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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #140 on: 06/20/2012 12:29 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #141 on: 06/20/2012 12:29 PM »
Mach 1.

Max-Q. Engine throttling to 95%.
« Last Edit: 06/20/2012 12:29 PM by Nick L. »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #142 on: 06/20/2012 12:29 PM »
Heading to MaxQ

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #143 on: 06/20/2012 12:29 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #144 on: 06/20/2012 12:30 PM »
Nominal first stage performance - impressive view:

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #145 on: 06/20/2012 12:30 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #146 on: 06/20/2012 12:30 PM »
Vehicle now weighs half of what it did at launch.

Speed 3600 mph.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #147 on: 06/20/2012 12:31 PM »
Centaur RCS charging.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #148 on: 06/20/2012 12:31 PM »
Down to 92%.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #149 on: 06/20/2012 12:32 PM »
46 miles altitude, 106 miles downrange.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #150 on: 06/20/2012 12:32 PM »
5G throttling.

BECO and staging.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #151 on: 06/20/2012 12:32 PM »
Centaur engine ignition.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #152 on: 06/20/2012 12:32 PM »
Staging:

1-2 Sep.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #153 on: 06/20/2012 12:33 PM »
BECO
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #154 on: 06/20/2012 12:33 PM »
Fairing separation.

Webcast ending.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #155 on: 06/20/2012 12:33 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #158 on: 06/20/2012 12:36 PM »
Like clockwork… Well done ULA!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #159 on: 06/20/2012 12:37 PM »
Many thanks to Ron for the coverage, and William Graham for his excellent mission overview:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/06/live-ula-atlas-v-50th-eelv-launch-nrol-38/

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