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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #181 on: 06/29/2012 06:50 PM »
Hmm. I counted ~7 seconds from what I'd expect is thrust ramp-up to the roar arriving. There is a fainter sound arriving about 3 secs earlier, perhaps that can account for the difference.

Looks real close to the pad either way. Comparing the apparent sizes of the VIF and MLP tower, yeah, it's probably closer in.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #182 on: 06/29/2012 06:54 PM »
Hmm. I counted ~7 seconds from what I'd expect is thrust ramp-up to the roar arriving. There is a fainter sound arriving about 3 secs earlier, perhaps that can account for the difference.

Looks real close to the pad either way.

When the photo zooms back, you can see an antenna to the left

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #183 on: 06/29/2012 06:57 PM »
Would people only be allowed that close for no-SRB configurations?

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #184 on: 06/29/2012 07:04 PM »
Would people only be allowed that close for no-SRB configurations?
I guess that is the key

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #185 on: 06/29/2012 07:09 PM »
When the photo zooms back, you can see an antenna to the left

Aaarg..., in both Jim's location and my location there is a bloody antenna! Following the unwritten NSF rules, Jim's must be the correct Antenna ;)
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #186 on: 06/29/2012 07:16 PM »
When the photo zooms back, you can see an antenna to the left

Aaarg..., in both Jim's location and my location there is a bloody antenna! Following the unwritten NSF rules, Jim's must be the correct Antenna ;)

I didn't see your post. 

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #187 on: 07/15/2012 08:31 PM »
I had not seen this video until today, but the above video is taken from this parking lot 1.8 miles back:

https://maps.google.com/?ll=28.556754,-80.58756&spn=0.005711,0.010171&hnear=Daytona+Beach,+Volusia,+Florida&t=h&z=17

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #188 on: 07/18/2012 03:17 AM »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #189 on: 07/18/2012 10:35 AM »
I had not seen this video until today, but the above video is taken from this parking lot 1.8 miles back:

So, the good old sound delay method is not too shabby after all...

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - NROL-38 - June 20, 2012
« Reply #191 on: 01/09/2013 01:51 PM »
Did anyone managed to get the exact launch time in the format 1228:XX.XXXUTC?

Thanks!

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