Author Topic: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013  (Read 66725 times)

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Thanks for finding that GP. Nothing much being said on the official lines.

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Thanks for finding that GP. Nothing much being said on the official lines.
ESA LINK: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/Strong_easterly_winds_postpone_Vega_countdown

ESA says the countdown is to resume from where countdown clock stopped, but has been reset to start at exactly T-30:00 minutes. Vega is in currently in a so-called ready to launch from hold mode ready to pick back up quickly at a moments notice.

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Thanks for finding that GP. Nothing much being said on the official lines.
ESA LINK: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/Strong_easterly_winds_postpone_Vega_countdown

ESA says the countdown is to resume from where countdown clock stopped, but has been reset to start at exactly T-30:00 minutes. Vega is in currently in a so-called ready to launch from hold mode ready to pick back up quickly at a moments notice.
Nice advantage from an (nearly) all-solids vehicle. Try doing this with an all-cryogen launcher... ;)

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AVUM is bi-propellant.

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Arianespace Flight VV02 scheduled for the night of May 6 to 7

Given the weather conditions over the Guiana Space Center on May 5, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Arianespace have decided to restart the countdown for Vega Flight VV02. This mission will place three satellites into orbit: Proba-V, VNREDSat-1 and ESTCube-1.
If the favorable trend in weather conditions continues, the launch is now scheduled for the night of May 6-7, 2013, at exactly:

11:06:31 pm    (local time in French Guiana), on May 6, 2013
10:06:31 pm    (Washington, DC)
02:06:31          (UTC) on May 7, 2013
4:06:31 am      (Paris)
9:06:31 am      (Hanoi)

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AVUM is bi-propellant.

That is why I said "(nearly) all-solid..."
Besides, the AVUM propellants are storable and can be kept in their tanks for months if necessary.

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #86 on: 05/06/2013 06:01 PM »
Arianespace’s Vega Flight VV02 is set for launch tonight from the Spaceport
http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2013/1041.asp

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #87 on: 05/06/2013 08:08 PM »
Few ESTCube-1 animations:





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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #88 on: 05/06/2013 08:24 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #89 on: 05/06/2013 11:18 PM »
Do we know the details of the third stage trajectory? I estimate perigee of about -100 km, marginally suborbital, so it should go a long way downrange.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #90 on: 05/06/2013 11:50 PM »
Just under 2 hours till video coverage starts:



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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #91 on: 05/07/2013 12:16 AM »
The webcast is now on Air with colourbars: Live Webcast Commentary of the launch begins in W-01:30:00 and counting.
« Last Edit: 05/07/2013 12:38 AM by russianhalo117 »

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #92 on: 05/07/2013 12:46 AM »
Live Webcast Commentary of the launch begins in W-01:00:00 and counting.

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russianhalo117: I think your count is an hour early.

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #94 on: 05/07/2013 01:13 AM »
russianhalo117: I think your count is an hour early.

 
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #95 on: 05/07/2013 01:16 AM »
Live Webcast Commentary of the launch begins in W-30:00 and counting.

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Hmm, I'll take my words back! For whatever reason, the forum is showing the wrong time for me, and I did change it when the daylight saving time came into effect here in Finland.

I'll have to re-adjust it...

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #97 on: 05/07/2013 01:32 AM »
Live Webcast Commentary of the launch begins in W-14:00 and counting.

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 6, 2013
« Reply #99 on: 05/07/2013 01:45 AM »
Live Webcast Commentary of the launch begins in W-01:00 and counting.

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