Author Topic: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (0500UTC)  (Read 136369 times)

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Is the new Epsilon pad built on the site of the M-V pad, or just nearby?
I assume the former - they just rebuilt the M pad?

Edit: never mind, I found the answer - yes, it's the rebuilt M pad
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Is the new Epsilon pad built on the site of the M-V pad, or just nearby?
I assume the former - they just rebuilt the M pad?

Edit: never mind, I found the answer - yes, it's the rebuilt M pad

Well they didn't even demolish the pad structures and service tower - they just modified it for the new LV (e.g. modified launch table such that it is now fixed straight up instead of having to rotate to the proper azimuth during the M-V days, modified service arms and flame ducts etc.).

Looks like the skies are perfectly clear for launch today!  ;D And the rocket is now visible for launch as the service tower has already been rotated to the launch position....

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An expansive and fascinating launch preview/overview by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-epsilon-launch-sprint-a/
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Is it me, or does this say this is just under nine hours away, when I it should be 45 mins?

http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/epsilon/epsilon_live.html
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Is it me, or does this say this is just under nine hours away, when I it should be 45 mins?

http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/epsilon/epsilon_live.html

Yes that countdown clock doesn't work unless you are in Japan (it doesn't sense your local time zone settings).  ;)

Try this now if you prefer something other than the official JAXA coverage: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
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« Last Edit: 08/27/2013 04:04 am by yoichi »

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Is it me, or does this say this is just under nine hours away, when I it should be 45 mins?

http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/epsilon/epsilon_live.html

Yes that countdown clock doesn't work unless you are in Japan (it doesn't sense your local time zone settings).  ;)

Try this now if you prefer something other than the official JAXA coverage: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live

Ah ha! Thanks :)
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An expansive and fascinating launch preview/overview by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-epsilon-launch-sprint-a/

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The next Epsilon launch is expected to occur in 2015; two missions are scheduled for that year, with the SPRINT-B and ASNARO-2 satellites. It is currently unclear which will fly first.

The next Epsilon launch is SPRINT-B. ASNARO-2 rocket is still coordination phase.
I'll correct the Japanese launch schedule later.

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Ok.

T-20 mins and nothing on the webcast side yet.
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Yep, that's better.

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Live view.
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The launch site.
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Nine minutes to launch.
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I've seen this before with Japanese launches, where you can send a message of support. It's a very nice idea.
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T-5 mins

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T-3 m

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T-2 m

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T-120 seconds.
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