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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #100 on: 02/24/2009 08:56 AM »
LAUNCH!!

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #101 on: 02/24/2009 08:56 AM »
« Last Edit: 02/24/2009 08:56 AM by Ronsmytheiii »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #102 on: 02/24/2009 08:57 AM »
Nominal opening stage. Max Q T+50 seconds.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #103 on: 02/24/2009 08:57 AM »
End of Stage 0 flight. Stage 1 ignition.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #104 on: 02/24/2009 08:57 AM »
Launch!!!

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #105 on: 02/24/2009 08:57 AM »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #106 on: 02/24/2009 08:58 AM »
70 second burn of Stage 1. T+100 seconds.

5,000 mph
50 miles altitude.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #107 on: 02/24/2009 08:58 AM »

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #108 on: 02/24/2009 08:59 AM »
T+150

90 miles altitude.

Nominal flight.

Stage 1 burnout.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #109 on: 02/24/2009 08:59 AM »
1-2 Sep.

70 second Stage 2 burn

Fairing sep.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #110 on: 02/24/2009 08:59 AM »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #111 on: 02/24/2009 09:00 AM »
T+200 seconds.
11,000 mph
130 miles altitude.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #112 on: 02/24/2009 09:00 AM »

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #113 on: 02/24/2009 09:00 AM »
T+4 mins

Stage 2 burnout.

14,000 mph.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #114 on: 02/24/2009 09:00 AM »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #115 on: 02/24/2009 09:01 AM »
Stage 2-3 coast phase. Will last for five minutes.

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #116 on: 02/24/2009 09:04 AM »
Stage 2-3 coast phase. Will last for five minutes.

That was very cool; watched the lift-off on NASA TV and then saw the rocket from my back garden here in Las Vegas. Saw the first stage burn-out followed by second stage ignition and burn-out! First stage sep left a cloud of smoke visible to the naked eye, even in the dark.

Very cool!

Paul
« Last Edit: 02/24/2009 09:04 AM by Paul Adams »
It's all in the data.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #117 on: 02/24/2009 09:04 AM »
T+460 seconds. Nominal coast phase, two mins remaing in coast.

Altitude 325 miles.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #118 on: 02/24/2009 09:05 AM »
Stage 3 ignition in 30 seconds.
« Last Edit: 02/24/2009 09:07 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: Taurus XL - OCO - Feb 23/24, 09.
« Reply #119 on: 02/24/2009 09:05 AM »
What camera was that.  It was still pulling in an image at 150miles altitude and heaven knows how far down range.  Phenomenal.
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