Couple more:NASA TDRSS Telemetry checks from White Sands to ACS and Moscow are in work. #in Weather briefing for LP evacuation and ILV fueling is underway #in
Long Beach tourism ad has me sold!
Was Zenit-2S No. SL32 repurposed or is it still in the queue?
Quote from: jcm on 06/01/2012 06:36 pmWas Zenit-2S No. SL32 repurposed or is it still in the queue?Zenit-2S No. SL32 was planned for Intelsat 19 launch, but things have changed (it is well-known story about lack of Zenit rockets) and it was launched as Zenit-2SB No. 5L with Intelsat 18 from Baikonur.
a 'delay' with solar panel deployment
The payload fairing is Boeing hardware, correct?
FlightGlobal offers a balanced assessment, suggesting that the cause of the problem is more uncertain given the stuck arrays on Proton flights too.http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2012/06/speculation-that-intelsat-19-s.htmlIf the payload separation issue turns out to be a Sea Launch, or even a Proton, problem, I would have to reassess the "success/fail" calls on several launches. - Ed Kyle