Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Telstar 18 Vantage/Apstar-5C : Sept. 10, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 63429 times)


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T-38 minutes. The poll for propellant loading should be happening now.
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T-38 minutes. The poll for propellant loading should be happening now.

Not happening yet; new T0 now 04:30 UTC.
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Thanks Zach. Didn't see Chris's post as it was on the previous page. Webcast now showing new launch time.
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New T-0 of 12:30 a.m. EDT, 4:30 UTC for weather. Vehicle and payload still look good for launch.

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1038992538865041408
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Per SpaceX: Targeting 1245 AM ET for new launch, that's due to weather and clouds.  #SpaceX #Telstar18 @NASASpaceflight
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New launch time confirmed on webcast.
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Pushing T-0 to 12:45 a.m. EDT, 4:45 UTC for weather. Vehicle and payload remain in good health for launch of Telstar 18 VANTAGE.

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1038998237724594177
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Coming up on the point of polling to begin fueling.
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The Phase 2 lightning advisory has been lifted across Cape Canaveral as thunderstorms continue moving northeast.
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T-38 minutes. The poll for propellant loading should be happening now (if there has not been another delay!).
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T-35 minutes. If the poll go ahead has been given, then RP-1 loading and stage one LOX loading should be starting now.
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F9/Telstar18V: Now 35 minutes to launch; propellant loading is getting underway
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T-16 minutes. Stage 2 LOX loading should be starting now.
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And we're live!
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Webcast has started.
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T-12 minutes. Using new booster.
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T-11 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-10 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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