Author Topic: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)  (Read 9649 times)

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #100 on: 01/17/2018 08:56 PM »
X+50 minutes. Two minutes to separation.
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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #101 on: 01/17/2018 08:57 PM »
One minute to separation.
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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #102 on: 01/17/2018 08:58 PM »
Looks like separation in now one minute away!
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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #103 on: 01/17/2018 08:59 PM »
Separation!
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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #104 on: 01/17/2018 09:01 PM »
Webcast ending.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Chris Bergin

Congrats to all involved and thanks to Steve and Rui for the coverage!

Updated article - by William Graham:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/japans-asnaro-2-launched-third-epsilon-flight/

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #106 on: 01/17/2018 09:02 PM »
おめでとう JAXA on a successful launch!
« Last Edit: 01/17/2018 09:03 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #107 on: 01/17/2018 09:02 PM »
End of webcast.

Congratulations to JAXA for the successful launch!
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Offline ZachS09

Congrats to JAXA on the third successful flight of Epsilon!

Personally, I think that Epsilon will end up like Vega in a way that it will have a 100% success rate.
« Last Edit: 01/17/2018 11:37 PM by ZachS09 »
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #109 on: 01/18/2018 02:30 AM »
Congrats JAXA!

Thank you NSF (Rui, Stephen, and Chris) for the coverage too.
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #110 on: 01/18/2018 06:39 AM »
So far so good. I like this launcher, nice booster "recycling" by JAXA.

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #111 on: 01/18/2018 07:20 AM »
3 objects have been cataloged by USSTRATCOM:

2018-007A/43152 in 493 x 506 km x 97.37
2018-007B/43153 in 470 x 508 km x 97.37
2018-007C/43154 in 231 x 644 km x 97.80 (seemingly the Epsilon-3 3rd stage)

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #112 on: 01/18/2018 11:19 AM »
Great picture of the dogleg performed by the Epsilon: https://twitter.com/tachibanaobs/status/953747676935278593
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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #113 on: 01/18/2018 11:26 AM »
Nice sped-up video of launch:

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今朝沖縄本島で撮影したイプシロンロケット発射に伴う光る雲の動画です。 ミラーレス一眼のカメラ3台を使って連続撮影した写真をつなげて動画にしました。実際の時間の約30倍速で再生されます。 わたし自身このような光景を見るのは初めてで、撮影もその場でいろいろと調整しながらになりました。

https://twitter.com/KAGAYA_11949/status/953904020208300032

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It is a glowing cloud associated with the Epsilon launch vehicle projectiles were taken this morning off the coast of Okinawa island in video. Connecting using a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 3 consecutive photos, videos. Plays at about 30 x real time. I own now and adjust to seeing sights like this is for the first time, taken on the spot.

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Re: LIVE: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #114 on: 01/18/2018 11:29 AM »
Nice shots from another tweet:

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今朝沖縄本島で撮影したイプシロンロケット発射に伴う光る雲です。 1、不死鳥のように宙を翔ける。 2、羽衣のような雲を引いて上昇。右上の星はこと座のベガ。 3、第3段点火直後全景。数種の雲。右上の星は木星。 4、第3段噴射。行ってらっしゃい! 初めて見るすさまじい光景にドキドキでした。

https://twitter.com/KAGAYA_11949/status/953871698259992576

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It is a glowing cloud associated with the Epsilon launch vehicle projectiles were taken this morning off the coast of Okinawa island in.

 1.  the Phoenix air sho to be.
 2. Pulling the robe of clouds, rise. Star on the right seat of Vega.
 3. no. 3-stage ignition after panorama. Some clouds. Jupiter is the star on the right.
 4. no. 3-stage injection. Go go?! Pounding in a terrific sight seeing for the first time

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"Smoke trails made by an Epsilon rocket are seen during the morning sunrise over Kimotsuki town in Kagoshima prefecture on January 18, 2018. The Epsilon rocket, carrying the ASNARO-2 radar satellite developed by NEC, was launched from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Centre on January 18. (Photo by AFP Photo/JIJI Press)" http://avax.news/pictures/308906

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