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Offline Art LeBrun

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66
« Reply #15 on: 02/05/2011 12:08 AM »
Is the launch window length known?
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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66
« Reply #16 on: 02/05/2011 12:10 AM »
Is the launch window length known?

I haven't seen anything. Drop zones suggest that it might be going to SSO, so the window could be instantaneous.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66
« Reply #17 on: 02/05/2011 04:38 AM »
Is the launch window length known?

I haven't seen anything. Drop zones suggest that it might be going to SSO, so the window could be instantaneous.

Thank you. Now if the clouds and fog can be kept at bay........
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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66
« Reply #18 on: 02/05/2011 09:27 AM »
Will be avaible some webcast to look at this "pocket rocket"? :)

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66
« Reply #19 on: 02/05/2011 09:34 AM »
Is the launch window length known?

I haven't seen anything. Drop zones suggest that it might be going to SSO, so the window could be instantaneous.

Thank you. Now if the clouds and fog can be kept at bay........

Window open:    11:45 UTC / 3:35 a.m. PST / 6:35 a.m. EST
Launch time:    12:26 UTC / 4:26 a.m. PST / 7:26 a.m. EST
Window close:    15:35 UTC / 10:25 a.m. EST / 4:25 a.m. EST

In a case the launch is postponed on Feb. 5, there is a reserve slot at the same time on each of Feb. 6, 7 and 8.

Aimed at a polar obit, possibly sun-synchronous. It will probably be given the name "USA 225".
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #20 on: 02/05/2011 10:19 AM »
Launch preview article - by William Graham - another very good read:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/live-orbitals-minotaur-i-californian-launch-nrol-66/

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66
« Reply #21 on: 02/05/2011 10:37 AM »
Will be avaible some webcast to look at this "pocket rocket"? :)

Could be a problem! Nothing on Orbital's site, not even a release on the upcoming launch.

Kind of hoping something will appear here:
http://ims.istreamplanet.com/video/?id=airforce

But looks doubtful.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #22 on: 02/05/2011 11:07 AM »
No webcast, so we can't do this one live.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #23 on: 02/05/2011 11:12 AM »
Meanwhile some problem arised...

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #24 on: 02/05/2011 11:13 AM »
Countdown stopped at T-15min, 55 seconds

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #25 on: 02/05/2011 11:31 AM »
Clock has been reset to T-16 mins and holding.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #26 on: 02/05/2011 11:34 AM »
New T-0 of 13:20 UTC

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #27 on: 02/05/2011 11:42 AM »
The problem is with ground equipment, not the rocket.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #28 on: 02/05/2011 11:48 AM »
I think you all can watch the launch on the  NASA web site ELV countdown portal.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #29 on: 02/05/2011 12:01 PM »
Can you be more specific, please? This web site's Windows Media and Real streams aren't opening for me.

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