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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #260 on: 09/14/2013 05:01 am »
Launch !! (From NHK TV)

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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #261 on: 09/14/2013 05:01 am »
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #262 on: 09/14/2013 05:02 am »
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #263 on: 09/14/2013 05:05 am »
Second stage ignition
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #264 on: 09/14/2013 05:06 am »
2nd stage burn out.

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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #265 on: 09/14/2013 05:08 am »

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Long coasting (compared with Vega, Minotaur etc.) to 3rd stage ignition. The stack will be spun up before ignition.
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3rd stage now burning.
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #268 on: 09/14/2013 05:13 am »
3rd stage burn out.

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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #269 on: 09/14/2013 05:13 am »
Third stage burnout.
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #270 on: 09/14/2013 05:16 am »
Rocket cam footage.
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #271 on: 09/14/2013 05:23 am »
Next event.
1st PBS burn    L+19m 8sec (Now burning)
1st PBS cutoff   L+29m58sec
2nd PBS burn   L+53m50sec
2nd PBS cutoff L+60m30sec
Sprint-A separation L+1h01m40sec.
 

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Post-boost stage 1st burn completed - stack now coasting for 30 minutes for another 6.5 minute burn.
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #273 on: 09/14/2013 05:58 am »
2nd PBS ignition.  Alttitude 1,148km.

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Spacecraft separation!
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #275 on: 09/14/2013 06:03 am »
Separation confirmed!
« Last Edit: 09/14/2013 06:03 am by Fuji »

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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #276 on: 09/14/2013 06:13 am »
Congratulations! It was the first orbital launch from Uchinoura since 2006. Also it was 36th orbital launch from Uchinoura and 93rd orbital launch from Japan.
« Last Edit: 09/14/2013 06:15 am by anik »

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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #277 on: 09/14/2013 06:16 am »
Although I can't speak Japanese, it sounds like everything is going OK.  Congratulations, JAXA!
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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
« Reply #278 on: 09/14/2013 06:16 am »
Congratulations to all involved!

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Re: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (ETD 0445UTC)
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