Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 88258 times)

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Falcon Heavy, launching Tuesday, in foreground and Falcon 9, launching tomorrow, in background

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Latest forecast now over 90% GO for today. ULW still forecast at 100 kts, so hopefully ok.

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: <10%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule

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Its a beautiful day to launch!#GovSat1 perched on @SpaceX #Falcon9 w picperfect skies,warm/virtually no winds-in contrast to Jan30 gloomy clouds/brisk threatening [email protected]_Satellites #SES. Liftoff today Jan31 425 PM ET @ken_kremer SpaceUpClose.com kenkremer.com

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Great flight proven booster close-ups:

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Looking perfect for a launch today! In about an hour we will be heading to the causeway to get ready to photograph the launch follow @Teslarati #falcon9 #spacex #rocketlaunch #space #florida

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Spacecraft ready for prop load.

Hold fire checks in work.

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Hold fire checks complete.  No issues.

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Prop go/no go poll in work.

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GO for propellant load AND launch!

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The launch auto-sequence has started, as has propellant loading of RP-1 into the Falcon 9.  Launch is scheduled for 16:25 EST (21:25 UTC)

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confirmation everything is GO for launch!!

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/958795648064630784
"The Falcon has landed"

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Team is now being briefed on the abort sequence and what operators should do if there is an urgent and non-urgent need to abort the auto sequence.  This is a standard briefing.  All is well.  There are no issues being worked at this time.

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60 minutes.  All is quiet on the LD loop.  RP-1 prop load is progressing without issue.

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Loop continues to be VERY quiet.  Good sign.

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All still quiet. 

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25mins.   All still quiet and good.  The security helicopter is patrolling for planes and boats.

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A LOX VENT!!!!


A BIG vent, too!
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Wow.  This vent us STILL happening.  But all is well!

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SpaceX FM has begun.

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

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'Test Shot Starfish - Flight Proven' on the webcast. Things are picking up!
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