Author Topic: Ariane 5 VA244 - Galileo-FOC FM019, 20, 21&22 - 25 July 2018  (Read 17187 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Getting this article on now so it doesn't get swallowed up by the Falcon 9 launch article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/07/ariane-5-es-bow-out-launch-galileo-quadruplets/

Online Chris Bergin

Anyone seen a better webcast link than the ESA page?
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Galileo/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_23_26


CNES option thanks to @_elbertina
« Last Edit: 07/25/2018 09:42 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Galileo's Ariane 5 at ZL3 launch site

Flight VA244's Ariane 5 with Galileo satellites 23–26 aboard has been moved from the BAF Final Assembly Building to the ZL3 launch site ahead of its launch on Wednesday 25 July 2018.

Credits: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG - P Baudon

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Under one hour to launch now.
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Anyone seen a better webcast link than the ESA page?
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Galileo/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_23_26


CNES option thanks to @_elbertina


The Arianespace page? http://www.arianespace.com/mission/ariane-flight-va244/
(webcast should automatically appear later)
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Arianespace webcast is now available to watch.
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All nominal at the launch site for today’s #Ariane5 launch with 4 #Galileo satellites. Weather status: all green. Liftoff at 13:25 CEST (11:25 GMT)

Watch live from 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT) esa.int/live

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1022072157654974464
« Last Edit: 07/25/2018 10:55 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Webcast is live on ESA's website; Arianespace is apparently NOT hosting it.
« Last Edit: 07/25/2018 11:12 AM by ZachS09 »
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Was taken at the 18-minute mark.
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Weather is GREEN, no issues being reported.
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-15 minutes.
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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Completely green board.
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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Today's launch will complete the Galileo constellation at a total of 26 sats.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Offline ZachS09

T-10 minutes.

Launch continues to be scheduled for 11:25:08.3 UTC (8:25:08.3 AM local), which is 7.3 seconds after H0: the time of main engine start.
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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Currently showing overhead views of the Guiana Space Centre using a drone.
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-7 minutes. Synchronized Sequence has just started, as reported by the DDO.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Online Chris Bergin

Nice updated view of the Ariane 6 launch site!

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Under 6 minutes to launch. No last-minute issues have arisen yet.
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-5 minutes.

According to a recent tweet from Arianespace, not only will this be the last Ariane 5ES model to be launched, but the medium-sized fairing will be retired and this will be the last time four Galileo satellites are launched at once.
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-4 minutes. First and second stages should be pressurizing to flight level.
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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