Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : PAZ & Microsat 2a/2b : SLC-4E Vandy - UPDATES - Feb 22, 2018  (Read 85398 times)

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Mr. Steven has been holding this position for a bit now. Looks like the spider is ready!
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Flight area clear and ready to proceed with terminal count.

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T-45mins.  10 mins away from the start of LOX load.

They will proceed with all fueling and countdown steps as they await the last weather balloon data at T-25mins to see if the Upper Level Winds have calmed down enough to proceed.  The LD did not seem hopeful of this.

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Range is GO for launch.  Still waiting on ULW data.

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ECS systems are configured for Stage 1 LOX load.
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Upper Level Wind loads at "101.8" per the LD.  Team is proceeding per plan into LOX load.

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Teams polled for technical LOX load constraints.  There are none.

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T-35mins.  LOX load has started.

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T-40 minutes until Falcon 9 launch of PAZ. Pending weather balloon data, launch webcast will go live about 15 minutes before liftoff → http://spacex.com/webcast

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/966307027684225025
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Per most recent weather balloon data from more than 30 mins ago (still waiting on new data), Upper Level Winds were at 101.8% of max allowed. So that's close & why they're proceeding with fueling. If they get below 100%, we'll be OK to launch.

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Interstage ECS is ready for Stage 2 LOX load.

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Starting to get busy @ ocean ave. Still dark, but a bit of light on the horizon, so might be another good show for socal.
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT)

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T-20 mins.  Technically, everything is still going perfectly.  Waiting on final weather balloon data on Upper Level Winds.

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SCRUB due to Upper Level Winds.

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Launch auto-sequence terminated.

Detanking in work.

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Next opportunity is tomorrow at the same time.  Waiting to here if the plan is a 24hr or 48hr turnaround.

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Standing down today due to strong upper level winds. Now targeting launch of PAZ for February 22 at 6:17 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/966313372814749701
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AFTS is safed.  Team proceeding through initial scrub operations to safe the vehicle before detanking commences.

Computers in manual mode.

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24hr turnaround confirmed.   22 February at 06:17 PST (14:17 UTC) is the new target.

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Booster lazing about in the noon day sun, after getting a last minute pardon.
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT)

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