Author Topic: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B OTV-4) - May 20, 2015 to May 7, 2017 - UPDATES  (Read 115004 times)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #340 on: 02/14/2017 11:51 AM »
Let's see if we get any video of the landing because with this particular one it wouldn't surprise me if we don't. Keeping in mind before launch there was no pictures released of it unlike the other flights.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #341 on: 02/14/2017 11:59 AM »
Let's see if we get any video of the landing because with this particular one it wouldn't surprise me if we don't. Keeping in mind before launch there was no pictures released of it unlike the other flights.

If we do, it'll be post landing.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #342 on: 02/14/2017 12:01 PM »
Jut passed 0800L and no reports of X-37B landing.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #343 on: 02/14/2017 12:04 PM »
I'm checking KSC video feeds...
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #344 on: 02/14/2017 12:05 PM »
Someone on the Space Hipsters page just reported a boom at about 0800 ET.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #345 on: 02/14/2017 12:06 PM »
Jut passed 0800L and no reports of X-37B landing.

So a few things for us all to remember.  0800L was the earliest possible landing today based on NOTAM at KSC SLF that starts at 0800L and extends to 1600L.

We have no proven orbital ground track for OTV-4 since its maneuver last week, just some good approximations -- hence the guess of 0748-0800L for the first possible landing opportunity today.

The Range, per SpaceX's slip from today to the 18th, was a conflict from 14-17 February. 

In short, we've got a ways to go.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #346 on: 02/14/2017 12:10 PM »
I'm checking KSC video feeds...
This is the best: https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/chan4large.jpg. The third feed in the top row is a few of the SLF, the 33 end, showing the towway that connects LC39 with the SLF.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #347 on: 02/14/2017 12:13 PM »
From the SeeSat list, based on the latest inaccurate orbit observation, possible landing times (UTC) are:

Date      Time    Node
Feb. 14   06:30   Asc.
Feb. 14   12:46   Desc.
Feb. 15   06:13   Asc.
Feb. 15   12:21   Desc.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #348 on: 02/14/2017 12:19 PM »
I'm checking KSC video feeds...
This is the best: https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/chan4large.jpg. The third feed in the top row is a few of the SLF, the 33 end, showing the towway that connects LC39 with the SLF.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #349 on: 02/14/2017 12:23 PM »
I'm checking KSC video feeds...
This is the best: https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/chan4large.jpg. The third feed in the top row is a few of the SLF, the 33 end, showing the towway that connects LC39 with the SLF.
Do you get anything when you click on the live feed Dave? I don't... :(
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No, they're both dead. TBH, that site is a rather dead one. NASA/KSC web staff isn't updating it anymore, not since the end of the shuttle program. One dead give away is the very low-res feeds which where state-of-art in the early 2000's. Also they have RealMedia links which hasn't been that popular since that time either. My guess it's being kept up for legacy's sake more than anything. I'm rather surprised that they haven't taken it down.
« Last Edit: 02/14/2017 12:24 PM by DaveS »
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« Last Edit: 02/14/2017 12:50 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #351 on: 02/14/2017 01:34 PM »
Spaceflight Now: No X-37B landing planned anytime soon
http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/02/14/no-x-37b-landing-planned-anytime-soon/

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #352 on: 02/14/2017 01:41 PM »
Spaceflight Now: No X-37B landing planned anytime soon
http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/02/14/no-x-37b-landing-planned-anytime-soon/

So what was/is the NOTAM for?!

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #353 on: 02/14/2017 01:49 PM »
Spaceflight Now: No X-37B landing planned anytime soon
http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/02/14/no-x-37b-landing-planned-anytime-soon/

So what was/is the NOTAM for?!

"Is" would be the correct question.  It's still in effect for today and was extended to include tomorrow as well.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #354 on: 02/14/2017 01:52 PM »
to quote the exact statement :

“The X-37 is still on-orbit. The program is conducting a regularly scheduled exercise this week,” said Capt. Annmarie Annicelli, media operations officer at the Pentagon’s Air Force Press Desk."

which says what ?? we know its on orbit, so which program is conducting which exercise that creates several new active NOTAMs with commercial aircraft being re-routed around them?

Or is that statement just vague enough that we can still expect a landing "soon".....

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #355 on: 02/14/2017 02:08 PM »
Would the NOTAM be for SLBM tests off of the cape? The subs come by from time to time to practice launching missiles.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #356 on: 02/14/2017 02:13 PM »
Would the NOTAM be for SLBM tests off of the cape? The subs come by from time to time to practice launching missiles.

No, also because there is a "linked" NOTAM over the gulf that got updated as well, which then basically looks like a shuttle entry ground track, but hey, what do I know, i'm across the pond :)
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #357 on: 02/14/2017 02:25 PM »
more analysis on-going on L2, lets see later :)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #359 on: 02/14/2017 11:17 PM »
Current authorative speculative fact is the Pentagon has seen my June landing prediction on the 2017 predictions thread and decided to hurriedly abort any landing attempt

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