Author Topic: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014  (Read 35036 times)

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Service tower roll-back is completed...

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some linkage for the new ones ;)

http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/
If it helps anyone, this page defaults to using the Silverlight plugin which doesn't work in Chrome 64 bit and maybe other browsers/OS's.
Try
http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/Flash.aspx for the Flash version or
http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/iPhone.aspx for iOS

Edit: Seems like they updated the default page to include these options anyway...
« Last Edit: 12/14/2014 10:43 PM by IslandPlaya »

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"Tonight, we dine in hydrazine!" (C)  :P

Yes, 400 Protons is much cooler than 300 Spartans. Somehow, even with all its problems from 1965 till 2014, the thought that a rocket of the size of the Saturn IB is still in active duty after 400 flights in basically the same configuration (yes I know the number of incremental upgrades is huge) is......astonishing. Given its extremely chequered early history (9 failures in 11 launches 1969.1-1970.2 - had this been the Saturn IB/Titan III there would be zero chance that it would have survived this feat), it's amazing to see the Proton having a chance of actually getting to 500 flights before retirement.

What's most amazing to me about Proton is it's pioneering use of staged combustion hypergolic propellant engines, even more impressive than the Soviet Union's development of hydrocarbon SC engines.  The latter were challenging enough to develop, but hypergols are in a class of their own using very highly reactive and corrosive propellents.  No one else I'm aware of has attempted the design of such engines, far less attempt the development of F-1 class engines using the same SC cycle and propellants (RD-270)

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30 minutes for launch...

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Satori, which feed are you using? I'm only getting the below at

http://yamal401.imgondemand.com/Flash.aspx

The feed at

http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=427

isn't showing anything.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Satori, which feed are you using? I'm only getting the below at



I'm using the TsENKI feeds at http://www.tsenki.com/broadcast/broadcast/

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Everything is progressing smoothly for the 400th launch of Proton...

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L-20 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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L-18 minutes. This feed skips time!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Broadcast up in 1 minute.
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L-17 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


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ILS feed has started!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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15 minutes for launch...

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Launch times.

L-15 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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