Author Topic: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017  (Read 68882 times)

Offline ZachS09

1 minute into the flight. Less than twenty seconds remaining in the first stage burn.
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We have first stage burnout. 1 minute, 20 seconds in.

The vent covers surrounding the second stage nozzle will be jettisoned prior to staging.
« Last Edit: 10/31/2017 09:16 PM by ZachS09 »
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #162 on: 10/31/2017 08:39 PM »
Launch with the oddly named stage 0 performing nominally.

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Nominal guy is back.

Offline ZachS09

First stage separation, second stage ignition. Second stage burn will last for 1 minute and 9 seconds.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #165 on: 10/31/2017 08:39 PM »
T+1 minute.
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Offline ZachS09

Second stage thrust vector actuator is nominal.

T+2 minutes.
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On Stage 1 (which is the second stage).

Offline ZachS09

Loss of telemetry in the center.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #169 on: 10/31/2017 08:40 PM »
Negative telemetry :(

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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #170 on: 10/31/2017 08:40 PM »
Stage 0 separation.

T+2 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #171 on: 10/31/2017 08:40 PM »
No telemetry?

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Still have lock on range data.

Should be on third stage powered flight.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #173 on: 10/31/2017 08:41 PM »
Still have Range Tracking.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #174 on: 10/31/2017 08:41 PM »
Lost telemetry!

Have lock on range data.
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Three minutes Mission Elapsed Time.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #176 on: 10/31/2017 08:41 PM »
It's back!  Phew...

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Recovered telemetry.

Fairing has separated. Third stage has burnt out.
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Re: LIVE: Minotaur-C - SkySat x6 (S/N 8-13) - October 31, 2017
« Reply #178 on: 10/31/2017 08:42 PM »
Recovered telemetry.

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The vehicle will now coast for 1 minute and 10 seconds until the third stage separates.
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