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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #180 on: 06/24/2016 03:02 PM »
Interesting KSC TV HD on the bars at termination of broadcast.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #181 on: 06/24/2016 03:06 PM »
To be honest, I was nervous up until Booster Engine Cutoff, after which I was relieved for the remainder of the flight.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #182 on: 06/24/2016 03:15 PM »
By the way, this marked the 42nd day launch of an Atlas V. Launch occurred 4 hours and 4 minutes after sunrise (6:26 AM).
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #183 on: 06/24/2016 03:26 PM »
1. Was anybody timing the stage 1 burn?

2. When does the boostback burn start?
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Cutting to commentators now.

1.  I got about 4:30 from the launch replay video--ignition at 0:56, cutoff at 5:26 (not totally accurate due to commentator delay.)  The launch aritcle lists the burn as 4:25.6.
« Last Edit: 06/24/2016 03:27 PM by Targeteer »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #184 on: 06/24/2016 03:49 PM »
RELEASE #062416

45th SW supports successful Atlas V MUOS-5 launch

By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the MUOS-5 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The ULA Atlas V rocket is carrying the U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin. MUOS is the U.S. military’s answer to secure and reliable tactical communications. This next generation narrowband satellite communications system will provide significantly improved and assured communications for mobile warfighters.

“Today’s successful launch is the culmination of the 45th Space Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Navy and ULA’s close partnership and dedicated teamwork,” said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander and mission Launch Decision Authority. “We continue our unwavering focus on mission success and guaranteeing assured access to space for our nation, while showcasing why the 45th Space Wing is the ‘World's Premiere Gateway to Space.’”

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #185 on: 06/24/2016 03:53 PM »
Centaur MES-3 should occur at 17:19 UTC (1:19 PM EDT).

Centaur MECO-3 should occur 58 seconds after MES-3.

Spacecraft separation should occur at 17:23 UTC (1:23 PM EDT).
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #186 on: 06/24/2016 04:19 PM »
1.  I got about 4:30 from the launch replay video--ignition at 0:56, cutoff at 5:26 (not totally accurate due to commentator delay.)  The launch aritcle lists the burn as 4:25.6.

Atlas burns to depletion so no worries about a long burn there.  I guess a really long burn could mean an underperforming powerhead on the engine and thereby gravity losses, but <5s is attributable to other variables.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #187 on: 06/24/2016 05:15 PM »
4 minutes away from MES-3.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #188 on: 06/24/2016 05:19 PM »
We have Centaur MES-3. RL-10C-1 is up and running.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #189 on: 06/24/2016 05:20 PM »
Centaur MECO-3. The powered portion of the MUOS 5 mission is complete.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #190 on: 06/24/2016 05:20 PM »
Spacecraft sep should be in about 2 and a half minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #191 on: 06/24/2016 05:23 PM »
MUOS 5 separation. Congrats to the U.S. Navy and United Launch Alliance on the 63rd Atlas V launch; the 62nd successful mission since 2002.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #192 on: 06/24/2016 05:25 PM »
MUOS 5 separation. Congrats to the U.S. Navy and United Launch Alliance on the 63rd Atlas V launch; the 62nd successful mission since 2002.
Now awaiting for Centaur's CCAM and MES-4 depletion burn to its graveyard orbit.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #193 on: 06/24/2016 05:26 PM »
MUOS 5 separation. Congrats to the U.S. Navy and United Launch Alliance on the 63rd Atlas V launch; the 62nd successful mission since 2002.
Now awaiting for Centaur's CCAM and MES-4 depletion burn to its graveyard orbit.

I forgot this event; my apologies.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #194 on: 06/24/2016 05:32 PM »
 Congrats to ULA and the U.S. Navy, I enjoyed the updated coverage with the info banner and polling board, and of course the Youtube option. Seems almost everyone has gone Youtube these days except Arianespace (yes, that's a hint).

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #195 on: 06/24/2016 05:33 PM »
Congrats to ULA's Atlas & Centaur teams, US Navy, LM, AJR and other for the successful launch and deployment.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #196 on: 06/24/2016 05:52 PM »
According to today's updated NSF US launch thread and Gunter's Space Page, the next time we'll see an Atlas V 551 launch is from the Cape in mid-2017, with AFSPC 11 (whatever that is).

Thank you to the NSF crew who covered the launch for this thread!

Congratulations to the entire Atlas/Centaur/MUOS team!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #197 on: 06/24/2016 05:54 PM »
Excellent work everyone and congrats to ULA and the US Navy!

Below are the press release, launch photo and caption. Additional photo + video posted here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/file-library.aspx


 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (June 24, 2016) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5  mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Photo by United Launch Alliance

 

 

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches MUOS-5 Satellite for the U.S Air Force and U.S. Navy
MUOS-5 completes the five-satellite constellation and acts as an on-orbit spare

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (June 24, 2016) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the MUOS-5 satellite for the U.S. Navy. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 June 24 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

MUOS-5 is the final satellite in the five-satellite constellation, which provides warfighters with significantly improved and assured communications worldwide.

“We are honored to deliver the final satellite in the MUOS constellation for the U.S. Navy,” said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president, Custom Services. “Congratulations to our navy, air force and Lockheed Martin mission partners on yet another successful launch that provides our warfighters with enhanced communications capabilities to safely and effectively conduct their missions around the globe.”

       The mission was ULA’s fifth launch in 2016 and 108th launch since the company formed in 2006. MUOS-5 was the seventh mission to be launched aboard an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 551 configuration vehicle, which includes a 5-meter diameter payload fairing and five solid rocket boosters. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine and the Centaur upper stage was powered by the Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-1 engine.

            “I am so proud of the team for all their hard work and commitment to 100 percent mission success,” Maginnis said. “It is amazing to deliver our second national security payload from the Cape in just two weeks. I know this success is due to our amazing people who make the remarkable look routine.”

         ULA's next launch is the Atlas V NROL-61 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office, scheduled for July 28 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

        The EELV program was established by the U.S. Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads. The commercially developed EELV program supports the full range of government mission requirements, while delivering on schedule and providing significant cost savings over the heritage launch systems.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 100 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

For more information on ULA, visit the ULA website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321). Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #198 on: 06/24/2016 05:55 PM »
ULA pics.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
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