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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #20 on: 03/15/2006 01:38 PM »
L-1 minute
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #21 on: 03/15/2006 01:38 PM »
Fin batts activated

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #22 on: 03/15/2006 01:39 PM »
stuck fin, abort

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #23 on: 03/15/2006 01:40 PM »
I'm getting a faulty page on the countdown link :(

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #24 on: 03/15/2006 01:41 PM »
Looking at a recycle or scrub

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #25 on: 03/15/2006 01:42 PM »
Launch coverage is live on NASA TV like any NASA launches.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #26 on: 03/15/2006 01:44 PM »
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DaveS - 15/3/2006  8:42 AMLaunch coverage is live on NASA TV like any NASA launches.

Not everybody gets it at home or the office

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #27 on: 03/15/2006 01:45 PM »
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Launch coverage is live on NASA TV like any NASA launches.

Thanks, as that countdown page was broken for me.

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #28 on: 03/15/2006 01:46 PM »
It's availabe through the Internet: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #29 on: 03/15/2006 01:47 PM »
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DaveS - 15/3/2006  8:46 AMIt's availabe through the Internet: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

or here


http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/elv/


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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #30 on: 03/15/2006 01:47 PM »
It's a scrub for today. The L1011 with Pegasus and ST5 is returning to Vandenberg as the fin battery on the Pegasus has expired. No idea on how long the delay will be.
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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #31 on: 03/15/2006 01:57 PM »
Minimum 48 hour scrub - George Diller, NASA TV.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #32 on: 03/15/2006 04:31 PM »
The launch of NASA's ST5 spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus
XL rocket was called off today when a locking pin in the rocket's
flight control service mechanism did not retract just prior to
launch. Orbital Sciences Corporation and NASA engineers will diagnose
and correct the problem. A new launch date will be established at the
earliest opportunity pending resolution of the issue, the
availability of the Western Range, and acceptable weather conditions
at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., launch site. The delay will
be at least 48 hours.

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #33 on: 03/16/2006 04:22 AM »
A battery???

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #34 on: 03/16/2006 11:07 AM »
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Avron - 15/3/2006  11:22 PMA battery???

Don't understand the comment.

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #35 on: 03/17/2006 02:30 AM »
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Avron - 15/3/2006  11:22 PMA battery???

Don't understand the comment.

I understand that the power to remove the pins is supplied by a battey that has "limited" life, My question, was the battery not able to provide the power to remove the pin? Maybe a faulty battery or one that had become discharged.

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 14
« Reply #36 on: 03/17/2006 05:08 AM »
March 21  ST5 Launch

Launch Window: 5:57:31 a.m. to 7:19:50 a.m. PST
                         8:57:31 a.m. to 10:19:50 a.m. EST
Target Drop Time: 6:02 a.m. PST/ 9:02 a.m. EST

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 22
« Reply #37 on: 03/17/2006 01:08 PM »
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Jim - 16/3/2006  7:07 AM
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Avron - 15/3/2006  11:22 PMA battery???

Don't understand the comment.
I understand that the power to remove the pins is supplied by a battey that has "limited" life, My question, was the battery not able to provide the power to remove the pin? Maybe a faulty battery or one that had become discharged.

The pin was jammed ,  batteries "issue" was unrelated.   The  batteries, which drive the fins, are thermal batteries.  They are high power but with short lives.  They are used because a hydraulic system would be heavier.  Time just ran out on the battery life.


Launch is now schedule for 3/22

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 22
« Reply #38 on: 03/17/2006 06:25 PM »
Spacex use of range assets is delaying ST-5

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RE: LIVE: ST5 Mission - March 22
« Reply #39 on: 03/17/2006 07:20 PM »
SpaceX's use of _Vandenberg_ range assets, or is there a conflict at Kwajalein for tracking capabilities?
I didn't think SpaceX was doing much at Vandenberg since the whole Lockheed flare-up last summer.

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