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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #40 on: 09/26/2010 04:35 AM »
Battery charge terminated.

T-5 minutes.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #41 on: 09/26/2010 04:35 AM »
First stage will fire for 58 seconds.
Second stage will ignite and fire for 60 seconds.
Third stage will ignite 12 seconds after second stage separation.

Launch vehicle will exit the atmosphere 24 seconds after the third stage, and payload fairing will occur.

Third stage will burn for approximately 1 minute, 20 seconds.  Then an 8 minute coast phase.

I think I heard about 30 seconds firing for the fourth stage, and we will have spacecraft separation about 15 minutes after launch.
« Last Edit: 09/26/2010 04:36 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #42 on: 09/26/2010 04:36 AM »
Avionics internal power - On.
« Last Edit: 09/26/2010 04:37 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #43 on: 09/26/2010 04:36 AM »
T-5 minutes and counting.  Avionics on internal power.
« Last Edit: 09/26/2010 04:37 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #44 on: 09/26/2010 04:37 AM »
Aspect ratio is wrong on the webcast.  Yuk.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #45 on: 09/26/2010 04:37 AM »
T-4 minutes, all systems still go.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #46 on: 09/26/2010 04:38 AM »
RSO - Range Green.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #47 on: 09/26/2010 04:38 AM »
Range is still green.  T-3 minutes.
« Last Edit: 09/26/2010 04:39 AM by Ford Mustang »

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #48 on: 09/26/2010 04:38 AM »
T-180 seconds.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #49 on: 09/26/2010 04:39 AM »
Flight computer Auto Sequence started.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #50 on: 09/26/2010 04:39 AM »
T-2 minutes and counting.  Auto sequencer is started.  Limit checks are go.

Flight computer launch time confirmed.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #51 on: 09/26/2010 04:40 AM »
Final launch checklist complete.

T-60 seconds.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #52 on: 09/26/2010 04:40 AM »
L-1 minute.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #53 on: 09/26/2010 04:40 AM »
Go for launch.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #54 on: 09/26/2010 04:41 AM »
LAUNCH!

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #55 on: 09/26/2010 04:41 AM »
LAUNCH!!

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #56 on: 09/26/2010 04:41 AM »
Wow!  Flew off that pad!

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #57 on: 09/26/2010 04:42 AM »
MaxQ Nominal flight.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #58 on: 09/26/2010 04:42 AM »
Max-Q.  Attitude nominal.

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur IV - SBSS - September 25
« Reply #59 on: 09/26/2010 04:42 AM »
Staging 1-2.

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