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Old 08-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #61
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A totally side question: have they been purging oxygen during the whole hold? Just turned NASA TV on.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #62
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Countdown restart in 2 minutes.

Go for launch.

Last edited by Codz; 08-05-2011 at 04:20 PM. Reason: Misheard restart time.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #63
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Spacecraft on internal power, countdown will continue in 2 minutes.

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And, we're now at T-4 minutes and counting!
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #64
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What will be the spacecraft's parking orbit around Earth? Anyone knows?
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #65
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T-4 minutes and counting.
  • The 609th launch for Atlas program since 1957
  • The 321st Atlas to occur from Cape Canaveral
  • The 27th launch of an Atlas 5 since 2002
  • The 23rd Atlas 5 to occur from the Cape
  • The 19th Atlas 5 under United Launch Alliance
  • The 2nd Atlas 5 to fly in the 551 configuration
  • The 5th NASA launch on Atlas 5
  • The 4th Atlas launch of 2011
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #66
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 What will be the spacecraft's parking orbit around Earth? Anyone knows?
http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/docs/m...v_juno_mob.pdf
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:25 PM   #67
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T-30 seconds!

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Liftoff!
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #68
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Beautiful launch!
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:33 PM   #69
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SPACE.com:
Florida Today - The Flame Trench: Atlas Roars Off With Jupiter-Bound Juno
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:36 PM   #70
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MECO1, successful parking orbit insertion.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #71
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Did anyone else notice that for a while the listed altitude was higher than apogee altitude?

I should call NASA and complain
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #73
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1 minute to ejection burn.

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9 minute ejection burn started.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #74
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 T-4 minutes and counting.
  • The 609th launch for Atlas program since 1957
  • The 321st Atlas to occur from Cape Canaveral
  • The 27th launch of an Atlas 5 since 2002
  • The 23rd Atlas 5 to occur from the Cape
  • The 19th Atlas 5 under United Launch Alliance
  • The 2nd Atlas 5 to fly in the 551 configuration
  • The 5th NASA launch on Atlas 5
  • The 4th Atlas launch of 2011
  • The 1st NASA launch post-Space Shuttle.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #75
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Reached Earth escape velocity 90 seconds to MECO2.

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Nominal MECO2.

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Successful spacecraft separation.
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