Author Topic: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,2) - NROL-47 - Vandenberg - January 12, 2018  (Read 57515 times)

Offline brahmanknight

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High resolution versions of the launch as seen from Jalama Beach. I'd highly recommend everyone see one launch from here at some point, but since this was the last Medium to fly from out west, and the park is closed for Heavies, its unlikely this opportunity will arise again.

Perfect weather and the perfect environment and a good vehicle made for a good show.

Short video attached as last file, as the bird arced overhead almost at the zenith.

Why is the park closed for heavies but not mediums?

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NROL-47 seen in orbit. 1052km x 1056km @ 106 deg.
http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Jan-2018/0125.html

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ULA - Delta IV NROL-47 - Shot w/ 4K camera - Highlights

Unlike the previous Delta IV flights, the payload fairing separation occurred before the 1st stage separation.


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and finally cataloged

43145   USA 281   2018-005A US   2018-01-12   AFWTR
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Another NROL-47 patch.
Was the launch mission name "Perseus"?

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Another NROL-47 patch.
Was the launch mission name "Perseus"?

That probably is the 30th Space Wing code name for the mission.
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For the record, these were the maritime restricted zones:

EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
122030Z TO 130126Z JAN, ALTERNATE
2030Z TO 0126Z COMMENCING DAILY
13 THRU 16 JAN IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 26-25N 123-12W, 26-46N 124-20W,
27-43N 123-59W, 27-22N 122-50W.
B. 11-38N 128-57W, 11-50N 129-33W,
13-57N 128-51W, 13-46N 128-15W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XII 4/18.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 170226Z JAN 18.//

Authority: WESTERN RANGE 120305Z JAN 18.

Date: 120350Z JAN 18
Cancel: 17022600 Jan 18

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 02, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS SPACE DEBRIS
122323Z TO 130339Z JAN, ALTERNATE
2323Z TO 0339Z COMMENCING DAILY
13 THRU 16 JAN IN AREA BETWEEN
51-30S 62-00S AND 034-30E 046-12E.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 47/18.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 170439Z JAN 18.//

Authority: WESTERN RANGE 120305Z JAN 18.

Date: 120413Z JAN 18
Cancel: 17043900 Jan 18

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