Author Topic: LIVE: Electron 2nd Test Flight "Still Testing" - 3 Cubesats - January 21, 2018  (Read 115425 times)

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The first place the webcast link always seems to update is here:

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream

As of now, there is no new webcast link for today.  They usually have had a countdown timer by this point however.  ???

EDIT: missing words
« Last Edit: 12/15/2017 12:27 AM by ulm_atms »

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If weather allows for an attempt today, we will make a livestream available approximately 15 minutes prior to a launch attempt.
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941441825532809216

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Still no livestream up, at least on the YouTube side.

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If weather allows for an attempt today, we will make a livestream available approximately 15 minutes prior to a launch attempt.
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941441825532809216

That's really not a lot of warning.

I guess that means I'll be one of many watching this launch (if it happens) on Youtube at a later date. :(
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Today's launch attempt has been scrubbed following the identification of a power fault during ground checkouts. Team will work the issue tomorrow before a new target launch time is determined in coming days.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941493174182096897

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Today's launch attempt has been scrubbed following the identification of a power fault during ground checkouts. Team will work the issue tomorrow before a new target launch time is determined in coming days.

First it was the weather, now it's a ground power fault.  Wow, this is getting intense!!!

Righto.. who's got the popcorn??  ;D
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941925746838159361

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#StillTesting launch attempt is now targeted for early 2018. Yesterday's power fault has been resolved, but with only one day remaining in the launch window we've decided to preserve crew rest and come back for an attempt in the new year.

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Well see you all in 2018 then and I hope it will be a better year for Rocket Lab....
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Had forgotten about the window. Despite the scrub a hats off to the workers behind this launch and hope to com back strong in the new year.
"The Falcon has landed"

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Does anyone have any idea what are the constraints for the launch window?

It's certainly not anyone else competing for the range ;)

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Does anyone have any idea what are the constraints for the launch window?

It's certainly not anyone else competing for the range ;)
Boats still need to vacate area downrange, especially close to pad. This is popular holiday location, so they may wait till end of summer holidays ie end Jan.

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New year, new #StillTesting launch window! A nine day launch window opens January 20 NZDT for our second Electron rocket. Target lift-off during this time will be between 14:30 - 18:30 NZDT (1:30 - 5:30 UTC). We'll be live streaming.

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/951529210123710464

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Sunset from Range Control at Rocket Lab Launch Complex-1. A great view for the team preparing for Electron's #StillTesting launch window later this week.

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/952757108948156416

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#StillTesting roll-out preparations are well underway today at Launch Complex-1. Tomorrow's four hour launch window opens at 14:30 NZDT (17:30 PT/ 20:30 ET / 1:30 UTC). Once again, we'll be waiting for ideal launch conditions. More updates to follow!

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/954127104601292800

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Forecast is good, fine and light winds.

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Hmm, I don't see any live broadcast link on YT yet.
Have they decided on launching today or not?
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Hmm, I don't see any live broadcast link on YT yet.
Have they decided on launching today or not?
They appear to be proceeding as the NOTAM's have not been scratched for the day off of the active notices section of several services.

Regarding live broadcast:
Per: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-to-open-still-testing-launch-window-on-january-20/
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The Still Testing launch attempt will be live streamed to the public. A live video stream will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to a launch attempt and will be viewable on YouTube and at www.rocketlabusa.com 

 

For real time updates, follow Rocket Lab on Twitter @RocketLab
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« Last Edit: 01/19/2018 03:42 PM by russianhalo117 »

Offline Chris Bergin

Pending confirmation tonight is still on, I've updated William's article. Previous scrub was old news site format, so a bit edit to bring it into the new news site format :)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/rocket-lab-second-electron-launch/

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The #StillTesting launch window opens today! Currently targeting no earlier than 14:30 NZDT (17:30 PT/ 20:30 ET / 1:30 UTC). Launch preparations underway. Updates to come.

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/954432085376159744
« Last Edit: 01/19/2018 06:21 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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As various closures begin to go into effect I felt that I should post this.

Local Marine / Air / Road Closure Updates:

Closure Information: Closures could be in place between 7:00am - 7:00 pm NZDT from Saturday 20 January - Sunday 28 January.
Road: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/launch/mahia-information/roads-traffic-management-active/
Marine: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/launch/mahia-information/marine/
Airspace: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/launch/mahia-information/airspace-safety-area/

Public Viewing: http://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/RL-Still-Testing-Public-viewing-advisory5.pdf
« Last Edit: 01/19/2018 08:17 PM by russianhalo117 »

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Electron is vertical on the pad at Launch Complex-1. #StillTesting

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/954459423816101888

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