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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #40 on: 04/17/2013 06:22 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

Lastest forecast (albeit Salisbury, MD) shows 5/8 to 7/8 cloud cover at 4000 ft through 6 PM EST.
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FTS checks complete.

Also reported by OSC:

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#Antares launch update: Open loop and transmitter checks are complete. FTS and Power Systems Testing is underway. LOLS Chilldown is in work.
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Sorry, what time is this aiming to launch? In English money, please!

Offline Galactic Penguin SST

Sorry, what time is this aiming to launch? In English money, please!

10 pm BST, i.e. just less than 2.5 hours from now.
« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 06:37 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #44 on: 04/17/2013 06:40 PM »
Looks like a good day to fly!

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#Antares launch coverage starts 4pmET: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

@OrbitalSciences #Antares launch director approves Orbital waiver to ground wind limit of 15 knots. New limit: 20.
« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 06:49 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #46 on: 04/17/2013 07:02 PM »
wx brief now; not sounding good for low level clouds.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #47 on: 04/17/2013 07:06 PM »
45% POV. Tomorrow will be 50 %.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #48 on: 04/17/2013 07:16 PM »
45% POV. Tomorrow will be 50 %.
Thanks for the updates, Kim -- sounds like a slight improvement from the 55% chance of weather violation from the L-48 hour forecast.

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« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 07:16 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #50 on: 04/17/2013 07:16 PM »
They should've brought Russian specialists for launch. "Weather restrictions? What weather restrictions? Damn them! Go!!!" :)

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #51 on: 04/17/2013 07:31 PM »
About to poll for start of fueling.  Mission Director Frank C. has decided to go ahead.  If we stop by L-30 we can try again tomorrow.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #52 on: 04/17/2013 07:32 PM »
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Approx T- 1:30 for #Antares. LOLS chill down is proceeding well. No vehicle issues in work at this time.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #53 on: 04/17/2013 07:32 PM »
go for prop load.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #54 on: 04/17/2013 07:32 PM »
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Cloudiness is increasing.  Areas north of the site all have ceilings below 6K.
Current conditions are acceptable, but degrading.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #55 on: 04/17/2013 07:33 PM »
They should've brought Russian specialists for launch. "Weather restrictions? What weather restrictions? Damn them! Go!!!" :)
A while back in December 2012 it was said that a small delegation that also makes up team for Soyuz-2-1v launcher would probably attend the launch, but that was in December 2012 and I do not know if they will attend or not today.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #56 on: 04/17/2013 07:37 PM »
RP is flowing.
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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #57 on: 04/17/2013 07:38 PM »
Slight tangent: did this link already get posted in another thread?  PDF with additional details:
http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/files/Pre-Launch-Guest-Briefing.pdf

Orbital Tweeted earlier:
https://mobile.twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/324540075151065088

Linked from here, too:
http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/
« Last Edit: 04/17/2013 07:40 PM by psloss »

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #58 on: 04/17/2013 07:45 PM »
Just decreased window to 15 minutes.

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Re: SCRUB: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #59 on: 04/17/2013 07:46 PM »
Just decreased window to 15 minutes.

Same opening time?

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