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Offline Chris Bergin

Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« on: 08/10/2005 10:12 am »
Launch updates and news on Ariane 5's launch on Thursday from Kourou, French Guiana. Delivering the iPSTAR Broadband communications payload.

Window: 7:39am-9:39 a.m UK Time.

Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #1 on: 08/11/2005 03:44 am »
If anyone has updates (because this could launch in the next few hours when I might not be around) please post in here best you can. It would be appreciated.

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2005 06:04 am »

The webcast starts at 6:20 GMT.  You can see it here:

http://www.videocorner.tv/index.php?langue=en

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #3 on: 08/11/2005 07:14 am »
I see they are busy showing off how they are going to destroy rain forests to build the Russians a center for Soyuz by 2008
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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2005 07:16 am »
Held at T-7 minutes cause of a failure in the count.
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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #5 on: 08/11/2005 07:18 am »
George Diller seems to be moonlighting for the French!  :o

Why does their launch control look like a conference hall?

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #6 on: 08/11/2005 07:20 am »
Gripping stuff this, isn't it. NASA TV won't be losing sleep. ;)
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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #7 on: 08/11/2005 07:21 am »
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SimonShuttle - 11/8/2005  2:18 AM

George Diller seems to be moonlighting for the French!  :o

Does sound like him doesn't it! And the woman sounds like the Canadian French woman who was on CAPCOM for STS-114.
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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #8 on: 08/11/2005 07:23 am »
This is like one big rolling advert for ESA

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #9 on: 08/11/2005 07:26 am »
Yeah! When these guys have a launch hold, they go have a video party about how cool they are lol.

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #10 on: 08/11/2005 07:31 am »
Ahahha, he said "Something like 120 (or so) Ariane 4 launches" and the woman said "Yes and over 70 successful launches" - What??? That's crap figures, she sounded happy!

News is there is a problem on the launch table. Snag at T-15 seconds. Holding back at T-7mins.
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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #11 on: 08/11/2005 07:33 am »
That was interesting. The large towers next to Ariane 5 are to protect the rocket from lightning, but it can fly in rain!

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #12 on: 08/11/2005 07:34 am »
Commentary team just said "We're off for a break, get some water, coffee, will be back later"  :o  Yep, NASA TV have nothing to fear here!

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #13 on: 08/11/2005 07:44 am »
Morning, this seems like fun ;)

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #14 on: 08/11/2005 07:56 am »
Gripping stuff this ;)

Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #15 on: 08/11/2005 08:19 am »
Countdown re-started.

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #16 on: 08/11/2005 08:20 am »
T-5mins

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #17 on: 08/11/2005 08:22 am »
Cool.

Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #18 on: 08/11/2005 08:22 am »
T-Minus 3 minutes.

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RE: Aug. 11 launch Ariane 5
« Reply #19 on: 08/11/2005 08:24 am »
T-Minus 60 seconds.

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