Author Topic: Epsilon launch - SPRINT-A, Sept.14, 2013 (0500UTC)  (Read 136240 times)

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3937
  • Liked: 1416
  • Likes Given: 135
T-60 seconds


Offline Galactic Penguin SST

Looks like an abort very close to liftoff....
Astronomy & spaceflight geek penguin. In a relationship w/ Space Shuttle Discovery. Current Priority: Chasing the Chinese Spaceflight Wonder Egg & A Certain Chinese Mars Rover

Offline Chris Bergin

Hmmm, failed to launch?
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Blackstar

  • Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13858
  • Liked: 6059
  • Likes Given: 2
Sounded like an abort to me.

Counted down to zero and then stopped and nothing happened.

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3937
  • Liked: 1416
  • Likes Given: 135
???

Offline Chris Bergin

Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Chris Bergin

They've got a 45 minute window if they can recycle.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3937
  • Liked: 1416
  • Likes Given: 135

Offline Blackstar

  • Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13858
  • Liked: 6059
  • Likes Given: 2
But at least we have commercials to entertain us.

Offline input~2

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6719
  • Liked: 1473
  • Likes Given: 552

Offline Chris Bergin

35 mins left in the window.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3937
  • Liked: 1416
  • Likes Given: 135

Offline Chris Bergin

There are people on the comment section of the Ustream feed claiming scrub for the day, but a lot of the people on there probably don't know what they are talking about.

Need one of our trusted Japanese people to call it.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Fuji

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1218
  • Japan
  • Liked: 200
  • Likes Given: 14
Scrub! from NHK news

Offline Chris Bergin

Thanks Fuji!
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Chris Bergin

So we'll leave William's preview intact, bar the obvious scrub note in the abstract. Updated with Fuji's note on the following launches.
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-epsilon-launch-sprint-a/
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline yoichi

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1101
  • Liked: 672
  • Likes Given: 1
Junya Terazono 寺薗淳也 ‏@terakinizers  9秒 
Some tweets of my folks says the cause of launch abortion may be anomary of battery voltage needed for launch.

Online jcm

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3446
  • Jonathan McDowell
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    • Jonathan's Space Report
  • Liked: 1046
  • Likes Given: 650
press release in a few hours I am told
-----------------------------

Jonathan McDowell
http://planet4589.org

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3937
  • Liked: 1416
  • Likes Given: 135
Epsilon launch fails

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has failed in its attempt to launch the newly developed Epsilon rocket.

The rocket remains on the launch pad at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan, after the scheduled launch time of 1:45 PM on Tuesday.

The Agency says the launch has been aborted for the day. It is trying to determine why the rocket failed to lift off.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130827_34.html

Offline William Graham

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4181
  • Liked: 234
  • Likes Given: 108
Epsilon launch fails

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has failed in its attempt to launch the newly developed Epsilon rocket.

The rocket remains on the launch pad at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan, after the scheduled launch time of 1:45 PM on Tuesday.

The Agency says the launch has been aborted for the day. It is trying to determine why the rocket failed to lift off.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130827_34.html

A little over-dramatic...news organisations need to learn the difference between a scrub and a failure.

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement SkyTale Software GmbH
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
1