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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #100 on: 08/16/2017 10:19 pm »
Couple more ULA rollout pics

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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #101 on: 08/16/2017 10:22 pm »
Launch forecast issued on L-2, no real change still 70% GO

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Launch day overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Thick Clouds, Cumulus Clouds
24-hour delay overall probability of violating weather constraints 30%
Primary concern(s): Thick Clouds, Cumulus Clouds

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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #102 on: 08/16/2017 11:03 pm »
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Ops going well. Taking a brief pause for lightning condition at the pad. #Florida #TDRSM

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/897938598149763073

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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #103 on: 08/17/2017 12:36 am »
Is there a reason this Atlas V core is much more gray than the usual copper tone? Is there a new protective surface treatment being used?

EDIT: I guess it is the light conditions... I looked at older Atlas V rollouts, and most do show a more copper color but some look more gray.
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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #104 on: 08/17/2017 10:44 am »
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RP1 tanking completed. Minor challenges from lightning and tornados overcome. Mighty Atlas Can't wait to go to space. #TDRSM

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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #105 on: 08/17/2017 12:46 pm »
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Planning on some excitement tomorrow
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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #106 on: 08/17/2017 01:39 pm »
Retweeted by Tory Bruno:

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Weather now 80% Go for Friday's launch of ULA #AtlasV 401 from Cape Canaveral AFS carrying #NASA #TDRSM satellite to orbit.
T-0: 8:03 am EDT

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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #107 on: 08/17/2017 11:17 pm »

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Re: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #108 on: 08/18/2017 12:30 am »
NASA Goddard
Published on Aug 17, 2017

The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS, project is building the follow-on and replacement spacecraft necessary to maintain and expand NASA’s Space Network. The third satellite of the third generation, TDRS-M, is set to launch in August 2017. TDRS-M will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. This satellite will join a constellation of space-based communications satellites providing tracking, telemetry, command and high-bandwidth data return services.

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12201

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TDRS Network 360

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Take a 360-degree look at the network of satellites that help more than 40 NASA missions transmit their data to Earth. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) form a constellation around Earth and work together with ground stations in White Sands, New Mexico, and Guam to communicate data.

The TDRS project is building the follow-on and replacement spacecraft necessary to maintain and expand NASA’s Space Network. The third satellite of the third generation, TDRS-M, is set to launch in August 2017. TDRS-M will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. This satellite will join a constellation of space-based communications satellites providing tracking, telemetry, command and high-bandwidth data return services.

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12201

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #109 on: 08/18/2017 01:14 am »
Moved for live coverage
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #110 on: 08/18/2017 02:01 am »
The linguistic gymnastics performed by the Boeing and NASA reps performed to prevent admitting Boeing broke the S band antenna with a crane component in prep for lifting were entertaining, disappointing, and expected.  Kudos to Bill Harwood whose persistence finally got Boeing to admit it wasn't equipment failure on the crane and to Irene Klotz for getting NASA to admit Boeing covered the repair costs.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #112 on: 08/18/2017 09:07 am »
Jacques :-)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #113 on: 08/18/2017 09:37 am »
Seeing lightning on the drive into KSC. My guess is that it's a bit off the coast but hard to estimate.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #114 on: 08/18/2017 09:51 am »
Seeing lightning on the drive into KSC. My guess is that it's a bit off the coast but hard to estimate.

Seems to be quite a bit offshore:
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #115 on: 08/18/2017 11:08 am »
Sunrise from the LC-39 observation gantry.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #116 on: 08/18/2017 11:13 am »
ULA webcast link is to NASA TV, so it's all on NASA TV today.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #117 on: 08/18/2017 11:21 am »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #118 on: 08/18/2017 11:24 am »
T-40 minutes.
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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 - TDRS-M - August 18, 2017
« Reply #119 on: 08/18/2017 11:31 am »
Leo is quite interested in this launch!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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