Author Topic: LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA launch - Hot-Bird 9 & Eutelsat W2M - December 20, 2008  (Read 82189 times)

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T+5 minutes
150km Altitude.
3 kms velocity
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The last picture is from an old flight. There is not embarked camera on the L543 launcher.
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T+6 minutes. Leveling off for more speed. Velocity 3.78 km/sec.
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Did anyone catch the launch time?

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Building downrange.

T+7 minutes
Altitude 164 kms and holding
Velocity 4.6 kms
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I can't believe that they broke away from live coverage to a pre-recorded film while the main engines were still firing... :-(
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Acquisition by Natal tracking station.
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Down to 160 km altitude
Velocity up to 7kms at T+9 mins.
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Staging, Stage 2 ignition

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EPC separation.
ESC-A ignition.
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1-2 sep. Second stage start!
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About 1 minute left until MECO

Correction, the webcast guy was a minute behind.  MECO and upper stage ignition confirmed.
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Around 13 minutes left in the second stage burn.
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At the panel there is "v" for velocity and "a" for altitude. Does anyone know what "s" means? Probably something French?

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Velocity 7.67 km/s, altitude 152.9 km.
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T+14 minutes.

Altitude 152 km.
Velocity 7.5 kms.
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10 minutes left in the burn. Acquisition by Ascension tracking station.
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+15:30 - Webcast reports 10 minutes to go on upper stage burn.

a = 158km
v = 7.8km/s
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Just gone through 190km altitude at +17.45
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