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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #160 on: 06/24/2016 02:46 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #161 on: 06/24/2016 02:47 PM »
17 minutes Mission Elapsed Time.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #162 on: 06/24/2016 02:47 PM »
Photos: 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #163 on: 06/24/2016 02:50 PM »
21 minutes into the flight. Centaur MES-2 should occur within several minutes from now.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #164 on: 06/24/2016 02:51 PM »
Centaur MES-2.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #165 on: 06/24/2016 02:51 PM »
Second burn.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #166 on: 06/24/2016 02:52 PM »
Less than 5 minutes until Centaur MECO-2. RL-10C-1 continues to burn well.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #167 on: 06/24/2016 02:52 PM »
The commentator resuming her interview with Pete Sheehy.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #168 on: 06/24/2016 02:54 PM »
Tables have turned. Pete Sheehy now asking the commentator a bunch of questions via social media.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #169 on: 06/24/2016 02:54 PM »
Answering viewer questions.

Boiloff rate of LOX?

Negligible, we never calculated it.


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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #170 on: 06/24/2016 02:55 PM »
Centaur still burning nominally. Several minutes between now and Centaur MECO-2.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #171 on: 06/24/2016 02:55 PM »
1.5 degrees of yaw angle to compensate for 5 asymmetric boosters.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #172 on: 06/24/2016 02:56 PM »
40,000 lines of code for Atlas avionics.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #173 on: 06/24/2016 02:56 PM »
Still on social media questions, but the tables are flipping yet again. Pete Sheehy now answering the questions.

Oh, wait! Just one question before going back to the STK telemetry.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #174 on: 06/24/2016 02:57 PM »
Centaur MECO-2. A two-hour coast phase will now follow.

ULA webcast should end pretty soon.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #175 on: 06/24/2016 02:57 PM »
New fabric acoustical protection being used inside the fairings now for more clearance and protection.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #176 on: 06/24/2016 02:57 PM »
MECO-2. Now a long coast phase.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #177 on: 06/24/2016 02:58 PM »
The third Centaur burn should last nearly one minute before MECO-3 and eventually the separation of MUOS 5.

A launch replay now being traditionally played before the webcast completion.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #178 on: 06/24/2016 02:59 PM »
Once again, Chris, it was an honor to provide the play-by-play despite the mission being not over yet.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #179 on: 06/24/2016 03:01 PM »
Super job by all,
Once again, Chris, it was an honor to provide the play-by-play despite the mission being not over yet.

Super job and thanks to all that joined in. Mission still in progress of course.

William's article updated to where we currently are:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/06/ula-atlasv-muos-5-launch/

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