Author Topic: Ariane 5 Flight VA230 - Echostar 18 & BRISAT - June 18, 2016  (Read 68534 times)

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19 minutes, 30 seconds in. Attitude nominal.
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Altitude 215 kilometers, downrange distance 6,500 kilometers, velocity 8.61 kilometers per second.
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Playing a video about Space Systems/Loral.
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SECO should occur at 24 minutes, 53 seconds.

T+21 minutes, 45 seconds.
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Altitude now 360 kilometers, downrange distance 7,800 kilometers, velocity 9.02 kilometers per second.
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90 seconds to SECO.
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The Malindi Tracking Station has already acquired the launch vehicle. Standing by for SECO in 40 seconds.
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SECO confirmed.
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Altitude now 680 kilometers, downrange distance 9,440 kilometers, velocity 9.29 kilometers per second.
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EchoStar 18 has separated on time.

The second stage will now reorient itself to separate the Sylda DPAF and eventually the BRISat satellite.
« Last Edit: 06/19/2016 05:30 pm by longdrivechampion102 »
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SLYDA next.
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We have jettison of the Sylda 5 DPAF.

Coming up on separation of BRISat about several minutes from now.
« Last Edit: 06/18/2016 10:15 pm by longdrivechampion102 »
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There goes SYLDA.
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Altitude now 2,635 kilometers, downrange distance 13,190 kilometers, velocity 7.85 kilometers per second.
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Not much activity going on in the MCC. Standing by for BRISat separation.
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Around twenty seconds before BRISat sep, the second stage will start to spin up slowly.
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