Author Topic: LIVE: ULA Atlas V - Mars Science Laboratory - Launch Day Updates  (Read 98595 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Specific live section for Atlas V's launch with MSL at 15:02 GMT.

Resources:

Prep and Flow Update thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=15026.0

L2 Atlas V/MLS Areas:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=25428.0
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27244.0


Flow Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/11/curiosityatlas-v-teams-set-weekend-launch-mars/

NEW ARTICLE:
Launch Day and Overview Article - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/11/live-atlas-v-launch-nasas-msl-rover-mars/


Remember, this is a live update thread, posts should be updates only.

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Some live shots from the above.

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Two weather balloons being sent up over the next five minutes.

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T-4 hours and counting. L-4 hours, 45 minutes.

20 minutes to S-Band Test.

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15 mins to several polls at the L-4 hour mark.

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Polling: MOS, S/C, SMD

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L-4 hours. T-3 hours, 20 mins.

Next: BDA (Blast Danager Area) road blocks.

You can see them preparing for that on the EELV portal.

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Some of the teams driving away now. One fella's got himself a forklift (under the pad) ;D

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Everyone heading back to their vans. There must have been about 40 people under the pad earlier. Probably final walkdowns.

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The Media channel has an hour of live pad views now until launch coverage starts.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/media_flash.html
- Aaron

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Looks like ULA's version of the NASA Closeout Team van:


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The Media channel has an hour of live pad views now until launch coverage starts.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/media_flash.html

Cool.

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Looks like the sun is starting to come up over the views.

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T-2 hours, 40 mins. L-3 hours, 20 mins.

Two more weather balloons going up over the next five mins.

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Pad Complex Clear due in five mins.

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Very nice view as dawn breaks.


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T-2 hours, 30 mins.

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