Author Topic: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest  (Read 122733 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« on: 10/19/2009 08:55 pm »
Coverage of Ares I-X's rollout and pad flow latest.

Recent Ares I-X articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/ares-i-x/

Article for rollout: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2009/10/ares-i-x-rolls-out-of-vab-for-test-launch/
« Last Edit: 10/20/2009 08:05 am by 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 Aobrien

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1337
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 3
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #1 on: 10/19/2009 09:22 pm »
Will the doors be opened to the top?
I am assuming yes which would be a first since the Skylap era right?

I am so excited to see the first rocket to be rolled out to manned pads in my life. Too bad I will be sleeping cause I got school but maybe one day I will be riding on top of it
NSF L2=The Ultimate Space Passport

Offline robertross

  • Canadian Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17939
  • Westphal, Nova Scotia
  • Liked: 659
  • Likes Given: 7715
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #2 on: 10/19/2009 10:05 pm »
Will the doors be opened to the top?
I am assuming yes which would be a first since the Skylap era right?

That's a good point. I hope they tested them before hand...

Offline nathan.moeller

  • Astro95 Media
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3994
  • Houston, TX
    • Astro95 Media
  • Liked: 16
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #3 on: 10/19/2009 10:15 pm »
Will the doors be opened to the top?
I am assuming yes which would be a first since the Skylap era right?

I am so excited to see the first rocket to be rolled out to manned pads in my life. Too bad I will be sleeping cause I got school but maybe one day I will be riding on top of it

I'm sure they've had the doors open since then, albeit not for an actual rocket to get through.  But yes, it's very exciting in some ways.  The last time a new vehicle rolled out of the VAB was December 1980, six-and-a-half years before I was born.  Whether we want Ares to be our next vehicle or not, this is history in the making.  Let's try to enjoy it :)
www.astro95media.com - Lead Video & Graphics

Online rsnellenberger

  • Amateur wood butcher
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 842
  • Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • Liked: 373
  • Likes Given: 55
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #4 on: 10/19/2009 10:22 pm »
Will the doors be opened to the top?
I am assuming yes which would be a first since the Skylap era right?

That's a good point. I hope they tested them before hand...

Didn't the doors need repair/maintenance after a hurricane a few years ago?  There was also some structural (sheet metal) repair on the exterior walls & roof at the time.  If so, I imagine they opened them up all the way at the time...
« Last Edit: 10/19/2009 10:28 pm by rsnellenberger »

Offline psloss

  • Veteran armchair spectator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17984
  • Liked: 4050
  • Likes Given: 2093
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #5 on: 10/19/2009 10:40 pm »
Will the doors be opened to the top?
I am assuming yes which would be a first since the Skylap era right?

That's a good point. I hope they tested them before hand...

Didn't the doors need repair/maintenance after a hurricane a few years ago?  There was also some structural (sheet metal) repair on the exterior walls & roof at the time.  If so, I imagine they opened them up all the way at the time...
Perhaps in the roundabout way that politics sometimes work the 2004 hurricanes that hit Florida one after the other underscored the absence of maintenance...

The doors can be opened individually and that's often done for air conditioning.  Opening all of them at the same time is probably quite unusual.
« Last Edit: 10/19/2009 10:41 pm by psloss »

Offline shuttlefan

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1608
  • Liked: 13
  • Likes Given: 4
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #6 on: 10/19/2009 11:18 pm »
If the 10% chance of violating wind contraints remains unchanged will they risk the move with a 10% chance?

Offline rdale

  • Assistant to the Chief Meteorologist
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10393
  • Lansing MI
  • Liked: 1421
  • Likes Given: 173
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #7 on: 10/19/2009 11:20 pm »
If the 10% chance of violating wind contraints remains unchanged will they risk the move with a 10% chance?

Not sure what you mean... If the winds are overlimits at 1201a, they won't move. 10% means there is a 10% forecast they will be over limits.

Keep an eye on the weather thread for more detailed weather info.

Offline edkyle99

  • Expert
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15459
    • Space Launch Report
  • Liked: 8662
  • Likes Given: 1369
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #8 on: 10/20/2009 01:57 am »
Here's the NASA TV schedule for rollout coverage

October 19, Monday
11:45 p.m. - Ares I-X Rollout Commentary Coverage Begins (Rollout is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m., Oct. 20 and take about 7 hours) - KSC (Public and Media Channels)

October 20, Tuesday
7 a.m. - Ares I-X Rollout Commentary Coverage Resumes - KSC (Public and Media Channels)

 - Ed Kyle

Offline padrat

  • Payload Packer and Dragon tamer...
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1409
  • Where Dragons roam....
  • Liked: 861
  • Likes Given: 12
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #9 on: 10/20/2009 02:01 am »
The doors are opened and moved quite often, for maintenance, ventilation, etc. Actually, over the course of the last few years each door has been refurbished or replaced. They actually made a structure that mounted on the track and could be moved up and down as needed to envelop each door segment so that it could be refurbished. the large bottom doors were actually removed, layed down, rebuilt, and then replaced. Quite interesting to see over the course of a few years.
If the neighbors think you're the rebel of the neighborhood, embrace it and be the rebel. It keeps them wondering what you'll do next...

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #10 on: 10/20/2009 02:03 am »
Ares load team on the way to the VAB, ground crew doing comm checks.
« Last Edit: 10/20/2009 02:03 am by Ronsmytheiii »

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #11 on: 10/20/2009 02:06 am »
all personnel clear of the MLP interior, 180-2A

starting work on MLP handrails
« Last Edit: 10/20/2009 02:07 am by Ronsmytheiii »

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #12 on: 10/20/2009 02:09 am »

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #13 on: 10/20/2009 02:10 am »
6 people for TV coverage, normally 15 for shuttle.

Finished with dismate
« Last Edit: 10/20/2009 02:11 am by Ronsmytheiii »

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #14 on: 10/20/2009 02:14 am »
By the way, this is coming from the KSC engineering radio webcast located here:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=320

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #15 on: 10/20/2009 02:15 am »
PAO go to do nominal operations once the stack is clear of the VAB doors

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #16 on: 10/20/2009 02:21 am »
30 minutes till MLP disconnect

Offline Ronsmytheiii

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23394
  • Liked: 1879
  • Likes Given: 1032
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #17 on: 10/20/2009 02:25 am »
Ares walk down and VAB complete, no discrepancies.  All nonessential items/personnel removed

Offline psloss

  • Veteran armchair spectator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17984
  • Liked: 4050
  • Likes Given: 2093
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #18 on: 10/20/2009 03:01 am »
Florida Today is reporting work is an hour or so behind for first motion:
http://www.floridatoday.com/content/blogs/space/2009/10/live-at-ksc-ares-i-x-rollout-slips-hour.shtml

(Also noting that commentary will be provided by George Diller.)
« Last Edit: 10/20/2009 03:02 am by psloss »

Offline DaveS

  • Shuttle program observer
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8537
  • Sweden
  • Liked: 1219
  • Likes Given: 65
Re: Ares I-X: Rollout and Pad Flow Latest
« Reply #19 on: 10/20/2009 03:02 am »
CT2 is propelling into the bay now.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
1