Skip to comments.X-37B Launch (Live Thread)
Posted on 04/22/2010 4:29:20 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
Atlas V X-37B OTV Cape launch set for April 22
Release Number: 040410
4/21/2010 - CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla -- The 45th Space Wing is set to launch an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 on April 22, 2010. The rocket will carry the Air Force's first X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). The launch window for this mission is 7:51-8:02 p.m.
The X-37B will provide a flexible space test platform to conduct various experiments and allow satellite sensors, subsystems, components and associated technology to be efficiently transported to and from the space environment where it will need to function.
Accredited media representatives interested in covering the launch from the Kennedy Space Center News Center must report by April 22, at 6 p.m. to the parking lot at the KSC Media Services Press Accreditation Building on State Road 3, for badging and escort. Media representatives must provide proper credentials and two forms of identification, at least one with a photograph. Drivers must also ensure they have a current valid driver's license, motor vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
1. Remote camera set-up: Media representatives interested in setting up remote cameras must report to the parking lot of Space Florida/SpaceX, near the CCAFS front gate, on April 22, at 11:30 a.m. for badging and escort to the SLC-41 area. Mike Rein and Mike Woolley of ULA Communications plan to meet and escort media. For further information, contact Mr. Rein at (321) 693-6250.
2. Live satellite feed information for broadcast:
Atlas AV-012 OTV-1: Satellite Coordinates: April 22
(ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME)
TEST SIGNALS BEGIN - 7:15 P.M.
BROADCAST OPEN - 7:32 P.M.
SATELLITE - Galaxy 19
TRANSPONDER - G19C-20
BAND - C-band Analog
ORBITAL POSITION - 97 degrees
CARRIER - INTELSAT
BANDWIDTH - 36 MHz
DOWNLINK FREQ - 4100 MHz (Horizontal)
5. Webcast: The launch can be viewed via Webcast at: http://www.ulalaunch.com
Note: Dates and times of all launches are subject to change.
Contact: 45th Space Wing Public Affairs, (321) 494-5933 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bump for America.
Link timing out.
If you’ve got a HAM radio, it’s on 440 and 2M.
What? No Pics?
Picture holds up fairly well at full screen resolution...
Live on Fox
Dyna-Soar lives!!! Finally!!!!
Thanks for posting this.
Basically. All we need is a man-rated version (if we don’t already).
0008 GMT (8:08 p.m. EDT Thurs.)
T+plus 16 minutes, 25 seconds. Everything looking normal with one minute to go in this burn.
0011 GMT (8:11 p.m. EDT Thurs.)
T+plus 19 minutes, 58 seconds. SPACECRAFT SEPARATION! The Centaur upper stage has deployed the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle following today’s launch from Cape Canaveral.
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