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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #20 on: 09/09/2007 01:45 PM »
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aquarius - 6/9/2007  8:40 AM

How long will it take Kaguya to reach the moon?

Aprox 5 days

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #21 on: 09/09/2007 03:53 PM »
SELENE is the spacecraft that lunar scientists have been asking for since 1972. The combination of its high-resolution spectral mapping and LRO's half-meter imagery and terrain mapping mean that we'll caught up in lunar instruments, relative to what around Mars right now. We now so little about the moon that the science discoveries of SELENE will a surprise...

Simon ;)

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #22 on: 09/11/2007 06:55 AM »
SELENE launch postponed to friday, september 14th at 10:31:01 JST for bad weather.

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/09/20070911_h2a-f13_e.html

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Launch Postponement of the KAGUYA (SELENE)/H-IIA F13
« Reply #23 on: 09/11/2007 07:17 AM »
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency would like to announce that we have decided to postpone the launch of the Lunar Orbit Explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) as adverse weather conditions are expected during the scheduled countdown operations starting from one day prior to the launch day.
The new launch date will be September 14 (Fri,) 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST.) The launch time is scheduled for 10:31:01 a.m. (JST.)
We will re-examine the weather and other conditions tomorrow for the launch on the 14th.
The launch was previously scheduled for September 13 (Thu,) 2007 (JST.)

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KAGUYA/H-IIA F13 to be launched at 10:31:01 a.m. on Sep. 14, 2007 (JST)


more information please click this :http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f13/index_e.html

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #24 on: 09/12/2007 02:11 PM »
When is the rocket scheduled to be rolled out to the pad and how long does the move take?

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #25 on: 09/13/2007 11:39 AM »
To webcast of the launch go to here! The webcast will start about one hour prior to the launch time!

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #26 on: 09/13/2007 04:17 PM »
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When is the rocket scheduled to be rolled out to the pad and how long does the move take?

H-IIA F13 was moved the the launch pad today at 22:02 JST (13:02 GMT if I'm converting correctly).  It took about 30 minutes.  See the following launch countdown site for updates.

http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/f13/countdown/index.html

A webcam view of the launch pad is here:

http://space.jaxa.jp/webcam/index_e.shtml

Pretty neat.  Japan is going to the Moon!  

Kaguya is taking a high-def video cam along for the ride to capture earthrise, etc.  I hope the world gets a glimpse.  There are a couple of generations of Earth dwellers who haven't seen this before.

 - Ed Kyle

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #27 on: 09/13/2007 06:40 PM »
Propellant loading operations are ready to start.  They're doing "pre-cooling" operations at last report.

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #28 on: 09/13/2007 07:17 PM »
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How long will it take Kaguya to reach the moon?

SELENE will begin LTO (Lunar Transfer Orbit) maneuvers 2 days after launch.

SELENE will start LOI (Lunar Orbit Insertion) maneuvers 19 days after launch.

SELENE is expected to be Lunar orbit on day 24.

Final LOI maneuvers will take place +39 days.

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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #29 on: 09/13/2007 07:21 PM »
About six hours to launch.

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RE: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #30 on: 09/13/2007 08:13 PM »
Moved for live coverage.

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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #31 on: 09/13/2007 08:26 PM »
Latest JAXA blog report is that the H-IIA second stage LOX and LH2 tanks have been fully tanked for launch.
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RE: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #32 on: 09/13/2007 08:26 PM »
DSN stations are warming up and connecting to JAXA's flight systems.  Everything looks like a GO so far.

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RE: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #33 on: 09/13/2007 08:31 PM »
A couple recent shots from the webcam:


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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #34 on: 09/13/2007 08:45 PM »
Daylight approach Tanegashima Space Center, you can make out the landscape terrain behind the launch pad:
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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #35 on: 09/13/2007 08:50 PM »
Daylight:
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #36 on: 09/13/2007 09:02 PM »
Brighter by the minute

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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #37 on: 09/13/2007 09:05 PM »
Waiting for Godzilla to rise up in the background. :)

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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #38 on: 09/13/2007 09:07 PM »
that'd make my day a lil easier :) but hopefully we'll see it fly in a few hours...

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Re: LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #39 on: 09/13/2007 09:13 PM »
Radio link between LV and ground stations completed.
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