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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #20 on: 04/21/2013 05:01 PM »
L-4:30 balloon DFO green, no toxicity analysis from this balloon launch, debris analysis coming up
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #21 on: 04/21/2013 05:09 PM »
THis may be of interest to the group: a comparison of yesterday's wind profiles (right hand side family of curves) and today's balloons (left hand side group.) Courtesy Bob Light, Orbital Antares Loads and Environments Guru.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #22 on: 04/21/2013 05:25 PM »
Latest debris analysis green.  The crew of the helo that helped us yesterday just came by the RCC - we shook hands and gave them Antares FLight One patches.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #23 on: 04/21/2013 05:39 PM »
This link (weather) may be helpful longer-term for spectators.  This is model-only data and thus less reliable generally than human forecasts, but it can still be interesting as to general trends.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #24 on: 04/21/2013 05:46 PM »
Orbital just tweeted:
"#Antares Ground level wind data indicates gusts are consistently between 15 and 20
knots - averaging around 18 knots."
and
"Peak gust in the last hour was 23 knots - looked like a rare occurrence in the hour. #Antares".

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #25 on: 04/21/2013 06:23 PM »

NASA TV HD on ustream is offline for me. Any alternative to watch the launch on the web in HD?

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #26 on: 04/21/2013 06:31 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences - 2:26 PM - 21 Apr 13
#Antares update: No vehicle issues in work. Upper level wind placard assessments are green. All Toxic, Debris, and DFO assessments are green
https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/326039234790174720

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@OrbitalSciences - 2:27 PM - 21 Apr 13
#Antares Ground winds at #NASA_Wallops have gusts ranging from 16 to 21 knots, with a peak of 24 knots over the last hour.
https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/326039524381691905

Edit: changed tweet times from my local time to local Wallops time.
« Last Edit: 04/22/2013 02:32 PM by Garrett »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #27 on: 04/21/2013 06:32 PM »
upstream just went offline for me too
« Last Edit: 04/21/2013 06:34 PM by clongton »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #28 on: 04/21/2013 06:35 PM »

This one shows NASA TV for the Moment in HD too: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-media-channel

Hopefully also for the launch

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #29 on: 04/21/2013 06:37 PM »
L-3:30 balloon data-derived DFO and Toxic E sub C meet both range and FAA criteria and debris drift is green.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #30 on: 04/21/2013 06:46 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences - 2:40 PM - 21 Apr 13
#Antares T-2:20: LOX chilldown is nearly complete. Prelaunch vehicle testing was successfully completed - all vehicle systems are nominal.
https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/326042796580552706

Edit: changed tweet time from my local time to local Wallops time.
« Last Edit: 04/22/2013 02:31 PM by Garrett »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #31 on: 04/21/2013 07:07 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences: Planning to fly #Antares the nominal launch traj for today's flight. This could change depending wind updates received later in the count.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #32 on: 04/21/2013 07:33 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences: #Antares T-1:30 We are complete with the countdown checklist up to T-1:45 PM. There is a built in 15 minute hold in the loading procedure.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #33 on: 04/21/2013 07:34 PM »
Latest (L-2:30 balloon) debris wind drift green ... RP-1 ready to flow ...
« Last Edit: 04/21/2013 07:35 PM by antonioe »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #34 on: 04/21/2013 07:35 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences: #Antares is go for fueling. CDT has resumed as planned at T-90 minutes with the loading and vehicle clocks aligned.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #35 on: 04/21/2013 07:35 PM »
RP-1 flowing to the rocket!
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #37 on: 04/21/2013 07:36 PM »
Surface wind constraint waved by Orbital to 24 knots (including gusts) all azimuths
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #38 on: 04/21/2013 07:38 PM »
It is pretty windy in arbuckle. What are the max wind? They are quite constant

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #39 on: 04/21/2013 07:40 PM »
Island weather tower (50-ft level anemometer) about 20 MHP max gust 28 MPH over the past hour
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