Author Topic: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - January 19, 2019  (Read 77430 times)

Offline Newton_V

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That is called the pain chart/table.

Yes, the pain level on DIV Heavy is T-7 seconds, so luckily it scrubbed before that last week.

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1074743040906907648

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We are go for launch! The Launch Readiness Review (LRR) was completed this morning. At the conclusion of the meeting, senior leaders were polled and gave a unanimous “go” for launch. http://bit.ly/div_nrol71
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The 19 mph ground wind is forecast for tomorrow so let hope it may died down a bit once the sun comes down for 5:57pm launch.
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Dam, first time in the USA and long time lurker here.. was so excited for a launch to happen mere  2hrs drive from me.. and now this wind...

So there is 80% chance for the launch not happening..  What would you advice? To head up after the next forecast, about noon tomorrow? Renwick Ave or Floradale Ave ?

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Dam, first time in the USA and long time lurker here.. was so excited for a launch to happen mere  2hrs drive from me.. and now this wind...

So there is 80% chance for the launch not happening..  What would you advice? To head up after the next forecast, about noon tomorrow? Renwick Ave or Floradale Ave ?

If you are still in town on Wednesday for the next launch attempt, the weather looks better.  As for viewing spot, I would suggest going to the Surf Beach Amtrak station.  It was open to the public during the initial launch attempt on the 7th and 8th.  I would suggest you get there at least 2 hours before launch.  It got pretty crowded after that when I was there on the 8th.

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Dam, first time in the USA and long time lurker here.. was so excited for a launch to happen mere  2hrs drive from me.. and now this wind...

So there is 80% chance for the launch not happening..  What would you advice? To head up after the next forecast, about noon tomorrow? Renwick Ave or Floradale Ave ?

If you are still in town on Wednesday for the next launch attempt, the weather looks better.  As for viewing spot, I would suggest going to the Surf Beach Amtrak station.  It was open to the public during the initial launch attempt on the 7th and 8th.  I would suggest you get there at least 2 hours before launch.  It got pretty crowded after that when I was there on the 8th.


Looks like those days are over - you will now see a roadblock prior to Ocean Park and Surf Station, same as is done on other launches.  This started today.

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Offline RocketLover0119

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from the live blog, a brief hold was called, now underway again:

"T-minus 2 hours, 53 minutes and holding. Fueling operations are on hold while the team is troubleshooting a valve at the launch pad. A red team is being sent to Space Launch Complex 6 to manually close the valve."

"The valve has been closed remotely and fueling operations are resuming."
"The Falcon has landed"

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Dam, first time in the USA and long time lurker here.. was so excited for a launch to happen mere  2hrs drive from me.. and now this wind...

So there is 80% chance for the launch not happening..  What would you advice? To head up after the next forecast, about noon tomorrow? Renwick Ave or Floradale Ave ?

If you are still in town on Wednesday for the next launch attempt, the weather looks better.  As for viewing spot, I would suggest going to the Surf Beach Amtrak station.  It was open to the public during the initial launch attempt on the 7th and 8th.  I would suggest you get there at least 2 hours before launch.  It got pretty crowded after that when I was there on the 8th.


Looks like those days are over - you will now see a roadblock prior to Ocean Park and Surf Station, same as is done on other launches.  This started today.

Did you see the roadblock today?

There is a roadblock..

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Fueling is complete.

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Picture of Delta IV Heavy tanking ahead of launch, on the live blog, link below for those who want to follow along prior to the webcast:

https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-nrol-71
"The Falcon has landed"

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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-nrol-71

"4:55 p.m. PST (7:55 p.m. EST; 0055 UTC)
The standard post-fueling inspections of the rocket’s outer thermal insulation is underway using launch pad cameras."
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Launch time adjusted to 5:49 PT, due to the hold earlier in the count.
"The Falcon has landed"

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Livestream.

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

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Since the launch time has been moved by five minutes, the webcast should start in about ten minutes.

EDIT: Never mind. It'll start earlier.
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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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Colour check.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-25 minutes. Not for resale notice.
« Last Edit: 12/20/2018 12:24 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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