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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #40 on: 04/15/2018 07:55 AM »
That document is from February 2017. According to this November doc, https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/2017_11_29_csli_manifest_list.pdf the ELaNa-XVIII secondary payloads manifest is ELFIN, DAVE, and SurfSat. IT-SPINS and ChefSat went elsewhere.
Thank you Delta II & ICESat-2!

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #41 on: 04/15/2018 08:19 AM »
That document is from February 2017. According to this November doc, https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/2017_11_29_csli_manifest_list.pdf the ELaNa-XVIII secondary payloads manifest is ELFIN, DAVE, and SurfSat. IT-SPINS and ChefSat went elsewhere.

CHEFSat has already been launched

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/chefsat.htm

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #42 on: 05/01/2018 09:04 PM »
From GAO's 2018 assessment of NASA projects:
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The ICESat-2 project is proceeding to integration and test
after problems with lasers within the primary instrument—the
Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS)—
caused NASA to delay the launch readiness date from June
2018 to October 2018. This represents a 17-month delay
beyond the original baseline and a 4-month delay beyond
the rebaselined date set in 2014. However, the project is
working to an earlier, September 2018 launch readiness
date.

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #43 on: 05/23/2018 06:12 PM »
The last Delta II:

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"A @ulalaunch #DeltaII booster arrives at @NASA's Building 836, the Spacecraft Labs Telemetry Station at Vandenberg Air Force Base in  California." This booster will launch the #ICESat2 mission on Sept. 12, 2018. Photos: NASA/Randy Beaudoin & USAF 30th Space Wing/Vanessa Val

https://twitter.com/spacepat_o/status/999330603043557377

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #44 on: 05/24/2018 07:05 PM »
The last Delta II:

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"A @ulalaunch #DeltaII booster arrives at @NASA's Building 836, the Spacecraft Labs Telemetry Station at Vandenberg Air Force Base in  California." This booster will launch the #ICESat2 mission on Sept. 12, 2018. Photos: NASA/Randy Beaudoin & USAF 30th Space Wing/Vanessa Val

https://twitter.com/spacepat_o/status/999330603043557377
The last XLT Thor booster and Delta-K upper stage have now been moved on their transporters from B836 to the SLC-2 Horizontal Processing Facility (I am drawing a blank on the building number) and will soon make there way to the launch mount. All launcher components are now on base.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/42280108932/in/dateposted/

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #45 on: 05/29/2018 08:21 PM »
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The final #DeltaII booster being transported to SLC-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This booster will be used to launch the ICESat-2 mission for NASA on September 12, 2018. Credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin

https://twitter.com/spacepat_o/status/1001486721685573633

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #46 on: 05/30/2018 01:57 PM »
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In @NASA's Building 8337 at @30thSpaceWing, technicians and engineers cleaned and took samples from the payload fairing that will protect @NASA_ICESat2 🛰️ during launch. Liftoff atop a @ulalaunch Delta II 🚀 is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2018. More photos: go.nasa.gov/2LFuioJ

https://twitter.com/nasa_lsp/status/1001821309972762624

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #47 on: 06/02/2018 06:09 PM »
Updated ODAR for the ELaNa-18 mission, now showing DAVE, ELFIN, ELFIN-Star, SURFSat as the cubesats.

FCC File Number for DAVE is 0265-EX-CR-2018

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #48 on: 06/07/2018 06:23 PM »
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Heads up! The ULA #DeltaII rocket slated to launch NASA’s @ICESat-2 mission is vertical on the launch pad at Vandenberg AFB! See you in Sept as we launch this important Earth science mission – the final for the storied #DeltaII. Photos: @NASA_LSP @NASA_Edge

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1004777143744819200

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #49 on: 06/07/2018 08:27 PM »
3 months ahead of launch? Interesting.
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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #50 on: 06/07/2018 09:33 PM »
3 months ahead of launch? Interesting.
they typically do that at VAFB. I dont remember the main reason but there is greater longitivtiy when vertical at the pad. Also because they are cleaning out and vacating Delta-II facilities for FAI (Firefly Aerospace Inc.) to move into as they become disused.

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #51 on: 06/08/2018 08:28 AM »
3 months ahead of launch? Interesting.
they typically do that at VAFB. I dont remember the main reason but there is greater longitivtiy when vertical at the pad. Also because they are cleaning out and vacating Delta-II facilities for FAI (Firefly Aerospace Inc.) to move into as they become disused.

There have been Delta's going vertical on the pad as much as six (6) months (or more) before the launch. Sit-time for the core stage is almost unlimited.

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #52 on: 06/14/2018 07:49 PM »
3 months ahead of launch? Interesting.
they typically do that at VAFB. I dont remember the main reason but there is greater longitivtiy when vertical at the pad. Also because they are cleaning out and vacating Delta-II facilities for FAI (Firefly Aerospace Inc.) to move into as they become disused.

There have been Delta's going vertical on the pad as much as six (6) months (or more) before the launch. Sit-time for the core stage is almost unlimited.

The Delta II for JPSS was on the pad from July 2016 to November 2017! This was of course due to issues with the payload which delayed the launch.

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #53 on: 06/19/2018 03:41 PM »
0129-EX-CM-2018   DAVE

0477-EX-CN-2018   ELFIN/ELFIN-STAR

0474-EX-CN-2018   SurfSat

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #54 on: 06/23/2018 05:27 AM »
A selection of payload images from NASA Kennedy

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #55 on: 06/23/2018 05:30 AM »
NASA Kennedy LV images
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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #56 on: 07/06/2018 06:25 PM »
The Interstage Adapter (IS) was mated with the booster on June 12th followed by the GEM-40's. The Delta-K second stage was raised and mated with the stack on June 21st. The Delta-K environmental cap was then installed completing the stack for the time being until the payloads arrive in its payload canister and is mated and encapsulated in its fairing.. The fairing is already inside the payload room of the MST.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/
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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #57 on: 07/16/2018 12:01 AM »
updates included in this video.

Inside KSC! for July 13, 2018

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Published on Jul 13, 2018

This week in space news, NASA continues preparations to launch the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft is undergoing preflight checkouts, and the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket's solid motors and upper stage are now in place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKwCf5TRZ4Y?t=001

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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #58 on: 08/02/2018 04:31 PM »
SFN launch schedule, updated August 2:
ICESat-II launch delayed three days, from September 12 to September 15.
Launch window unchanged?
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Re: Delta II - ICESat-2 - September 15, 2018
« Reply #59 on: 08/08/2018 12:35 AM »
Launch time:

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After launching 154 missions, the @ulalaunch #DELTAII will fly its final this fall from Vandenberg with NASA's #ICESat2, now scheduled for Sep 15 at 5:46am PDT.

Was the first rocket I ever watched launched in person, I look forward to seeing it off on its final mission.

https://twitter.com/killianphoto/status/1026952706987053057

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