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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #20 on: 04/17/2013 04:24 PM »
Antonio from above:
« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 07:45 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #21 on: 04/17/2013 04:25 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.

Very high tech! Sucks to be the guy on the other side of the vent though, he is now getting 3x the previous airflow out of his section... :)
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #22 on: 04/17/2013 04:26 PM »
Antonio, is Adam the LC for this mission? Voice sounds familiar.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #23 on: 04/17/2013 04:30 PM »
Yup.  And Mike Bitzer his alternate.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #24 on: 04/17/2013 04:34 PM »
View from the observation deck. Swung past during my lunch break.

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Just saw a live shot of the rocket on the pad at NASA TV (now gone for an ISS event) - weather looks much better than I thought. Of course 4.5 hours is a long time...

Photo from another forum.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #26 on: 04/17/2013 04:41 PM »
Yup.  And Mike Bitzer his alternate.

Jeesh, small world.  I was at Los Angele AFS with Mike.  About the same time that you gave the Pegasus concept briefing to SMC (Space Division at the time).

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FEATURE ARTICLE (Huge, 3000+ worder) by William Graham. Required reading:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/04/orbital-antares-debut-launch-attempt/

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Merged a few posts from the other (now closed, cause we're into launch day) thread. This is already a brilliant thread, ahead of moving into the business end of the live updates. Loving the pics! ;D

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #29 on: 04/17/2013 05:02 PM »
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#Antares #NASA_Wallops. T-4:10 no technical issues in work.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #30 on: 04/17/2013 05:02 PM »
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#Antares update: Chilldown of the main subcooler has been completed with LN2.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #31 on: 04/17/2013 05:06 PM »
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Commodity loading team made small adjustments to regulator and ground components. Work complete. the team is securing the pad.#Antares

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #32 on: 04/17/2013 05:17 PM »
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#Antares launch team update: Poll for prelaunch processing has been completed. SIGI alignment is underway. T-3:45

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #33 on: 04/17/2013 05:42 PM »
Go for LO2 loading system (LOLS) chilldown.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #34 on: 04/17/2013 06:00 PM »
Internal power checks complete.

I think I heard the wx briefer say that POV was now 20%.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #35 on: 04/17/2013 06:01 PM »
The latest METAR from the Wallops airport shows clear skies with winds at 7 knots.

METAR: KWAL 171754Z 16007KT 10SM CLR 24/14 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP214 T02390144 10250 20183 56009
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We are hearing that weather conditions are looking up. We now have 55% favorable conditions.

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#Antares launch update: Approx T-3 hours and counting. Main subcooler is full of LN2.

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The #Antares launch director has processed an Orbital waiver to the ground wind constraint of 15 knots. New level is 20 knots.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #37 on: 04/17/2013 06:12 PM »
Latest METAR showing 1/8th to 1/4 cloud coverage at 3000ft:
KWAL 171754Z COR 16007KT 10SM FEW030 BKN150 BKN200 24/14 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP214 T02390144 10250 20183 56009

http://tinyurl.com/wallopswx

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #38 on: 04/17/2013 06:15 PM »
FTS checks complete.

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