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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #40 on: 03/01/2020 01:32 am »
https://twitter.com/spcplcyonline/status/1233859651613134849

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Strictly speaking, tomorrow (Mar 1) is the last day of the window w/in which Astra must launch to win the $2M, but DARPA's @MasterActual said last wk that could be relaxed if there were not 4 "green" weather days w/in the launch window. https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/astra-ready-for-darpa-launch-challenge/

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!CARF 02/192 ZAN AIRSPACE DCC PSCA-DARPA LAUNCH STNR ALT RESERVATIONWI AN AREA DEFINED AS 5738N15222W TO 5737N15217W TO 5736N15210W TO5734N15204W TO 5730N15159W TO 5725N15157W TO 5719N15157W TO5710N15202W TO 5704N15204W TO 5640N15215W TO 5506N15255W TO5336N15336W TO 5222N15407W TO 5220N15407W TO 5054N15444W TO5053N15444W TO 5052N15444W TO 4329N15656W TO 4205N15722W TO4221N15855W TO 4345N15827W TO 5721N15247W TO 5729N15244W TO5732N15241W TO 5735N15237W TO 5737N15229W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL2003022030-2003030001

!FDC 0/9680 ZAN AK..AIRSPACE KODIAK, AK..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.143 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WI AREA DEFINED AS: 572122.24N/1524637.20W TO 572858.94N/1524348.00W TO573146.97N/1524124.00W TO 573450.91N/1523646.80W TO573700.00N/1522927.60W TO 573741.70N/1522204.80W TO573725.60N/1521651.60W TO 573605.05N/1520946.80W TO573330.27N/1520339.60W TO 572931.27N/1515851.60W TO572502.69N/1515638.40W TO 571908.13N/1515714.40W TO571434.10N/1515906.25W TO 571050.49N/1520912.21W TO570950.41N/1522314.19W TO 570617.22N/1523109.71W TO565853.51N/1523958.43W TO 565520.95N/1525348.72W TO564924.23N/1530435.01W TO POINT OF ORIGIN.SFC-FL600 DUE TO ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY. ANCHORAGE ARTCC TELEPHONE (907-269-1103) IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 02 MAR 20:30 2020 UNTIL 02 MAR 23:59 2020.2003022030-2003022359
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #42 on: 03/01/2020 11:56 am »
https://twitter.com/DARPA/status/1233877987935825921

"Due to high winds and triggered lightning, today's launch was scrubbed. The next launch opportunity will be tomorrow at 11:00am AKT/Noon PST. (The weather gods, however, may have other ideas.) Tune into http://darpalaunchchallenge.org for the latest information."
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #43 on: 03/01/2020 02:30 pm »
No launch today

https://twitter.com/darpa/status/1234116381370654720

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Although the weather wasn't ideal, @Astra met launch criteria yesterday by resolving a few tech items, including fueling and loading cryogens. The next launch oppty will be on 3/2 at 11am AK/12pm PT. For an explanation of the scrub:

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #44 on: 03/01/2020 05:13 pm »
Is that 11am (AK) or 11:30am (AK) according to following NOTAM:

02/191 (A0808/20) - AIRSPACE DCC PSCA-DARPA LAUNCH STNR ALT RESERVATION
WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 5738N15222W TO 5737N15217W TO 5736N15210W TO
5734N15204W TO 5730N15159W TO 5725N15157W TO 5719N15157W TO
5710N15202W TO 5704N15204W TO 5640N15215W TO 5506N15255W TO
5336N15336W TO 5222N15407W TO 5220N15407W TO 5054N15444W TO
5053N15444W TO 5052N15444W TO 4329N15656W TO 4205N15722W TO
4221N15855W TO 4345N15827W TO 5721N15247W TO 5729N15244W TO
5732N15241W TO 5735N15237W TO 5737N15229W TO POINT OF ORIGIN
SFC-UNL. 02 MAR 20:30 2020 UNTIL 03 MAR 00:01 2020. CREATED: 28 FEB 13:06 2020


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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #45 on: 03/01/2020 05:30 pm »
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Although the weather wasn't ideal, @Astra met launch criteria yesterday [February 29] by resolving a few tech items, including fueling and loading cryogens. The next launch oppty will be on 3/2 at 11am AK/12pm PT.
The Wet Dress Rehearsal was successfully completed on February 29?
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #46 on: 03/01/2020 06:58 pm »
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Although the weather wasn't ideal, @Astra met launch criteria yesterday [February 29] by resolving a few tech items, including fueling and loading cryogens. The next launch oppty will be on 3/2 at 11am AK/12pm PT.
The Wet Dress Rehearsal was successfully completed on February 29?
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #47 on: 03/01/2020 07:09 pm »
Kodiak Ariel view / plan

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #48 on: 03/01/2020 07:33 pm »
New webcast for March 2 launch attempt.


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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #49 on: 03/01/2020 08:03 pm »
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Although the weather wasn't ideal, @Astra met launch criteria yesterday [February 29] by resolving a few tech items, including fueling and loading cryogens. The next launch oppty will be on 3/2 at 11am AK/12pm PT.
The Wet Dress Rehearsal was successfully completed on February 29?
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Clarifying: Not a calendar question.

See up-thread.  The Wet Dress Rehearsal was delayed from Feb. 27 to 28 to 29.  "Fueling and loading cryogens" is part of a WDR, but the tweets or other notices thus far don't say "WDR successfully completed."

Therefore, my question--does the tweet statement of Feb. 29 = WDR successfully completed on Feb. 29?  I think so, but I don't know so.
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #50 on: 03/01/2020 08:26 pm »
See up-thread.  The Wet Dress Rehearsal was delayed from Feb. 27 to 28 to 29.  "Fueling and loading cryogens" is part of a WDR, but the tweets or other notices thus far don't say "WDR successfully completed."

Therefore, my question--does the tweet statement of Feb. 29 = WDR successfully completed on Feb. 29?  I think so, but I don't know so.

I don't know if the Wet Dress Rehearsal was successfully completed, but according to this webcast (at 5h 2m 58s) from February 28 they were in the process of conducting a WDR at that time. There was a visible venting so they fueled the rocket to some degree.


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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #51 on: 03/02/2020 03:33 am »
From the SFN live launch coverage, dated February 29:
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Astra completed a wet dress rehearsal Friday [February 28] at the Alaska spaceport...
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #52 on: 03/02/2020 09:24 am »
Was Pad D the launch site of the Arrow missile tests?

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #53 on: 03/02/2020 09:36 am »
Was Pad D the launch site of the Arrow missile tests?

LP-3D for THAAD launches, LP-2 for Arrow launches.

Which one will be Astra's second launch site for this DARPA challenge?

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 1, 2020
« Reply #54 on: 03/02/2020 09:43 am »
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #55 on: 03/02/2020 12:56 pm »
https://twitter.com/darpa/status/1234474327845851136

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Today marks the final launch window for the DARPA #LaunchChallenge competitor @Astra. Live webcast starts at 11am AK/3:00pm ET at darpalaunchchallenge.org.

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #56 on: 03/02/2020 04:32 pm »
Starts in less than half an hour



Edit to add:

They put the wrong time on the feed. I believe start t8me is in another 93 minutes, or 20:00 UTC, 15:00 Eastern
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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #57 on: 03/02/2020 05:10 pm »
"Final launch window"?  If scrubbed again, then what?

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #58 on: 03/02/2020 06:31 pm »
"Final launch window"?  If scrubbed again, then what?

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The DARPA launch challenge ends unclaimed. Astra continues the launch campaign but not for the challenge.

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Re: Astra DARPA Challenge launch #1 Kodiak March 2, 2020
« Reply #59 on: 03/02/2020 07:18 pm »
Starts in less than half an hour



Edit to add:

They put the wrong time on the feed. I believe start t8me is in another 93 minutes, or 20:00 UTC, 15:00 Eastern

And they are live!
Launch time pushed back "slightly" for collision avoidance
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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