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Nh - The Launch Thread, Godspeed little one
imran
post Jan 16 2006, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (Toma B @ Jan 16 2006, 07:02 PM)


Awesome pictures! The weather looks perfect for launch. Let's hope it stays this way for the next 24 hours.
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post Jan 16 2006, 07:16 PM
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Am I seeing Carolin Porco (...Cassini...) with New Horizon in background?
I didn't know she's involved...is this her?

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post Jan 16 2006, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE (Toma B @ Jan 16 2006, 07:16 PM)
Am I seeing Carolin Porco (...Cassini...) with New Horizon in background?
I didn't know she's involved...is this her?


I don't know for sure if it's her, but she's one of the imaging scientists on New Horizons, so it's a definite possibility.
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post Jan 16 2006, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (imran @ Jan 16 2006, 02:08 PM)
Awesome pictures! 


BPCooper's on the job - nice shots, Ben!


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post Jan 16 2006, 07:56 PM
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The "go" has been given to the launch team for fueling the Atlas rocket's first stage...
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post Jan 16 2006, 07:59 PM
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I'm almost too nervous to watch these launches now. I can't imagine how it must feel when you've spent a good part of your life working on the project, I think i'd be a jibbering wreck blink.gif
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post Jan 16 2006, 08:20 PM
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That's CP.

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post Jan 16 2006, 08:21 PM
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...and finally HI-RES pictures at KSC...
New Horizons
My god...this is going to be AWESOME!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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post Jan 16 2006, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE (Sunspot @ Jan 16 2006, 12:59 PM)
I'm almost too nervous to watch these launches now.  I can't imagine how it must feel when you've spent a good part of your life working on the project, I think i'd be a jibbering wreck  blink.gif
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I won't be able to watch the launch anyway...since I'll be at work.
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post Jan 16 2006, 08:42 PM
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Predict trajectory:

http://iota.jhuapl.edu/nh116.htm

Observe New Horizons Jan. 17 - best Asia & Australia
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post Jan 16 2006, 08:50 PM
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"The first stage fuel tank is now about half full. The kerosene is being pumped from a launch pad storage tank into the base of the Atlas 5 rocket."


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post Jan 16 2006, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (Toma B @ Jan 16 2006, 01:21 PM)
...and finally HI-RES pictures at KSC...
New Horizons
My god...this is going to be AWESOME!!! laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif

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SERIOUS stackage there....more power!!!! (grunt, grunt!) tongue.gif


And, since I'll be on an airplane tomorrow at launch time, dammit....GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED, NEW HORIZONS!!!!


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post Jan 16 2006, 10:16 PM
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dumb ? time. Why is the first stage copper clad?
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post Jan 16 2006, 10:28 PM
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I think it just LOOKS like it's copper clad. iirc

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post Jan 16 2006, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Jan 16 2006, 02:28 PM)
I think it just LOOKS like it's copper clad. iirc

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Right. I believe this is the chromate conversion coating (aka "alodine" or "chem-film") on the aluminum structure of the first stage. The white on the Centaur is from the cryogenic insulation.


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