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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October, 2014
« Reply #20 on: 09/29/2014 05:57 pm »
Humm, so you probably mean USAF wants to keep IIA birds operational to run NUDET only on them, shutting down NUDET on IIR birds (and GPS payload on IIA birds) to save battery life... That might make some sense.
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #21 on: 09/29/2014 06:19 pm »
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #24 on: 10/21/2014 07:36 pm »
Atlas V • October 29, 1:21 pm 

Experience the memorable sights and sounds of the powerful roaring engines of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V rocket launches the GPS IIF-8 satellite which provides improved accuracy and enhanced performance for GPS users. Learn more about the rocket and the mission.

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Launch viewing at the Apollo/Saturn V Center is available on a limited basis. The last bus leaves the Visitor Complex at 11:45 am for the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #25 on: 10/23/2014 04:43 am »
Which mission patch is being used for GPS IIF-8? Lately the patches have been interesting

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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #26 on: 10/23/2014 12:09 pm »
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #27 on: 10/23/2014 01:05 pm »
That is the LCSS patch (the spacecraft squadron.   The gator is the give away.
  This is the launch patch drawing.
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #28 on: 10/23/2014 11:03 pm »
Since there was previous discussion of it, SVN-38/PRN-8 will be decommissioned before SVN-69 is set health.

http://gpsworld.com/eighth-gps-iif-set-to-launch-wednesday/

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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #29 on: 10/25/2014 06:14 pm »
Almost missed this one...time for a bump.

Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live webcast will begin at 1:01 p.m. EDT.
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #30 on: 10/27/2014 12:44 am »
ULA:

Everything is progressing toward the Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 launch. The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 1:21 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s L-3 forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

Link to the mission book. http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Mission_Booklets/AV/av_gpsiif8_mob.pdf
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #31 on: 10/27/2014 03:48 pm »
From the mission book:  11,047 x 141,047 nmi x 55.0 deg (20,459 x 261,219 km x 55.0 deg)?  Really?  Is this correct?

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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #32 on: 10/27/2014 04:07 pm »
Not for the payload, but possibly the Centaur disposal orbit?

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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #33 on: 10/27/2014 04:13 pm »
From the mission book:  11,047 x 141,047 nmi x 55.0 deg (20,459 x 261,219 km x 55.0 deg)?  Really?  Is this correct?

11,047 instead of 141,047.
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #34 on: 10/27/2014 05:37 pm »
From Twitter

ULA ‏@ulalaunch 13m13 minutes ago

ULA Launch Readiness Review is complete; we are GO for #GPSIIF8 launch on #AtlasV! Oct 29 window opens @ 1:21 pm EDT http://bit.ly/gpsiif8
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #35 on: 10/28/2014 12:07 am »
ULA: The Launch Readiness Review was completed today in preparation for the Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 launch. The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 1:21 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s L-2 forecast continues to show a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
« Last Edit: 10/28/2014 12:08 am by Chris Bergin »
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #36 on: 10/28/2014 03:03 am »
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #37 on: 10/28/2014 04:34 pm »
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #38 on: 10/28/2014 06:39 pm »
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Re: Atlas V 401 - GPS IIF-8 - October 29, 2014
« Reply #39 on: 10/29/2014 02:49 am »
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