Author Topic: Ariane 5 VA241 -SES-14 (with NASA GOLD payload) & Al Yah-3 Jan. 25, 2018 UPDATES  (Read 174968 times)

Online jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18015
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 3646
  • Likes Given: 206

Offline ZachS09

Due to GOLD on board even NASA TV is going to cover this launch from 22:00 UTC onwards!  ;)

I'll only be covering the Arianespace webcast tonight.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Offline DaveS

  • Shuttle program observer
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8056
  • Sweden
  • Liked: 513
  • Likes Given: 21
Due to GOLD on board even NASA TV is going to cover this launch from 22:00 UTC onwards!  ;)

I'll only be covering the Arianespace webcast tonight.
Most likely it will just a rebroadcast of the Arianespace one.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

Offline ZachS09

The launch kit shows a 44 second coast between EPC shutdown and ESC-A second stage separation/ignition.  Has such a long coast occurred before?

 - Ed Kyle

You may have read it wrong, Ed.

Main Engine Cut Off is at H0+8 minutes, 51 seconds (T+8 minutes, 43.7 seconds) while second stage ignition is at H0+9 minutes, 1 second (T+8 minutes, 53.7 seconds); stage separation takes place three seconds before second stage ignition.

In conclusion, all three events occur within ten seconds.
« Last Edit: 01/25/2018 08:05 pm by ZachS09 »
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6991
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7068
  • Likes Given: 2292
Quote
#Ariane5 has moved to the launch zone with the SES-14 #satellite! Visit our media gallery to see more close-up images before today's launch: bit.ly/2ncrzb8 @Arianespace

https://twitter.com/ses_networks/status/956611094927245314

Offline ZachS09

One hour and counting.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Offline ZachS09

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

Offline ZachS09

Now testing the webcast's English soundtrack for the time being.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Offline mrhuggy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 331
  • East Yorkshire, UK
  • Liked: 79
  • Likes Given: 1
webcast started, with a tone.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18325
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6470
  • Likes Given: 874
English sound check.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18325
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6470
  • Likes Given: 874
That tone is really annoying!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline GWR64

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 162
  • Germany
  • Liked: 97
  • Likes Given: 67
Hello,

Apogee 45 000 km, is this the first launch in a super synchronous transfer orbit from Kourou?
« Last Edit: 01/25/2018 08:46 pm by GWR64 »

Offline ZachS09

Hello,

Apogee 45 000 km, is this the first Launch in a super synchronous transfer orbit from Kourou?

That is right.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Offline sewebster

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 294
  • British Columbia
  • Liked: 186
  • Likes Given: 137
That tone is really annoying!

Mute button doesn't even work for me!

Offline Req

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 402
  • Liked: 413
  • Likes Given: 2580
That tone is really annoying!

Mute button doesn't even work for me!

I had the same problem - refresh the page.  First time I've ever had to take an aspirin as a result of watching a launch webcast.

Offline pb2000

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 244
  • Calgary, AB/Mesquite, NV
  • Liked: 223
  • Likes Given: 123
Quote
#Ariane5 has moved to the launch zone with the SES-14 #satellite! Visit our media gallery to see more close-up images before today's launch: bit.ly/2ncrzb8 @Arianespace

https://twitter.com/ses_networks/status/956611094927245314
Lol, love the 2x4's, zip ties and duct tape holding together the test bits for a 100+ million $ satellite.
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT)

Offline ZachS09

The actual webcast should start within a few minutes.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18325
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6470
  • Likes Given: 874
Sound checks are finally over.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18325
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6470
  • Likes Given: 874
NASA coverage has started, talking about GOLD.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18325
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 6470
  • Likes Given: 874
One minute to start of coverage.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Tags: