Author Topic: Ariane 5 Flight VA230 - Echostar 18 & BRISAT - June 18, 2016  (Read 68434 times)

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Launch time has been calculated. It is now being loaded into the vehicle computers. T-3 minutes.
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So, we've had three T-0s for this launch window
5:30 pm Kourou time
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At T-2 seconds, thousands of gallons of water will be dumped into the flame trenches to help suppress the sound of the thrust produced by the Ariane 5. T-2 minutes.
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T-120 seconds. Still green.
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90 seconds and counting.
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1 minute left in the count.
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T-60 seconds!
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T-40 seconds. Launch igniters armed.
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T-10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, main engine start, booster ignition, and liftoff of the heaviest payload duo launched by the Ariane 5! And the vehicle has cleared the tower!
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Roll and pitch programs are in!
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Mach 1 and Max-Q have been achieved.
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SRBs and Vulcain 2 continue to burn well.
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SRB burnout and jettison. Very little attitude disturbances from booster sep. Vulcain 2 has dampened those disturbances.
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Booster sep.
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3 minutes and 22 seconds. Payload fairing jettison. No sign of recontact.
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