Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Telstar 19 Vantage : July 22, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 81278 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

KSCers see a plume, so that'll be the Falcon 9 Block 5 booster (Telstar 19 Vantage) firing up on the Static Fire test during an extended test window. As always, wait for SpaceX tweet to confirm good quick look data on the test.
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting early morning launch on Sunday, July 22 of Telstar 19 VANTAGE from Pad 40 in Florida.

EDIT: Add screenshot
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Pic from SFN's twitter page of the test fire.
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SpaceX - Static Fire - Telstar 19 - Block 5 07-18-2018


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Published on Jul 18, 2018

After 2 hours of heavy wind and rain. Only 25 min max for load and 5 PM Fire.



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Update launch weather forecast, no real change still 60% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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According to marinetraffic.com, the east coast fleet has set out to sea.

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GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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Yesterday’s updated launch weather forecast, no real change still 60% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Vertical on the pad confirmation from Brady who's there for NSF:
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1020730233908080643
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Remote camera setup photos, courtesy of Brady Kenniston!

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1020826769593692161
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Here's the Florida Today livestream which is starting in 25 minutes. They've been copying the SpaceX stream the last few flights, but maybe this time they'll have there own coverage.

https://livestream.com/accounts/20522137/events/8299340
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T-1hr and counting.

Brevard County's Emergency Operations Command is now at Level 2 activation ahead of launch.

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At T-47mins and COUNTING, the Launch Director loop is very quiet and all is proceeding toward the start of tanking at T-35mins.

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A thing to remember here with Block 5 counts and the LD loop is that more and more automation is being built into the system.  So there might not be audible calls over the net to report. 

So a good general rule is: No report from me regarding the LD net is a good thing and indicates that all is smooth and proceeding to course.

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T-38mins and counting.  The launch team is now verifying that Falcon 9 and the GSE are "GO" to being prop load.


EDIT: And the poll is complete.  GO for prop load.
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T-35mins and COUNTING.

Launch auto has started.  Fueling has begun. 

Falcon 9's 1st & 2nd stages are being filled with RP-1 and LOX.  Stage 2 is being filled with RP-1.

Team as received standard "what to do if count needs to be aborted" instructions.
« Last Edit: 07/22/2018 05:15 am by ChrisGebhardt »

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