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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Launch, Launch through Orbit Discussion
Greg Hullender
post Jun 12 2009, 09:05 PM
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Since the LRO passed its Mission Rehersal today and is on track to launch on Wednesday next week, it seems like a good time to start a thread about the launch.

http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/launch.html

From the link above, there will be a pre-launch webcast on Tuesday morning.

The launch is scheduled for 3:51 PM EDT (12:51 PDT) which is 1951 GMT Wednesday June 17. [Corrected -- thanks Gsnorgathon!]

When it actually starts sending back pictures, someone should probably start a separate thread, but I think it makes sense to have the launch discussion separate from both the Development and the Cool Pictures threads.

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Greg Hullender
post Jun 18 2009, 10:21 PM
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Looks good. Next significant news will be Lunar Orbit insertion on Tuesday morning at 5:43 a.m. EDT (0943 GMT).

From Spaceflight Now "T+plus 44 minutes, 45 seconds. SPACECRAFT SEPARATION! The Centaur upper stage has deployed the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on its direct trajectory for the Moon. "

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av020/status.html

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- Greg Hullender   Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Launch   Jun 12 2009, 09:05 PM
- - tedstryk   Go LRO! Hey, it kind of rhymes!   Jun 12 2009, 11:11 PM
- - Floyd   Boston (EDT) is 5 hours earlier than London so 3 ...   Jun 12 2009, 11:18 PM
- - Sunspot   Will the delay to the latest Shuttle mission affec...   Jun 13 2009, 01:28 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Jun 13 2009, 05:28 AM) W...   Jun 13 2009, 06:16 PM
- - Gsnorgathon   AFAICT, Floyd's mistaken. Because of Daylight ...   Jun 13 2009, 03:37 PM
|- - helvick   That is true but for those of us who live in the U...   Jun 13 2009, 03:46 PM
- - SpaceListener   Thanks to mcaplinger for posting the useful http l...   Jun 13 2009, 07:07 PM
- - charborob   LRO's launch is pushed back to June 18, becaus...   Jun 15 2009, 05:43 PM
- - kenny   Shuttle launch scrubbed 17 June The Shuttle launc...   Jun 17 2009, 07:29 AM
- - Zvezdichko   It won't affect the launch of LRO. It flies to...   Jun 17 2009, 10:34 AM
- - Astro0   I suspect time zones come into play here, but of c...   Jun 17 2009, 11:41 AM
- - kenny   LRO Launch times for Thurs 18th. Also in the even...   Jun 17 2009, 05:02 PM
- - kenny   Forget the previous, this is better... we're l...   Jun 17 2009, 07:23 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (kenny @ Jun 17 2009, 08:23 PM) For...   Jun 18 2009, 07:05 AM
- - PhilCo126   It looks like NASA TV coverage of the launch will ...   Jun 17 2009, 07:59 PM
- - Hungry4info   Heard on NASA TV that during the impact of LCROSS ...   Jun 17 2009, 11:55 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Jun 17 2009, 03:55 P...   Jun 18 2009, 03:10 AM
|- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Jun 18 2009, 03:10 AM...   Jun 18 2009, 05:52 PM
||- - MahFL   An MCS is progressing towards the cape, thundersto...   Jun 18 2009, 06:12 PM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Jun 17 2009, 09:10 PM...   Jun 18 2009, 07:12 PM
- - SpaceListener   The rocket Centaur along with the shepherding spac...   Jun 18 2009, 03:56 AM
- - kenny   You're right, I was confusing my a.m's and...   Jun 18 2009, 08:49 AM
- - Phil Stooke   It will take a while for LCROSS to arrive, but we ...   Jun 18 2009, 06:27 PM
- - BrianJ   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Jun 18 2009, 04:56...   Jun 18 2009, 07:57 PM
|- - Paolo   cool! Thank you!   Jun 18 2009, 08:07 PM
- - brellis   Read somewhere that Hubble will point towards the ...   Jun 18 2009, 08:40 PM
|- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (brellis @ Jun 18 2009, 09:40 PM) A...   Jun 18 2009, 08:45 PM
|- - OWW   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jun 18 2009, 08:45 PM...   Jun 18 2009, 09:09 PM
- - Phil Stooke   One of the deniers is busy flooding the Google Lun...   Jun 18 2009, 09:15 PM
- - Zvezdichko   ... which are MAKING MONEY! LRO launch isn...   Jun 18 2009, 09:17 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Looking good now for 5:32. The LROC site says the...   Jun 18 2009, 09:18 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Launch team polled. LRO is go for launch! Pro...   Jun 18 2009, 09:24 PM
- - Tom Tamlyn   I've seen rocket cams before, but never on a N...   Jun 18 2009, 09:37 PM
|- - Tom Tamlyn   And now we've had shot of the payload under th...   Jun 18 2009, 09:38 PM
- - Zvezdichko   MECO! Main engine cutoff!   Jun 18 2009, 09:49 PM
- - Juramike   That rocket cam shot rising through the clouds was...   Jun 18 2009, 09:50 PM
|- - belleraphon1   QUOTE (Juramike @ Jun 18 2009, 05:50 PM) ...   Jun 20 2009, 07:51 PM
|- - zeBeamer   Hello guys, thought I would register now that LRO...   Jun 20 2009, 08:59 PM
- - Greg Hullender   I'm actually in Florida, so I went out on the ...   Jun 18 2009, 09:56 PM
|- - MahFL   Separation . I too tried to see it but it launched...   Jun 18 2009, 10:21 PM
- - Zvezdichko   LRO just successfully separated from the rocket...   Jun 18 2009, 10:20 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Looks good. Next significant news will be Lunar O...   Jun 18 2009, 10:21 PM
- - Sunspot   It seems so weird to read that LRO will reach its ...   Jun 18 2009, 10:25 PM
|- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Jun 18 2009, 11:25 PM) I...   Jun 18 2009, 10:26 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Jun 18 2009, 05:25 PM) I...   Jun 19 2009, 12:53 AM
- - ilbasso   I was playing around with the spreadsheet of the L...   Jun 19 2009, 03:08 AM
- - Juramike   Launch video (lotsa rocketcam with voiceover + sou...   Jun 19 2009, 06:32 PM
- - SpaceListener   About the speed trayectory of LRO/LCROSS from Eart...   Jun 19 2009, 07:45 PM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Jun 19 2009, 01:45...   Jun 19 2009, 08:01 PM
|- - SpaceListener   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Jun 19 2009, 02:01 P...   Jun 20 2009, 04:22 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Jun 20 2009, 06:22...   Jun 20 2009, 06:11 PM
|- - Hungry4info   As the first part of the question was answered, I...   Jun 21 2009, 04:34 PM
- - Zvezdichko   According to NASA-Twitter, the midcourse correctio...   Jun 20 2009, 07:28 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Great! I'm a little worried about the pow...   Jun 20 2009, 09:20 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The one thing I'm looking forward to more than...   Jun 20 2009, 10:14 PM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jun 20 2009, 04:14 P...   Jun 20 2009, 10:41 PM
- - Phil Stooke   We don't know exactly where it is - that's...   Jun 20 2009, 10:59 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Just to compare - we still haven't located Mar...   Jun 20 2009, 11:03 PM
- - zeBeamer   the positions of Luna 17 and 21 (or rather, their ...   Jun 21 2009, 12:12 AM
- - Phil Stooke   No, it's the other way round, though some web ...   Jun 21 2009, 12:46 AM
- - belleraphon1   LCROSS - Streaming Video Coverage of the Lunar Swi...   Jun 21 2009, 02:08 AM
|- - belleraphon1   QUOTE Perhaps this should really go to a new threa...   Jun 21 2009, 02:13 AM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (belleraphon1 @ Jun 20 2009, 06:13 ...   Jun 21 2009, 02:42 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Jun 20 2009, 09:4...   Jun 21 2009, 05:24 PM
- - SpaceListener   Details about Lunar Gravity Assist Lunar Return Or...   Jun 21 2009, 08:57 AM
- - djellison   http://lroupdate.blogspot.com/   Jun 21 2009, 11:09 AM
- - Phil Stooke   The real need for a new thread is a dedicated LCRO...   Jun 21 2009, 11:50 AM
- - Zvezdichko   NASA-Twitter reports that all systems perform wond...   Jun 21 2009, 09:19 PM
- - Stu   If you haven't taken a look yet, check out the...   Jun 22 2009, 10:41 AM
|- - MahFL   Yes but some pages are clearly out of date.... ...   Jun 22 2009, 11:16 AM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (MahFL @ Jun 22 2009, 12:16 PM) Yes...   Jun 22 2009, 11:34 AM
- - djellison   http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...t=0#e...   Jun 23 2009, 09:28 AM
- - Greg Hullender   Looks like we're safely in orbit now. Even th...   Jun 23 2009, 02:46 PM


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