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April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« on: 03/28/2006 05:28 AM »
From SLC-8, Vandenberg Air Force Base. Thought I'd start a launch thread for this.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #1 on: 03/31/2006 09:58 PM »
Here are a couple of links with info on the spacecraft and mission:

http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/index.html
http://www.orbital.com/SatellitesSpace/LEO/FORMOSAT-3/index.html

Very Orbital-centric launch:  Orbital's MicroStar spacecraft and Minotaur launch vehicle.

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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2006 10:40 AM »
Orbital seem to be getting some business recently. They did ST-5 also?

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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #3 on: 04/03/2006 04:15 PM »
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Hotol - 3/4/2006  5:40 AMOrbital seem to be getting some business recently. They did ST-5 also?

Only launched it

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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #4 on: 04/09/2006 01:18 PM »
Hi, will NASA TV broadcast this launch live? Or will it be broadcast somewhere else?

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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #5 on: 04/09/2006 01:21 PM »
NASA TV only airs launch coverage programs relative to the agency(IE only if is carrying a NASA payload).

And from prior Minotaur launches, the only coverage of the launch will maybe through Spaceflightnow.com.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #6 on: 04/09/2006 04:18 PM »
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Cretan126 - 31/3/2006  3:58 PM

Here are a couple of links with info on the spacecraft and mission:

http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/index.html
http://www.orbital.com/SatellitesSpace/LEO/FORMOSAT-3/index.html

Very Orbital-centric launch:  Orbital's MicroStar spacecraft and Minotaur launch vehicle.

This mission will also be launching a small communications experiment
named "LCT2" (Low-Cost Transceiver) for NASA's Aeronautics Research
Mission Directorate.  LCT2 will remain attached to the Minotaur upper
stage.  See, for example,

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/lct2.htm

According to:

http://advrangetech.ksc.nasa.gov/Media/10_AFSS_&_LCTT.pdf

LCT2 is a DARPA-FALCON/NASA Wallops project that
involves  LJT and Associates and Johns Hopkins
University

 - Ed Kyle

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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #7 on: 04/09/2006 06:45 PM »
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NASA TV only airs launch coverage programs relative to the agency(IE only if is carrying a NASA payload).

Too bad... :(

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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #8 on: 04/13/2006 02:38 PM »
Are NSPO and Orbital Science going to broadcast the launch on the Internet?
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #9 on: 04/13/2006 03:39 PM »
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Spirit - 13/4/2006  4:38 PM

Are NSPO and Orbital Science going to broadcast the launch on the Internet?
Don't think so. You'll have to follow it indirectly with Spaceflightnow's Mission Status Center: http://spaceflightnow.com/minotaur/cosmic/status.html
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #10 on: 04/13/2006 07:26 PM »


RELEASE: 27-06

NASA TO WEBCAST MINOTAUR LAUNCH OF COSMIC SPACECRAFT

The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and
Climate, or COSMIC, is set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
Calif., at 5:10 p.m. PDT (8:10 p.m. EDT) Friday, April 14, aboard a
U.S. Air Force Minotaur rocket. The launch window is three hours in
duration. The launch countdown will be available on the Internet
beginning at 3 p.m. PDT (6 p.m. EDT) and may be accessed at:

http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/video/vafb.ram

A globe-spanning constellation of six weather and climate research
satellites based upon a novel application of a NASA-developed
technology, the network is expected to improve weather forecasts,
monitor climate change and enhance space weather research.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., designed COSMIC's
primary instrument, a science global positioning system (GPS) space
receiver. JPL will also provide instrument flight software and
technical support. The five-year mission is funded by Taiwan's
National Space Organization and various U.S. agencies, including the
National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., which leads science
activities. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research,
Boulder, Colo., manages the mission and designed the satellite array
system.

The low-orbiting satellites will be the first to provide atmospheric
data daily in real time over thousands of points on Earth by
measuring the bending of radio signals from the U.S. GPS as the
signals pass through Earth's atmosphere, a technology known as radio
occultation. The data will be used for research and operational
weather forecasting.


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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #11 on: 04/14/2006 06:43 PM »
Critical point in countdown coming up in about an hour. Thats when officials get the latest weather forecast and it doesn't look to good right now.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #12 on: 04/14/2006 08:04 PM »
Seems like they're pressing ahead with the launch countdown. Follow along in Spaceflightnow's Mission Status Center until the NASA provided live feed begins: http://spaceflightnow.com/minotaur/cosmic/status.html
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #13 on: 04/14/2006 08:35 PM »
T-minus 4 hours and counting.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #14 on: 04/14/2006 08:52 PM »
Service structure now moving away from the Minotaur.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #15 on: 04/14/2006 08:57 PM »
Service structure now in launch position.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #16 on: 04/14/2006 09:26 PM »
T-minus 3 hours and counting.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #17 on: 04/14/2006 10:26 PM »
T-minus 2 hours and counting.
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #18 on: 04/14/2006 10:29 PM »
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RE: April 14: Minotaur - COSMIC
« Reply #19 on: 04/14/2006 10:40 PM »
Remember, anything that is entered into our live threads must be orignal. The source has to be such things as the webcast provided, not other site's coverage (as they are using their own orginal data).

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