Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES  (Read 167951 times)

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Got eyes on LC-39A this morning from Playalinda beach and currently at the Saturn V Center. TEL was still out and HIF was closed when I passed by around 10am and going to check on it again right now.

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Got eyes on LC-39A this morning from Playalinda beach and currently at the Saturn V Center. TEL was still out and HIF was closed when I passed by around 10am and going to check on it again right now.

Brady says the door is now open:
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/874662582338158592

@NASASpaceflight HIF door is open, working on getting a peek inside.

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Here comes the TEL!

@NASASpaceflight TEL is moving to the HIF.

https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/874698317594284032

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https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/874719479447552000

@NASASpaceflight Looks like F9 is hooked up to the gantry to be lifted on the TEL. Inspection going on with launch clamps outside HIF.

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"Of Course I Still Love You" and Roomba photos from helicopter today.

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NOTMAR BulgariaSat-1 Launch Hazard Areas for primary launch date 17-June active in window 18:05 to 21:01 UTC or alternatively 18-June 18:05 to 21:01 UTC).

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Static Fire now Thursday evening. No word of any issues, just likely a tight flow and they aren't going to rush things (obviously). No official word on the launch date moving to Sunday, but it's clearly going to be a watch item as it's now tight, per conducting the test, detanking, safing, TEL to horizontal, rollback, mate the stack and get back out on the pad.

If the launch date changes, it'll be added to this update thread.

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HIF door appears to be closed and TEL is inside as of this morning. Also some pretty pictures of LC-39a from the Max Brewer Bridge.

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Initial weather forecast not good, only 40% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Lightning Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule and Lightning Rule
« Last Edit: 06/14/2017 03:53 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Slipped to NET Monday (request to Eastern Range).

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« Last Edit: 06/15/2017 09:17 AM by jpo234 »
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Static Fire window opens at 6pm Eastern, runs through to midnight. On track for the start of the window right now.

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Falcon 9 is vertical for today's static fire attempt.


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No surprises, but the 45th tweeting this says "Range Approved" (was Range Requested last night).

https://twitter.com/45thSpaceWing/status/875396160307044352

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At just before 5 pm local time, the LC-39 area is still under a Phase 1 Lightning Warning and there is light rain in the area.
Things have improved weather wise during the last hour, and will possibly calm down after sundown, about 8:30 pm local time.
I'll keep an eye on the weather radar.


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No lightning in vicinity.

 
Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

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T-6 minutes to opening of window. No vapours visible. Could just be wind direction.

EDIT: Big vent.
« Last Edit: 06/15/2017 09:54 PM by Flying Beaver »
Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

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