power.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #84 on: 02/24/2009 08:23 AM »
Taurus launch pad

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #85 on: 02/24/2009 08:27 AM »

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #86 on: 02/24/2009 08:34 AM »

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #87 on: 02/24/2009 08:34 AM »
Final build in hold, t minus 12 minutes
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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #88 on: 02/24/2009 08:39 AM »
troubleshooting range safety issue, launching !:55
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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #89 on: 02/24/2009 08:40 AM »
Range issue. Extending the hold to target the end of the window.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #90 on: 02/24/2009 08:43 AM »
"Pegasus" mission control????  PAO is sleepy :)

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #91 on: 02/24/2009 08:43 AM »
t minus 12 and counting
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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #92 on: 02/24/2009 08:45 AM »
On internal power
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #93 on: 02/24/2009 08:46 AM »
Issue resolved. The geometry of the range's command transmitters versus FTS antennas on the rocket caused one antenna to have low receive level. A switch to the alternate command site demonstrated that the rocket's FTS system was functioning properly.

Good news, and fast turnaround. Always worry about these short windows.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #94 on: 02/24/2009 08:48 AM »
On internal power

FTS power only. Avionics and transient power comes later.

Yeah. The announcer on NASA TV keeps dumbing down the calls.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #95 on: 02/24/2009 08:51 AM »
Final launch poll taking place.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #96 on: 02/24/2009 08:52 AM »
HOLD (maybe). No Joy of FTS rotation during polling. Logic error, macro aborted.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #97 on: 02/24/2009 08:54 AM »
Looks like they are still continuing?

Range is green.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #98 on: 02/24/2009 08:54 AM »
Countdown started, still proceeding it appears.


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