Author Topic: Atlas V N22 : Starliner OFT-2 : Canaveral SLC-41 : 19 May 2022 (22:54 UTC)  (Read 277292 times)

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526661160254177280

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Wondering when and where you may see the #AtlasV launch? This visibility map shows your best chances are to see the rocket along the eastern seaboard of the U.S.! Launch is scheduled for Thursday at 6:54 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral.

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To me the big news from the press conference is planned EVAs are no go due to water in the helmet during the March EVA. Next scheduled US EVA isn't until August.  Contingency EVAs will be evaluated weighing station status vs. EVA risk. Additional "absorption pads" are being flown on this flight and attached to the inside of the helmet similar to a head band to try and capture additional water.  The suit in question is coming home on Space X-25.  Props to Marcia Dunn and Bill Harwood for pulling the info out of NASA...
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#Starliner's Orbital Flight Test-2 is just two days away. Here's a peek inside the spacecraft's cargo. It includes food for
@Space_Station crews, #HBCU flags, Rosie the Riveter coins, mission patches and seeds that will be planted back here on Earth.

https://twitter.com/BoeingSpace/status/1526617379156938754

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[ULAlaunch tweet] Wondering when and where you may see the #AtlasV launch? This visibility map shows your best chances are to see the rocket along the eastern seaboard of the U.S.! Launch is scheduled for Thursday at 6:54 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral.

Just like the Dragon return visibility graphics that SpaceX has been issuing, this launch visibility graphic is needlessly conservative.  I HAVE SEEN ATLAS -> ISS LAUNCHES FROM ATLANTA, far beyond the visible range according to that graphic. Sure, I need a reasonably low horizon, but it's not that hard.  I go to the northwest corner of my local soccer field and -boom- there it is above the trees to the southeast.

My guess is that they are only showing visibility down to 20 degrees, when they should be showing 10 degrees.  Or whatever Atlanta is at, 'cause it's totally visible from here :)  Thanks to that looong first stage burn of the Atlas V.
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The Atlas from AV-082 was paired with Centaur AV-096 for Lucy, and AV-082 got a new Atlas but (I think a
as of a few months ago) was still called AV-082 and was still intended for OFT-2
When did AV-085 get reassigned to OFT-2 and what happened to AV-082?

Not sure if this means anything, but this OFT-2 patch says AV-082.

http://capemuseumgiftshop.org/Orbital-Flight-Test-2-OFT-2-Atlas-V-AV-082

This website also says AV-082.

https://spacecoastlaunches.com/launches/atlas-v-nrol-101-rocket-launch-2-2-2-2/

This ULA press release from 2019 says that AV-082 was scheduled for CFT, so it would make sense that it would be used for OFT-2.

https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocket-delivered-to-launch-starliners-first-astronauts

This ULA press release from 2021 says that AV-085 is scheduled for OFT.

https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/cft-atlas-v-arrives-at-launch-site-for-historic-mission
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The Atlas from AV-082 was paired with Centaur AV-096 for Lucy, and AV-082 got a new Atlas but (I think a
as of a few months ago) was still called AV-082 and was still intended for OFT-2
When did AV-085 get reassigned to OFT-2 and what happened to AV-082?

The tail number for Lucy is AV-096 (first stage AV-082 and second stage AV-096), as confirmed by Jim in a reply to one of your posts!

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47331.msg2295576#msg2295576

Presumably, OFT-2 is using the second stage for AV-082 (and thus has tail number AV-082) but perhaps the first stage for AV-096 or AV-085. Or maybe now its the other way around?!
« Last Edit: 05/18/2022 07:47 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526920683757965313

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The United Launch Alliance #AtlasV rocket will roll out this morning, moving @BoeingSpace's CST-100 #Starliner spacecraft to the Space Launch Complex-41 pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for liftoff tomorrow at 6:54pmEDT (2254 UTC).

Live blog: bit.ly/av_oft-2

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Live: Watch Boeing's Starliner capsule roll to the pad atop an Atlas 5 rocket..


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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526929953660588032

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The #AtlasV rocket is departing the Vertical Integration Facility for Space Launch Complex-41 to launch the second Orbital Flight Test of @BoeingSpace #Starliner spacecraft. Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday at 6:54pmEDT (2254 UTC) with 70% GO weather. bit.ly/av_oft-2

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526935019054301188

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The #AtlasV and #Starliner are traveling one-third-of-a-mile from the Vertical Integration Facility for the Space Launch Complex-41 pad in advance of tomorrow's countdown and launch.

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526938360912257024

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#AtlasV is inching closer to its launch pad. Once ULA technicians verify proper alignment, the Mobile Launch Platform will be lowered onto the Space Launch Complex-41 pedestals to complete the rollout.

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526943922945200130

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#AtlasV is perched atop its Cape Canaveral launch pad for Thursday's #Starliner launch at 6:54pmEDT (2254 UTC).

Live countdown blog begins at 7:30amEDT and launch webcast at 6pmEDT: bit.ly/av_oft-2

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526955562864455681

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Thursday's precise liftoff time has been established for #AtlasV to send #Starliner capsule on its journey to the @Space_Station. Based on latest calculations of when the station's orbital plane passes over the pad, launch will occur at 6:54:47 p.m. EDT (2254:47 UTC).

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https://twitter.com/boeingspace/status/1526966375842988034

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The Crew Access Arm has been extended to the #Starliner and #AtlasV stack at Space Launch Complex-41. Pad and operations teams will conduct final checks before tomorrow's 6:54 p.m. ET launch.

Watch the launch here: boeing.com/space/starline…

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Yesterday's press conference:


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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526992552100089860

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Fueling of the #AtlasV first stage is underway at Space Launch Complex-41. The launch team is pumping 25,000 gallons of storable, room-temperature RP-1 fuel, a highly refined kerosene, into the rocket for Thursday's #Starliner launch. bit.ly/av_oft-2

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For those that are wondering, yes the rocket is AV-082

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1526996145599303680
Launches Seen: Atlas V OA-7, Falcon 9 Starlink 6-4, Falcon 9 CRS-28,

 

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