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twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1571825975931043841

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One right after the other! Next up on the Pad B at LC1 is our 31st Electron mission called “It Argos Up From Here.”

Launch window opens:
🚀 UTC | 17:04, 5 October
🚀 NZDT | 06:04, 6 October
🚀 EDT | 10:04, 5 October 
🚀 PDT | 13:04, 5 October

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1571826516526505984

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“It Argos Up From Here” is a dedicated launch for @GeneralAtomics to deploy their GAzelle satellite carrying Argos-4.

Mission info here: https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/upcoming-missions/
« Last Edit: 10/07/2022 05:16 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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One right after the other! Next up on the Pad B at LC1 is our 31st Electron mission called “It Argos Up From Here.”

Launch window opens:
🚀 UTC | 17:04, 5 October
🚀 NZDT | 06:04, 6 October
🚀 EDT | 10:04, 5 October 
🚀 PDT | 13:04, 5 October

Note that in the above tweet, Rocket Lab reversed the times for EDT and PDT.  EDT is 13:04 and PDT is 10:04.

Press Kit: https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/F31-It-Argos-Up-From-Here-Press-Kit-v2.pdf

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It's going to be three in a row from Pad 1B, I wonder if there's a reason behind this long pause for Pad 1A

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It's going to be three in a row from Pad 1B, I wonder if there's a reason behind this long pause for Pad 1A
I think during the latest launch, there was mention of minor improvements made to 1B compared to 1A; I wonder if they're backporting those to 1A. Probably too minor to bother with TBH, but it's one possible explanation.

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1572214221219192835

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Corrected Launch window opens:
🚀 UTC | 17:04, 5 October
🚀 NZDT | 06:04, 6 October
🚀 PDT | 10:04, 5 October 
🚀 EDT | 13:04, 5 October

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NGA notice.

Quote from: NGA
300144Z SEP 22
HYDROPAC 2715/22(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   1500Z TO 1830Z DAILY 05 THRU 18 OCT
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 39-12.00S 177-51.00E, 39-12.00S 178-00.00E,
      39-18.00S 178-03.00E, 39-42.00S 178-00.00E,
      39-42.00S 177-42.00E, 39-15.00S 177-48.00E.
   B. 44-00.00S 176-24.00E, 44-00.00S 177-30.00E,
      46-30.00S 177-00.00E, 46-30.00S 175-30.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 181930Z OCT 22.

Edit: Added Space Debris notice.

Quote from: NGA
300347Z SEP 22
HYDROPAC 2718/22(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1500Z TO 1830Z DAILY 05 THRU 18 OCT
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   55-00.00S 173-00.00E, 55-00.00S 171-30.00E,
   59-30.00S 169-30.00E, 59-30.00S 171-30.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 181930Z OCT 22.//
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The launch window is now 17:00-18:00 UTC per the updated Press Kit:

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/F31-It-Argos-Up-From-Here-Press-Kit-FINAL.pdf
« Last Edit: 10/03/2022 01:53 am by zubenelgenubi »

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NGA notice.

Maps from the NGA notices.
« Last Edit: 10/03/2022 01:52 am by zubenelgenubi »

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Postponed to October 6 per this cancel-and-replace NGA notice.  I haven't yet received a replacement for the other Space Debris notice.

Quote from: NGA
020459Z OCT 22
HYDROPAC 2739/22(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 1500Z TO 1830Z
   DAILY 06 THRU 18 OCT IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. ROCKET LAUNCHING
       44-00.00S 176-24.00E, 44-00.00S 177-30.00E,
       46-30.00S 177-00.00E, 46-00.00S 175-30.00E.
   B. SPACE DEBRIS
      39-12.00S 177-51.00E, 39-12.00S 178-00.00E,
      39-18.00S 178-03.00E, 39-42.00S 178-00.00E,
      39-42.00S 177-42.00E, 39-15.00S 177-48.00E.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2715/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 182030Z OCT 22.
« Last Edit: 10/03/2022 01:54 am by zubenelgenubi »

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1576661477330587648

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That's a wrap on payload integration! Due to weather we're now targeting Oct 6 UTC for the launch of "It Argos Up From Here," a dedicated mission from Launch Complex 1 for @GeneralAtomics.
 
Mission info: rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-…
« Last Edit: 10/03/2022 01:54 am by zubenelgenubi »

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The cancel-and-replace NGA Space Debris notice for the postponement has finally been issued.

Quote from: NGA
030941Z OCT 22
HYDROPAC 2755/22(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1500Z TO 1830Z DAILY 06 THRU 18 OCT
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   55-00.00S 173-00.00E, 55-00.00S 171-30.00E,
   59-30.00S 169-30.00E, 59-30.00S 171-30.00E.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2718/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 181930Z OCT 22.//

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More cancel-and-replace NGA notices.  Now postponed to October 7.

Quote from: NGA
040603Z OCT 22
HYDROPAC 2769/22(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 1500Z TO 1830Z
   DAILY 07 THRU 18 OCT IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. ROCKET LAUNCHING
      39-18.00S 178-03.00E, 39-12.00S 178-00.00E,
      39-12.00S 177-51.00E, 39-15.00S 177-48.00E,
      39-42.00S 177-42.00E, 39-42.00S 178-00.00E.
   B. SPACE DEBRIS 
      44-00.00S 177-30.00E, 44-00.00S 176-24.00E,
      46-00.00S 175-30.00E, 46-30.00S 177-00.00E.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2739/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 181930Z OCT 22.//
Quote from: NGA
040628Z OCT 22
HYDROPAC 2770/22(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1500Z TO 1830Z DAILY 07 THRU 18 OCT
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   55-00.00S 173-00.00E, 55-00.00S 171-30.00E,
   59-30.00S 169-30.00E, 59-30.00S 171-30.00E.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2755/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 181930Z OCT 22.//

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1577411136114130944

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“It Argos Up From Here” is in its final prelaunch stages! We’re now targeting launch to take place Oct 7 UTC due to unfavorable weather conditions.
 
Remember to join us for our live webcast to watch our 31st Electron lift off. Learn more: rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-…

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L-2 days until 'It Argos Up From Here'!

Lifting off from Launch Complex 1, this dedicated mission for @GeneralAtomics is scheduled for no earlier than:

🚀 UTC: 7 Oct, 17:00
🚀 NZDT: 8 Oct, 06:00
🚀 EDT: 7 Oct, 13:00
🚀 PDT: 7 Oct, 10:00

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1577758562142408705

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Updated press kit: https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/F31-It-Argos-Up-From-Here-Press-Kit-v4.pdf

The Timeline has been updated.  Payload deployment has changed from ~+01:49:59 to ~+00:54:58.

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1578164082061955072

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Next time this fairing opens, #Argos4 will be in space!
We're on the countdown to lift-off - soon launch crews will begin moving into position for our 31st Electron mission.

Target lift-off:
🚀 UTC: 7 Oct, 17:00
🚀 NZDT: 8 Oct, 06:00
🚀 EDT: 7 Oct, 13:00
🚀 PDT: 7 Oct, 10:00

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1578362105274585088

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Watch our launch for the “It Argos Up From Here” live webcast from around T-20 mins! 

Target lift-off:
UTC| 17:09
NZT | 06:09
EDT | 13:09
PDT | 10:09


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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1578370832014880769

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Electron is vertical on the pad at LC-1 for the launch of “It Argos Up From Here”!

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1578400354932097024

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Meet Argos-4, soon to join a @NOAASatellites constellation providing data on Earth’s physical & biological environment, including weather, climate and biodiversity, plus assisting with maritime security, pollution, and humanitarian assistance. https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/next-generation/argos-4-launch
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