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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2b - 10 Aug 2011
« Reply #20 on: 08/10/2011 02:31 PM »
while we wait, animated view of the flight profile:

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Re: Minotaur IV / HTV-2b - 10 Aug 2011
« Reply #21 on: 08/10/2011 02:35 PM »
DARPA has released a lot more information prior to this flight compared to the first.  I don't recall seeing STK videos prior to flight one.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - 10 Aug 2011
« Reply #22 on: 08/10/2011 02:43 PM »
HTV2 countdown continues to hold at 70 minutes due to weather constraints.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - 10 Aug 2011
« Reply #23 on: 08/10/2011 02:47 PM »
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - 10 Aug 2011
« Reply #24 on: 08/10/2011 03:01 PM »
Today's launch has been scrubbed due to weather. The launch has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - 10 Aug 2011
« Reply #25 on: 08/10/2011 03:05 PM »
How's the weather looking for tomorrow?

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #26 on: 08/10/2011 03:17 PM »
includes todays forecast, but looks about the same for tomorrow:

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SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
555 AM PDT WED AUG 10 2011


.SYNOPSIS...

THE NIGHT THROUGH MORNING LOW CLOUD PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THE WEEK ALTHOUGH THE AMOUNT OF CLOUDS OVER THE VALLEYS WILL
DIMINISH AFTER THURSDAY. THERE WILL BE LITTLE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURES
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL RISE SOME OVER THE
WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN.

&&

.SHORT TERM (TODAY-FRI)... UPDATE FOR MENTION OF DRIZZLE...
MARINE LAYER IS NEAR 2300 FEET DEEP AND THE ONSHORE GRADIENTS ARE
ABOUT A ONE MB STRONGER BOTH TO THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH. THIS WILL
ALLOW CLOUDS TO COVER ALL THE COASTS AND VLYS AND SOME CLOUDS WILL
EVEN REACH THE SANTA CLARITA VLY. THIS ENHANCED MARINE LAYER WILL
BRING ANOTHER 1 TO 2 DEGREES OF COOLING ACROSS THE COASTS AND VLYS.
IT WILL ALSO BE ANOTHER DAY OF SLOW TO NONEXISTENT CLEARING ACROSS
THE BEACHES OF VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. A SPOTTER REPORTED
DRIZZLE ACROSS A GOOD PORTION OF THE VENTURA COASTAL PLAIN THIS
MORNING...THEREFORE ADDED AREAS OF DRIZZLE ACROSS VENTURA COASTAL
ZONE. NO OTHER SITES HAVE REPORTED ANY DRIZZLE...THEREFORE NO
CHANGES EXPECTED FOR OTHER COASTAL ZONES. THE STRONG ONSHORE PUSH
WILL ALSO CREATE BREEZY CONDITIONS IN THE ANTELOPE VLY AND THROUGH W
TO E MTN PASSES SUCH AS THE SOLEDAD CANYON.

SYNOPTICALLY LITTLE CHANGES OF THE NEXT THREE DAYS. THE WEAK AND
FLAT WEST FLOW TILTS A LITTLE UP TO A SW TO NE DIRECTION AS THE
UPPER HIGH OVER AZ STRENGTHENS AND SHIFTS A LITTLE TO THE W. THIS
ALSO BUMPS UP HGTS AND THKNS SOME. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY BIG CHANGES
IN THE MARINE LAYER AND THERE WILL BE NIGHT THROUGH MORNING CLOUDS
ACROSS ALL THE COASTS AND MOST OF THE VLYS. PRESSURE GRADIENTS
SHOULD TREND OFFSHORE FRIDAY AND THIS SHOULD ALLOW FOR A LITTLE
BETTER CLEARING. MAX TEMPS WILL BUMP UP A DEGREE OR TWO EACH DAY
ACROSS THE INTERIOR WHILE COASTAL TEMPS WILL REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME
TODAY AND THURSDAY BUT WILL WARM SOME FRIDAY WITH THE OFFSHORE
TRENDS.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/smg/SMG_prod.php?pil=AFD&sid=LOX&version=0
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #27 on: 08/10/2011 03:37 PM »
I have zero California forecast experience, but the aviation outlook has thick dense fog in for tomorrow morning again.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #28 on: 08/10/2011 04:01 PM »
Copy that, thanks.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #29 on: 08/10/2011 04:29 PM »
It was scrubbed for downrange weather.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1108/10minotaurhtv2b/
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #30 on: 08/10/2011 09:30 PM »
It was scrubbed for downrange weather.

Well Kwajalein is not looking much better tomorrow:

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Chance of T-storms 60% chance of precipitation

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Kwajalein

Would imagine the conditions are due to the need for ground based tracking during hypersonic flight.
« Last Edit: 08/10/2011 09:30 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #31 on: 08/11/2011 12:49 PM »

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #32 on: 08/11/2011 02:00 PM »
T-45 minutes.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #33 on: 08/11/2011 02:25 PM »
No camera on the vehicle via the EELV portal, boooo.

T-20 minutes.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #34 on: 08/11/2011 02:31 PM »
DARPA:
T-16 minutes: “ALL STATIONS REPORT GO”

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #35 on: 08/11/2011 02:41 PM »
5 Minutes to launch

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #36 on: 08/11/2011 02:44 PM »
T-60 seconds!

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #37 on: 08/11/2011 02:46 PM »
LAUNCH!

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #38 on: 08/11/2011 02:49 PM »

Yesterday they had a camera pointed on the vehicle. I dont understand why not today.  :-\

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #39 on: 08/11/2011 02:50 PM »
Fairing sep

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