Author Topic: LIVE: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015-018 - December 12, 2017 (18:36 UTC)  (Read 29941 times)

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LAUNCH!!


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Nominal first stage. Booster Sep.

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There's the four "space babies" as Arianespace commentary Katy Haswell calls them.

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On to the EPS.

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There's the four "space babies" as Arianespace commentary Katy Haswell calls them.
Not the best commentary I've ever heard. Did she seriously say that LOX/LH2 burns at absolute zero?

Edit: Nope, just found a replay. She stumbled over her words a bit, but was referring to the propellant temperature, not the combustion temperature. That being said, 20K is far from absolute zero.
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Today's Ariane 5 launch of 4 #Galileo navigation satellites was delayed to give @ESA, prime contractor #ohb time to correct anomaly on rubidium & maser atomic clocks on some earlier sats. "The issue of the clocks is now behind us," ESA nav chief @paul_verhoef said.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/940653837748264961

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Burn of the EPS complete. Into the ballistic phase at 8.8 km per second. Heading on the big climb uphill to the transfer orbit. Will take three hours to get there.

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Katy with the French commentator and Katy started speaking in French! ;D

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Was that ELA-4, the construction site of the new Ariane 6 launch complex, in the foreground of the drone camera view?
I don't think it is.
On the picture posted by Chris Berger you can see the BIF and BAF, it's at the launcher preparation area of Ariane 5.
This is most likely the new solid preparation facility. (Horizontal stage assembly and stowage)
In this Youtube video @ 35:30, 38:50 & 40:25 you can see the drone footage.


I've named the buildings on a screenshot from 40:25. Google maps location
Edit: I've added a screenshot from 35:30.
« Last Edit: 12/12/2017 07:14 PM by Rik ISS-fan »

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And we're back...

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 burning, and view of Ariane 6 pad

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Yes that was footage from ELA4  ;)
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Engine cuttoff
orienting for deployment
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First two released.

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Gallileo in your pocket video: IphoneX, Samsung S8 & Huawai?

and orbit parameters
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Separation of the 1st pair of satellites is on. Signal captured. One more pair to go :)

https://twitter.com/eu_gnss/status/940706670203764736

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Arianespace launch photo

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On to the third language: German. OHB promotion video.  ;D :-X
? DC4EU ???
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