Author Topic: Electron : GAzelle : LC-1B : It Argos Up From Here : 7 October 2022 17:09 UTC  (Read 8084 times)

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https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1578415058505281536

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T-60 minutes. Electron is currently green for launch and operator are on console in mission control. It’s almost time to go to space!

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Webcast is now live

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T-0 scheduled for 1709 UTC

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LD is go for launch

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Liftoff!
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Through Max-Q

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1578432640704999426

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LAUNCH! Rocket Lab Electron launches with the “It Argos Up From Here” mission, from Launch Complex 1B (LC-1B), on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand.

Overview:
nasaspaceflight.com/2022/10/it-arg… - by Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV)

Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=TffmQR…

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Meco, stage sep & 2nd stage ignition’s
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Well they've got to staging.  Stage 2 performance call is "Nominal".

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Fairing sep

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Trajectory looks good

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Successful battery hot swap

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SECO, nominal orbit insertion & stage 3 sep

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Payload deployment at about T+55

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And on to the kick stage and with a good orbit, so all is well!

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twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1578432742953750534

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"NOT NOMINAL" first stage call?

https://twitter.com/moremorganb/status/1578437311070543873

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All nominal. Just a word stumble. Sorry for the heart attack!

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Saw my first live launch, could see 2nd stage fly over Wellington for few minutes from about 3:30 -6:00 in early dawn light.
Congratulations RL and thanks for the visual. More southern night launches on clear nights please.

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Just a casual rocket flying over Lower Hutt...  More sunset rises please @RocketLab that was incredible!!

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