Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-6/CRS-6 DRAGON - April 14 - LAUNCH  (Read 138103 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

MAIN UPDATE ONLY THREAD for the CRS-6/SpX-6 Dragon Mission ATTEMPT 2. This thread will be converted to the Launch and Flight Day 1 Updates pending a successful launch.

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April 14 - 16:10 local time (20:10 UTC).

Static Fire:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/spacex-tanking-tests-in-flight-abort-falcon-9/

William Graham's extensive launch day article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/spacex-falcon-9-crs-6-dragon-stage-return/
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« Last Edit: 04/16/2015 03:14 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Here's today's 45th Wing forecast.

Edit: conclusion is 60% GO, 40% chance of weather violation.
« Last Edit: 04/14/2015 01:53 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Here's today's 45th Wing forecast.

Headline items pulled out of PDF:

Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s):  Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

Thursday probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s):  Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule. Lightning
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Today models look a bit better (this is 4 PM storm activity prediction from Weather Underground).

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https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/587994969148956673

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James Dean ‏@flatoday_jdean 22m

If SpaceX does not launch today, mission would stand down Wed. due to ISS phasing. Launch weather looks worse Thurs./Fri.

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Into fueling operations for the second attempt.

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60 mins to NASA TV coverage.

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Youtube stream link(up in 95 minutes):

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Likely nearest meteo buoy to the ASDS location shows good weather.  :)
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=41010&unit=M&tz=STN

Wind Speed (WSPD):   6.0 m/s
Wind Gust (GST):    7.0 m/s
Wave Height (WVHT):   0.9 m
Dominant Wave Period (DPD):   6 sec
Average Period (APD):   4.6 sec
« Last Edit: 04/14/2015 06:37 PM by pospa »

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Offline Chris Bergin

Live coverage - and this is an UPDATE ONLY thread.

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"Weather is dynamic"

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Weather brief in nine mins.

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No technical issues in work.

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No technical issues being worked. Weather is green.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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NASA spokesman Mike Curie on NASA TV says weather conditions are better than yesterday, less moisture in the atmosphere and more stability, with easterly sea breeze prevailing.
« Last Edit: 04/14/2015 07:09 PM by Kabloona »

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LOX cloud :)

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