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Solar Orbiter is targeting 11:03 p.m. EST (0403 GMT Feb. 10).

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Old 02-09-2020, 03:27 PM   #2
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Cool!
6 Venus and 2 Earth gravity-assists to crank down the orbit and increase inclination:

Good luck Solar Orbiter and AtlasV teams.
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Launch replay.

http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Vi...rbiter_liftoff

Why do the SRB not jettison as soon as they have finished?

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 Launch replay.

http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Vi...rbiter_liftoff

Why do the SRB not jettison as soon as they have finished?
Could have aerodynamic reasons, note that the SRB burnout is shortly after Max Q, and the boosters have no separation motors that force the boosters away from the stage. Just look here as well:

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 Launch replay.

http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Vi...rbiter_liftoff

Why do the SRB not jettison as soon as they have finished?

https://www.reddit.com/r/rocketry/co...er_separation/


"dynamic pressure constraints"
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is there an addon for this
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Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter
http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Im..._Solar_Orbiter
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First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board is in good health following a successful deployment of the spacecraft’s instrument boom.
http://www.esa.int/Science_Explorati...s_measurements


http://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/...ing_early_days

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