Author Topic: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012  (Read 129648 times)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #160 on: 12/11/2012 05:12 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #161 on: 12/11/2012 05:13 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #162 on: 12/11/2012 05:15 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #163 on: 12/11/2012 05:15 PM »
Is it me or is the X-37B video giving more info than previously?
Yep!

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21122.msg581151#msg581151

Also in that video I think we saw the first live video of a fairing separation on an X-37B mission.

It feels to me that the vehicle itself has become more declassified, if you see what I mean. It's more its payload that is still hush hush.
« Last Edit: 12/11/2012 05:17 PM by Star One »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #164 on: 12/11/2012 05:15 PM »
Awesome to imagine what this would look like from a sat or something.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #165 on: 12/11/2012 05:17 PM »
I wish they would launch it without the fairing.

More info in that live simulation video it seems?
« Last Edit: 12/11/2012 05:18 PM by Star One »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #166 on: 12/11/2012 05:21 PM »
MECO

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #167 on: 12/11/2012 05:21 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #168 on: 12/11/2012 05:21 PM »
16,000 mph, almost in orbit

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #169 on: 12/11/2012 05:21 PM »
Coverage ending. Nice tie:

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #170 on: 12/11/2012 05:22 PM »
Well that's that no more info for us!!! ;D

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #171 on: 12/11/2012 05:22 PM »
Great Mission, and ULA, AF, Boeing great video production

Also this was the perfect mission to retest the Centaur.



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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #172 on: 12/11/2012 05:23 PM »
chalk another successful launch for Atlas V - congrats to ULA

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #173 on: 12/11/2012 05:24 PM »
Great work ULA! Love watching X-37B launches. There's still one more little space plane I'd like to see ride atop Atlas V though. ;)
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #174 on: 12/11/2012 05:24 PM »
Congratulations ULA, USAF & Boeing on a successful launch.

Does the X-37B use a special fairing as it looks huge, or is it just a size of fairing rarely used?
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #175 on: 12/11/2012 05:25 PM »

Congrats to ULA, Boeing and USAF thus far on the mission.  Nice to see the RL-10 perform as expected (again, thus far).

Need to get that wasp nest away from the camera (assume on the support gantry).

Concur on the tie--nothing like a human-rated Atlas (a-hem).

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #176 on: 12/11/2012 05:26 PM »
Way to go ULA!

Is it me, or in the animation does everyone secretly wish they would replace the X-37 mockup with Santa's sleigh?
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #177 on: 12/11/2012 05:27 PM »
Way to go ULA!

Is it me, or in the animation does everyone secretly wish they would replace the X-37 mockup with Santa's sleigh?

How do you know that wasn't in the payload bay?

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #178 on: 12/11/2012 05:28 PM »
Congrats and well done to all the teams! Chris there was that belated birthday candle as promised... ;D
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501 - X-37B OTV-3 - Dec 11, 2012
« Reply #179 on: 12/11/2012 05:28 PM »
Congrats to all involved, great teamwork producing great results.

So, how long until we start seeing articles from Iran/Russia/China/Syria/the Republican Party that the X-37 is stealing their mojo?

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