Author Topic: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010  (Read 50561 times)

Offline Aeroman

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #40 on: 04/22/2010 09:46 PM »
Any kind of webcast?


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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #42 on: 04/22/2010 09:51 PM »
No Webcast

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #43 on: 04/22/2010 09:51 PM »
Has this gone up yet? Do you think it will be very visible from the Orlando/ Central Florida area (if viewed from a hill or good shuttle viewing spot)?

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #44 on: 04/22/2010 09:51 PM »
T-70 and counting

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #45 on: 04/22/2010 09:52 PM »
Probably won't be able to update until after launch. Press Site has very bad cell coverage.

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #46 on: 04/22/2010 09:58 PM »
Has this gone up yet? Do you think it will be very visible from the Orlando/ Central Florida area (if viewed from a hill or good shuttle viewing spot)?
Not yet. No chance of seeing anything from Florida at all*. It's launching from California and heading West.

*There is another launch tonight which should be visible from Florida. See
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21122.0

That is an Atlas V, which will launch from Cape Canaveral about ten minutes before midnight GMT (20:00 EDT), and head East South East.
« Last Edit: 04/22/2010 10:05 PM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #47 on: 04/22/2010 10:06 PM »
Probably won't be able to update until after launch. Press Site has very bad cell coverage.


You've already managed more than we could have hoped for via official channels, and we have a target T-0 now, so thanks again!

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #48 on: 04/22/2010 10:55 PM »
Has this gone up yet? Do you think it will be very visible from the Orlando/ Central Florida area (if viewed from a hill or good shuttle viewing spot)?

Only if you jump really high.  I suggest using a trampoline.

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #49 on: 04/22/2010 10:58 PM »
Although there are clouds around VAFB, its not the really heavy stuff with rain. They often launch through fog, so the weather may cooperate today.

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #50 on: 04/22/2010 11:00 PM »
Has this gone up yet? Do you think it will be very visible from the Orlando/ Central Florida area (if viewed from a hill or good shuttle viewing spot)?

Please tell us about those hills in Central Florida.

 8)

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #51 on: 04/22/2010 11:09 PM »
The scheduled T-0 has come and gone. Hopefully we'll get some word on whether launch has occurred or not soon. Otherwise there are still a couple of hours left in the window.

A local (to Vandenberg) news agency reported that it was still on schedule about eight minutes before the scheduled T-0.
« Last Edit: 04/22/2010 11:12 PM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #52 on: 04/22/2010 11:10 PM »
Minotaur IV launched at 4pm local and everything appeared good.

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #53 on: 04/22/2010 11:21 PM »
Has this gone up yet? Do you think it will be very visible from the Orlando/ Central Florida area (if viewed from a hill or good shuttle viewing spot)?

Please tell us about those hills in Central Florida.

 8)

They have scales and are called alligators.

Standing on them is not advised.

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #54 on: 04/22/2010 11:26 PM »
Urf
Minotaur IV launched at 4pm local and everything appeared good.


Looked good from the surf beach train station.
Jay
« Last Edit: 04/23/2010 02:10 AM by Lompoc guy »

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #55 on: 04/22/2010 11:31 PM »
Has this gone up yet? Do you think it will be very visible from the Orlando/ Central Florida area (if viewed from a hill or good shuttle viewing spot)?

Please tell us about those hills in Central Florida.

 8)

They have scales and are called alligators.

Standing on them is not advised.

The central area of the state, around Clermont and up toward Gainesville, has some very nice hills, actually. Geological, not biological, hills.

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #56 on: 04/23/2010 12:01 AM »
Minotaur IV launched at 4pm local and everything appeared good.


Excellent, thanks again Bill!

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #57 on: 04/23/2010 03:15 AM »
Hey Lompoc Guy...you got me in your pic! :D

BTW, hit me up via PM if you want the scanner freq. for Vandenberg's Countdown net.
« Last Edit: 04/23/2010 03:16 AM by TitanFan »
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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #58 on: 04/23/2010 03:25 AM »
Hey, guys - did the California sunset appearance tonight have anything to do with the Minotaur launch?
« Last Edit: 04/23/2010 05:13 AM by Art LeBrun »
1958 launch vehicle highlights: Vanguard TV-4 and Atlas 12B

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2a - 22 April 2010
« Reply #59 on: 04/23/2010 04:43 AM »
Official VAFB photo.  Looks like Minotaur 4 is white, just like the pathfinder.

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