Author Topic: Starliner OFT (Atlas V) - 20-22 Dec 2019 - LAUNCH and LANDING - UPDATES  (Read 127963 times)

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Starliner briefing

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"The Starship has landed"

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"The Starship has landed"

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1207307227020877825

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The #AtlasV rocket has started its rollout from the 30-story Vertical Integration Facility to the Space Launch Complex-41 pad at Cape Canaveral to launch the first ##Starliner spacecraft. See our blog for live updates: bit.ly/av_oft

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Thanks Chris!

https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/1207313474084384770

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The launch whether commit criteria for the #AtlasV and #Starliner. #OFT

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1207311508360892417

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The Mobile Launch Platform is traveling to the pad with the help of undercarriage railcars and trackmobile machines that push the entire 1.6-million-pound platform and rocket along tracks up the hill to the pad.

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1207326495305322496

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The Mobile Launch Platform has been lowered onto the launch pad piers following today's #AtlasV #Starliner rollout at Cape Canaveral.

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https://twitter.com/travishousman1/status/1207327056427651073

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#OFT is at the pad.  Friday morning can’t come fast enough!

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Photo I took this morning of Roll out

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Boeing webcast:


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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1207351689252089856

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  48-foot-long swing arm has extended into position, bridging the Space Launch Complex-41 Crew Access Tower to the @BoeingSpace #Starliner spacecraft for hatch opening. bit.ly/av_oft

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Starliner Ready for its Inaugural Flight

Linda Herridge Posted on December 18, 2019

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 earlier today. Starliner now stands poised at the launch pad awaiting its maiden flight on Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 20. The flight test will provide valuable data on the end-to-end performance of the Atlas V rocket, Starliner spacecraft, and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, and landing operations. The data will be used as part of NASA’s process of certifying Boeing’s crew transportation system for carrying astronauts to and from the space station.

Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron continue to predict an 80% chance of favorable weather for launch on Friday morning. Primary concerns for launch day are the Cumulus Cloud Rule and User Ground Winds violations during the instantaneous launch window.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2019/12/18/starliner-ready-for-its-inaugural-flight/

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Weather is currently 80% go for launch targeted at 6:36 a.m. ET on Dec. 20

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1207352183651520513

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Some photos from ULA
« Last Edit: 12/18/2019 07:53 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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More ULA photos

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Thanks Chris!

twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/1207313474084384770

"The launch whether commit criteria for the #AtlasV and #Starliner. #OFT"

You can download the Reporter's Starliner Notebook from the Boeing web site! Its 74 pages long and I've attached it for posterity. The first 16 pages has information, with the remaining 58 pages available to make notes in.

http://www.boeing.com/space/starliner/launch/documents/Starliner_Notebook.pdf
« Last Edit: 12/19/2019 07:58 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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Here's the link to Boeing's website on Starliner's launch. Has a nice countdown clock and pretty awesome graphics.

http://www.boeing.com/space/starliner/launch/index.html
« Last Edit: 12/19/2019 07:39 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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