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(Rocket Launch Live)   Watch the first launch of the Vega C rocket at 7:13 AM ET. The payload is LARES-2 which is a sphere with a bunch of mirrors to put general relativity to the test   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2022-07-13 7:34:15 AM  
Yeah, but it ain't got no mho.

Nyuk nyuk nyuk.
 
2022-07-13 9:02:09 AM  
Livestream will resume at 13:07 UTC with launch presumably at 13:13 UTC.
 
2022-07-13 9:11:29 AM  
T-00:02:00
 
2022-07-13 9:28:12 AM  
Well, that rocket went up fast!

15 minutes in, everything is nominal.

Here's a shot of the exposed payload.

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2022-07-13 9:38:54 AM  
1st AVUM (4th stage) burn complete. Nominal parameters for a long coasting phase.
 
2022-07-13 9:43:55 AM  
Better payload shot.

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2022-07-13 10:14:36 AM  
General relativity was about disco?
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2022-07-13 10:37:39 AM  
4th stage burns 2 & 3 were nominal.
 
2022-07-13 10:38:38 AM  
LARES-2 separation succesful. Disco ball IN SPAAAAAAACE!
 
2022-07-13 10:41:24 AM  

turboke: LARES-2 separation succesful. Disco ball IN SPAAAAAAACE!


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2022-07-13 10:43:08 AM  
What 2 Lares might look like:

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2022-07-13 10:44:10 AM  
4th stage en route to a lower orbit for cubesat deploy.
 
2022-07-13 11:21:39 AM  
4th stage 4th boost was also nominal.
 
2022-07-13 11:25:19 AM  
All cubesats have been released!
 
2022-07-13 11:35:34 AM  
After the 5th and final burn, AVUM is now in a parking orbit for eternity. That wraps it up for today!

There's a post-launch briefing at the top of the hour, but I can't stick around for that.
 
2022-07-13 6:16:16 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: General relativity was about disco?
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You need to Photoshop Albert in.
 
2022-07-13 6:33:40 PM  

Tranquil Hegemony: What 2 Lares might look like:

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Michael Garibaldi knows a thing or two about Lares Domestici -

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Zack Allen:  "No - That's Daf...  You know, I guess you could say it's the Egyptian God of Frustration..."
 
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