Author Topic: Ariane 5 Flight VA230 - Echostar 18 & BRISAT - June 18, 2016  (Read 68622 times)

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
Possibly another launch pad issue. Weather is still GO.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
Commentary has stopped again. Will resume once the holding issue has been resolved.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
There is some venting occurring on the umbilical tower near the back end.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online zubenelgenubi

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8147
  • Arc to Arcturus, then Spike to Spica
  • Sometimes it feels like Trantor in the time of Hari Seldon
  • Liked: 4798
  • Likes Given: 41733
A break in the web cast commentary...
Suggestions from Harry Thibedeau on what to do until he returns with more commentary:
Grab a cold one!
Get a bratwurst!
 ;D 8)
« Last Edit: 06/18/2016 08:52 pm by zubenelgenubi »
Support your local planetarium! (COVID-panic and forward: Now more than ever.)
My current avatar is saying "i wants to go uppies!"

Online Chris Bergin

Harry suggests we go grab a cold one. Who are we to argue with that! ;D
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
I ain't drinking. Will never drink a drop.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online DaveS

  • Shuttle program observer
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8447
  • Sweden
  • Liked: 1082
  • Likes Given: 62
There is some venting occurring on the umbilical tower near the back end.
That's normal GOX venting. Not sure why the Ariane 5 design team went with a launch pad GOX vent for the upper stage.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
End of launch window is 49 minutes from now.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Offline IanO

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 159
  • Portland, OR
    • Portland State Aerospace Society
  • Liked: 60
  • Likes Given: 268
A new record regarding payload mass will be gained by the Ariane 5 rocket as we pass T-3 minutes.

This 10,730 kg lift record for Ariane 5 would seem like an important milestone to add to the NSF article.
psas.pdx.edu

Online Comga

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6087
  • Liked: 3981
  • Likes Given: 3731
A new record regarding payload mass will be gained by the Ariane 5 rocket as we pass T-3 minutes.

This 10,730 kg lift record for Ariane 5 would seem like an important milestone to add to the NSF article.
I thought he said 8,730 kg.
Are you sure?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
Cloud cover's not too bad as seen from a side view.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Offline Freddedonna

  • Member
  • Posts: 19
  • Quebec, Qc, Canada
  • Liked: 38
  • Likes Given: 746
A new record regarding payload mass will be gained by the Ariane 5 rocket as we pass T-3 minutes.

This 10,730 kg lift record for Ariane 5 would seem like an important milestone to add to the NSF article.
I thought he said 8,730 kg.
Are you sure?

As per ArianeSpace's website (http://www.arianespace.com/mission/ariane-flight-va230/) : "... mark a new all-time Arianespace record for a total payload weight orbited: 10,730 kg., including a net weight of 9,840 kg. for the two satellites."

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
Sunset is at 21:45 UTC (6:45 PM local). No matter what happens, this launch will be considered a day launch since night launches only happen between 15 minutes after sunset and 15 minutes before sunrise.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online Chris Bergin

A new record regarding payload mass will be gained by the Ariane 5 rocket as we pass T-3 minutes.

This 10,730 kg lift record for Ariane 5 would seem like an important milestone to add to the NSF article.

I'll pass that on to the guy who wrote the article. Let me just find a mirror ;D
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
It's 21:00 UTC (6:00 PM local) at the present time. 40 minutes remain in the window.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
Commentary has restarted. Standing by for the DDO to give recent info.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
A clipped snapshot of the MCC shows that the issue is indeed a launch pad problem.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online Chris Bergin

Harry's chatting away. This is comedy gold! ;D
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
Harry's chatting away. This is comedy gold! ;D

At least that commentary's keeping us from being bored.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Online ZachS09

  • Space Savant
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7912
  • Roanoke, TX
  • Liked: 1912
  • Likes Given: 1793
29 minutes until the end of the launch window.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement SkyTale Software GmbH
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
1