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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #40 on: 04/21/2013 07:46 PM »
Unless I'm misinterpreting, the current wind would push the vehicle somewhat toward (a bit quartering) the erector.  Is that correct?

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #41 on: 04/21/2013 07:54 PM »
TEL moving to its pre-retract position .. we're all watching the close-up camera of the umbilicals...
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #42 on: 04/21/2013 07:57 PM »
Helo has seen a fishing boat in the foul area "near the hook" - patrol boat on its way to escort it out - checking its ETA now.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #44 on: 04/21/2013 08:01 PM »
Helo has seen a fishing boat in the foul area "near the hook" - patrol boat on its way to escort it out - checking its ETA now.
Looking at the notice to mariners at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/pdf/740352main_PAO%20NOTMAR%20ANTARES.PDF it looks like marine closure doesn't start until 4:30 pm. Is that right?

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #45 on: 04/21/2013 08:07 PM »
Technically he can't be harassed until 1630, but they talk to the local fishermen and the port captain to let them know what's going on ... the patrol boat will be there to make sure it will be off the area by 16:30
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #47 on: 04/21/2013 08:10 PM »
Boat has cleared
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #48 on: 04/21/2013 08:10 PM »
I'm seeing some slight movement at the very top of the TEL.  Not much but noticeable.
 
 
 
Also noticeable wind change via the waves.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #49 on: 04/21/2013 08:12 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences: #Antares T-60 min: Core chill down with LOX is underway.  Flowing approx 70 GPM to the vehicle.  Now at high flow chill down at 140 GPM.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #50 on: 04/21/2013 08:15 PM »
... and the bottom of the LOX tank is also starting to ice over, with vapors sliding across the tank skin.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #51 on: 04/21/2013 08:17 PM »
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@OrbitalSciences: #Antares Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) Preload removal complete. TEL Gripper Arms are open. TEL pull back is in work.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #52 on: 04/21/2013 08:20 PM »
You can actually start seeing frost forming on the outside of the LOX tank. Up to the E.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #53 on: 04/21/2013 08:22 PM »
« Last Edit: 04/21/2013 08:27 PM by Prober »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #55 on: 04/21/2013 08:28 PM »
Debris drift green
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #56 on: 04/21/2013 08:30 PM »
Frost extending halfway up the 'ANTARES' logo.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #58 on: 04/21/2013 08:31 PM »
 Engines temperatures starting to go down ... both of them ...  ;D
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