Author Topic: Ariane 5 Flight VA230 - Echostar 18 & BRISAT - June 18, 2016  (Read 68525 times)

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Just over 30 mins in the window (taking into account the T-7 mins).
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Commentary has stopped for the third time. Stand by until then.
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Harry's trying to get us drunk!

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Harry suggests getting another cold one!
(as the web cast takes another break)
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The launch team will need to resume the countdown by 21:33 UTC (6:33 PM local) or else we're scrubbed for the second time in two days.
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What kind of launch pad issue is it that's causing the countdown to be held? Is it a faulty connector/umbilical?
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21 minutes left in the launch window, 14 minutes to make a decision.
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What kind of launch pad issue is it that's causing the countdown to be held? Is it a faulty connector/umbilical?

Well they postponed twice due to issues with connectors, wonder if its reoccurred?
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Kourou's getting darker and darker; time now is 21:21 UTC (6:21 PM local).
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14 minutes left in the launch window. With so much silence, I suspect a scrub in the next 7 minutes.

Or...the launch team might try for the end of the window.
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Running out of window shortly.
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3 minutes, launch team. 3 minutes.
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We're green! T-7 minutes and counting!

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Synchronized sequence has begun. T-6 minutes. Discussing launch campaign.
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Under 5 minutes to launch.
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First and second stages beginning to pressurize for flight. T-4 minutes.
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https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/744281202262171648
Stéphane Israël ‏@arianespaceceo 3m3 minutes ago

Issue on a valve of the EPC has pushed H0  to 18.38 Kourou Time. Final Automatic Sequence will start at 18.31

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Status board all green per the commentator.
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