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Offline William Graham

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #40 on: 02/06/2011 11:20 AM »
Management has given their final go for launch.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #41 on: 02/06/2011 11:21 AM »
T-5 minutes

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #42 on: 02/06/2011 11:21 AM »
Transferring to internal power

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #43 on: 02/06/2011 11:23 AM »
Range is go

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #44 on: 02/06/2011 11:24 AM »
T-120 seconds, automated sequence now controlling the rest of the countdown
« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 11:24 AM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #45 on: 02/06/2011 11:25 AM »
T-1 minute

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #46 on: 02/06/2011 11:26 AM »
T-0

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #47 on: 02/06/2011 11:26 AM »
Launch has occurred

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #48 on: 02/06/2011 11:26 AM »
Max-Q

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #49 on: 02/06/2011 11:27 AM »
First stage has separated successfully

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #50 on: 02/06/2011 11:32 AM »
Second stage separated, third stage finished burn.
« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 11:34 AM by Jason1701 »

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #51 on: 02/06/2011 11:32 AM »
Now in the coast between stage 3 burnout and separation. Flight continues to go well.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #52 on: 02/06/2011 11:34 AM »
From here in Las Vegas, I caught it shortly before first stage burn-out and also saw second stage ignition through burn out. A clear but windy night here.

« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 11:34 AM by Paul Adams »
It's all in the data.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #53 on: 02/06/2011 11:37 AM »
Media blackout.

EDIT: Heh, it looks like SFN went a little too far on their coverage. They've deleted the last few entries and replaced them with the blackout notice.
« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 11:38 AM by Jason1701 »

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #54 on: 02/06/2011 11:40 AM »
Media blackout.

EDIT: Heh, it looks like SFN went a little too far on their coverage. They've deleted the last few entries and replaced them with the blackout notice.
The last few must have been pretty bland though?

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #55 on: 02/06/2011 11:44 AM »
Media blackout.

EDIT: Heh, it looks like SFN went a little too far on their coverage. They've deleted the last few entries and replaced them with the blackout notice.
The last few must have been pretty bland though?

Just second/third stages and coast. They're now saying what "would" happen during a "normal" ascent.

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Re: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #56 on: 02/06/2011 01:51 PM »

Okay, why wasn't this thread in the live section?  :(
« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 02:04 PM by Andy USA »
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: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #57 on: 02/06/2011 02:04 PM »
Why would it be? There wasn't a webcast.

Reminder of William's article.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/live-orbitals-minotaur-i-californian-launch-nrol-66/
« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 02:05 PM by Andy USA »

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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: Minotaur I - NROL-66 - Feb 5, 2011
« Reply #59 on: 02/06/2011 02:32 PM »
Chris must have thought they'd be webcast and he's forgotten to remove that redirect when there wasn't one and he's away for the day with army duty.

I'll have to send him a moderator warning about his mistake there :D

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