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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #100 on: 06/20/2012 11:11 AM »
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Beginning flight control final preps


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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #101 on: 06/20/2012 11:12 AM »
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The first stage liquid oxygen tank is now 70% full. Chilled to Minus-298 degrees F, the liquid oxygen will be used with RP-1 kerosene by the RD-180 main engine on the first stage during the initial four-and-a-quarter minutes of flight today. The 25,050 gallons of RP-1 were loaded into the rocket after rollout.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #102 on: 06/20/2012 11:29 AM »
L minus 1 hr, webcast showing mission cover, 40 minutes t webcast start :
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #103 on: 06/20/2012 11:30 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #104 on: 06/20/2012 11:30 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #105 on: 06/20/2012 11:31 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #106 on: 06/20/2012 11:31 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #107 on: 06/20/2012 11:35 AM »
Clouds aren't a friendly colour.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #108 on: 06/20/2012 11:41 AM »
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L-48 Minutes: The Flight Termination System of the Atlas V Launcher is now undergoing a pre-flight test

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #109 on: 06/20/2012 11:42 AM »
ULA PAO: "Everything is continuing toward a planned launch at 8:28 a.m. this morning. The team is not currently working any technical issues."

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #110 on: 06/20/2012 11:43 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #111 on: 06/20/2012 11:49 AM »
peak winds on a plateau, but getting close to the red line
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #112 on: 06/20/2012 11:51 AM »
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T-15 minutes and counting: Pre-launch checks of the rocket's safety system have been completed.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #113 on: 06/20/2012 11:53 AM »
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L-36 Minutes: The first stage RD-180 Main Engine has now initiated its Fuel Fill Sequence

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #114 on: 06/20/2012 11:54 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #115 on: 06/20/2012 11:54 AM »
Radar looks clear of vertical cloud development.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #116 on: 06/20/2012 11:55 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #117 on: 06/20/2012 12:01 PM »
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Entered a planned 25-minute hold at T-4 minutes

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #118 on: 06/20/2012 12:06 PM »
peak winds holding below red line for now
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #119 on: 06/20/2012 12:08 PM »
webcast started
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