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(Some ULA SpaceGuy)   ULA's launch of a DeltaIV from the Cape is a GO tonight with the ninth of ten Wideband Global SATCOM satellites in the warfighter communication network... Launch window opens at 7:44pm ET   ( ulalaunch.com) divider line
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2017-03-18 07:15:16 PM  
More on the launch here
and the nine mission patches of this series..
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-18 07:24:36 PM  
This is an Atlas 5 launch folks. Heavy lift to the core. Should be something to see.
 
2017-03-18 07:25:46 PM  
Oops. Sorry. Looks like it's a Delta IV. My bad.

Still should be pretty worthwhile to see.
 
2017-03-18 07:28:59 PM  

Wanebo: Oops. Sorry. Looks like it's a Delta IV. My bad.

Still should be pretty worthwhile to see.


It's a IV in the "Medium+" configuration.
 
2017-03-18 07:43:22 PM  
there is a hold...
 
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-03-18 07:45:06 PM  
Sound is off do they say why?
 
2017-03-18 07:45:57 PM  

FNG: Sound is off do they say why?


They got an alarm from one of the tower arms
 
2017-03-18 07:49:56 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: FNG: Sound is off do they say why?

They got an alarm from one of the tower arms


It's apparently a gantry issue, the engineers are working on it. (likely with sledge hammers) ;^)
 
2017-03-18 07:51:38 PM  

sno man: MaudlinMutantMollusk: FNG: Sound is off do they say why?

They got an alarm from one of the tower arms

It's apparently a gantry issue, the engineers are working on it. (likely with sledge hammers) ;^)


Just announced launch window of 8:59 as engineers investigate problem.
 
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-03-18 07:51:57 PM  
Thanks guys hope the sledgehammer does the trick haha
 
2017-03-18 07:52:20 PM  
Sad trombone?
 
2017-03-18 07:54:20 PM  
The red flame reminds me of Blade Runner. Also the Olympics.
 
2017-03-18 07:56:46 PM  
Sweet. I haven't seen a rocket launch live in quite a while. Thanks.
 
2017-03-18 08:05:33 PM  
Thanks subby.I'll check back to see if we get a go/no go.
 
2017-03-18 08:07:44 PM  
Alright let's light this candle.
 
2017-03-18 08:10:02 PM  
new t-0 at 20:18
 
2017-03-18 08:13:26 PM  
Rock and/or Roll
 
2017-03-18 08:13:44 PM  
Houston, we have a goat.
 
2017-03-18 08:15:17 PM  
What's the flame to the left?
 
2017-03-18 08:20:13 PM  
Best launch nobody ever saw.
 
2017-03-18 08:20:45 PM  
SRM separation was pretty cool
 
2017-03-18 08:22:07 PM  
Mach 10 in three minutes.
Woo hoo.
 
2017-03-18 08:22:22 PM  
Those Delta IV's really jump off the pad. Amazing how fast they get to speed.
 
2017-03-18 08:22:40 PM  

smunns: What's the flame to the left?


Hydrogen being burned off as it boils and is vented.
 
2017-03-18 08:23:35 PM  
Obligatory Launching image

img.fark.net
 
2017-03-18 08:23:58 PM  

Spectrum: Best launch nobody ever saw.


Funny you should say that: Fox Sports 1 actually broke away from their coverage of the 24 hours of Sebring to show the rocket sailing through the air and dropping the four solid rocket boosters away.  It was a thing of beauty.
 
2017-03-18 08:24:28 PM  
Interesting watching how fast a rocket can get to space when there's no worry about squishing a human crew
 
2017-03-18 08:25:05 PM  
Nicely performed. Looked like a flawless launch so far.
 
2017-03-18 08:25:11 PM  
Lieutenant Dan!
 
2017-03-18 08:25:13 PM  
Air Force guy needs to work on his mic skillz
 
2017-03-18 08:27:31 PM  

The Bestest: Air Force guy needs to work on his mic skillz


Dude interviewing him looks like he's going to pop a vein.
 
2017-03-18 08:28:46 PM  

Praise Cheesus: Spectrum: Best launch nobody ever saw.

Funny you should say that: Fox Sports 1 actually broke away from their coverage of the 24 hours of Sebring to show the rocket sailing through the air and dropping the four solid rocket boosters away.  It was a thing of beauty.


12 hour. Raced there yesterday :)  Launch was beautiful to watch! Glad the clouds cleared :)
 
2017-03-18 09:15:14 PM  

no_tan_lines: Praise Cheesus: Spectrum: Best launch nobody ever saw.

Funny you should say that: Fox Sports 1 actually broke away from their coverage of the 24 hours of Sebring to show the rocket sailing through the air and dropping the four solid rocket boosters away.  It was a thing of beauty.

12 hour. Raced there yesterday :)  Launch was beautiful to watch! Glad the clouds cleared :)


Sorry, the "24 hours" is how long I've been awake.  Brain no think good.
 
2017-03-18 09:15:29 PM  
My three year old daughter and I watched the launch together.  She loved it and said she wants to be an astronaut.

Thanks subby!
 
2017-03-18 09:20:53 PM  
This guy makes good pictures. (from tonight)
pbs.twimg.com
 
2017-03-18 09:34:12 PM  

italie: Those Delta IV's really jump off the pad. Amazing how fast they get to speed.


The four strap-on solid fuel boosters help that a fair bit. The payload is going up about as far as the SpaceX launch's satellite earlier in the week.. It's kinda fun to see the two different solutions to essentially the same problem. And soon SpaceX will be using a variation of the Falcon Heavy for these.. I can't wait to see a flock of first stage cores coming back for landings at the same time.
[randy_marsh_covered_in_ectoplasm.jpg]
 
2017-03-18 09:56:40 PM  

sno man: I can't wait to see a flock of first stage cores coming back for landings at the same time.


You and me both....You and me both.
 
2017-03-18 10:48:39 PM  

sno man: italie: Those Delta IV's really jump off the pad. Amazing how fast they get to speed.

The four strap-on solid fuel boosters help that a fair bit. The payload is going up about as far as the SpaceX launch's satellite earlier in the week.. It's kinda fun to see the two different solutions to essentially the same problem. And soon SpaceX will be using a variation of the Falcon Heavy for these.. I can't wait to see a flock of first stage cores coming back for landings at the same time.
[randy_marsh_covered_in_ectoplasm.jpg]


Do we have any schedule as to when the Falcon Heavy will finally fly?  The last I have seen is 3Q 2017, https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ but it keeps getting put back.
 
2017-03-18 10:54:49 PM  

no_tan_lines: Praise Cheesus: Spectrum: Best launch nobody ever saw.

Funny you should say that: Fox Sports 1 actually broke away from their coverage of the 24 hours of Sebring to show the rocket sailing through the air and dropping the four solid rocket boosters away.  It was a thing of beauty.

12 hour. Raced there yesterday :)  Launch was beautiful to watch! Glad the clouds cleared :)


Conti series?  Porsches?  Or prefer not to say...?
 
2017-03-18 11:00:09 PM  

Daedalus27: sno man: italie: Those Delta IV's really jump off the pad. Amazing how fast they get to speed.

The four strap-on solid fuel boosters help that a fair bit. The payload is going up about as far as the SpaceX launch's satellite earlier in the week.. It's kinda fun to see the two different solutions to essentially the same problem. And soon SpaceX will be using a variation of the Falcon Heavy for these.. I can't wait to see a flock of first stage cores coming back for landings at the same time.
[randy_marsh_covered_in_ectoplasm.jpg]

Do we have any schedule as to when the Falcon Heavy will finally fly?  The last I have seen is 3Q 2017, https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ but it keeps getting put back.


That's the last I'd seen too. Pretty sure the next SpaceX launch will be the first 2nd shot from a recovered 1st stage core. That payload is as safe a church and probably going up at half price.
 
2017-03-18 11:26:05 PM  
I missed the live feed but watched it when I got back from lollygagging around outside. That was a real pretty one. They always are.

I took particular notice of the mission insignia/patch design.

Someone is perhaps 'taking the piss' at someone else's denunciation of our allies.
 
2017-03-18 11:27:07 PM  
One more from John Kraus (see launch pic above) from tonight:
pbs.twimg.com
[fap]
 
2017-03-18 11:31:11 PM  

sno man: One more from John Kraus (see launch pic above) from tonight:
[pbs.twimg.com image 850x478]
[fap]


OH F**KING HELL THAT IS WONDERFUL

(megafappage)
 
2017-03-18 11:58:42 PM  

sno man: One more from John Kraus (see launch pic above) from tonight:
[pbs.twimg.com image 850x478]
[fap]


DAMM, That is just awesome! I wonder how many ND filters he had to use so the solids wouldn't wash everything out. *Checks his website*

/He's 17 years old
//and already a hell of a photographer
///lookout all you other space photogs, this guy is going places.
 
2017-03-19 12:16:25 AM  
Go baby go baby.
 
2017-03-19 12:26:46 AM  
Got to see the separation and last little bit of propulsion from 100 miles south--Lake Placid.

Love these night launches!
 
2017-03-19 07:22:27 AM  

Spectrum: Best launch nobody ever saw.


arkansized: Got to see the separation and last little bit of propulsion from 100 miles south--Lake Placid.

Love these night launches!


I saw it 160 miles away to the south west after following the countdown on the Mullet Wrapper (Florida Today) website.  Just wish I'd have seen the SpaceX launch earlier in the week, as well
 
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