Author Topic: Ariane 5 Flight VA230 - Echostar 18 & BRISAT - June 18, 2016  (Read 68530 times)

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There goes the fairing.
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Vulcain 2 engine continues to function as expected. It will burn until 8 minutes and 46 seconds. The first stage will separate 6 seconds later followed by second stage ignition at 8 minutes and 56 seconds.
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At 7 minutes and 44 seconds, the Ariane 5 will be acquired by the Natal Tracking Station.
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Altitude now 165 kilometers, downrange distance 710 kilometers, velocity 4.1 kilometers per second.
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Elon just spat out his drink ;)
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7 minutes in. Good chamber pressure on the Vulcain 2 engine.
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"Arianespace is the undisputed champion of the commercial launch industry".

Elon just spat out his drink ;)

Had to put that shill on mute.

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Altitude now 161 kilometers, downrange distance 1,220 kilometers, velocity 6.2 kilometers per second.
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MECO confirmed. Stage separation nominal. Second stage ignition; second stage chamber pressures beginning to rise.
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Staging.
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Altitude 157 kilometers, downrange distance 1,760 kilometers, velocity 7.1 kilometers per second.
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Another presentation about EchoStar 18.
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11 minutes in. Good engine control on the second stage.
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Altitude 149 kilometers, downrange distance 2,701 kilometers, velocity 7.35 kilometers per second.
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At 13 minutes and 24 seconds, the Ariane 5 will be acquired by the Ascension Tracking Station. Coming up in about 1 minute.
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Altitude 140 kilometers, downrange distance 3,600 kilometers, velocity 7.7 kilometers per second.

Ascension AOS.
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15 minutes in. Second stage continues to burn well. Playing a presentation about BRISat.
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Altitude now 148 kilometers, downrange distance 5,100 kilometers, velocity 8.2 kilometers per second.
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Ascension LOS.

Libreville AOS.
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18 minutes in.
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