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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #15 on: 09/18/2013 01:21 PM »
Cygnus for this mission is named after 'G. David Low'.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #16 on: 09/18/2013 01:28 PM »
Is the window 10:50-11:05 EDT?

Yep.  I was trying to find times for later attempts in case of a scrub, but that info doesn't seem to be readily available.

Launch window for Sept. 19 opens at 10:27:51 AM EDT (14:27:51 GMT). A launch on that date also pushes the rendezvous/capture by about 24 hours.
In satellite operations, schedules are governed by the laws of physics and bounded by the limits of technology.

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10:58 a.m. EDT

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #18 on: 09/18/2013 01:33 PM »
New launch time - 8 minute slip.
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The poll for propellant loading is a go.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #20 on: 09/18/2013 01:36 PM »
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10:58 a.m. EDT

Do we know why the slip?

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #21 on: 09/18/2013 01:43 PM »
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Do we know why the slip?

Overheard on scanner at viewing site that there was a fuel flow sensor issue... sounds like it was resolved about 15-20 minutes ago.

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Do we know why the slip?

Overheard on scanner at viewing site that there was a fuel flow sensor issue... sounds like it was resolved about 15-20 minutes ago.

L2 has crews out at pad for GSE adjustment, could be that.

RP-1 and LOX loading has started.

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Here we go....or maybe not just yet ;)

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #25 on: 09/18/2013 02:02 PM »
Range currently red, looking to move some people.  Also working issue with the rocket cam system.  It doesn't sound like either are showstoppers.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #26 on: 09/18/2013 02:07 PM »
I have heard DFO RED. Need to evac people from 4 houses to get a green range.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #27 on: 09/18/2013 02:09 PM »
I have heard DFO RED. Need to evac people from 4 houses to get a green range.
Thanks for the detail...not sure if I heard a number or not.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #28 on: 09/18/2013 02:10 PM »
Heard from a ground safety contact. I'd say it's pretty reliable.

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Range currently red, looking to move some people.  Also working issue with the rocket cam system.  It doesn't sound like either are showstoppers.


L2 has rocketcam issue waived, to update.

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