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NOAA-N launching today
Vultur
post Feb 5 2009, 06:48 AM
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It looks like NOAA-N, a weather observation satellite, is scheduled to launch in a few hours (5:22-5:32 EST), according to the NASA website: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/NOAA-N-P...unch/index.html
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post Feb 5 2009, 07:33 AM
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Looks like that won't launch until tomorrow morning.


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post Feb 5 2009, 05:13 PM
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N-Prime.

It has the distinction of having been dropped from a height of about a meter, and then repaired.
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post Feb 5 2009, 05:23 PM
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Apparently, it was always called N-Prime, even before the drop. NOAA-N launched in May 2005.


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post Feb 5 2009, 06:50 PM
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Funny how the word 'drop' would mean delay or cancellation for any other mission. For this one - it's an accurate vowel for what happened.
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post Feb 5 2009, 08:16 PM
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Pics of the accident: http://www.universetoday.com/2009/02/03/sa...dy-for-liftoff/


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post Feb 6 2009, 12:17 AM
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I'll be very surprised if it goes tonight; raining like hell in LA right now, supposed to be on & off all night.


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post Feb 6 2009, 02:53 AM
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Forecast here in LA is for steady rain throughout the night; heavy rain tomorrow; passing thunderstorms and broken skies Saturday.

It's a big storm, for LA. It'll be Sunday, earliest, looks like.
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post Feb 6 2009, 03:49 AM
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Clear now, but not looking good around launch time; 90% chance of rain @ 2AM local (launch time is 2:22L, 1022 GMT).

However, they did apparently fuel the booster anyhow. Maybe they know something we don't?


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post Feb 6 2009, 05:06 AM
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They will launch when the eye of the storm passes over the pad. wink.gif
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post Feb 6 2009, 05:14 AM
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Er...would that make them a bunch of maroons if it didn't work? rolleyes.gif


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post Feb 6 2009, 10:17 AM
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Looks like it's GO at this time, some 5 minutes before liftoff.

EDIT: And it's off. 2nd stage burn is underway as I'm typing this, T+5 min.


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post Feb 6 2009, 10:27 AM
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