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« Last Edit: 06/28/2011 02:38 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #21 on: 06/28/2011 02:32 PM »
This might seem a bit off topic but I assure you it's not!

If you are looking for live coverage of the launch another outlet to try (other than the streaming video from the wallops website) is http://www.wctg.fm/

They are the local radio station on Chincoteague (The island just to the north of Wallops Island) and they mentioned they are going to have some form of live coverage this evening. Not sure if they will be doing the same if the launch slips but I'll try and keep people apprised.

If anyone is in the area to watch the launch, a good place to go is at the end of Arbuckle Neck Road in Assawoman, VA (http://goo.gl/maps/nAuj). It is about as close as you can get to the pad easily for the launch. Plenty of WFF employees will be out there. I know a ton of my sounding rocket coworkers will be out there with me. Bring plenty of bug spray!
« Last Edit: 06/28/2011 02:38 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #22 on: 06/28/2011 04:30 PM »
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We're planning to continue - there's a 70-90 percent chance that weather could scrub the launch.

Not looking good.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #23 on: 06/28/2011 06:04 PM »
http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast/

Text updates have begun and the video feed is up as well.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #24 on: 06/28/2011 06:13 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #25 on: 06/28/2011 06:20 PM »
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We're planning to continue - there's a 70-90 percent chance that weather could scrub the launch.

Not looking good.

per ATK twitter account, weather is slowing down and is looking better.

http://twitter.com/#!/ATKRocketNews
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #26 on: 06/28/2011 06:27 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #27 on: 06/28/2011 07:14 PM »
ive been in this room :)

Edit: for those who dont know, this is the range control room
« Last Edit: 06/28/2011 07:39 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #28 on: 06/28/2011 07:44 PM »
service structure doors open

and for a weather update, a storm front is moving through the southwestern part of the state where I am, hopefully it will be slow and not effect the launch but still 70% no go per ATK twitter.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #29 on: 06/28/2011 07:54 PM »
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T-4 hours 52 minutes. The countdown continues for the launch of the U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 carrying the Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-1 satellite. We are currently at T-5 hours and counting. Targeted launch time is 8:28 with a window running until 11:28 p.m. The latest weather forecast shows a 70% probability of violating the launch weather criteria.

http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast/

three hour window, so plenty of time to wait for a break in the weather.
« Last Edit: 06/28/2011 08:07 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #30 on: 06/28/2011 08:17 PM »
Mobile access tower door are being closed due to the possibility of bad weather, but the LV and SC are looking good so far
« Last Edit: 06/28/2011 08:18 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #31 on: 06/28/2011 08:45 PM »
What was the occasion that you were in that room?

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #32 on: 06/28/2011 09:37 PM »
Scrubbed.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #33 on: 06/28/2011 09:44 PM »
I know this satellite is supposed to be similar to TACSAT-3, but this is ridiculous!
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #34 on: 06/28/2011 09:47 PM »
What was the occasion that you were in that room?

There was an open house for the Wallops flight facility and the room was open to visitors, amazingly not many people visited because there was an air show at the nearby Ocean City.

Posted images on L2: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21888.0
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #35 on: 06/28/2011 10:58 PM »
And used one of Ron's images in what is another excellent preview by William Graham:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/06/live-orbital-minotaur-i-launch-ors-1/

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #36 on: 06/28/2011 11:18 PM »
WFF is reporting a 24 hour scrub due to weather
« Last Edit: 06/28/2011 11:18 PM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #37 on: 06/28/2011 11:23 PM »
And we'll continue with this thread tomorrow.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #38 on: 06/29/2011 02:10 AM »
And used one of Ron's images in what is another excellent preview by William Graham:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/06/live-orbital-minotaur-i-launch-ors-1/

Great article William.

A few things there I never knew.
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #39 on: 06/29/2011 12:38 PM »
Same window for tonight's attempt?

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