Author Topic: SCRUB: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) ATTEMPT 1 - LAUNCH UPDATES  (Read 59898 times)

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LIVE UPDATE Coverage for Orbital's Antares launch of Cygnus on the ORB-3 (CRS-3) mission to the International Space Station.


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This is a live update thread, so all posts need to be updates, or they will be removed. Please use the other threads for non updates.

T-0: 18:45 Local.

Resources:

Orbital GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=46.0

Orbital (Antares/Cygnus) News Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orbital/

Main ORB-3/CRS-3 Feature Article - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/orbitals-antares-loft-fourth-cygnus-iss/

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L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of documentation, hundreds of photos, video and content resources exclusive to L2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0
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Forcast for launch time At Wallopes Island, Va. from Weather Underground is;

59 degrees F
Barometric Pressure 30.09 inches steady
Wind from South Southwest at 2 MPH
0% chance of Rain.
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And here's William Graham's expansive launch overview article!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/orbitals-antares-loft-fourth-cygnus-iss/

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NASA TV Launch coverage begins at 5:45 p.m.

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Excellent launch preview article from William, I should add. Best on the net, again.

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24 hour balloon data indicates upper level winds are acceptable for flight today and local weather is near perfect.

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Pre-flight  LIVE

http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=nasa

weather updates perfect as can be

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Coming up on a go/no-go decision on a drive over to Wallops.  Any issues being worked (e.g., L2)?

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Coming up on a go/no-go decision on a drive over to Wallops.  Any issues being worked (e.g., L2)?

Hearing all is fine. Antares launches tend to be very public, so I don't think L2 will hear anything unless it's leftfield. Everything else they tend to tweet and such.

L2 is more for the trip to, at, and from the ISS during Orbital ISS missions.

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And here's William Graham's expansive launch overview article!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/orbitals-antares-loft-fourth-cygnus-iss/

good article  ;)

might like to focus on the history being made in the updates

1st Cots contractor to launch 3 times to the ISS
Guess several other records for supplies under COTS.
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looked like the clouds coming in a bit

 
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2 hrs and 15 mins to launch.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 10/27/2014 08:01 PM »
2 hrs and 15 mins to launch.

they have had a red team working an issue, however weather is fine.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 10/27/2014 08:14 PM »
they mentioned something about terminating helium purge and the red team  This link has the countdown audio http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tv-wallops
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 10/27/2014 08:14 PM »
Looking beautiful on the pad
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 10/27/2014 08:20 PM »
http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Oct-2014/0211.html

I just saw that the launch is at 22:45:03 UTC instead of 22:44:00 UTC. So
this is the revised estimation:

CYGNUS ORB-3 estimation2                                 198 X 255 km
1 70000U 14500A   14300.95351852 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    07
2 70000  51.6452 160.4800 0043469 137.1128   4.9765 16.17430254    04

Here the .kmz file to see the ascent profile, via Orbital:
https://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/Orb-3/Files/Orb-3_Viewing.kmz

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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 10/27/2014 08:21 PM »
countdown clock to resume at 21:28:04
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 10/27/2014 08:24 PM »
reason for RED: sailboat in the center of the hazard area
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 10/27/2014 08:28 PM »
countdown has resumed
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 10/27/2014 08:29 PM »
very thoughful PAO: note to all Ustream observers that wish to leave to watch the launch outside that the stream is about 20 seconds behind
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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 10/27/2014 08:30 PM »
LO2 fill in progress
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