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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #40 on: 06/29/2011 12:48 PM »
Same window for tonight's attempt?
Seems so.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #41 on: 06/29/2011 12:49 PM »
Yes it is. 8:28 p.m

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #42 on: 06/29/2011 04:22 PM »
I have a KML file (load in google earth) of the area that NASA has setup as the exclusion area for the launch that I got from someone tied to the launch if anyone is interested. I can't post it as an attachment since it isn't an allowed file type.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #43 on: 06/29/2011 04:36 PM »
What's the filetype, Block, .kml?

I can get my screwdriver out and make the forum allow it :D

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #44 on: 06/29/2011 04:55 PM »
Yes, .kml

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #45 on: 06/29/2011 05:26 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #46 on: 06/29/2011 07:16 PM »
Weather briefing just completed. The NASA weather office shows a 0% probability of violating launch weather criteria tonight.

http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast/
« Last Edit: 06/29/2011 07:38 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #47 on: 06/29/2011 07:47 PM »
15:28:05 EDT
T-5 hours and counting. The pre-range setup countdown has started. This will include clearing the launch hazardous area of non-essential personnel.

http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast/
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #48 on: 06/29/2011 07:50 PM »
The team is currently working out a data flow issue between the blockhouse and the #ORS1 spacecraft.

http://twitter.com/#!/NASA_Wallops
« Last Edit: 06/29/2011 07:51 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #49 on: 06/29/2011 08:42 PM »
Sounds like the TDRSS data receipt issue has been fixed.

I believe there is still another issue open with support equipment the sits between the spacecraft and the blockhouse.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #50 on: 06/29/2011 08:54 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #51 on: 06/29/2011 09:08 PM »
Here is a KML file (load in google earth) of the area that NASA has setup as the exclusion area for the launch. I got it from a friend that is involved with the launch.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #53 on: 06/29/2011 09:30 PM »
17:28:09 EDT
T-3 hours and counting. Launch team has just completed launch vehicle checks. One issue continues to be worked -- support equipment power up associated with the spacecraft.
« Last Edit: 06/29/2011 09:31 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 28, 2011
« Reply #54 on: 06/29/2011 09:43 PM »
ORS-1 graphic

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/missions/ORSgraphic.html

I'm sorry, but one look at the appature on the front of that thing makes my James Bond-adulterated imagination scream 'laser-sat'.  It also immediately makes me hear a cultured English voice remarking: "Why, Mr. Bond, what are you doing here? Your pitiful little island hasn't even been threatened yet!"

The underlying reason for the launch delay? ;)
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #55 on: 06/29/2011 10:12 PM »
17:59:06 EDT
We are at T - 2 hours 30 minutes and holding for the launch today of the Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the ORS-1 satellite. The launch window is 8:28 to 11:28 p.m. Hold is to look at the issue associated with spacecraft launch support equipment power up.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #56 on: 06/29/2011 11:07 PM »
19:05:27 EDT
The issue with the support equipment has been resolved. Spacecraft now being powered up.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #57 on: 06/29/2011 11:14 PM »
Rock and roll:

If you're watching, we're about to roll the gantry back from the #ORS1 spacecraft http://t.co/ivpbwMm

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
« Reply #58 on: 06/29/2011 11:19 PM »
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Gantry roll is complete

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - ORS-1, June 29, 2011
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