Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-2 : Vandenberg : 22 July 2022 (17:39 UTC)  (Read 24136 times)

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Could it have been a boat or plane in the launch zone?
Unlikely for an autosequence abort.
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From the SpaceX webcast:
Next Falcon 9 Vandenberg polar launch in about 2 weeks.

Circa T-03:20: Range green, tracking no major issues, no weather issues.

T-00:44: As LD said he was go for launch, the webcast countdown clock reversed to T-00:46.

Several seconds passed, followed by the announcement: "Attention on the net.  We have a launch abort."

T-0 time passed.

Further announcement: "Be advised we declared a scrub today on whiskey 2313.  24 hour recycle."

Webcast host announced hold occurred at T-46 seconds.  Launch team unable to recover within launch window.

Launch scheduled for July 22, 17:39 UTC = 10:39 am PDT.

End of webcast.
« Last Edit: 07/21/2022 06:40 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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On the SpaceX view over the mountains, there was a small white (arm?) sweeping like a windshield wiper over the view.  You can see it at 5:18 of the video:

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Anyone know what it is?
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On the SpaceX view over the mountains, there was a small white (arm?) sweeping like a windshield wiper over the view.  You can see it at 5:18 of the video:

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Anyone know what it is?

Looks like a wind turbine.
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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle

Under 1 minute it's all on internal, so it would have to be an abort. Correct?

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 

Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?

Quotes -- same as Z quoted above, but with links to the livestream:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Bwcz0nSXOfY&t=6m10s "LD is go for launch." (right as automatic abort occurs)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Bwcz0nSXOfY&t=6m37s "And attention on the net. We have a launch abort."
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Bwcz0nSXOfY&t=9m01s "This is RC on countdown. Be advised we declared a scrub today on whiskey 2313.  24 hour recycle."

Question: Do we know if the voice of RC (Range Coordinator) here is in fact Julie Black (22 year USAF veteran hired by SpaceX as Range Coordinator in 2015)?  I believe this same person usually gives the final countdown (e.g. with the July 10th Starlink 3-1: T-15s), but it sounded as if she was Launch Director for the July 14th CRS-25: T-45s.

Edited to add this article confirming that voice as Julia Black counting down the May 4, 2019 CRS-17 "May the 4th be with us": T-15s.
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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 
Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?
A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle

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A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 
 - Ed Kyle

Why would readers want the headline to be older news? You prefer outdated news??? I would prefer the latest news in the headline then more detail of all that happened in the article.

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 
Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?
A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle

Ed, love your stats tracking and detailed launch logs, but this is not a winning argument.
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If you want to be picky the word "scrub" came out from the launch director within a few minutes of the abort so the latest would be scrub not abort.

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The countdown was aborted because of a cutoff. The launch attempt was therefore scrubbed to another date.

Not sure what this pedantry (abort sounds too bad?) with terminology aims at.
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Ed, love your stats tracking and detailed launch logs, but this is not a winning argument.
No credit where no credit is due. 

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 
Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?
A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle
How about:
White knuckle, last minute abort kills critical launch of very dirty rocket.
/sarcasm
/piling-on
 
OK. Back to watching the launch?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Go for propellant loading

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