Author Topic: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD  (Read 69307 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE LAUNCH DAY THREAD FOR ANTARES A-ONE MISSION.

Please note the difference between this thread and the other threads. This thread should be UPDATES ONLY. Posts that are not will be deleted without notice.

DISCUSSION THREAD (2) IS HERE:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31662.0

For everything else, here's the Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30923.0

Viewing Opportunities/Going to the Launch:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31517.0

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MAIN PRE-LAUNCH RESOURCES:

Orbitalís Antares closing in on debut launch following pad arrival:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/10/orbitals-antares-closing-debut-launch-pad-arrival/

Flight of the Antares Ė Orbital closing in on long-awaited debut:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/01/flight-antares-orbital-long-awaited-debut/

Hot fire success for Orbitalís Antares:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/02/hot-fire-success-orbitals-antares/

Stars align for Orbital's Antares Ė A-One debut set for mid-April:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/03/orbitals-antares-debut-a-one-mission-april/

Orbitalís Antares: An eye on the present and the future:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/04/orbitals-antares-eye-on-present-future/

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/04/orbital-antares-debut-launch-attempt/ 

Previous pre-launch flow update thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30921.0

Orbital GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=46.0

Orbital (Antares/Cygnus) News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/antares/

L2 Antares/Cygnus Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=orbital
(Includes updates, videos, graphics, presentations and specific interactive posts with engineers etc.)


As always, stay on topic and use the correct threads.

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A0223/13 - QRACA DUE TO MILITARY STATIONARY AIRSPACE RESERVATION "ANTARES ONE" WITHIN THE NEW YORK OCEANIC CTA/FIR, NEW YORK OCEANIC WILL NOT ACCEPT IFR FLIGHT WITHIN 45NM OF THAT AIRSPACE BOUNDED BY: 2657N/6014W, 2807N/5848W, 1834N/5030W, 1814N/5058W, 1814N/5212W, TO START POINT. THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL ROUTES WILL BE AFFECTED: A516, L375, L435, M525, M595 AND M596 AND M597. INTERNATIONAL REROUTES ARE AS FOLLOWS: A516: PJM TARMO AMENO AND REVERSE L375: KOZIK KAVAX 1700N 5300W IRAXI AND REVERSE L435: KOZIK KAVAX 1700N 5300W PAKER AND REVERSE M525: CAFFE TARMO AMENO AND REVERSE M595: BRKZZ AMENO AND REVERSE M596: NUBUS AMENO AND REVERSE M597: THANK TARMO AMENO AND REVERSE. SFC - FL999, 2100-0030 DLY, 17 APR 21:00 2013 UNTIL 22 APR 00:30 2013. CREATED: 16 APR 14:40 2013

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!CARF 04/084 (KZNY A0217/13) ZNY AIRSPACE DCC ANTARES ONE STATIONARY RESERVATION WITHIN AN AREA BNDD BY 2657N/6014W 2807N/5848W 1834N/5030W 1814N/5058W 1814N/5212W SFC-UNL WEF 1304172100-1304180030


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Call to stations at 0845 EDT - that shrinks the window to 1700 - 1900 EDT for today. Looking out my hotel room window I'd say scattered to broken around 10,000 or above (0700 EDT)
« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 11:07 AM by antonioe »
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Call to stations at 0845 EDT - that shrinks the window to 1700 - 1900 EDT for today.

Thanks! Still a good amount of window.

Note to all, you can post (but make sure you link) photos of Antares via social media, etc.

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And a useful note via Orbital:

Orbital Sciences ‏@OrbitalSciences
Launch prep at #NASA_Wallops continues. The #Antares vehicle team completed final arming and close out activities last night at 9 PM EDT.

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@OrbitalSciences: The launch team will arrive on console at approximately 8:45 AM.  The count will pick up at 9 AM with an anticipated T-0 of 5 PM EDT.

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@OrbitalSciences
The pad close out crew is completing final configuration of the pad.

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And another twitter update:

@OrbitalSciences
#Antares team is working closely with MARS and ground facility control crews to verify operation of critical pneumatic and cryo components.

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Just got a WX briefing 15 mins ago and it does not look good: broken ceilings 4000, everything else OK.  TOmorrow ceilings will be OK but not the surface winds.  WIll make a hard call around 0330 EDT.
ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS...

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Just got a WX briefing 15 mins ago and it does not look good: broken ceilings 4000, everything else OK.  TOmorrow ceilings will be OK but not the surface winds.  WIll make a hard call around 0330 EDT.

Hope you find a gap during the window!

William Graham's written a brilliant 3,000 word feature for the launch, will be on site in around one hour.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #10 on: 04/17/2013 02:49 PM »
That hard call time was 1530 EDT, of course... 3:30 PM EDT
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #11 on: 04/17/2013 02:52 PM »
One of the range radar aircraft had to declare an emergency and land in NY - range is trying to make up with a large USCG Cutter's surveillance radar, but it's another threat.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #12 on: 04/17/2013 03:03 PM »
Antares Rocket Preperation (201304160003HQ)

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Virginia. NASA's commercial space partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation, is scheduled to test launch its first Antares on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157633268743282/

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #13 on: 04/17/2013 03:44 PM »
Orbital Sciences‏@OrbitalSciences

Poll to obtain approval to start the vehicle loading sequencer has been completed - and sequencer has started.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #14 on: 04/17/2013 03:45 PM »
Orbital Sciences‏@OrbitalSciences

The ground facility is providing warm helium to the launch vehicle.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #15 on: 04/17/2013 03:47 PM »
Orbital Sciences‏@OrbitalSciences

MACH ethernet test is complete.
Poll for external power on completed - team is ready for vehicle power on.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #16 on: 04/17/2013 03:51 PM »
Orbital Sciences‏@OrbitalSciences

Vehicle avionics systems are on external power.
Payload avionics power up performed.
Systems Initialization is underway.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #17 on: 04/17/2013 04:01 PM »
Orbital Sciences‏@OrbitalSciences

The #Antares launch team is still tracking cloud cover predictions. We are still looking at 45% favorable conditions for launch.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #18 on: 04/17/2013 04:05 PM »
UPDATE ON AIR CONDITIONING FLOW.  First picture shows the problem.  Heavy winter blazer helps.  Frank Culbertson, former ISS commander, and co-victim of the cold air assault, asked himself: "what would the ISS crew do if faced with that problem?"  The second picture shows the solution.
« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 04:12 PM by antonioe »
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #19 on: 04/17/2013 04:11 PM »
Antares management team (brief glimpses...)
ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS...

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