Author Topic: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011  (Read 49733 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #40 on: 08/11/2011 02:50 PM »
DARPA: Confirmation of a successful HTV2 separation from the Minotaur IV launch vehicle

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #41 on: 08/11/2011 02:51 PM »
Excellent overview article by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/08/orbital-minotaur-iv-hypersonic-vehicle-htv-2b/

Takes us up to this point of S/C Sep. We'll watch for further info on how HTV-2b does!

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #42 on: 08/11/2011 02:53 PM »
Acquisition of signal of HTV2 by Pacific Tracker.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #43 on: 08/11/2011 02:56 PM »
Mission is on track, entering glide phase

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #44 on: 08/11/2011 02:59 PM »
Mission is on track, entering glide phase

Go baby go!  (Sorry Chris, there is no HTV-2b cheerleading thread...)

Offline MarekCyzio

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #45 on: 08/11/2011 03:12 PM »
Mission is on track, entering glide phase

Still flying???

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #46 on: 08/11/2011 03:14 PM »
No updates yet. Not sure if that's a good or bad sign. They were throwing out updates like crazy earlier.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #47 on: 08/11/2011 03:18 PM »
Should have impacted by now...

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #48 on: 08/11/2011 03:22 PM »
After a long gap in tweets, there is this:

"Range assets have lost telemetry with #HTV2. More to follow"

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #49 on: 08/11/2011 03:24 PM »
That could mean either a fail or EOM.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #50 on: 08/11/2011 03:25 PM »
Hopefully it is the latter!

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #51 on: 08/11/2011 03:38 PM »
Hope all went well for the team and maybe a video will show up sometime :)
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #52 on: 08/11/2011 03:47 PM »
That could mean either a fail or EOM.

It was posted shortly after nominal EOM, but there is not way of telling how long after LOS it was posted.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #53 on: 08/11/2011 04:28 PM »
Downrange assets did not reacquire tracking or telemetry. #HTV2 has an autonomous flight termination capability. More to follow.

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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #54 on: 08/11/2011 04:36 PM »
Sounds like a fail, but kinda need to hear that.

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #55 on: 08/11/2011 04:53 PM »
Sounds like a fail, but kinda need to hear that.

Comm loss could have either been a comm system failure or a vehicle failure.  Sounds like they didn't see it impact the planned location, therefore they are implying the vehicle was lost. 

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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #56 on: 08/11/2011 04:57 PM »
Wow, it's on the main headline of the Drudge Report
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #58 on: 08/11/2011 05:02 PM »
I just hope they got enough telemetry to discern the faults.
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Re: Minotaur IV Lite / HTV-2b - Aug 11, 2011
« Reply #59 on: 08/11/2011 05:04 PM »
AP claim fail :(

However they do say that their reporting consisted of nothing more than reading the DARPA tweets.

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