Author Topic: Ariane 5 VA241 -SES-14 (with NASA GOLD payload) & Al Yah-3 Jan. 25, 2018 UPDATES  (Read 172071 times)

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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.
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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.
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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 »
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#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

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One hour and counting.
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Now testing the webcast's English soundtrack for the time being.
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webcast started, with a tone.

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English sound check.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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That tone is really annoying!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Hello,

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

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

That is right.
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That tone is really annoying!

Mute button doesn't even work for me!

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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.

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#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.
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The actual webcast should start within a few minutes.
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Sound checks are finally over.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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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.

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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.

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