Author Topic: LIVE: Rokot/Briz-KM - Sentinel-3A - Plesetsk - February 16, 2016  (Read 36216 times)

Offline eeergo

Launch video is up:

« Last Edit: 02/16/2016 05:09 PM by eeergo »
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Briz-KM MECO-1 and start of coasting should have happened. Second and final burn expected to take place over Madagascar.
« Last Edit: 02/16/2016 05:14 PM by eeergo »
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How much of the second stage could survive reentry?
Hopefully our forum member in Thule AB, close to 2nd stage debris NOTAMed zone, will have observed the reentry
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Representation of 1st stage and fairing impact zones
« Last Edit: 02/16/2016 05:33 PM by input~2 »

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Event timeline (observed vs nominal) up to 2nd stage separation

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Kiruna's antenna is being swiveled to the horizon where the upper composite is expected to rise in a few minutes.
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Online ZachS09

Briz-KM stage restart should be occurring at this time.
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Engine cutoff has occurred and we're standing by for spacecraft separation.
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Sentinel 3A should have separated from the Briz-KM by now. We're at T+1 hour and 20 minutes into the flight.
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(Trees not to scale).

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Now they are showing a movie of whales and stuff, and interviewing the director.

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Heh! Although she is brilliant :)

Still waiting for the AOS.

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Satellite signal has been received!

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Cheering and high fives....so that'll be AOS.

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First command has been sent, and solar array deploy should be happening now.
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Svalbard's Kongsberg station now tracking.
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From https://twitter.com/esaoperations

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First reports from the team indicate #Sentinel3 is healthy and in good condition :)

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#Sentinel3 solar array has deployed! The satellite and its thirsty batteries are drinking in the sunlight now

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