Author Topic: Ariane 5 VA244 - Galileo-FOC FM019, 20, 21&22 - 25 July 2018  (Read 17775 times)

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Altitude 133 kilometers, downrange 1,240 kilometers, velocity 6.3 kilometers a second.
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T+8 minutes. We'll lose signal from the Galliot station pretty soon.

We've had SNA AOS.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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And there's MECO. Stage separation is confirmed, and we're standing by for second stage engine start in 15 seconds.

Vehicle had already reached orbital speed before shutdown.
« Last Edit: 07/25/2018 08:11 PM by ZachS09 »
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Second stage is up and running. This first burn will last 639 seconds until T+19 minutes, 50.7 seconds.
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T+10 minutes. Make sure to tune in to SpaceX for the Iridium-NEXT F7 launch in four minutes.
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On to the upper stage.

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Altitude 218 kilometers, downrange 2,500 kilometers, velocity 8.4 kilometers a second.
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At this time, Ariane 5 is flying directly over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Launch replay

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T+12 minutes.

Second stage thrust is nominal.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Altitude 356 kilometers, downrange 3,630 kilometers, velocity 8.5 kilometers a second.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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About six minutes left in this first burn.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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T+14 minutes, 18 seconds. At this point, the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket has lifted off from Vandenberg carrying the Iridium-NEXT F7 mission.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Altitude 530 kilometers, downrange 4,700 kilometers, velocity 8.63 kilometers a second.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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T+16 minutes.

Continuing to hear from the DDO that everything is nominal.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Three minutes remaining until shutdown.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Altitude 815 kilometers, downrange 5,930 kilometers, velocity 8.78 kilometers a second.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Vehicle travelling nearly 9 kilometers a second.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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SECO-1 has occurred and Ariane 5 has inserted itself into a parking orbit, whose apogee rises to at least 22,922 kilometers.

Between SECO-1 and the second stage restart is a coast phase lasting 11,272 seconds, which is about 3 hours and 8 minutes.
« Last Edit: 07/25/2018 01:38 PM by ZachS09 »
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Altitude 1,210 kilometers, downrange 7,200 kilometers, velocity 8.79 kilometers a second.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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