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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #180 on: 09/13/2012 09:43 pm »
Exhaust plume really widening out.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #181 on: 09/13/2012 09:43 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #182 on: 09/13/2012 09:43 pm »
BECO, staging, and Centaur start.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #183 on: 09/13/2012 09:44 pm »
Fairing separation.

Coverage ending.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #184 on: 09/13/2012 09:44 pm »
PLF sep= end of coverage

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #185 on: 09/13/2012 09:44 pm »
Usual security cut off of video.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #186 on: 09/13/2012 09:45 pm »
Well done Atlas-V!

We had a very nice view of the hold-down clamps at the lift-off - aswell as the water supression system afterwards starting up.

edit - not really showing replays. Shoddy webcast, below the usual quality, although the thermal tracking camera was nice. Showed the heat on the payload fairing and the 1st-2nd connection.
« Last Edit: 09/13/2012 09:46 pm by Silmfeanor »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #187 on: 09/13/2012 09:46 pm »
We should hear pretty soon on this mission as regards deployment as it's not a GEO payload?
« Last Edit: 09/13/2012 09:47 pm by Star One »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #188 on: 09/13/2012 09:47 pm »
Was that filmed in infrared?
Loved it, you could see new details compared to the visible specter.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #190 on: 09/13/2012 09:50 pm »
Looked foggy enough to have been launched from Chrisís front lawn... ;D  Seriously, congrats and well done to all the teams!  :)
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #191 on: 09/13/2012 09:52 pm »
Looked foggy enough to have been launched from Chrisís front lawn... ;D  Seriously, congrats and well done to all the teams!  :)

Do they get a lot sort of weather there, or just unlucky this time?

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #192 on: 09/13/2012 09:52 pm »
We should hear pretty soon on this mission as regards deployment as it's not a GEO payload?

Assuming it is NOSS on a two-burn mission, the primary payload separation will probably occur about 60-70 minutes from now. The Centaur will then have to make another burn before CubeSat deployment.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #193 on: 09/13/2012 09:54 pm »

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I like that!

Looked foggy enough to have been launched from Chrisís front lawn... ;D

Cheeky Sod! ;)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #194 on: 09/13/2012 09:56 pm »
We should hear pretty soon on this mission as regards deployment as it's not a GEO payload?

Assuming it is NOSS on a two-burn mission, the primary payload separation will probably occur about 60-70 minutes from now. The Centaur will then have to make another burn before CubeSat deployment.

Is it likely the Centaur will be de-orbited after the deployment of the CubeSats?


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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #196 on: 09/13/2012 10:00 pm »
We should hear pretty soon on this mission as regards deployment as it's not a GEO payload?

Assuming it is NOSS on a two-burn mission, the primary payload separation will probably occur about 60-70 minutes from now. The Centaur will then have to make another burn before CubeSat deployment.

Is it likely the Centaur will be de-orbited after the deployment of the CubeSats?

It will have made three or four burns by the time the CubeSats separate, and according to SeeSat there is not NOTAM for a deorbit, so it looks unlikely.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #197 on: 09/13/2012 10:04 pm »
Looked foggy enough to have been launched from Chrisís front lawn... ;D  Seriously, congrats and well done to all the teams!  :)

Do they get a lot sort of weather there, or just unlucky this time?
Yes, it sometimes rolls in off  the Pacific and burns off. No real impact on launch as we saw or didnít seeÖ ;D
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #198 on: 09/13/2012 10:09 pm »
Looked foggy enough to have been launched from Chrisís front lawn... ;D  Seriously, congrats and well done to all the teams!  :)

Do they get a lot sort of weather there, or just unlucky this time?
Yes, it sometimes rolls in off  the Pacific and burns off. No real impact on launch as we saw or didnít seeÖ ;D

It looked as if you couldn't see a hand in front of your face let alone see a rocket launch. :)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #199 on: 09/13/2012 10:15 pm »
Was this AV-033?
Thank you.

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