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(Spaceflight Now)   Light this candle and stab the sky with fire. GOES-S goes up @ ~ 5:00 PM EST 1 March. Livestream goes, um, live at ~ 4:30 PM EST   ( spaceflightnow.com) divider line
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2018-02-28 02:00:08 PM  
Looks expensive. Where will the booster be land--- oh...
 
2018-02-28 02:00:39 PM  
Looks like a premature launch of the thread.
 
2018-02-28 02:03:41 PM  
Is it March 1 already?
 
2018-02-28 02:08:57 PM  

Destructor: Looks expensive. Where will the booster be land--- oh...


For what it's worth, an Atlas V can put a lot more payload in GTO than a reusable Falcon 9 can. Gotta fly the Falcon in a fully-expendable configuration to get a comparable payload.
 
2018-02-28 02:11:37 PM  

dukeblue219: Destructor: Looks expensive. Where will the booster be land--- oh...

For what it's worth, an Atlas V can put a lot more payload in GTO than a reusable Falcon 9 can. Gotta fly the Falcon in a fully-expendable configuration to get a comparable payload.


Or just fly a reusable Falcon Heavy. And even an expendable Falcon 9 costs about one quarter of an Atlas V.
 
2018-02-28 02:15:29 PM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: Or just fly a reusable Falcon Heavy. And even an expendable Falcon 9 costs about one quarter of an Atlas V.


...Musk is really going to be eating those other guys' lunch if he can keep this stuff going.

So, watch this launch while you can! It's all going to get very Musky from this point on.
 
2018-02-28 02:36:49 PM  

Destructor: RoomFullOfMonkeys: Or just fly a reusable Falcon Heavy. And even an expendable Falcon 9 costs about one quarter of an Atlas V.

...Musk is really going to be eating those other guys' lunch if he can keep this stuff going.

So, watch this launch while you can! It's all going to get very Musky from this point on.


It will be amusing if the USG forces another merger, this time between ULA and SpaceX.
 
2018-02-28 03:04:40 PM  

Daedalus27: Looks like a premature launch of the thread.


That's what she said!
 
2018-02-28 04:56:43 PM  
GOES-R is still the bestest satellite.  Doesn't even smell like barbecued dog hair.
 
2018-03-01 06:51:29 AM  
Just a heads up, https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedu​le/
says launch window is 5:02 p.m. -- 7:02 p.m. Eastern, so it seems to have changed after the headline was written.
 
2018-03-01 11:58:25 AM  

danielem1: Just a heads up, https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedul​e/
says launch window is 5:02 p.m. -- 7:02 p.m. Eastern, so it seems to have changed after the headline was written.


Nope, I mixed up the times on the submission (Mountain vs Eastern). 

"NASA TV's live video coverage of the Atlas 5 launch will begin at 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT) on March 1."
 
2018-03-01 04:19:18 PM  
T-45min
 
2018-03-01 04:48:46 PM  
Watched the graphic for the goes-s insertion into geostationary orbit and... do they just leave the centaur stage up there?
 
2018-03-01 04:54:59 PM  
Not gonna lie, Atlas is a sexy looking beast.
 
2018-03-01 04:59:02 PM  
wooo 3 mins... made it!
 
2018-03-01 05:02:10 PM  
and we're off....
 
2018-03-01 05:05:07 PM  
Where are the on board cams?!?!?!?
We have been spoiled, lol
 
2018-03-01 05:06:07 PM  

theresnothinglft: Watched the graphic for the goes-s insertion into geostationary orbit and... do they just leave the centaur stage up there?


It (Centaur) is not going to GEO.

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/​9​69295392293650439?s=21

If there's juice left in the tank after seperation (and there should be) they'll do a deorbit burn to lower perigee. This would be around the time (or part of) the "blowdown" step on the infographic.
 
2018-03-01 05:07:46 PM  

wildbill0712: Where are the on board cams?!?!?!?
We have been spoiled, lol


This is a lot better than ULA usually does.  But it's not a spy satellite, so they can show off a bit more.
 
2018-03-01 05:18:59 PM  

Flt209er: theresnothinglft: Watched the graphic for the goes-s insertion into geostationary orbit and... do they just leave the centaur stage up there?

It (Centaur) is not going to GEO.

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/9​69295392293650439?s=21

If there's juice left in the tank after seperation (and there should be) they'll do a deorbit burn to lower perigee. This would be around the time (or part of) the "blowdown" step on the infographic.


Ah.  That makes sense.  I just assumed it was going to GEO since it was a weather satellite but a synchronous orbit also makes sense for that.
 
2018-03-01 05:23:37 PM  
Well, that was boring...in a good way.
 
2018-03-01 05:36:43 PM  

theresnothinglft: Flt209er: theresnothinglft: Watched the graphic for the goes-s insertion into geostationary orbit and... do they just leave the centaur stage up there?

It (Centaur) is not going to GEO.

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/9​69295392293650439?s=21

If there's juice left in the tank after seperation (and there should be) they'll do a deorbit burn to lower perigee. This would be around the time (or part of) the "blowdown" step on the infographic.

Ah.  That makes sense.  I just assumed it was going to GEO since it was a weather satellite but a synchronous orbit also makes sense for that.


Just to clarify, the satellite itself will be geosychronous, just not Centaur. Centaur's only taking it to a transfer orbit. Once released, the satellite will raise itself to it's operational orbit. If this mission were direct insertion to GEO, which they've done before, we would have seen a longer second Centaur burn and a six or so hour coast until the third Centaur burn.
 
2018-03-01 07:44:36 PM  
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That's hot.
 
2018-03-01 08:01:39 PM  

the_innkeeper: [img.fark.net image 425x641]

That's hot.


Holy crap that's glorious. How's our baby bird?

I've been occupied with cleaning house and missed the festivities.
 
2018-03-01 08:09:21 PM  

Kittypie070: the_innkeeper: [img.fark.net image 425x641]

That's hot.

Holy crap that's glorious. How's our baby bird?

I've been occupied with cleaning house and missed the festivities.


Sep isn't for another 20 minutes or so. Everything seems green.
 
2018-03-01 08:17:30 PM  

the_innkeeper: Kittypie070: the_innkeeper: [img.fark.net image 425x641]

That's hot.

Holy crap that's glorious. How's our baby bird?

I've been occupied with cleaning house and missed the festivities.

Sep isn't for another 20 minutes or so. Everything seems green.


https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/ne​x​t-launch

Feed is about to go live, again.
 
2018-03-01 09:05:12 PM  
Hah. Just found out my friend made the brain box for this bird.
 
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