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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #80 on: 12/03/2012 08:27 pm »
it's coast music! ;D

No complaints here.  :P
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #81 on: 12/03/2012 08:28 pm »
only mins till the next block DM burn
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #82 on: 12/03/2012 08:34 pm »
Second burn underway.
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #83 on: 12/03/2012 08:39 pm »
nice pic of the payload
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #84 on: 12/03/2012 08:41 pm »
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #85 on: 12/03/2012 08:41 pm »
There's the shutdown. Nine mins to S/C Sep.
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #86 on: 12/03/2012 08:44 pm »
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #87 on: 12/03/2012 08:50 pm »
S/C Sep. Another good one for Sea Launch! Congrats to all involved!
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #88 on: 12/03/2012 08:51 pm »
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #89 on: 12/03/2012 08:57 pm »
Next Sea Launch mission just around the corner: launch of Intelsat 27 in late January!
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #91 on: 12/03/2012 10:08 pm »
Liftoff was at precisely 20:43:59.237 UTC, four seconds into a 54-minute launch window. With that, Eutelsat 70B was sent on its way, starting a 15-year mission of providing communications services from Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

This marked the 34th Sea Launch Mission since 1999 and the third flight of 2012, all three being successful. The next Sea Launch mission is planned for January 2013 and will deliver the Intelsat 27 Communications Satellite to Orbit.

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #92 on: 12/03/2012 11:08 pm »
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #93 on: 12/04/2012 05:15 am »
And they launched 4 seconds late: 20:43:59.237 UTC.  ::)

Somebody explained at NK that 20:43:55 is the engine start time as opposed to liftoff, but that begs the explanation of why the hold down time is twice as long as that on the Atlas V....
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #94 on: 12/04/2012 06:09 am »
And they launched 4 seconds late: 20:43:59.237 UTC.  ::)

Somebody explained at NK that 20:43:55 is the engine start time as opposed to liftoff, but that begs the explanation of why the hold down time is twice as long as that on the Atlas V....
No it doesn't. This is a different launcher. You can't compare the operation of Zenit to that of an Atlas V. Apples to Oranges.

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Eutelsat 70B - December 3, 2012
« Reply #95 on: 12/04/2012 07:15 am »
Somebody explained at NK that 20:43:55 is the engine start time as opposed to liftoff

It is not engine start time, it is finish time of exact positioning of an inertially stabilized platform of control system of Zenit-2S rocket.

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