Author Topic: LIVE: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - NET May 19, 09  (Read 70529 times)

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Image of the Tacsat-3 Minotaur:
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T-6 hours and counting. 1 p.m.forecast still shows poor weather for launch

http://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
« Last Edit: 05/05/2009 06:19 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Image of the Tacsat-3 Minotaur:

I think this image is Tacsat-2/Minotaur (please look at the upper logo).
« Last Edit: 05/05/2009 08:21 PM by faustod »

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T-5hours counting at 3 p.m. All crews are on station. The launch range is ready to continue the countdown. Still poor weather.

http://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
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lightning in area,loop is up
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Doors open
« Last Edit: 05/05/2009 07:25 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Any meteorologist out there?  Trying to figure out whether I should leave now to try to watch the launch (its a two hour drive through a toll road)
« Last Edit: 05/05/2009 07:43 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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T-4 hours and counting. Weather still an issue. Looking for rain at the beginning of the window.

Wish me luck, I am off!
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Image of the Tacsat-3 Minotaur:

I think this image is Tacsat-2/Minotaur (please look at the upper logo).
Well, itīs equivalent to this
http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code840/multimedia/TacSat.jpg
one.

Hereīs
http://www.losangeles.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123147523
the right one.

Thomas
« Last Edit: 05/05/2009 09:02 PM by tonthomas »

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I wonder how far they will go with the count, with only a 15 percent chance of acceptable weather?

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Launch Conductor has requested the clock to hold at T-1:45:00 due to weather.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #32 on: 05/05/2009 11:47 PM »
About an hour ago there was a report that they were having difficulty getting one of the range aircraft airborne. There has been no further word on this, I would expect them to call a scrub in the next 15 minutes if this is not resolved.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #33 on: 05/06/2009 12:04 AM »
Polling for OSP site safing
« Last Edit: 05/06/2009 12:05 AM by GW_Simulations »

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SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #34 on: 05/06/2009 12:07 AM »
All stations go for site safing.

Launch scrubbed.
« Last Edit: 05/06/2009 12:08 AM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #35 on: 05/06/2009 12:07 AM »
Horrible weather.

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SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #36 on: 05/06/2009 12:09 AM »
Horrible weather.

Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.

Is it the same window?

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #37 on: 05/06/2009 12:09 AM »
Officially scrubbed for the night.

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #38 on: 05/06/2009 12:12 AM »
From NASA:

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We have canceled tonight's launch attempt of the Minotaur 1 rocket because of poor weather conditions. A decision on the next launch attempt will be made later tonight.

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #39 on: 05/06/2009 12:24 AM »
Horrible weather.

Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.

Is it the same window?

Wallops weather shows a better chance at launching on Friday, possibly Thursday.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/VA/Wallops_Island.html

I'll let rdale post and will delete this if he has a forecast that is more accurate than the one above.
« Last Edit: 05/06/2009 12:29 AM by Ford Mustang »

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