Skip to comments.US Launching Spy Satellite Early Friday: Watch It Live
Posted on 10/05/2017 5:23:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The NROL-52 satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:03 a.m. EDT (0803 GMT). You can watch it live here at Space.com beginning at 3:43 a.m. EDT (0743 GMT), courtesy of ULA. The mission was originally scheduled to lift off Thursday morning (Oct. 5), but unacceptable wins prevented launch, ULA representatives said.
You can also follow the action live directly at ULA's website: http://www.ulalaunch.com
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In 2015, I was able to get to Cape Canaveral and watch a liftoff of one of the satellites. I had read and seen television of the launches, but the reality of the rocket taking off, the sound of the engines and the trail of smoke was more than I had ever thought.
What an incredible thing to see.
Don’t be ignorant. The only thing in common between the Mercury Atlas and the Atlas V is the name.
Spying on us or our enemies? With our intelligence community it will likely be parked over Fresno.
NASA has explained that they lost the technology to go to the moon, looks like they held on to their early sixties technology.
Leftist Statist climate change pushers.
Sure guidance and control have improved immensely.
Sadly, NASA’s focus over the last eight years was Muslim outreach. Not kidding.
Kinda like saying I can’t believe ford is still making Mustangs
...but unacceptable wins prevented launch....
If the wins are unacceptable, what do they think of the losses? :)
You’re absolutely right.
I’d also love to see the coordinates for this new satellite so people can follow its orbit on their telescopes or digital cameras from home.
Come to think of it, what are the coordinates for their existing satellites, I wonder.
We all should be able to look at what our 3 Trillion dollars of taxpayer money has garnered us over the years. But... not... even... a photo of the flag planted on the moon?
It’s all so (NASA) bizarre.
Last time I drove a Mustang I was pretty impressed, actually. But then I had to remind myself that the weight distrubution (big engine over front wheels, light rear) makes for bad balance and real danger in slippery conditions, and a car that is a no go in ice and snow.
I wonder if it will be on the heavens-above site? There is a tab for orbiting satellites, with the names, times going over, direction and brightness. Will have to monitor.
Sounds like you might know the answer to this, z3n...
What are the coordinates for this new satellite so we can follow along with its orbit from home with our telescopes or cheap new cameras that can rack focus on the moon?
And can you explain this 1983 NASA fake Shuttle video, with the NASA guy’s big head popping up in “outer space” at about 3:45 minutes?
But I hear that NASA really puts a lot of cash in to buying up land and creating weather machines, or hurricane making machines, as per the BBC’s Jeremy Clarkson:
Actually I don’t know much about current NASA stuff, but you can get some info from http://www.n2yo.com/?s=41332. I would rather doubt that classified military satellites would be listed, but hey, anything is possible.
Yet can't seem to rack focus on them in the daylight or night time sky.
With 50K satellites up there, I’d settle for a Direct TV or Google earth sat coordinates.
We all should be able to see this stuff from our backyards.
No I don’t know the coordinate for this new satellite, I suspect that information wouldn’t be public, and I doubt I would be able to tell you if I did know. I’m sure you could do a quick search to find out if it is public.
The shuttle video looks to me like it’s probably a duplication process malfunction. At that time, while most video recording was done on tape, not film, and some was even electronic/digital, although that was leading edge and not commercially commonplace. But editing for shows like this or for reproduction was not always done with the best of technology... someone may have even been using projectors screens and video recorders to make dupes and edits. Even f they weren’t physical screens, they could have been using blue screen with chroma. What you are seeing is an editing room reflection. :D
Didn’t watch the second vid. Sorry no comment
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