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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET Jan 11, 2019
« Reply #260 on: 01/04/2019 09:27 pm »
To-date the publicly released launch time has moved earlier at the mean rate of 12.9 min/d.<snip>
Ted Molczan

Dec. 30 + 7 days = Jan. 6 (NET date)

7 days x 12.9 min/day = (rounded) 90 min

Previous launch time - interval minutes = approx. launch time on new date

23:22 - 0:90 = 21:52 (UTC)

(Progression works with original launch UTC dates/times on Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 30.)

21:52 UTC = 13:52 PST

Extrapolating to Jan. 11:

5 days x -12.9 min/day = (rounded) -65 min

21:52 - 0:65 = 20:47 (UTC)

20:47 UTC = 12:47 PST
« Last Edit: 01/05/2019 06:13 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 11, 2019
« Reply #261 on: 01/05/2019 01:43 pm »
Confirmed:
https://twitter.com/SpacecoastPix/status/1080890968289624064

Any update on how the tanking test went (or if it happened at all)?

EDIT: Ok, I'm self-answering since I just found this tweet:


https://twitter.com/MXSOCAL/status/1081258057869316096
« Last Edit: 01/05/2019 03:48 pm by eeergo »
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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 11, 2019
« Reply #262 on: 01/05/2019 04:21 pm »
ULA:

ULA Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 Launch Date Under Review

(Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Jan. 5, 2019) – The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission launch date is under review. A new launch date and time will be provided pending the results of additional testing.

“We continue to remedy the technical issues that caused the last scrub of the Delta IV Heavy, and are working with our partners, the National Reconnaissance Office and the U.S. Air Force, to ensure that we fly when it is safe to do so,” said Gary Wentz, vice president of Government and Commercial programs, “we understand that this is a high-priority mission for the nation’s warfighters and we take our commitment to safety and mission assurance seriously.”

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 11, 2019
« Reply #263 on: 01/05/2019 04:26 pm »
That update suggests the recent tanking test didn't really flush out all the gremlins?

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 11, 2019
« Reply #264 on: 01/06/2019 11:09 pm »
https://twitter.com/spcplcyonline/status/1082039666717745153

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In response to my question about the launch date for #NROL71, ULA said "Hope to have a new date by this week. " So looks like it's going to be a while...

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 11, 2019
« Reply #265 on: 01/07/2019 04:58 am »
LAUNCH ALERT

                              Brian Webb
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9:21 PM
The next announced Vandenberg AFB rocket launch is a Falcon 9 on the morning of January 8. The Falcon is scheduled to lift off from the south base at 07:48 PST and carry Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75 into orbit.

The Delta IV Heavy launch has been delayed indefinitely. There is no new launch date.

[emphasis Bold mine, Tony]
« Last Edit: 01/08/2019 03:45 am by catdlr »
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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 11, 2019
« Reply #266 on: 01/07/2019 03:50 pm »
ILC-of-the-week now looking like 15 January.  National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

Edit:  Well that didn't last long.  Forget the 15th.....  Was looking good, but no range availability for a few days.
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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #267 on: 01/09/2019 01:43 am »
Launch Alert
Brian Webb
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 Jan 8, 2018

This week's Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg AFB is now tentatively scheduled for no earlier than January 11. The launch time has not been announced.

There is still no launch date for the Delta IV Heavy.

[emphasis Bold mine, Tony]
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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #268 on: 01/09/2019 01:56 am »
I'll take Newton_V's updates over the launch alert newsletter.

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There is a roadblock..
If the Amtrak station (and the road leading to it) is blocked, what's the next best/closest public place to view a Delta 4 launch?

There is a roadblock..
If the Amtrak station (and the road leading to it) is blocked, what's the next best/closest public place to view a Delta 4 launch?

Assuming it's not closed down in town, jump on San Miguelito Road and drive as far south down it as you can. It was open for the Heavy launches in 2011 and 2013.

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #271 on: 01/12/2019 06:43 am »
The launch of Delta IV-H - NROL-71 Mission doesn't seem to on the cards at this moment as ULA seems to be grappling to remedy the technical issue for which the launch had to be scrubbed last time.

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1081604835315773451

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1081605703519928327

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #272 on: 01/12/2019 01:42 pm »
Those tweets are a week old and say exactly the same thing as the statement Chris B. posted on that date.

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #273 on: 01/12/2019 03:04 pm »
This is the most recent tweet from Tory Bruno that is germane to this.

Almost there. Very small hydrogen leak. Stubborn to isolate. Would only manifest at cryo temps. Looks like we may have it now. Stand by for more shortly.

10:37 AM - 10 Jan 2019

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1083432658284277760

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #274 on: 01/13/2019 09:19 am »
A smaller item among the greater--re: patchology

I noted that the eagle on the NROL-71 patch is wearing a second dog-tag, partially obscured by the first dog-tag.  The first letter is "D."  Only the lower portion of the stem of the second letter is visible.

Given the apparent sans-serif type, it could be an F, I, P, T, or Y.

Does the second set of apparent dog-tag initials have a deeper meaning?  Or is it the initials of the artist?
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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET mid-January 2019
« Reply #275 on: 01/14/2019 01:38 am »
A smaller item among the greater--re: patchology

I noted that the eagle on the NROL-71 patch is wearing a second dog-tag, partially obscured by the first dog-tag.  The first letter is "D."  Only the lower portion of the stem of the second letter is visible.

Given the apparent sans-serif type, it could be an F, I, P, T, or Y.

Does the second set of apparent dog-tag initials have a deeper meaning?  Or is it the initials of the artist?
Donald Trump?  :-[

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 19, 2019
« Reply #276 on: 01/15/2019 04:15 pm »
ULA:

MEDIA UPDATE
 

ULA Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 Set to Launch Jan. 19, 2019



(Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Jan. 15, 2019) – The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 11:05 a.m. PST.

 

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - NET January 19, 2019
« Reply #277 on: 01/15/2019 05:09 pm »
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
191756Z TO 192037Z JAN, ALTERNATE 1756Z TO 2037Z
DAILY 20 THRU 22 JAN
IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 25-12N 116-54W, 25-02N 117-34W,
26-40N 118-05W, 26-50N 117-25W.
B. 04-41S 109-18W, 04-53S 110-04W,
00-05N 111-16W, 00-17N 110-30W.
2. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
192001Z TO 192217Z JAN, ALTERNATE 2001Z TO 2217Z
DAILY 20 THRU 22 JAN IN AREA BOUND BY
41-15N 147-26W, 41-27N 146-44W,
39-57N 146-03W, 39-46N 146-45W.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 222317Z JAN 19.//

Authority: WESTERN RANGE 141949Z JAN 19.

Date: 142116Z JAN 19
Cancel: 22231700 Jan 19

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - January 19, 2019
« Reply #278 on: 01/16/2019 07:21 pm »
https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1085630166599110659

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Counting down to launch! L-3 and everything is progressing towards launch of the #DeltaIV Heavy carrying #NROL71, planned for 1/19 at  11:05am PST from Vandenberg AFB. The current weather outlook shows a 60% chance of favorable conditions for launch. @NatReconOfc @30thSpaceWing

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Re: Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - January 19, 2019
« Reply #279 on: 01/17/2019 08:53 pm »
https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1085904389087186945

Quote from:  Tory Bruno
Looking good for this weekend. Pgo=60%. Keeping an eye on ground winds. #NROL71
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT)

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