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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Teams_ready_for_Sentinel-1B_launch

21 April 2016
A final, full rehearsal has confirmed that teams at ESA’s mission control are ready for tomorrow’s launch of the Sentinel-1B radar satellite.

An Arianespace rocket carrying Sentinel-1B is set to deliver the next satellite in Europe’s Copernicus Earth environmental monitoring programme into orbit tomorrow.

Follow the launch via live webstream.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/O...icus/Sentinel-1/Watch_live_Sentinel-1B_launch

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Liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana has been postponed 24 hours to 24 April owing to weather conditions

Ho hum, hopefully better tomorrow.

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ESA live feed is now reporting Event starts at 21:40 GMT, presumably weather?

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ESA live feed is now reporting Event starts at 21:40 GMT, presumably weather?

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Weather is GO and launch will occur at 2102:13 UTC. The time you quoted is BST, not UTC.
 

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Well, I thought I saw GMT, but its counting down now!

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SCRUB! A fault has occurred with the Soyuz IMU and countdown has been stopped. Not yet decided if another try will occur tomorrow.
 

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Sentinel-1B launch from Kourou - Delay

Event starts Fri, Apr 29 2016 9:40 PM GMT

From livestream

Well, changed again:

Event starts Mon, Apr 25 2016 9:40 PM GMT

Think I'll stop updating and wait till Galactic Penguin does it properly.

Follow the Sentinel-1B launch live from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 25 April. Streaming begins at 20:40 GMT (22:40 CEST), with liftoff scheduled at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST)

From ESA



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Live coverage is via the ESA livestream?

Does Arianespace no longer offer live launch coverage?

I can't find any reference to live coverage on their website. Too bad, they had the best commentators.
 

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Streaming is live:
 

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T0, liftoff!

---------- Post added at 10:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:02 PM ----------

Korolev cross is visible!

---------- Post added at 10:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:04 PM ----------

Fregat ignition!
 

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Sentinel-1B separation

Comms to Darmstadt vis Sparlsbad
 

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One of the satellites launching with this is testing that gravitational mass = inertial mass. Wow. :cool:

How reflective is the SAR antenna on the main payload? Will this be easy to track in the evening sky?
 
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