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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #280 on: 06/28/2013 02:42 am »
Congrats Orbital!!

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #281 on: 06/28/2013 02:43 am »
Love that nominal  :)

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #282 on: 06/28/2013 02:43 am »
Wow...nice job Orbital!

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #283 on: 06/28/2013 02:45 am »
Beautiful burn, flawless performance.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #284 on: 06/28/2013 02:48 am »
Good result, well done.
Thanks for the coverage N.S.F.
It's nice to have a launch that suits our time here in Oz:-)
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #285 on: 06/28/2013 02:51 am »
William's article updated:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/06/orbital-pegasus-launch-iris-spacecraft/

Thanks to Robert and Kim for their roles with the coverage, along with Prober and company.
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #286 on: 06/28/2013 02:53 am »
Interesting. They had to command the fins five times before they actually moved. I noticed that, but didn't know it was off nominal, given the fins eventually moved.
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #287 on: 06/28/2013 02:53 am »
Inconceivable that they still talk about orbital altitudes in miles.
Statute miles at that.  Traditionally, U.S. launch ranges used nautical miles.  I did like the metric orbital parameters given at the end though.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #288 on: 06/28/2013 02:54 am »
chase plane now recovering; L1011 less than five minutes out and planning a few touch and go's.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #289 on: 06/28/2013 02:54 am »
Chase plane is back.
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #290 on: 06/28/2013 02:55 am »
L1011 in the pattern.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #291 on: 06/28/2013 02:56 am »
Interesting. They had to command the fins five times before they actually moved. I noticed that, but didn't know it was off nominal, given the fins eventually moved.
That was really interesting.  I like that Pegasus drops when it is good and ready, never mind the countdown clock! 

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #292 on: 06/28/2013 02:56 am »
Here comes Stargazer.
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #293 on: 06/28/2013 02:58 am »
Here she comes, and as Kim noted, there she goes again! ;D
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #294 on: 06/28/2013 03:00 am »
Bit of a replay.
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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #295 on: 06/28/2013 03:01 am »
Stargazer Airborne

Published on Jun 27, 2013
The Orbital Sciences L-1011 and F-18 chase plane take off.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #296 on: 06/28/2013 03:04 am »
Pegasus IRIS Takeoff from VAFB 27 Jun 2013

Published on Jun 27, 2013
VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. -- An Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket carrying a NASA solar observatory satellite launched at 7:27 p.m. PDT Thursday. The rocket launched from an L-1011 aircraft, which took off from the flight line here at 6:27 p.m. PDT.

The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed because of an issue with the base electrical power architecture.

The 30th Space Wing will provide launch permission, range safety, area clearing and weather support for the launch. The launch decision authority for this mission is Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #297 on: 06/28/2013 03:07 am »
669.98km (on target)
622.96 pergee
97.899 (inclination)
060235

vs planned  ;D very well done

620 kilometers
670 kilometers
97.89 degrees inclination
06:02:30
« Last Edit: 06/28/2013 03:10 am by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #298 on: 06/28/2013 03:11 am »
New Solar Mission Launched On Pegasus Rocket | Video

Published on Jun 27, 2013
A Pegasus-XL rocket carrying NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) was dropped from the underside of Orbital Sciences' Lockheed L1011 TriStar aircraft and launched on June 27th, 2013.

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Re: LIVE: Pegasus XL - IRIS - NET June 27, 2013
« Reply #299 on: 06/28/2013 03:49 am »
congratulations to the whole OSC team! I finde it very interesting how with a moving launch platform the countdown is just another platform. Do they have multiple solutions precomputed?

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