Author Topic: LIVE: Atlas V 421 - MMS - March 12/13, 2015 (02:44 UTC/10:44 pm Eastern)  (Read 77740 times)

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Blimey, they are starting the webcast early.

Those are the people who actually do the launch; everyone else is just an advisor.




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The Mobile Launcher Platform chilldown thermal conditioning is underway in preparation for fueling.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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And he's clearly not badged!

All wildlife is 'grandfathered' in.
That is not a small gator, looking at the drainage grate he is next to (I would estimate to be ~meter on a side), he's at least 2.5 meters (8') if not longer... Anyone heard from padrat since rollout?

Kim, thank's for the blow down time, based on the seesat estimates it puts it just entering earths shadow. I'll set an alarm then try to sneak past the gator and take a look tonight. I wonder if the cloud will hold together long enough to see it emerge from earths shadow.
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Kim, thank's for the blow down time, based on the seesat estimate puts it just entering earths shadow. I'll set an alarm, and try to sneak past the gator and take a look tonight. I wonder if the cloud will hold together long enough to see it emerge from earths shadow.

I'll be anxiously looking myself.'

Smooth count so far; just completed safe & arm device rotation tests for FTS and SRB ignition

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LOX chilldown complete

go for Centaur filling
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showing MMS arrival at Astrotech.

Pretty sure that's Jim in the second photo
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George Diller with

Craig Tooley
NASA MMS Project Manager, GSFC
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Pretty sure that's Jim in the second photo

Looks a little bit like him, but I can't be sure.

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My console tonight - lots of boring straight lines. Hope it stays that way for another two hours.

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My console tonight - lots of boring straight lines. Hope it stays that way for another two hours.

Tie fighter layout!
awesome
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comm checks complete

Atlas LO2 chilldown complete. Beginning fill
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My console tonight - lots of boring straight lines. Hope it stays that way for another two hours.
Cellphone charger looks like it has a bit of a curve in it ;)
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