Author Topic: LIVE: Atlas V 421 - MMS - March 12/13, 2015 (02:44 UTC/10:44 pm Eastern)  (Read 77643 times)

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I hope there's a third rocketcam; it could be situated at a position looking up at the four probes separating.

There was.  It was mentioned at the start of the broadcast.  However, they mentioned that it would not be real time.  So it may only be in the ULA highlight video.

OK. I can hardly wait for the highlights.
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Two minutes to MMS3 separation. MMS4 apogee 38 km low.
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10 minutes of mission time left.
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MMS-3 away.
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MMS3 separation.
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About four minutes to next separation. Down below is Florida!
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Standing by for Probe #2 to separate.
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Spinup for MMS2 has begun.
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Only 5 minutes left in the mission. Do not go away yet.
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MMS2 separation.
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MMS3 has a very good orbit.
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Standing by for Probe #1, the last MMS probe, to separate.
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As the vehicle passed over Vandenberg AFB, I went outside just as a lark and, sure enough there was some sort of visible venting event just as it passed the zenith around 9:18 PST!  A bright pinpoint of light expanded quickly to the size of a misty full moon then expanded into a diffuse cloud that passed right in front of a brightly shining Jupiter before dissipating completely after about 3 minutes. Great show and the first time I've seen a Centaur doing its thing.


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Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, that's the final MMS on the way!

Congrats to all involved. Many thanks to those who helped with the coverage, especially Steven.

William's article updated:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/03/ula-atlas-v-mms-launch/

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handshakes all around
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MMS1 is away!

Congratulations to NASA and ULA for the successful mission!
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congrats on the mission but clouds prevent me from seeing the venting
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Online ZachS09

Chris, we have confirmation that the Magnetospheric MultiScale probe quartet has been successfully deployed into a highly elliptical orbit to study our magnetic field in the coming days.
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