Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY and FD1+ Updates  (Read 68691 times)

Online Chris Bergin

There's the rocketcam reference on the loop. Hopefully it'll kick into life a bit going uphill.

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The TEL (portable gantry) is being rotated. At lift-off TEL is rapidly retracted from the vehicle

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Going to reboot the rocketcam, to see if that fixes the RF link.

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A recycle of the rocketcam would be initiated at T-20 mins. No issue for launch regardless.


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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #44 on: 09/18/2013 02:25 PM »
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MES Chilldown is go, pending the range resolution.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #46 on: 09/18/2013 02:25 PM »
Beautiful day for Ord D
 
 
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #47 on: 09/18/2013 02:26 PM »
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Main Engine System chilldown is close. This chills the two AJ-26 engines on the first stage.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #48 on: 09/18/2013 02:26 PM »
ISS crossing over the east coast now headed SW.  woke up just in time to see the start of the coverage.  Three hours of sleep--go to go for a while  :)
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And there's L-30 mins.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #50 on: 09/18/2013 02:29 PM »
Trouble shooting a rocket cam issue--hopefully they get it fixed so we get great views.
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« Reply #51 on: 09/18/2013 02:30 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #52 on: 09/18/2013 02:30 PM »
ISS crossing over the east coast now headed SW.  woke up just in time to see the start of the coverage.  Three hours of sleep--go to go for a while  :)

I think you mean SE. ISS never travels west.

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Wow. Just the one house they still can't clear.

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Range ops:

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #55 on: 09/18/2013 02:31 PM »
T-30 min
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« Reply #56 on: 09/18/2013 02:32 PM »
Range control etc.
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« Reply #57 on: 09/18/2013 02:33 PM »
ISS crossing over the east coast now headed SW.  woke up just in time to see the start of the coverage.  Three hours of sleep--go to go for a while  :)

I think you mean SE. ISS never travels west.

Correct, eyes still bleary.  ISS crew is running the second of two emergency exercises leading up to watching the launch streamed live.
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RSO GREEN for the DFO issue.
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Nice. They've kicked the people out of that one house to clear the range :)

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