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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #40 on: 05/06/2009 02:27 AM »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #41 on: 05/06/2009 02:30 AM »
Florida has gators and crocs, we have turkey and deer:
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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #42 on: 05/06/2009 02:51 AM »
In a selfish way, I'm happy it was scrubbed tonight. Now I'll maybe get a chance to see it with my own eyes a night or two before heading down to FL to see STS-125. Very good week for me.

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #43 on: 05/06/2009 07:01 AM »
Next attempt will be on 8 May (GMT), same window.

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #44 on: 05/07/2009 09:44 AM »
55% chance of suitable weather tomorrow morning.
« Last Edit: 05/07/2009 09:45 AM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #45 on: 05/07/2009 12:11 PM »
"The next launch attempt For tacSat-3 mission is Thursday, May 7. Window is 8 to 11 p.m. 55% probability of good weather for launch."

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #46 on: 05/07/2009 05:18 PM »
http://mfile.akamai.com/18569/live/reflector:59445.asx?bkup=32644

If weather is good, the gantry should be removed around four hours to launch.
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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #47 on: 05/07/2009 06:47 PM »
Blue skies overhead - Wallops just issued a weather forecast with a 60% probablity of good weather for launch.

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #48 on: 05/07/2009 06:57 PM »
Blue skies overhead - Wallops just issued a weather forecast with a 60% probablity of good weather for launch.

It's time to change the thread title!

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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #49 on: 05/07/2009 08:13 PM »
Hello!
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Re: SCRUB: Minotaur- TacSat-3 - May 5, 09
« Reply #50 on: 05/07/2009 08:14 PM »
Tower has been rolled back

T-3 hours 46 minutes and counting.

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #53 on: 05/07/2009 08:41 PM »
Did someone say they were working an issue with the range?

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #54 on: 05/07/2009 08:47 PM »
Did someone say they were working an issue with the range?

They just mentioned it again. It was a downrange tracking issue, should be resolved in the next 30 minutes.

Weather briefing at 21:00 GMT.

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #55 on: 05/07/2009 08:47 PM »
LSE has been powered down, prelaunch tests complete.

No vehicle or spacecraft issues being worked.

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #56 on: 05/07/2009 09:06 PM »
The weather briefing has been conducted. To summarise:
Weakening rain, clear of island, small amount of rain,
A small area of cloud is moving in from Washington, it will be close to WFF at around T-0, and is the main concern at the moment.

A few clouds at 3,000ft, 14,000ft and 25,000ft
Winds blowing 12kts to the SSW, winds aloft to the south and west

At the time of launch there will be scattered clouds at 3,000 and 14,000ft, winds to the SSW of 12kt, and a small chance of rain.

There is a 30% chance of a thunderstorm and 25% chance of being red on clouds. There is also a small chance of anvil clouds.

Overall there is a 30% chance of violation on weather
« Last Edit: 05/07/2009 09:06 PM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #57 on: 05/07/2009 09:08 PM »
Polling for final arming

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #58 on: 05/07/2009 09:12 PM »
Thermal blanket will remain attached until T-0

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Re: Minotaur-1 - TacSat-3 - May 8, 09
« Reply #59 on: 05/07/2009 09:31 PM »
Kochina (not sure about spelling) is now green, so the range issue is resolved.

Range is still amber at the moment, but is not working any issue. Everything else is green.

150 minutes until launch.
« Last Edit: 05/07/2009 09:33 PM by GW_Simulations »

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