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Atlas 5 Launch at 2:38-4:38pm (EDT); Live Thread
www.spacecoastlaunches.com ^ | May 07, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Posted on 05/03/2012 11:32:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

If on the west coast, launch time scheduled for 11:38am-1:38pm

Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin. This U.S. military spacecraft will provide highly secure communications.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: atlas5; ehf; launch; notbreakingnews; sourcetitlenoturl
So far, all systems are go!
1 posted on 05/03/2012 11:32:59 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Watch it live: http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow
2 posted on 05/03/2012 11:34:18 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Secure the High Ground, never cede it to the enemy!


3 posted on 05/03/2012 11:35:36 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

What does this have to do with SpaceX?


4 posted on 05/03/2012 11:38:08 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

nada


5 posted on 05/03/2012 11:39:14 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
earlier live thread: here
6 posted on 05/03/2012 11:42:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I screwed up.. Strike ‘SpaceX’ from the title. Thanks for the correction. Looks like there’s a problem with a valve at the moment. The SpaceX launch is on Monday, May 7.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 11:43:25 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Moderator, can you please strike ‘SpaceX’ from the title? Their launch is May 7 not May 3.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 11:46:19 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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” The SpaceX launch is on Monday, May 7. “

From yesterday afternoon —

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879190/posts

” SpaceX: Private launch to space station now delayed indefinitely ^”

Which is correct??


9 posted on 05/03/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

Last I heard, the SpaceX launch scheduled for Monday was on indefinite hold.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The Atlas V is the latest incarnation of the magnificent Atlas family, and while it’s completely redesigned, what you’re looking at still came from the same era when American cars sprouted tailfins...American exceptionalism at work.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by bigbob
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Hold in effect .. problem with a valve configuration in the umbilical tower . May have to reenter the launch area to fix.
12 posted on 05/03/2012 12:06:55 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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I’m getting no audio; is this a see it but not hear it deal?


13 posted on 05/03/2012 12:07:10 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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There is live commentary with large spans of no commentary. It might not go up today as they’re considering breaching the rocket to inspect a valve problem.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 12:10:22 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: HKMk23

I’m getting audio OK , they tend to have a lot of dead air, not like the NASA cats that want to hear their own voice...


15 posted on 05/03/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

Thanks, Moderator!


16 posted on 05/03/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Live feed from Kennedy Space Center

http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/internal/nasatv.ram

17 posted on 05/03/2012 12:17:31 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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Yeah, that was it.

Sounds like they’re about to scrub the launch due to an unfavorable valve overtemp condition.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: bigbob
American exceptionalism at work.

Except for the main engines, which we buy from Russia and can't yet replicate, although Rocketdyne is working on it. Don't get me wrong, I love the big bird anyway, but some trends are worrisome.

19 posted on 05/03/2012 12:21:38 PM PDT by jboot
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To: HKMk23

Yup, scrubbed today


20 posted on 05/03/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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21 posted on 05/03/2012 4:20:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Atlas 5 Live Launch Thread 11:46 a.m. PDT/2:46 p.m. EDT
22 posted on 05/03/2012 6:19:26 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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