Author Topic: H-IIA F40 - IBUKI-2, KhalifaSat et al. - October 29, 2018 (04:08 UTC)  (Read 10282 times)

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, engine start, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, and liftoff of the 40th H-IIA rocket on a multinational mission of Earth observations, astronomy, and technology demonstrations.
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Vehicle is pitching downrange along an initial azimuth of 106 degrees.

Stage 1 propulsion nominal.
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Liftoff!
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H-IIA is now supersonic. Max-Q coming up shortly.
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T+60 seconds.

Looking great so far.
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T+1 minute.
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At the 2-minute mark, both SRBs will burn out before they jettison six seconds later.
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We have SRB burnout and jettison. LE-7A engine still burning well.
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T+2 minutes.

SRB burnout.
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T+3 minutes.
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T+3 minutes. The upper payload fairing will be jettisoned at the 260-second mark.
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Altitude 120 kilometers, velocity 1,850 m/s.
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The upper payload fairing has been jettisoned.

About a minute left in the first stage burn.
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X+4 minutes.
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Just earlier, the vehicle performed a dogleg maneuver, having traveled enough over the Pacific Ocean.
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T+5 minutes.

At the 398-second point, MECO will occur, followed by staging eight seconds later. The second stage's LE-5B engine will then start up nine seconds afterwards.
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Fairing separation.

X+5 minutes.
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Altitude 190 kilometers, velocity 2,600 m/s.
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T+6 minutes. Coming up on MECO in 30 seconds.
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