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Offline JamesSpaceFlight

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #1 on: 11/07/2005 02:01 PM »
I've had associations with Inmarsat. Great company.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #2 on: 11/08/2005 09:35 AM »
Good news, launch will be webcast here:

http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2005 09:38 AM »
Extended lunch break request has been e-mailed in! Thanks!

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2005 10:01 AM »
I've never seen a sea launch before and the only thing that comes to mind when seeing that mission control ship is off the film Contact

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2005 10:19 AM »
Well they do a good job on the webcast then this will be spectacular. I have a feeling it will be a couple of webcams, but we live in hope.

Still on target for launching in just about three hours time?

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2005 10:22 AM »
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Well they do a good job on the webcast then this will be spectacular. I have a feeling it will be a couple of webcams, but we live in hope.

Still on target for launching in just about three hours time?

Yes, still on target for just after 2pm UK time, 9am East Coast time USA. Remember this will be a night launch.

Here's some webcam images linked from their site (www.sea-launch.com) before the actual webcast...

http://www.navigon.net/sl/

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2005 10:46 AM »
I'll be watching. Benefits of an individual office ;)
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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #8 on: 11/08/2005 12:46 PM »
Webcast stating in 5 mins :)

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #9 on: 11/08/2005 12:56 PM »
Inmarsat seem to have a good link for the webcast too:

http://reflectweb.reflectsystems.com/getContent.aspx?WCID=88106417-5c4e-4b61-9b9a-dad218246d8f# - not started yet. When I - or anyone - gets a good webcast, post the link here.

Also wondering if their GMT is affected by the winter time clocks change, which would put this one hour away...we'll see. Webcam shows the rocket still on the pad and pressuring up.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #10 on: 11/08/2005 01:00 PM »
Got a feeling this is going to be 3:06pm UK time, given no webcast yet. GMT is such a stupid time anyway :)

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #11 on: 11/08/2005 01:06 PM »
Well the webcam has GMT the same as UK Time, so obviously they haven't got their webcast to work!

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #12 on: 11/08/2005 01:10 PM »
Webcast up!

T-5 mins to launch.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #13 on: 11/08/2005 01:10 PM »
Webcast working, cool!!!
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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #14 on: 11/08/2005 01:11 PM »
T-3 mins to launch, all looking good.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #15 on: 11/08/2005 01:12 PM »
Into the terminal count (horrible quality webcast, although a super impressive mission control ship!)

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #16 on: 11/08/2005 01:13 PM »
T-1 minute......All systems go.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #17 on: 11/08/2005 01:15 PM »
Lift off!!! Wow, impressive sight.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #18 on: 11/08/2005 01:15 PM »
Wow. That looks like a powerful beast.
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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #19 on: 11/08/2005 01:16 PM »
Great launch. That moved without much of a problem!

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #20 on: 11/08/2005 01:20 PM »
World's worst webcast, rubbish job by their site people, but a great launch and all looked good.

Stage Seperation. Second stage ignition.

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #21 on: 11/08/2005 01:22 PM »
MECO. All systems nominal. Looks like a good one :)

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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #22 on: 11/08/2005 01:33 PM »
Into a coast before the second final burn. Nice stuff. Didn't know the Sat was as big as a London Bus!
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RE: UK Satellite set for launch
« Reply #23 on: 11/10/2005 04:17 AM »
I'm surprised this got very little coverage anywhere else. This is all very interesting, sea launches, and it went very well by the looks of it.

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