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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2020 16:50:08
Цитата: ULA(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 16 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1304412388993761281)

Welcome to Cape Canaveral's Vertical Integration Facility and the start of another #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) launch campaign! You can follow along today as we take the first step to prepare for the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) mission by lifting the first stage aboard the Mobile Launch Platform.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2020 18:38:48
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1304428712981651456)

Today's activities at Cape Canaveral are known collectively as the Launch Vehicle on Stand (LVOS) milestone for #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click). Technicians have released the #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) first stage from the transportation equipment in preparation for rotating the 107-foot-long booster upright.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2020 18:40:18
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 16 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1304440113150283778)

ULA is using an #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) 531 rocket that generates nearly two million pounds of thrust to perform this #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch for
@NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc). The two-stage rocket will include a 5-meter diameter payload fairing, 3 solid-fuel boosters and 1 engine on our high-performance Centaur.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2020 20:15:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 41 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1304457855865585665)

The #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch will be our 30th mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. Nearly two-thirds of our missions to date have launched U.S. national security payloads for @SpaceForceDoD (https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD) and @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.09.2020 20:17:37
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 12 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1304465666037157888)

In the coming days, three @northropgrumman (https://twitter.com/northropgrumman) #GEM63 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/GEM63?src=hashtag_click) solid rocket boosters and the Centaur upper stage will be hoisted into the Vertical Integration Facility for continued #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) stacking operations. Launch of #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) is planned for later this year.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: полтора_землекопа от 12.09.2020 00:22:59
ПН методом исключения - т.н. "SHARP" №2?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 17.09.2020 22:34:36
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 37 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1306667782164054016)

Time fo another #ToryTimelapse (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ToryTimelapse?src=hashtag_click). #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) , meet your #GEM63s (https://twitter.com/hashtag/GEM63s?src=hashtag_click)! Here are the giant, 100,000 lbm (45,000kg) SRMs being hung on the Mighty Atlas for the NROL101 mission that will launch later this year.
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.09.2020 23:06:54
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1307031599159050241)

The #GEM63s (https://twitter.com/hashtag/GEM63s?src=hashtag_click) are mated to #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) that will launch #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) later this year. This will be the debut launch for the solid rocket boosters! GEM 63s will be used on Atlas V launches to build flight experience in preparation for the GEM 63XLs on #VulcanCentaur (https://twitter.com/hashtag/VulcanCentaur?src=hashtag_click)'s first flight in 2021.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.09.2020 16:25:02
https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/09/21/nrol-101-atlas-v-531-assembled-at-the-vif (https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/09/21/nrol-101-atlas-v-531-assembled-at-the-vif)

ЦитатаNROL-101: Atlas V 531 assembled at the VIF
Sep 21, 2020, 06:50 AM

An Atlas V rocket, the first to sport GEM 63 solid rocket boosters, is now stacked at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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The Atlas V first stage for NROL-101 is hoisted into the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF). Photo by United Launch Alliance

The launch campaign began Friday, Sept. 11, when the first stage was delivered to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) and hoisted upright for the Launch Vehicle on Stand (LVOS) milestone.<br /><br />Crane operators lifted the 107-foot (33-meter) long rocket off its over-the-road transportation gear, then rotated the bronze-colored stage 90 degrees for delicate maneuvering onto the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) pedestals.

The following days featured the first attachment of GEM 63 solid-propellant motors to an Atlas V. The NROL-101 launch incorporates three strap-on boosters to augment the lifting capacity of rocket's first stage.

The Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs) are a lower-cost alternative to the AJ60 solid rocket boosters used by Atlas V since 2003. Northrop Grumman, a strategic partner of ULA, produced more than a thousand GEMs for Delta rockets over the past three decades and will now supply GEM 63s for Atlas as a stepping-stone for using GEM 63XLs on ULA's next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket.

The boosters are named for their diameter, which is 63 inches (1.6 meters). They will provide the same level of power as the previous Atlas V solids, but are more affordable, offer a streamlined installation process and compile flight experience in preparation for Vulcan Centaur's first flight next year.

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A GEM 63 solid rocket booster is hoisted into the VIF during Atlas V stacking operations for NROL-101. Photo by United Launch Alliance

GEM 63s will be added to future Atlas V missions throughout 2021 using a pre-defined schedule to complete a full transition in the near future.

See our earlier blog on ULA's move to GEM 63. (https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/07/21/new-solid-motors-coming-to-atlas-in-evolution-to-vulcan-centaur)

Each of the GEMs, weighing nearly 100,000 pounds (45,000 kg), were trucked to the VIF on flatbed trailers and hoisted by crane into the building for connection to Atlas. Two were mounted to the south-side of the first stage and the third was attached to the north-side.

How can a such a seemingly unbalanced launch vehicle fly properly? The answer starts with the solid rocket boosters' stationary nozzles. They align with the overall rocket's center of gravity, and the Atlas V's dual-nozzle main engine provides ample control authority to steer the rocket smoothly through the sky.

Initial build up of the NROL-101 launch vehicle was achieved on Friday, Sept. 18 when technicians raised and attached a pre-assembled structure featuring the interstage, Centaur upper stage and lower halves of the payload fairing.

The rocket is known as the Atlas V 531 configuration. It includes a five-meter-diameter (17.7-foot) payload fairing, three solid rocket boosters and one engine on the high-performance Centaur.

Comprehensive testing of the rocket will be performed for the next few weeks to ensure all systems are ready before the payload to be mounted atop the Atlas V. The fully stacked rocket and payload, standing 206 feet (63 meters) tall, will ride the MLP from the VIF to Space Launch Complex-41 the day prior to the countdown and launch.

Liftoff is planned for later this year. This will be our 30th mission for the NRO.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.10.2020 19:30:20
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1294248921196367877/0kSUQOKE_bigger.jpg) Julia @julia_bergeron 36 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1318943213953089536)

Atlas V appears through the surf haze at SLC-41. @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) is conducting a wet dress rehearsal today ahead of the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch.
#AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.10.2020 20:11:38
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/63871979/twittericon_bigger.jpg) Spaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow 2 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1318962045702864897)

Two rockets undergoing testing at Cape Canaveral today. An Atlas 5 is being fueled for a Wet Dress Rehearsal at pad 41. Earlier a Falcon 9 ignited its engines at pad 40 for a static fire.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 22.10.2020 02:17:15
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 41 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1319044485058383873)

Successful WDR today of #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.10.2020 10:32:45
https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/10/22/nrol-101-wet-dress-rehearsal-successful-for-atlas-v (https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/10/22/nrol-101-wet-dress-rehearsal-successful-for-atlas-v)

ЦитатаNROL-101: Wet Dress Rehearsal successful for Atlas V
Oct 22, 2020, 14:52 PM

An Atlas V rocket spent two days at the launch pad this week for a practice countdown to test flight and ground systems in preparation for the upcoming NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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The Atlas V rocket rolls out to Space Launch Complex-41 for the Wet Dress Rehearsal ahead of the NROL-101 mission. Photo by United Launch Alliance

Known as a Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR), the joint ULA, Space Force and NRO team successfully completed the test that demonstrated the rocket's rollout and day-of-launch countdown operations.

The assembled rocket -- without the payload attached -- rode the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) from the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

After reaching the pad, the first stage was loaded with its flight supply of 25,000 gallons of RP-1, a highly refined kerosene. That fuel will remain inside the rocket through launch day, a standard practice for Atlas rockets that undergo a WDR.

The countdown, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, was initiated just before dawn by the team of console operators stationed in the Launch Control Center at the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center.

The rocket stages were powered up, guidance system testing conducted and final preps to ground systems accomplished, enabling approval for cryogenic tanking. About 66,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen filled the rocket's tanks using the same procedures that will be executed on the actual launch day.

During the standard built-in hold at T-minus 4 minutes, readiness polls of the engineering support team, mission managers and the launch team culminated with a "go" to enter terminal count.

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The Atlas V rocket completes the Wet Dress Rehearsal for the NROL-101 mission. Photo by United Launch Alliance

The final phase of the countdown progressed smoothly as the rocket's propellant tanks were topped off and pressurized, the stages placed on internal power, systems armed, and the traditional "Go Atlas," "Go Centaur," "Go NROL-101" declared in the final status check at T-minus 25 seconds. All planned activities were completed through the scheduled cutoff point just prior to ignition.

The rocket was safed and cryogenic tanks drained to conclude the test. The rocket returned to the VIF on Thursday, Oct. 22 after the hardware warmed up and the MLP could be disconnected from the pad facility.

WDRs are milestones meant to mitigate any issues before the actual launch day arrives. ULA performs WDRs for all planetary launches and select missions when requested by the customer.

The next event in the launch processing campaign will be NROL-101 payload's arrival at the VIF for hoisting atop the Atlas V.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.10.2020 20:42:00
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1318339475198586880/a0C8xJAI_bigger.jpg) Leifdoe @AltLeifdoe 22 окт. (https://twitter.com/AltLeifdoe/status/1319238422901424133)

@torybruno (https://twitter.com/torybruno)
 Will Atlas V with #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch before Delta IV Heavy with #NROL44 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL44?src=hashtag_click)?


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В ответ @AltLeifdoe (https://twitter.com/AltLeifdoe)

Likely




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Tory Bruno says the launch of Atlas V with NROL-101 will "likely" occur before the next Delta IV Heavy/NROL-44 launch attempt.

Atlas V will fly in the 531 configuration, using the new Northrop Grumman GEM-63 solid rocket boosters for the first time.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 23.10.2020 20:57:55
Куда летит то? Ещё не известно?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.10.2020 22:20:05
Цитата: Старый от 23.10.2020 20:57:55Куда летит то? Ещё не известно?
Опубликуют уведомления - можно будет хотя бы оч грубо прикинуть... Пока страницы миссии на сайте ULA нет.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-090) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 10.2020 TBD UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.10.2020 16:56:45
Открыта страница миссии - https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/next-launch/atlas-v-nrol-101/ (https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/next-launch/atlas-v-nrol-101/)

(Ещё одни эльфы нашлись  ;D )
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ATLAS V TO LAUNCH NROL-101

• Rocket: Atlas V 531
Mission: NROL-101
Launch Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
Launch Period: 5:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. EST 
Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida 

Mission Information: United Launch Alliance (ULA) will use an Atlas V 531 rocket to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Launch Notes: This will be 141st mission for United Launch Alliance and our 29th for the NRO. It is the 86th Atlas V launch and the 4th in the 531 configuration.

Пуск -  с 22:30 UTC 3 ноября 2020 г. до 01:10 UTC 4 ноября 2020 г. / 4 ноября 2020 г. с 01:30 до 04:10 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.10.2020 17:04:44
ЦитатаOct 26 15:58

Launch Status Update


(Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 26, 2020) - The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020. The launch period is 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. EST. The Atlas V will launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 26.10.2020 18:28:31
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 36 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1320739683958165504)

NRO on Nov. 3 Atlas V launch: "'NROL-101's mission patch pays tribute to the Lord of the Rings stories with a gold ring and Elvish script that translates to 'Goodness Persists.'"

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.10.2020 00:01:16
https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/10/26/nrol-101-payload-mounted-atop-atlas-v-for-launch (https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/10/26/nrol-101-payload-mounted-atop-atlas-v-for-launch)

Цитата: ULANROL-101: Payload mounted atop Atlas V for launch
Oct 26, 2020, 14:22 PM

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the NROL-101 payload from the National Reconnaissance Office are joined together for their launch into space on Nov. 3.

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The encapsulated NROL-101 payload is hoisted into the Vertical Integration Facility for attachment to its Atlas V rocket. Photo by United Launch Alliance

The encapsulated payload was delivered to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today. ULA's payload transport vehicle positioned its cargo beneath the VIF crane that hoisted NROL-101 through the doorway and atop the Atlas V.

The completed launch vehicle now stands 206 feet (63 meters) tall. Once fully fueled during the countdown, Atlas V will weigh nearly one million pounds (453,600 kg).

The NROL-101 launch furthers ULA's steadfast partnership with the NRO for U.S. national security. This space asset will support the NRO's overall national security mission to provide intelligence data to the United States' senior policy makers, the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

More than half of Atlas V launches to date -- 56 percent -- have successfully deployed national security space payloads into orbit.

For the NROL-101 mission, ULA is using the Atlas V 531 variant that features a five-meter-diameter payload fairing, three side-mounted solid rocket boosters and a single RL10 engine on the Centaur upper stage. This will be the inaugural use of Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 63) solid-fuel boosters on an Atlas V.

This will be ULA's 141st mission and our 29th for the NRO. It also marks the 86th flight of Atlas V and fourth in the 531 configuration.

Liftoff on Nov. 3 is scheduled during a period of 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. EST.

You can see additional photos of payload attachment activities in our NROL-101 album on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ulalaunch/albums/72157715620148983).
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.10.2020 00:05:07
ЦитатаOct 26 23:27

Payload mounted atop Atlas V for launch

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.10.2020 09:44:22
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 8 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1320853019525787648)

Time for a #ToryTimelapse (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ToryTimelapse?src=hashtag_click)  #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1320852882753802247/pu/vid/720x1280/nhH5_jcNWFtpHDfe.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1320852882753802247/pu/vid/720x1280/nhH5_jcNWFtpHDfe.mp4) (0:07)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.10.2020 17:43:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1310982473652662273/7ytl5WAw_bigger.jpg) Falcon 9 Block 5 @Falcon9Block5 13 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Falcon9Block5/status/1320900390523670529)

@ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) is targeting Nov 3rd at 6:30PM EDT | 3:30PM PDT | 22:30 UTC for the launch of the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) Mission for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc).  This mission will be the first to debut the GEM-63 Solid Rocket Boosters that will be used on #ULA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ULA?src=hashtag_click)'s upcoming #Vulcan (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vulcan?src=hashtag_click) rocket. #ATLASV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATLASV?src=hashtag_click)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 ~22:30 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 27.10.2020 22:46:28
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1321175517551276033)

LAUNCH ALERT! The #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) rocket will launch the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) mission for @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc)
 and national defense next Tues. Nov. 3 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Liftoff time is 5:58pmEST (2258 UTC). Live blog and webcast: http://bit.ly/av-nrol101 (https://t.co/M91ugJaYds?amp=1)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 28.10.2020 00:22:26
Опубликован буклет миссии

mobrochure_nrol101.pdf (https://www.ulalaunch.com/docs/default-source/launch-booklets/mobrochure_nrol101.pdf) - 2.25 MB, 2 стр

Циклограмма и профиль выведения расписаны только до 03:19 - сброса ГО. Если без манёвров в полёте - то летим на северо-восток.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: полтора_землекопа от 28.10.2020 23:33:57
Очередной "Джампсит/Трампет"?
СДС/Квазары в 4-метровый ГО умещаются.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.10.2020 05:12:45
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 57 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1321621271768145921)

IST (Integrated Systems Test) complete. #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.10.2020 16:07:50
О трансляции пуска

ЦитатаNov. 3 Live Broadcast: Atlas V NROL-101

youtu.be/aynKNh6cvnI

Начало трансляции - 3 ноября 2020 г. в 22:35 UTC / 4 ноября 2020 г. в 01:35 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 29.10.2020 23:54:11
ЦитатаOct 29 21:04

Mission Overview


We are less than a week from our next launch! Explore the details of the Atlas V rocket and its launch of the NROL-101 mission in ULA's Mission Overview! Download the PDF! (https://ulalaunch.com/docs/default-source/launch-booklets/mobrochure_nrol101.pdf)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 11:50:49
Цитата: 45SW
Launch Vehicle:  Atlas V NROL-101
Date: November 3
Eastern Range Opens: 5:58 p.m.
Launch Hazard Area (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/201103 LHA CG-PA LHA  Boaters  SLIPPs EMail V1.pdf)
Airspace Closure Area (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/201103 ACA Eastern Range Airspace V1.pdf)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 11:55:28
LHA
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1984642;image)

ACA
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1984644;image)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 16:41:33
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 18:49:37
https://www.ulalaunch.com/about/news/2020/10/30/united-launch-alliance-to-launch-nrol-101-mission-in-support-of-national-security (https://www.ulalaunch.com/about/news/2020/10/30/united-launch-alliance-to-launch-nrol-101-mission-in-support-of-national-security)

ЦитатаUnited Launch Alliance to Launch NROL-101 Mission in Support of National Security

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Oct. 30, 2020) - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch is on track for Nov. 3 from Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is planned for 5:58 p.m. EST. The live launch broadcast begins at 5:38 p.m. EST on Nov. 3 at www.ulalaunch.com (http://www.ulalaunch.com/).

"ULA is proud to play a pivotal role in support of our mission partners and national security by keeping our country safe one launch at a time," said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs. "We thank our mission partners for their continued trust and teamwork. The NROL-101 mission will be ULA's 29th mission launched for the National Reconnaissance Office and the 17th NRO mission launched on an Atlas V."

The mission will launch on an Atlas V 531, a rocket that delivers unique capacity and the performance required for a range of mission types. The 531 configuration launched the first three Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites for the United States Space Force and will loft a pair of C-band satellites for SES in 2022.

The NROL-101 mission will be the first ULA launch flying the new Northrop Grumman Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM) 63 solid rocket boosters that burn solid propellant and augment the lifting capacity of rocket's first stage. The GEM 63s measure 63 in. (1.6 meters) in diameter and 66 ft. (20.11 meters) in length. They will be ignited at the launch pad and burn for 94 seconds, each consuming 97,500 pounds (44,225.2 kg) of propellant to produce 371,550 pounds (1.6 mega-Newtons) of max thrust to augment the 860,200 pounds (3.83 mega-Newtons) of thrust produced by the RD-180 main engine to power the Atlas V rocket skyward. At liftoff, the combined thrust will be nearly 1.8 million pounds or 8 million mega-Newtons.

The Atlas V 531 configuration includes a 17 ft. (5 meter) payload fairing and stands 206 ft. (63 meters) tall. The Atlas booster for this mission is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the RL10C-1 engine for the Centaur upper stage.

This will be the 86th launch of the Atlas V rocket and the 71st Atlas V to launch from Space Launch Complex-41 in Florida. To date ULA has launched 140 times with 100 percent mission success.

With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered 140 missions to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, deliver cutting-edge commercial services and enable GPS navigation.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 21:22:11
Опубликовано кведомление мореплавателям на закрываемые при пуске 4 зоны в сев. Атлантике (зона космодрома, зоны падения боковых ТТУ, ГО и 1-й ст РН)

NOTMAR
ЦитатаNAVAREA IV 1047/20(GEN).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
  032258Z TO 040129Z NOV, ALTERNATE
  042254Z TO 050126Z NOV
  IN AREAS BOUND BY:
  A. 28-38-50N 080-37-34W, 29-58-00N 079-28-00W,
      29-54-00N 079-21-00W, 29-34-00N 079-36-00W,
      29-15-00N 079-45-00W, 28-36-00N 080-23-00W,
      28-30-57N 080-33-15W.
  B. 30-01-00N 079-33-00W, 31-08-00N 078-36-00W,
      30-54-00N 078-14-00W, 29-47-00N 079-11-00W.
  C. 36-38-00N 073-35-00W, 39-03-00N 071-00-00W,
      38-30-00N 070-13-00W, 36-05-00N 072-46-00W.
  D. 51-37-00N 049-45-00W, 53-32-00N 044-58-00W,
      52-54-00N 044-15-00W, 51-03-00N 049-07-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 050226Z NOV 20.//
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 21:31:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/528558131849093120/RdJAmHSs_bigger.jpeg) Cosmic Penguin @Cosmic_Penguin 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1322160240175927296)

Molniya Orbit? (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f914.svg)

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1093955987067809799/NehPlgsN_bigger.jpg) Michael Cain @mdcainjr 14 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/mdcainjr/status/1322022846802120707)

Hazard report for ULA's NROL-101 launch scheduled for Tuesday afternoon

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(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 3 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1322191155438768137)

In am a bit puzzled by this launch. Launch azimuth is for  a 56-degree orbit. Molniya would require a dog-leg then (certainly possible). The last hazard area (one of four, so one would expect this to be for the Centaur) is in an odd location.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/528558131849093120/RdJAmHSs_bigger.jpeg) Cosmic Penguin @Cosmic_Penguin 3 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1322191596368982017)

IIRC Molniya from the Cape always requires a dogleg (wasn't 57 degrees inc. the limit? I certainly remember it was for the Shuttle).


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1322198937839816705)

Yes it does.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1322206823202643975)

В ответ @Marco_Langbroek (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek) и @Cosmic_Penguin (https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin)

After some discussion with a.o. @cgbassa (https://twitter.com/cgbassa): it appears consistent with a launch into Molniya orbit (including a dog-leg, somewhere halfway on the dotted line below)

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(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/478902820796510208/fxQGtabM_bigger.jpeg) Gunter Krebs @Skyrocket71 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Skyrocket71/status/1322216418310586368)

Some Lacrosse/Onyx radar satellites were launched into 57° orbits.  While the next gen. Topaz Block 1 satellites all went to retrograde orbits, phps this is Topaz Block2 satellite, reverting to the old 57° orbit. Topaz Bl 1 also used the medium 5m fairing, but an Atlas V-501


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1322225408369217536)

I haven't seen a deorbit NavWarning for the Centaur stage so far. If that appears, it might shed some light.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 21:38:29
Прогноз погоды L-4 на 3 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-4 Day Forecast for 3 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-4%20Forecast%20-%203%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=LfBNWm6nv4BESksOdKw1VA%3d%3d)

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Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (03.11) - 80 % GO
Резервный день (04.11) - 70 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 30.10.2020 23:58:11
ЦитатаOct 30, 2020 19:26

Weather 80% GO for Tuesday's Launch

Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams' initial forecast for Tuesday's 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 UTC) launch of Atlas V and the NROL-101 mission indicates an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions. Ground winds are the only concern.

"For launch day Tuesday, strong high pressure over the northern Gulf states weakens and moves east into the Carolina's. In response, winds are forecast to be sustained near 18 knots with gusts to 25 knots from the northeast through early evening on Tuesday. The onshore winds will bring stable scattered stratocumulus clouds with little to no threat of cloud violations," the launch weather team says.

The operations forecast includes scattered low-level clouds, good visibility, northeasterly winds 18 to 25 knots and a temperature near 74 degrees F.

If the launch is delayed to Wednesday for some reason, there is a 70 percent chance of good conditions.

"For backup day Wednesday, continued onshore flow and winds from the east bring increased cloud cover with a spotty light rain shower moving onshore possible. Therefore the primary concerns for backup day are the Cumulus Cloud Rule and Ground Winds," forecasters report.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.10.2020 01:09:39
ЦитатаAtlas V NROL-101 Mission Profile

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30 окт. 2020 г.

youtu.be/L2KcuzpAGhI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2KcuzpAGhI (2:08)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.10.2020 15:35:31
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1116029126715035648/ERjBaTQh_bigger.png) NRO @NatReconOfc 12 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc/status/1322327687017488387)

The NROL-101 mission patch pays tribute to the Lord of the Rings stories, with a gold ring and Elvish script that translates to "Goodness Persists". Tune in for launch on Nov. 3, broadcast starts at 5:38pm EST / 2238 UTC here: https://bit.ly/2TGlK6s (https://t.co/M4EmUxiZll?amp=1)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.10.2020 17:50:11
ЦитатаOct 31, 2020 17:11

Launch Readiness Review Completed

Leadership from United Launch Alliance (ULA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the Space Force held the Launch Readiness Review (LRR) today for the Atlas V rocket on the NROL-101 mission and gave a "go" to continue preparations for liftoff Tuesday at 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 UTC). The mission will originate from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The LRR, led by ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III, took place in the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC) at the Cape and virtually via teleconferencing to assess the readiness of the rocket and mission assets, the status of pre-flight processing work and previewed the weather forecast that has improved to a 90 percent chance of acceptable conditions.

At the conclusion of the meeting, senior leaders were polled and gave a unanimous ready status for launch, then signed the Launch Readiness Certificate.

The NRO is an Intelligence Community element and Department of Defense organization responsible for developing, acquiring, launching and operating America's reconnaissance satellites, as well as operating associated data processing facilities in support of national security. Using NRO data, the National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and other NRO mission partners produce intelligence products for the President, Congress, national policymakers, warfighters and civil users.

ULA will offer live reports from the ASOC in our automatically-refreshing blog during the Atlas V's rollout to the launch pad on Monday, plus provide comprehensive countdown coverage beginning Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 UTC), with continuing commentary all the way to liftoff.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.10.2020 17:57:04
Брошюра миссии от NRO

Press Kit_Launch_NROL-101.pdf (https://www.nro.gov/Portals/65/documents/news/Press Kits/Press Kit_Launch_NROL-101_10-29-2020.pdf?ver=4MAMD9Azrzej7YsRw-_PUQ%3d%3d) - 2.0 MB, 6 стр, 30.10.2020 17:56:02 UTC
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.10.2020 21:48:31
К #38 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2060583)

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1322573208852332546)

NRO wasn't kidding about 101's "Elvish script" on the mission patch / payload fairing. "Goodness persists" isn't even there in English!

(https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f4f7.svg): http://flickr.com/photos/ulalaunch/50534282312/... (https://t.co/qxYt8NC2vr?amp=1)
]
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 31.10.2020 21:54:11
Прогноз погоды L-3 на 3 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-3 Day Forecast for 3 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-3%20Forecast%20-%203%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=utgBhbneXqYUtizuV6j6Wg%3d%3d)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Elreo_jXYAYWseS?format=jpg&name=medium)
Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (03.11) - 90 % GO
Резервный день (04.11) - = 70 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.11.2020 18:03:54
Прогноз погоды L-2 на 3 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-2 Day Forecast for 3 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-2%20Forecast%20-%203%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=0U6jupa17LZXIlz1672KxA%3d%3d)

(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1984940;image)
Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (03.11) - = 90 % GO
Резервный день (04.11) - = 70 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 01.11.2020 18:12:19
ЦитатаNov 01, 2020 17:27

Weather 90% GO for Tuesday's Launch

Preparations are continuing for Tuesday's launch of the Atlas V rocket on the NROL-101 mission at 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 UTC) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The latest forecast from the 45th Weather Squadron indicates a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions for liftoff, according to Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams. An exceedance of the ground wind limit is the only concern.

"For launch day Tuesday, strong high pressure over the northern Gulf states weakens and moves east into the Carolinas. In response, winds will be from the northeast and decrease to 15-20 knots. The onshore winds will bring scattered stable stratocumulus clouds with no threat of Range Weather Lightning Launch Commit Criteria violations," the launch weather team says.

The operations forecast includes scattered low-level clouds at 4,000 feet, good visibility, northeasterly winds 15 to 20 knots and a temperature near 71 degrees F.

If the launch is delayed to Wednesday for some reason, there is a 70 percent chance of good conditions.

"For backup day Wednesday, the pressure gradient tightens and winds increase from the east-northeast, with gusts near 26 knots likely into the evening. Continued onshore flow will bring the potential for a few Cumulus Clouds. The primary concerns for backup day are Ground Winds and the Cumulus Cloud Rule," forecasters report.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 06:37:14
https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/07/21/new-solid-motors-coming-to-atlas-in-evolution-to-vulcan-centaur (https://www.ulalaunch.com/explore/blog-detail/blog/2020/07/21/new-solid-motors-coming-to-atlas-in-evolution-to-vulcan-centaur)

Цитата: ULANew solid motors coming to Atlas in evolution to Vulcan Centaur
Jul 21, 2020, 06:10 AM

(https://www.ulalaunch.com/images/default-source/default-album/av_nrol101_srb1.jpeg?sfvrsn=d4b44a22_0)
ULA technicians perform receiving inspections on the newly delivered GEM 63 motors at Cape Canaveral. Photo by United Launch Alliance

Building on the legacy of over a thousand Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs) that powered Delta rockets for 30 years, ULA has taken delivery of its first GEM 63 boosters from strategic partner Northrop Grumman to introduce a new era of solid motor propulsion into the Atlas V rocket system and prepare for Vulcan Centaur.

GEMs are strap-on motors that burn solid propellant and augment the lifting capacity of rocket's first stage. The original design, called GEM 40s because of their 40-inch diameter, began flying on the Delta II rocket in 1990. A second generation of 46-inch GEMs yielded the Delta II Heavy. A third generation, called GEM 60, was successfully used by Delta IV Medium+ rockets.

Now, the GEM 63s are ready to debut aboard the Atlas V rocket starting with the NROL-101 mission later this year. The three motors for that mission recently arrived at Cape Canaveral to await integration onto the rocket's first stage.

This fourth generation of GEMs is a direct evolution of the boosters used by Delta, rooted in the knowledge, manufacturing processes and materials of the earlier motors.

The GEM 63s measure 63 inches in diameter and 66 feet in length. They will be ignited at the launch pad and burn for 94 seconds, each consuming 97,500 pounds of propellant to produce 373,800 pounds of max thrust to augment the 860,200 pounds of thrust produced by the RD-180 main engine to power the Atlas V rocket skyward.

They have undergone successful qualification test-firings on the ground at the Northrop Grumman facility in Utah and the factory is in full production.

(https://www.ulalaunch.com/images/default-source/default-album/gem63s.jpg?sfvrsn=db480de2_0)
GEM 63 motors are being manufactured at the Northrop Grumman factory. Photo by Northrop Grumman

GEM 63s are a lower-cost alternative to the solid rocket boosters that have been used by Atlas V since 2003, yet deliver the same level of thrust and lift-capacity to enable replacement. They also offer a streamlined process for attaching them to the launch vehicle at the Vertical Integration Facility.

What's more, the upcoming Atlas V launches with the new motors will build flight experience in preparation for using GEM 63XLs on Vulcan Centaur's first flight.

The XL variant will stand 72 feet tall, contain 105,800 pounds of propellant and generate 455,400 pounds of thrust each. They will be the longest single-segment solid rocket motors ever built.

Atlas V can be fitted with as many as five GEM 63s, the Vulcan Centaur can incorporate up to six GEM 63XLs, depending on the weight of the payload and its orbital destination. All motors will have stationary nozzles.

They are manufactured using state-of-the-art automation and robotics. The cases are filament wound by computer-controlled winding machines using high-strength graphite fiber and durable epoxy resin.

ULA entered a long-term strategic partnership with Northrop Grumman in 2015 to become the sole provider of solid rocket boosters for Atlas V and Vulcan Centaur.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 17:41:11
Прогноз погоды L-1 на 3 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-1 Day Forecast for 3 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-1%20Forecast%20-%203%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=pHoCQFHh7GcNv6ZqKQU81w%3d%3d)

(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1985011;image)
Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (03.11) - = 90 % GO
Резервный день (04.11) - = 70 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: Paul20 от 02.11.2020 17:55:27
Цитата: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 17:41:11Прогноз погоды L-1 на 3 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-1 Day Forecast for 3 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-1%20Forecast%20-%203%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=pHoCQFHh7GcNv6ZqKQU81w%3d%3d)

(https://___)
Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день  (03.11) - = 10 % GO
Резервный день (04.11) - = 70 % GO
Ошибочка, не 10%, а 90% GO в пусковой день
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:24:48
Обновлены уведомления мореплавателям на закрываемые зоны. Судя по всему, блок Центавр после пассивации останется на орбите

NOTMAR
ЦитатаNAVAREA IV 1051/20

WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
    032258Z TO 040141Z NOV, ALTERNATE
    042254Z TO 050137Z NOV
    IN AREAS BOUND BY:
    A. 28-38-50N 080-37-34W, 29-58-00N 079-28-00W,
        29-54-00N 079-21-00W, 29-34-00N 079-36-00W,
        29-15-00N 079-45-00W, 28-36-00N 080-23-00W,
        28-30-57N 080-33-15W.
    B. 30-01-00N 079-33-00W, 31-08-00N 078-36-00W,
        30-54-00N 078-14-00W, 29-47-00N 079-11-00W.
    C. 36-38-00N 073-35-00W, 39-03-00N 071-00-00W,
        38-30-00N 070-13-00W, 36-05-00N 072-46-00W.
    D. 51-37-00N 049-45-00W, 53-32-00N 044-58-00W,
        52-54-00N 044-15-00W, 51-03-00N 049-07-00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1047/20.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 050237Z NOV 20.//

Authority: EASTERN RANGE 301652Z OCT 20.

Date: 301956Z OCT 20
Cancel: 05023700 Nov 20
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:30:32
Цитата: Paul20 от 02.11.2020 17:55:27Ошибочка, не 10%, а 90% GO в пусковой день
Tnx, исправил... Эт уже накапливающаяся усталость к концу года  ;)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:36:18
ЦитатаNov 02, 2020 17:40

It's Rollout Day!

Welcome to Rollout Day for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V with NROL-101. The rocket will move from the Vertical Integration Facility to the pad at Space Launch Complex-41 in preparation for liftoff Tuesday at 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 UTC) in service to the U.S. Space Force and National Reconnaissance Office.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2607528641186313700/20201102144016_459761.jpeg) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2607528641186313700/20201102144016_459761.jpeg)
Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:38:01
ЦитатаNov 02, 2020 17:49

Weather Acceptable for Rollout

Final preparations are underway for this morning's rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from its assembly building to the pad at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41. 

The transfer will cover a distance of one-third-of-a-mile and position the rocket on the launch pad for Tuesday's countdown and liftoff on the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

A weather briefing from Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams of the 45th Weather Squadron has verified conditions are acceptable for the move, which is expected to begin shortly. Skies are mostly clear with just some scattered clouds, winds are brisk but within allowable limits and there's no threat of heavy rain or lightning today.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:38:58
ЦитатаNov 02, 2020 18:09

Go to Roll

A readiness check of systems' status by ULA Launch Conductor Scott Barney has been completed satisfactorily, and ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III has authorized the rollout to begin.

Pre-roll preps are complete and the weather is acceptable to move the 206-foot-tall rocket on its Mobile Launch Platform to the launch pad.

"Stand Engineer, proceed with MLP transport to pad," Barney radioed to Issac Spence at the VIF.

We are standing by to initiate the roll.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:40:12
ЦитатаNov 02, 2020 18:14

Rollout Underway

Rollout of the Atlas V rocket to launch NROL-101 is underway with first motion of the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) departing the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF).

The VIF is a 30-story building where the rocket stages and payload were put together for this mission aboard the Mobile Launch Platform. The MLP will travel to the pad with the help of undercarriage railcars and trackmobile machines that push the entire 1.7-million-pound platform and Atlas V 531 rocket along tracks up the hill to the pad.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2607528641186313700/20201102151437_213445.jpeg) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2607528641186313700/20201102151437_213445.jpeg)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 18:41:26
ЦитатаNov 02, 2020 18:20

The Atlas V rocket and NROL-101 emerge from the assembly building as they make their way to the pad for Tuesday's launch.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2607528641186313700/20201102152019_004016.jpeg) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2607528641186313700/20201102152019_004016.jpeg)
Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 19:44:16
Что-то пошло не эдак...

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/11/02/atlas-5-nrol-101-av-090-mission-status-center/ (https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/11/02/atlas-5-nrol-101-av-090-mission-status-center/)
Цитата11/02/2020 19:20 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 atop the mobile launch platform has been held just outside the Vertical Integration Facility at Complex 41 for almost an hour now. It is not clear if the rollout is going ahead as planned.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 19:45:01
???


Цитата11/02/2020 19:26 Spaceflight Now

The mobile launch platform is returning to the Vertical Integration Facility.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 19:45:33
Цитата11/02/2020 19:36 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 is back inside the Vertical Integration Facility. We await word from United Launch Alliance on why the rocket has returned.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 19:46:51
Цитата11/02/2020 19:45 Spaceflight Now

Winds at complex 41 have been gusting around 30 knots this morning but it is unclear if these blustery conditions caused this morning's aborted roll to the launch pad.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 21:10:28
Цитата11/02/2020 20:33 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 is emerging from the Vertical Integration Facility for a second time today. We have not yet received an explanation from United Launch Alliance for the cause of the earlier aborted rollout.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 21:10:56
Цитата11/02/2020 20:51 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 has passed the half way point in its approximately 1,800-foot trek to launchpad 41.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2646277558041448922/20201102175107_116905.png) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2646277558041448922/20201102175107_116905.png)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 21:11:27
Цитата11/02/2020 20:59 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 rocket is now nearing pad 41.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 21:42:28
Цитата11/02/2020 21:24 Spaceflight Now


 The Atlas 5's mobile platform followed rail tracks leading to the pad as two "trackmobile" vehicles pushed the stack.The Atlas 5 rocket has arrived at Complex 41 after a false start departing the Vertical Integration Facility.

The rocket originally departed the VIF at around 10:15am EST (15:15 GMT) but reversed course and returned to the building just over an hour later. It emerged again at around 12:30pm EST (1730 GMT). United Launch Alliance has not yet provided an explanation for the earlier aborted rollout.

Now the vehicle is at the launch pad automatic couplers will connect the Atlas 5 to ground systems, and the Atlas 5 team will complete inspections, checkouts and other activities.

Liquid oxygen will be loaded in the first stage during the countdown Tuesday afternoon, along with liquid hydrogen and liquid hydrogen for the Atlas 5's Centaur upper stage. RP-1 fuel for the first stage was loaded last month during a countdown dress rehearsal.

The latest forecast issued this morning indicates an 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch at 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 GMT). The primary weather concern is with ground winds at Cape Canaveral.

Forecasters predict northeast surface winds of around 15 to 20 knots at launch time, with scattered clouds at 4,000 feet. The temperature at launch time should be around 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

If the launch is pushed back to Wednesday, there is a 70% chance of acceptable weather.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 21:45:54
ЦитатаNov 02, 2020 21:29

On the Pad

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands atop its Cape Canaveral pad for Tuesday's NROL-101 launch in support of U.S. national security.

The Atlas V rollout today completed the rocket's first 1,800 feet on its journey into space, traveling by rail from the Vertical Integration Facility to the Space Launch Complex-41 pad.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2607528641186313700/20201102182956_208899.jpeg) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2607528641186313700/20201102182956_208899.jpeg)
photo by United Launch Alliance

The Mobile Launch Platform traveled to the pad with the help of undercarriage railcars and trackmobile machines that push the entire 1.7-million-pound MLP and Atlas V 531 rocket along tracks up the hill to the pad.

The MLP convoy was led by two boxcars, called the PVan and GVan. The payload support van houses spacecraft ground equipment such as the electrical and communication interfaces between the spacecraft systems and the launch pad throughout the countdown. The ground van supports the launch vehicle with a dedicated set of control electronics.
 
Bringing up the rear were two portable environmental control system (ECS) trailers that supply conditioned air to the rocket's compartments during rollout.

This afternoon, umbilical connections will be made with launch pad systems and the ECS feeding conditioned air to the rocket and payload will be switched to facility supplies to allow the portable trailers used during rollout to be unplugged and moved away.

The seven-hour launch countdown will begin Tuesday morning, leading to a liftoff of the Atlas V rocket at 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 UTC).

Our live countdown updates will begin on this page at 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 UTC).

The live video webcast of the launch begins at 5:38 p.m. EST (2238 UTC) and will also be viewable on this page.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 23:03:17
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 42 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1323343955308748802)

Atlas V NROL-101 rollout @ 5000%

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1323343806444568578/pu/vid/854x480/2pqhE-UCQDwSvpNs.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1323343806444568578/pu/vid/854x480/2pqhE-UCQDwSvpNs.mp4) (0:40)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 02.11.2020 23:49:33
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 12 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1323363281885691904)

Wondering when and where you may see the #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch? This visibility map shows your best chances to see the rocket in the Southeastern U.S.! Launch is scheduled for tomorrow at 5:58 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El2Hwm3W0AA3xUL?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 00:19:49
Не только не всякая Дельта... но и не всякий Атлас тоже...  >:(

Цитата11/03/2020 00:10 Launch Delay! Spaceflight Now

Tomorrow's launch of a classified payload National Reconnaissance Office is being delayed. We'll bring you more news when we have it.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 00:20:41
Цитата11/03/2020 00:15 Spaceflight Now

A United Launch Alliance spokeswoman told photographers about to set up cameras at the launch pad that the vehicle would be rolling back to the Vertical Integration Facility.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 00:22:48
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1238952683698106373/Wjyns-ok_bigger.jpg) Trevor Mahlmann @TrevorMahlmann 8 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1323372534801272832)

ULA announces to media during remote camera setup they will will need to roll the Atlas V launch vehicle and NROL-101 payload back to the Vertical Integration Facility a second time. Earlier today, the convoy stopped about a quarter of the way to SLC-41 and rolled back.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El2QSNoWMAAaxQE?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 03.11.2020 22:58 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 02:48:59
Таки задержка на сутки

ЦитатаNov 03, 2020 02:41

Atlas V NROL-101 to Launch Nov. 4

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Nov. 2, 2020) --The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office is now planned for Nov. 4, 2020, at 5:54 p.m. EST.

The Atlas V was rolled to the pad today for final launch processing. Upon arriving at the launch pad we experienced an upper payload environmental control system flow rate reduction. The team is in the process of rolling the Atlas V back to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to complete troubleshooting. The vehicle and payload are healthy.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 02:58:18
К #69 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2061607)

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 8 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1323411499692527622)

Going to roll #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click) back to the VIF. Very high winds at the pad. May have sustained damage to the upper ECS duct. Spacecraft is fine, but need to check it out.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 03:37:49
Цитата11/03/2020 03:32 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 has started its return journey to the Vertical Integration Facility.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2646277558041448922/20201103003213_221990.jpeg) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2646277558041448922/20201103003213_221990.jpeg)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 04:12:01
Цитата11/03/2020 04:09 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 is back inside the Vertical Integration Facility. Inside the building, engineers can troubleshoot possible wind damage to an umbilical that provides environmental control for the rocket's payload.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 12:57:46
https://tass.ru/kosmos/9901137 (https://tass.ru/kosmos/9901137)

Цитата3 НОЯ, 09:01
ULA перенесла запуск ракеты с разведывательным спутником США на 4 ноября
В компании сообщили, что причиной переноса стало обнаружение сбоя в функционировании системы контроля параметров окружающей среды в "верхней части полезной нагрузки"

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 3 ноября. /ТАСС/. Американская компания United Launch Alliance (ULA) по техническим причинам перенесла на 4 ноября планировавшийся на вторник запуск ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным аппаратом NROL-101 для нужд Национального управления военно-космической разведки США.

Как сообщила ULA на своем сайте (https://www.ulalaunch.com/), причиной переноса запуска стало обнаружение - уже на стартовой площадке - сбоя в функционировании системы контроля параметров окружающей среды в "верхней части полезной нагрузки". В компании отметили, что ракета-носитель и "полезная нагрузка" в полном порядке.

Теперь запуск запланирован на 4 ноября в 17:54 по времени Восточного побережья США (01:54 мск, 5 ноября).
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 03.11.2020 20:00:48
Прогноз погоды L-1 на 4 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-1 Day Forecast for 4 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-1%20Forecast%20-%204%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=GPPpamPTRb-AH9_2IGlrpQ%3d%3d)

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Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день (04.11) - = 70 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 00:44:37
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1323711409893552130)

Atlas V has not yet begun its trek out of the VIF for NROL-101. Still a little breezy out here.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El7EbvCXgAAcHG-?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 00:54:48
Цитата11/04/2020 00:37 Stephen Clark

After an unexpected return to the hangar last night, the Atlas 5 rocket has re-emerged from the Vertical Integration Facility for the trip to pad 41 at Cape Canaveral for liftoff with a classified NRO payload Wednesday at 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 GMT).

The Atlas 5 launcher will loft a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which owns the U.S. government's intelligence-gathering spy satellites.

United Launch Alliance rolled the 206-foot-tall (63-meter) rocket to pad 41 yesterday, but teams returned the rocket to the VIF last night to troubleshoot possible wind damage to an umbilical that provides environmental control for the Atlas 5's classified payload.

The unplanned rollback forced ULA to delay the launch by one day to Wednesday.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 00:55:57
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 14 мин (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1323742127432572931)

And away we go. Atlas V / NROL-101 are back on the road.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El7gbHyW0AclqKo?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 00:56:46
Цитата11/04/2020 00:50 Stephen Clark

The rocket is making the 1,800-foot journey from ULA's Vertical Integration Facility to the Complex 41 launch pad this afternoon to begin final pre-flight preparations.

The 206-foot-tall (63-meter) Atlas 5 sits on top of a mobile launch platform pushed by locomotives along rail tracks leading to the launch pad. The transfer should take less than an hour to complete.

The launch will mark the 86th flight of an Atlas 5 rocket. The rocket will fly in its "531" configuration with a five-meter-diameter payload shroud, three solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. This version of the Atlas 5 has flown three times before, all with AEHF communications satellites for the U.S. military.

Stacking of the Atlas 5 rocket -- tail number AV-090 -- inside the VIF began Sept. 11 with the hoisting of the first stage vertical on top of the Atlas mobile launch platform. ULA teams later added the three solid rocket boosters, made by Northrop Grumman, and the Centaur upper stage.

The NRO's classified payload inside the Atlas 5's Swiss-made payload fairing was raised atop the rocket Oct. 26 to cap off assembly of the rocket.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 00:57:33
Цитата11/04/2020 00:55 Stephen Clark

The Atlas 5 has passed the half way point in its approximately 1,800-foot trek to launch pad 41. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 01:26:45
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 5 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1323751862386987014)

Rollout complete.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 01:28:00
Цитата11/04/2020 01:26 Stephen Clark

The Atlas 5 rocket has arrived at Complex 41 after an unexpected trip back to the Vertical Integration Facility last night to troubleshoot an environmental control system connection on the upper payload section of the launch vehicle.

The rocket originally departed the VIF at around 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT).

Automatic couplers will connect the Atlas 5 to ground systems at pad 41, and the Atlas 5 team will complete inspections, checkouts and other activities.

Liquid oxygen will be loaded in the first stage during the countdown Wednesday afternoon, along with liquid hydrogen and liquid hydrogen for the Atlas 5's Centaur upper stage. RP-1 fuel for the first stage was loaded last month during a countdown dress rehearsal.

The latest forecast issued this morning indicates an 70% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch at 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 GMT). The primary weather concern is with ground winds at Cape Canaveral.

Forecasters predict east-northeast surface winds of around 20 to 26 knots at launch time, with broken clouds at 3,000 feet. The temperature at launch time should be around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 01:29:32
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 5 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1323752512986533889)

We have swapped out yesterday's damaged ECS duck with a reinforced one and rolled #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click) to the pad
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 01:54:34
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 01:49

Launch Scheduled for Wednesday

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket was rolled out to Space Launch Complex-41 this afternoon for Wednesday's NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

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Photo by United Launch Alliance

The rocket was temporarily returned to the Vertical Integration Facility on Monday night to make adjustments to the upper environmental control system duct that supplies conditioned air to the payload fairing. Platforms in the VIF enabled technicians to reach this area at the top of the rocket, which is inaccessible at the launch pad.
 
The work was successfully completed earlier today.

Launch of the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is scheduled for 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC).

The weather forecast calls for a 70 percent of acceptable weather. Dry conditions are expected with no rain or lightning, but a tight pressure gradient is causing breezy conditions. The outlook includes a broken deck of low clouds, good visibility, east-northeasterly winds 20-26 knots and a temperature near 75 degrees F. Ground winds are the only concern. 

Join us starting Wednesday morning for live reports throughout the countdown to the Atlas V launch of NROL-101. Our updates from the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center will begin on this page at 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 UTC), just prior to starting the countdown.

And be sure to monitor the countdown because you could win a ULA swag package! We will be playing trivia on Twitter, and the first correct answer tweeted as a reply to each question will earn some swag!
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 02:57:18
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ЦитатаNov. 3 Live Broadcast: Atlas V NROL-101

youtu.be/aynKNh6cvnI

Начало трансляции - 4 ноября 2020 г. в 22:34 UTC / 5 ноября 2020 г. в 01:34 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 16:26:50
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 6 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1323978011725733889)

Join us today for live reports throughout the #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) countdown to launch #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click). We will be playing trivia for your chance to win a ULA Swag Pack! Live coverage begins at 11amEST (1600 UTC). Liftoff is targeted for 5:54pmEST (2254 UTC). Live blog: http://bit.ly/av-nrol101 (https://t.co/M91ugJaYds?amp=1)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 18:29:03
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1000445887468982273/438CmZW7_bigger.jpg) Thomas Burghardt @TGMetsFan98 54 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1323996565074305025)

Remotes are set for tonight's Atlas V rocket launch! Go Atlas, Go Centaur, Go NROL-101!

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 19:01:23
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 19:00

Welcome to Atlas V NROL-101 Countdown!

From the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, this is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 6 hours, 20 minutes and holding.

We are about to begin the countdown for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Force.

Activities are on schedule for liftoff from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC).

We will be starting the countdown shortly at 11:04 a.m. for this U.S. national security space mission.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 19:12:30
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 19:04

Countdown Begins

T-minus 6 hours, 20 minutes (L-6 hours, 50 minutes) and counting!

We have started the countdown for liftoff of the Atlas V rocket on NROL-101 this evening from Cape Canaveral.

There are two pre-planned, built-in holds, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled in the count. One pause is reserved prior to fueling at T-minus 2 hours, the other occurs prior to the terminal count at T-minus 4 minutes. That will lead us to a liftoff at 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC).

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Photo by United Launch Alliance

The Atlas V, designated AV-090, will launch this national security mission using the rocket's 531 configuration that is distinguished by the five-meter-wide composite payload fairing, three GEM 63 solid rocket boosters side-mounted to the first stage and a single RL10C-1 engine on the Centaur upper stage.
It stands 206 feet (63 meters) tall and will weigh one million pounds (453,600 kg) at liftoff.

This will be ULA's 141st flight since the company was formed and our 29th mission for the NRO.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 19:28:01
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 19:19

This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 6 hours, 5 minutes (L-6 hours, 35 minutes) and counting.

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Photo by United Launch Alliance

The application of power to the Atlas and Centaur stages is underway at the start of today's countdown procedures. The stages are being powered up to begin launch day testing and final preparations for fueling operations.

Over the next few hours, final preps for the liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps, internal battery checks and testing of the GPS Metric Tracking system used to follow the rocket as it flies downrange, plus a test of the S-band telemetry relay system.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 19:29:17
Цитата11/04/2020 19:04 Stephen Clark

The countdown has started for today's launch with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

The countdown sequence, nearly seven hours long, will include two built-in holds at T-minus 2 hours and T-minus 4 minutes. A final poll during the second built-in hold at T-minus 4 minutes will give authorization to begin the terminal countdown.

Liftoff is set for 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 GMT).

The first tasks for the Atlas 5 launch team will involve powering on the rocket for pre-flight testing. Then the team will move into preparations on the Centaur upper stage's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellant systems. A test of the Atlas 5's guidance system, first stage propulsion and hydraulic checks, internal battery testing, verification of the readiness of the rocket's GPS metric tracking system and a test of the launcher's S-band telemetry transmitters are also planned in the early stages of the countdown.

The launch team will be polled for approval to begin fueling the rocket during a pre-planned hold at T-minus 2 hours. Once the team gives the "go" for fueling, liquid oxygen will be pumped into the Centaur upper stage, followed by liquid oxygen into the Atlas 5 first stage. The step-by-step propellant loading procedure will conclude with super-cold liquid hydrogen fuel flowing into the Centaur.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 19:45:57
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1206640364/kenkremer_bigger.jpg) Ken Kremer @ken_kremer 8 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1324027349587943426)

'All systems GO' for today's #ULA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ULA?src=hashtag_click) #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) twilight launch #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) for @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc) at 554 PM today Nov 4 following delay from Election Day to resolve payload environmental control system flow issue- My photos featured @news6wkmg (https://twitter.com/news6wkmg) CBS6 Orlando TV news Nov3/4. @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) #NRO (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NRO?src=hashtag_click)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 19:49:17
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 19:46

The Atlas-Centaur rocket has been powered up for its launch.

The flight control operator in the Launch Control Center performed the power up. Soon, she will begin avionics testing while the rocket's Inertial Guidance and Control Assembly (INCA) flight computer is allowed to warm up. Later, the operator will conduct guidance system testing and steering checks of the engine nozzles prior to cryogenic fueling. 

The countdown continues to track on schedule for liftoff at 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC). At T-minus 5 hours, 38 minutes (L-6 hours, 8 minutes) and counting, this is Atlas Launch Control.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:25:26
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 20:04

This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 5 hours, 20 minutes (L-5 hours, 50 minutes) and counting. We are tracking no issues in the countdown for a liftoff at 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC).

Take a look at our Flickr album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ulalaunch/albums/72157715620148983) for photography of the Atlas V rocket being readied for the NROL-101 launch.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:25:55
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 20:10

The guidance system test is beginning, the next major milestone in today's countdown. This activity will take the next couple of hours to complete.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:26:41
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 20:24

We are standing by for the first weather briefing of the countdown. Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams from the U.S. Space Force will be giving the briefing from the 45th Weather Squadron facility inside the Morrell Operations Center here at the Cape.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:33:13
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 20:31

Weather Remains 70% GO

This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 4 hours, 53 minutes (L-5 hours, 23 minutes) and counting. Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams from the 45th Weather Squadron reports that conditions at Cape Canaveral are looking favorable for the flight of Atlas V and NROL-101 this evening, forecasting a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions at liftoff time.

The outlook for launch time calls for some low-level clouds, good visibility, east-northeasterly winds of 20 to 26 knots and a temperature near 75 degrees F.

All conditions are GO at the present time. The primary concern for the launch time will be ground winds.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:38:27
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 20 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1324037851487653890)

Thanks

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1156999630611275778/1MKXMIEt_bigger.jpg) Tommaso (@astro_TommyS) @TommasoastroTo1 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/TommasoastroTo1/status/1323968140682907648)

@torybruno (https://twitter.com/torybruno) Happy Birthday!!! (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/2b50.svg)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:43:25
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ЦитатаКомпания ULA в четверг предпримет новую попытку запуска американского разведывательного спутника NROL-101
04.11.2020 20:15:08

Вашингтон. 4 ноября. ИНТЕРФАКС - Новая попытка запуска тяжелой ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным спутником NROL-101 Национального управления военно-космической разведки США (NRO), перенесенная на сутки в связи с техническими проблемами, будет предпринята в четверг по московскому времени, сообщила компания-оператор United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Цитата: undefined"Старт планируется осуществить 4 ноября в 17:54 по времени Восточного побережья США (5 ноября в 021:54 мск) с 41-го стартового комплекса на авиабазе на мысе Канаверал во Флориде", - говорится в сообщении компании ULA, которая является совместным предприятием корпораций Boeing и Lockheed Martin, осуществляющим запуски в интересах Пентагона и американского разведывательного сообщества.

Ракета новь вывезена на стартовую площадку после замены прохудившегося шланга подачи охлажденного воздуха наземной системы кондиционирования полезной нагрузки, сообщила компания ULA.
О целях, орбите, размере и других характеристиках секретного американского спутника NROL-101 официально не сообщается. Миссия и возможности спутников данного типа строго засекречены.

Между тем, по имеющимся данным, тяжелый спутник NROL-101, вес которого достигает, по меньшей мере, шести тонн, предназначен для ведения радиоэлектронной разведки. Стоимость спутника оценивается примерно в миллиард долларов.
Двоешники, до сих пор арифметику не осилили... >:(
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 20:48:51
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1160838784918982657/0m9YVGuA_bigger.jpg) Stephen Marr @spacecoast_stve 4 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1324044354193948679)

Got questions about tonight's launch? The @NASASpaceflight (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) team will be streaming the #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch from the press site, ready to answer your burning questions.

Stream goes live at 5:00pm EST/2200 UTC youtu.be/AEArMAB0Df0
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:02:30
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:01

The flight control operational test is getting underway. This test will validate the control functions on the Atlas first stage main engine and the Centaur upper stage by confirming that valves cycle properly and that the engine steering systems perform as commanded.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:07:50
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:07

An open-loop test of the S-band system used to relay telemetry from the launch vehicle during flight is underway. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:22:54
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:20

The Centaur liquid oxygen system preps have been performed to configure the ground LOX transfer system and ground pneumatic supply systems for filling the Centaur LOX tank and pressurizing the Centaur helium bottles for launch. Also, the Centaur liquid hydrogen system preps have configured the ground hydrogen transfer system for loading the Centaur hydrogen tank later in the countdown.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:30:22
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:28

Antenna checks are being performed to verify functionality of the GPS Metric Tracking system. GPS MT is the system that uses the orbiting Global Positioning System navigation satellite constellation to track the rocket's flight downrange with position, velocity and timing information.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:38:21
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:31

The main engine nozzles are gimbaling for a steering test of the vehicle's flight controls.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:41:30
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:39

First stage propulsion and hydraulic preps have been completed. The propulsion preps configured the ground liquid oxygen transfer system and ground pneumatic supply systems for filling the Atlas first stage LOX tank and pressurizing the Atlas helium bottles for launch. The hydraulic preps configured the ground hydraulic pressure unit to provide for first stage main engine pre-launch hydraulic control.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:49:12
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:45

The cover atop the launch pad's flame bucket is being removed.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 21:59:22
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 21:59

The first weather balloon of the countdown is being launched. A series of balloons will be sent aloft over the next few hours to measure the speed and direction of upper level winds that the Atlas V will experience during flight.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 22:05:28
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 22:04

We are now three hours into the countdown and working no significant issues here in the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC) or at the Space Launch Complex-41 pad. Liftoff remains scheduled for 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC).

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Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 22:10:45
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 22:07

Internal battery checks are beginning now.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 22:37:01
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 22:33

This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 2 hours, 51 minutes (L-3 hours, 21 minutes) and counting. Guidance system testing is complete.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 22:45:07
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 22:44

The initiation of gaseous nitrogen flow to the launch vehicle has started. This changes the environmental control system (ECS) to supply nitrogen gas rather than conditioned air to the internal compartments of the Atlas V and the payload fairing in preparation for fueling and launch.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:21:31
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:08

Weather Remains 70% GO


In the pre-fueling weather briefing to mission management, Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams reports that conditions remain favorable at Cape Canaveral for a rocket countdown. There are no weather constraints against proceeding into Atlas V fueling operations as scheduled.

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The launch forecast remains unchanged at a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions for today's opportunity, with the only concern being ground winds.

The launch time outlook calls for a few low and broken clouds, good visibility, east-northeasterly winds 22 to 26 knots and a temperature near 75 degrees F.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:22:00
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:12

Hold-fire checks are being conducted at this time. This verifies the circuitry used to stop the countdown if a safety concern arises.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:24:26
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1285996823690313728/21XYZedV_bigger.jpg) United States Space Force @SpaceForceDoD 22 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1324079136902680577)

Watch as the Space Force logo is placed on @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) Atlas V rocket that will carry a payload for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc) on NROL-101 scheduled for today @ 5:54 p.m. EST. #SemperSupra (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SemperSupra?src=hashtag_click)

https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1324079037774471169/vid/1280x720/k14ldoZ2Oz9lEhDr.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1324079037774471169/vid/1280x720/k14ldoZ2Oz9lEhDr.mp4) (0:46)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:25:35
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:16

The launch pad crew has completed its hands-on work to ready Space Launch Complex-41 for today's mission, and Launch Conductor Scott Barney has given the instruction for personnel to depart the site in advance of fueling operations.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:26:05
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:21

The hazard area around the launch site has been cleared of all personnel for fueling and liftoff.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:28:14
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:24

Countdown Holding

This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 2 hours (L-2 hours, 30 minutes) and holding. The countdown has entered the first of two planned, built-in holds that are scheduled in today's timeline. This first block of time, lasting 15 minutes, gives the countdown some margin to resolve issues or catch up work that could be running late, and the hold provides an opportunity to ensure all is ready before fueling operations begin.

The final hold, also lasting 15 minutes, occurs at T-minus 4 minutes.

At the present time, all activities are on schedule and no problems are being addressed by the launch team.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:37:34
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1000445887468982273/438CmZW7_bigger.jpg) Thomas Burghardt @TGMetsFan98 42 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1324077350548574208)

It's launch day in Florida! #ULA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ULA?src=hashtag_click) #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmARI7mXUAYCtzv?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:39:57
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:36

Go for Fueling


A readiness poll of the launch team by Launch Conductor Scott Barney, with concurrence of ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III, has approved cryogenic tanking operations to begin once the countdown resumes.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:41:10
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:39

Countdown Resumes


This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 2 hours (L-2 hours, 15 minutes) and counting. The next phase of today's launch countdown has started on schedule as we continue to target 5:54 p.m. EST (2254 UTC) for liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Preparatory steps for fueling are being kicked off, including ground chilldown of the Atlas first stage liquid oxygen system and chilldown of the transfer lines to the Centaur upper stage liquid oxygen system.

(https://24liveblog.tradingfront.cn/event/2607528641186313700/20201104203909_573457.jpeg) (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2607528641186313700/20201104203909_573457.jpeg)
Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:49:29
Ну, типа, началось... Дай Б-г, исправят

ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:44

A ground valve issue with the liquid oxygen system for the Atlas V first stage has been reported by the launch team. The issue is being referred to Anomaly Chief Dave McFarland for discussion, any troubleshooting steps, then resolution.

The AC position in the control room that directs engineering teams work to resolve technical issues that arise during the count.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:55:04
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1107310095912914944/UB-rxTI2_bigger.png) Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF 2 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324091981954428931)

An anomaly will cause an unplanned stop to Atlas V fueling operations. #ULA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ULA?src=hashtag_click) #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 04.11.2020 23:58:10
ЦитатаNov 04, 2020 23:55

An unplanned hold is being inserted into the countdown while this ground valve issue is being assessed. Launch Conductor Scott Barney called for clocks to stop at T-minus 1 hour, 47 minutes.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 00:02:34
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1324093643993604096)

... Weather is holding at a Pgo of 70%. It's a bit windy, so everyone think calm thoughts. #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmAgJcIX0AExoT3?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 00:28:02
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1107310095912914944/UB-rxTI2_bigger.png) Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF 31 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324092673918226433)

Teams confirm that Centaur Liquid Oxygen has not begun. #ULA (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ULA?src=hashtag_click) #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click)


30 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324093098193014785)

All Atlas V systems teams told to maintain current status and report any change.


25 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324094135293382659)

Looks like teams will have to go back to the Liquid Oxygen farm inside the pad.  Teams conferring with safety.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 00:32:51
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1107310095912914944/UB-rxTI2_bigger.png) Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF 49 с (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324102020186411015)

Pad re-entry team is heading to pad.  They will have to be cleared through road block and then hold before proceeding to pad to collect gear and protective equipment before going to the liquid oxygen farm to work on the valve.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 00:35:55
Н-да-с!


ЦитатаNov 05, 2020 00:33

A team is being dispatched to the pad to examine hardware in the liquid oxygen storage area for the Atlas first stage. The countdown remains holding while this work is ongoing. We do not have a target time for this evening's launch.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 00:56:56
ЦитатаNov 05, 2020 00:42

The team has entered the launch pad. Controllers at the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center are monitoring systems while the troubleshooting work is underway.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:16:51
ЦитатаNov 05, 2020 01:08

If you are just joining us, a ground system valve problem interrupted the countdown to today's Atlas V rocket launch. A team was sent to the pad to troubleshoot, and those efforts are continuing. The countdown clock is holding prior to the start of fueling operations.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:23:29
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1121126296086618116/XdSiqigA_bigger.png) Chris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 7 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1324113008998625281)

Good afternoon Atlas V. Currently in a hold, but not her fault (GSE issue, being worked on right now).

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1324112734334705666/pu/vid/1192x672/hzJzceTjpjgKXsYT.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1324112734334705666/pu/vid/1192x672/hzJzceTjpjgKXsYT.mp4) (0:27)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:38:00
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 5 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1324117154522894337)

As we continue to troubleshoot a ground system valve, the live  broadcast will be delayed until further notice.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:45:53
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1107310095912914944/UB-rxTI2_bigger.png) Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF 49 с (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324120368815235076)

Sounds like the valve issue has not been resolved and a backup system is experiencing similar issues.  Standing by for more updates.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:52:02
ОТБОЙ!  >:(

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1107310095912914944/UB-rxTI2_bigger.png) Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF 1 мин. yfpfl (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324121277964132357)

SCRUB


24 с (https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1324121544172470274)

48 hour recyle.  #Falcon9 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Falcon9?src=hashtag_click) might be able to launch tomorrow as planned with GPS-III.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 04.11.2020 22:54 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:54:35
Официально

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1324121591362584576)

Mission Director Col. Chad Davis has declared a scrub. ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III has relayed the decision to the launch team that launch operations will not continue tonight. We will be postured for another attempt in 48 hours.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 01:58:47
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1985490;image)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 02:18:02
ЦитатаNov 05, 2020 02:09

Launch Status Update

(Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Nov. 4, 2020) - The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office was scrubbed today due to an unexpected system response from remotely commanded ground system liquid oxygen valves. The team continues to analyze the system and will protect for our next launch attempt no earlier than Nov. 6.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 02:59:18
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/509029699322793984/zWjKFe63_bigger.jpeg) Jeff Foust @jeff_foust 59 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1324123904567320576)

Out: Scrubtober
In: Scrubvember
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 03:28:03
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=541110&lang=RU (https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=541110&lang=RU)

ЦитатаЗапуск новейшего разведспутника США NROL-101 вновь перенесен из-за неполадки
05.11.2020 2:55:02

Вашингтон. 5 ноября. ИНТЕРФАКС - Запуск тяжелой ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным спутником NROL-101 Национального управления военно-космической разведки США (NRO), планировавшийся в четверг, перенесен, по меньшей мере, на 48 часов из-за новой технической проблемы, сообщила компания-оператор United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Запуск был отменен примерно за час до старта из-за проблемы в наземной системе подачи жидкого кислорода, следует из сообщения компании ULA, которая является совместным предприятием корпораций Boeing и Lockheed Martin, осуществляющим запуски в интересах Пентагона и американского разведывательного сообщества.
Первоначально запуск ракеты планировалось осуществить еще 4 ноября по московскому времени, но из-за возникшей утечки в наземной системе кондиционирования полезной нагрузки он был перенесен на сутки. Ракету вернули со стартового стола в цех вертикальной сборки для устранения неполадки.

О целях, орбите, размере и других характеристиках секретного американского спутника NROL-101 официально не сообщается. Миссия и возможности спутников данного типа строго засекречены.

Между тем, по имеющимся данным, тяжелый спутник NROL-101, вес которого достигает трех тонн, предназначен для ведения радиоэлектронной разведки.
По факту пуск был отменён за 1 ч 47 мин до старта...
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 14:38:48
Прогноз погоды L-2 на 6 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-2 Day Forecast for 6 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-2%20Forecast%20-%206%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=aIqL1tN9ecI1nR_rMVVvhQ%3d%3d)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmETfqpXIAECoNa?format=jpg&name=large)
Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (06.11) - 40 % GO
Резервный день (07.11) - 30 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 14:56:38
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1000445887468982273/438CmZW7_bigger.jpg) Thomas Burghardt @TGMetsFan98 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1324219769386684418)

A walk around Space Launch Complex 41.

Atlas V will make another launch attempt Friday

https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EmCSqroXYAo5GB9.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EmCSqroXYAo5GB9.mp4) (0:02)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 05.11.2020 20:30:53
???

Прогноз погоды L-1 на 6 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-1 Day Forecast for 6 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-1%20Forecast%20-%206%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=luBaq84nXP1Qn4faLCFq_w%3d%3d)

(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1985605;image)
Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (06.11) - 50 % GO
Резервный день (07.11) - 20 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 06.11.2020 ~22:46 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.11.2020 03:40:38
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1324488614810656771)

The launch of a ULA #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) carrying the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) mission for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc) is targeted for Sun., Nov. 8 at 5:36 p.m. EST, pending range approval.
Пуск 8 ноября 2020 г. в 22:36 UTC / 9 ноября 2020 г. в 01:36 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 08.11.2020 22:36 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 06.11.2020 22:54:23
Сезон ураганов ещё не закончился...

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 7 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1324800073260273664)

Weather forecast has degraded, predicting high winds due to Eta.  Evaluating a roll back to the VIF to button up and batten down.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 08.11.2020 22:36 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.11.2020 01:14:48
Дружно едем в башню:

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1324814705114910720)

Due to impending weather from Tropical Depression Eta, we are rolling the #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) rocket carrying the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) mission for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc) back to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to secure the payload and vehicle.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 08.11.2020 22:36 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.11.2020 01:18:08
И вправо на 11-е...

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1324814802926084098)

We are targeting Wed., Nov. 11, at 5:22 p.m. EST for our next launch attempt. The issue with the remotely commanded ground system liquid oxygen valves has been resolved and the rocket and payload are healthy.

Пуск 11 ноября 2020 г. в 22:22 UTC / 12 ноября 2020 г. в 01:22 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.11.2020 01:55:48
Цитата11/07/2020 00:33 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 is being rolled off launch pad 41 to take shelter in the Vertical Integration Facility because of the threat from Tropical Depression Eta. United Launch Alliance has said it will delay the launch until Wednesday, November 11 at 5:22 pm EST (2222 GMT). In a tweet, the company said the issue with the ground system liquid oxygen valve that delayed this weeks launch attempt has been resolved.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.11.2020 01:56:12
Цитата11/07/2020 01:13 Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 is now inside the Vertical Integration Facility.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 07.11.2020 02:11:58
Атлас как-бы говорит Дельте: только после вас  ;D
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.11.2020 19:26:52
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=541216&lang=RU (https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=541216&lang=RU)

ЦитатаЗапуск спутника-разведчика США NROL-101 перенесен из-за непогоды
07.11.2020 11:08:03

Вашингтон. 7 ноября. ИНТЕРФАКС - Из-за тропического урагана запуск тяжелой ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным спутником NROL-101 Национального управления военно-космической разведки США (NRO) перенесен на ближайший четверг (по московскому времени), сообщила компания-оператор United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Запуск предполагается провести 11 ноября в 17:22 по времени Восточного побережья США (12 ноября в 021:22 мск), следует из сообщения компании ULA, которая является совместным предприятием корпораций Boeing и Lockheed Martin, осуществляющим запуски в интересах Пентагона и американского разведывательного сообщества.

Ракета возвращена со стартового стола в цех вертикальной сборки для укрытия.

Запуск тяжелого американского разведывательного спутника уже неоднократно переносился.
...

Двоешники, и не учатся...
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 07.11.2020 21:16:23
Прогноз погоды L-4 на 11 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-4 Day Forecast for 11 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-4%20Forecast%20-%2011%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=xN3O9Hq1Zvc70oPSFthyJw%3d%3d)

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Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (11.11) - 40 % GO
Резервный день (12.11) - 60 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 08.11.2020 19:39:24
Прогноз погоды L-3 на 11 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-3 Day Forecast for 11 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-3%20Forecast%20-%2011%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=eupPRo9pLXsL70owJMB0ng%3d%3d)

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Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (11.11) - = 40 % GO
Резервный день (12.11) - 50 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 11.11.2020 22:22 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.11.2020 00:54:08
И ещё +1 вправо

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 28 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1325911761900408841)

Due to impending weather and uncertainty related to Tropical Storm Eta, ULA is now targeting Thur., Nov. 12, at 5:18 p.m. EST for the launch of the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) mission for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc), pending range approval.

12 ноября 2020 г. в 22:18 UTC / 13 ноября 2020 г. в 01:18 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 12.11.2020 22:18 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 10.11.2020 17:44:11
https://tass.ru/kosmos/9963423 (https://tass.ru/kosmos/9963423)

Цитата10 НОЯ, 15:27
Компания ULA перенесла на 12 ноября запуск ракеты с разведывательным спутником США
В качестве причины такого решения названы неблагоприятные погодные условия и "неопределенная ситуация, связанная с тропическим штормом "Эта"

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 10 ноября. /ТАСС/. Американская компания United Launch Alliance (ULA) вновь перенесла - на этот раз на 12 ноября - планировавшийся на среду запуск ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным аппаратом NROL-101 для нужд Национального управления военно-космической разведки США. Об этом сообщается на сайте компании.

В качестве причины названы неблагоприятные погодные условия и "неопределенная ситуация, связанная с тропическим штормом "Эта". Ранее запуску препятствовали различные технические причины, в частности, сбой в функционировании системы контроля параметров окружающей среды в "верхней части полезной нагрузки".

Теперь запуск запланирован на 12 ноября в 17:18 по времени Восточного побережья США (01:18 мск, 13 ноября).
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 12.11.2020 22:18 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.11.2020 20:50:47
Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1326563127232704517)

Due to impending weather and escalation of Hurricane Eta, ULA is now targeting Fri., Nov. 13, at 5:13 p.m. EST for the launch of the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) mission for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc).
Пуск 13 ноября 2020 г. в 22:13 UTC / 14 ноября 2020 г. в 01:13 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 11.11.2020 21:03:15
Прогноз погоды L-2 на 13 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-2 Day Forecast for 13 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-2%20Forecast%20-%2013%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=n9ls_QbVrnc0bJ1popcZOQ%3d%3d)

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Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (13.11) - 80 % GO
Резервный день (14.11) - 60 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.11.2020 02:33:28
О трансляции пуска ( в ...дцатый раз)

Цитата
youtu.be/SZyjzR96EJU

Начало трансляции - 13 ноября 2020 г. в 21:50 UTC / 14 ноября 2020 г. в 00:50 ДМВ
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.11.2020 17:11:17
Прогноз погоды L-1 на 13 ноября 2020 г. (UTC)

Atlas V L-101 L-1 Day Forecast for 13 Nov Launch (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Atlas%20V%20L-101%20L-1%20Forecast%20-%2013%20Nov%20Launch.pdf?ver=hnEKwgbxHFC9sVY0h-ribg%3d%3d)

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Цитата: 45 SWПусковой день   (13.11) - 90 % GO
Резервный день (14.11) - 70 % GO
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 12.11.2020 19:22:15
Цитата
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V NROL-101
Date: November 13
Eastern Range Opens: 5:13 p.m.
Launch Hazard Area (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/nov 13 LHA  Boaters  SLIPPs EMail V6.pdf)
Airspace Closure Area (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/nov 13 Eastern Range Airspace V6.pdf)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 00:04:30
ЦитатаNov 12, 2020 21:48

Rollout Day for NROL-101


The United Launch Alliance Atlas V is poised to depart the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) this afternoon for rollout to the Space Launch Complex-41 pad in readiness to perform the NROL-101 mission Friday evening.

Liftoff is scheduled for 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC) in service to the National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Force.

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Technicians are finished with rollout preparations, switching systems from the VIF to portable elements used during the transfer that will cover one-third-of-a-mile distance. That includes generator power, communication lines and transitioning the environmental control system (ECS) to the portable trailers connected to the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP). Also, the transport system has hydraulically raised the MLP off the VIF pedestals for the roll.

A weather briefing from Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams of the 45th Weather Squadron is wrapping up. She verified conditions are acceptable for the move, which is expected to begin shortly.

Skies remain cloudy from Tropical Storm Eta, but winds are within allowable limits and there is no threat of heavy rain or lightning this afternoon.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 00:05:06
ЦитатаNov 12, 2020 21:55

Rollout Begins

Rollout of the 206-foot-tall Atlas V rocket to launch NROL-101 is underway with first motion of the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) departing the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF), where the rocket stages and payload were joined together for this mission.

A few minutes ago, the rollout preparations checklist was verified complete, a readiness poll was performed by ULA Launch Conductor Scott Barney and ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III authorized the rollout to begin.

Friday's launch is scheduled for 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC), a few minutes before sunset along Florida's Space Coast. The launch weather forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 00:05:39
ЦитатаNov 12, 2020 22:14

Rollin...
The Atlas V rocket and NROL-101 emerge from the assembly building as they make their way to the pad for Friday's launch.

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Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 00:06:26
ЦитатаNov 12, 2020 22:31

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Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 00:08:07
ЦитатаNov 12, 2020 23:08

Atlas V Arrives at the Pad

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rolled out today to Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41 for Friday's NROL-101 launch in support of U.S. national security.

The Atlas V was transported from the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad today to begin final preparations for the National Reconnaissance Office mission.

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Photo by United Launch Alliance

The Mobile Launch Platform traveled to the pad with the help of undercarriage railcars and trackmobile machines that push the entire 1.7-million-pound MLP and Atlas V 531 rocket along tracks up the hill to the pad. The trip began with first motion at 1:55 p.m. and concluded once the MLP was secured to the pad pedestals at 3:07 p.m. EST.

The MLP convoy was led by two boxcars, called the PVan and GVan. The payload support van houses spacecraft ground equipment such as the electrical and communication interfaces between the spacecraft systems and the launch pad throughout the countdown. The ground van supports the launch vehicle with a dedicated set of control electronics. 

Bringing up the rear were two portable environmental control system (ECS) trailers that supply conditioned air to the rocket's compartments during rollout.

The seven-hour launch countdown will begin Friday morning, leading to a liftoff of the Atlas V rocket at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC).

The weather forecast calls for a 90 percent of acceptable weather. The outlook includes a few scattered clouds, good visibility, northerly winds 10 to 15 knots and a temperature near 75 degrees F. The Cumulus Cloud Rule is the only concern. 

Join us for live updates from the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center on this page beginning at 10:25 a.m. EST (1525 UTC).

The live video webcast of the launch starts at 4:53 p.m. EST (2153 UTC) and will also be viewable on this page. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 16:44:10
Цитата11/13/2020 08:10 Stephen Clark

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 18:31:09
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 18:23

Atlas V NROL-101 Countdown Begins

From the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, this is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 6 hours, 20 minutes and counting.

We have begun today's countdown for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Force.

Activities are on schedule for liftoff from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC).

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Our nearly seven-hour countdown includes two pre-planned, built-in holds, each lasting 15 minutes. One pause is reserved prior to fueling at T-minus 2 hours, the other occurs prior to the terminal count at T-minus 4 minutes. That will lead us to the liftoff time.

The countdown is being controlling from the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center, or ASOC, located about four miles from the launch pad, in conjunction with a team of personnel performing hands-on tasks at Space Launch Complex-41. The Cape also has assistance from design teams at ULA's Denver Operations Support Center, or DOSC.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 19:19:34
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 19:05

Powered Up


The Atlas and Centaur stages have been powered up to begin launch day testing and final preparations for fueling operations for today's mission. This activity was kicked off at the start of the countdown.

The Atlas V, designated AV-090, will launch this national security mission using the rocket's 531 configuration that is distinguished by the five-meter-wide composite payload fairing, three GEM 63 solid rocket boosters side-mounted to the first stage and a single RL10C-1 engine on the Centaur upper stage.

It stands 206 feet (63 meters) tall and will weigh one million pounds (453,600 kg) at liftoff.

This will be the 17th Atlas V mission for the NRO.

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Photo by United Launch Alliance
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 20:24:46
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 19:48

Weather Remains 90% GO


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This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 4 hours, 55 minutes (L-5 hours, 25 minutes) and counting. Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams from the U.S. Space Force just gave the day's first briefing from the 45th Weather Squadron facility inside the Morrell Operations Center here at the Cape.

The forecast for launch time has a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions for the flight of Atlas V and NROL-101. Violation of the Range Lightning Launch Commit Criteria governing cumulus clouds is only a remote concern for this evening's launch opportunity.

The outlook for launch time calls for a few scattered low-level clouds, good visibility, northerly winds of 10 to 16 knots and a temperature near 75 degrees F.
All conditions are GO at the present time.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 20:36:39
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 20:24

Guidance System Test Underway


This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 4 hours, 19 minutes (L-4 hours, 49 minutes) and counting down to our planned 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC) liftoff time.

Activities are progressing well in today's countdown. A guidance system test of the rocket's Inertial Guidance and Control Assembly (INCA) flight computer is underway. In parallel to that, the flight control operational test has started to verify propulsion system valves cycle properly and engine steering mechanisms gimbal as commanded.

An open-loop test of the S-band system used to relay telemetry from the launch vehicle during flight is upcoming shortly.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 21:02:22
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 20:53

Pad Work Continues


This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 3 hours, 50 minutes (L-4 hours, 20 minutes) and counting. The team of technicians at Space Launch Complex-41, led by Stand Engineer Issac Spence, continues marching through the steps in the procedure to configure pad systems and hardware for today's fueling and launch.

A check of the weather indicates allowable conditions for launch.

We remain on schedule for liftoff of the Atlas V rocket and NROL-101 payload shortly before sunset at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC).

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 21:27:36
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 21:23

Countdown on Schedule


We are now three hours into the countdown and working no significant issues here in the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC) or at the Space Launch Complex-41 pad. Liftoff remains scheduled for 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC).

First stage propulsion and hydraulic preps have been performed, along with Centaur liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen system preps. Checks have verified the GPS Metric Tracking system that will use the orbiting Global Positioning System navigation satellite constellation to track the rocket's flight downrange with position, velocity and timing information.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 22:23:18
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:13

Three Hours Until Launch


This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 2 hours, 30 minutes (L-3 hours) and counting. Countdown activities continue on schedule at the Space Launch Complex-41 pad and inside the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center for today's liftoff of NROL-101.

Changeover of the environmental control system (ECS) for the Atlas V rocket has occurred. Nitrogen gas rather than conditioned air is flowing to the internal compartments of the launch vehicle and the payload fairing in preparation for fueling and flight.

Out at Space Launch Complex-41, technicians are just about complete with all of the hands-on work before departing the pad.

We are coming up on the pre-fueling weather briefing in about 10 minutes.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 22:32:28
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:27

Weather Remains 90% GO


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In the pre-fueling weather briefing to mission management, Launch Weather Officer Jessica Williams reports that conditions remain favorable at Cape Canaveral for a rocket countdown. There are no weather constraints against proceeding into Atlas V fueling operations as scheduled.

The launch forecast remains unchanged at a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions for today's opportunity, with the only concern being cumulus clouds.

The launch time outlook calls for a few scattered low clouds, good visibility, northerly winds 10 to 16 knots and a temperature near 75 degrees F.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 22:52:32
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:33

Hold-fire checks have been conducted. This verified the circuitry used to stop the countdown if a safety concern arises.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 22:54:03
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:43

Countdown Holding


This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 2 hours (L-2 hours, 30 minutes) and holding. The countdown has entered the first of two planned, built-in holds that are scheduled in today's timeline. This first block of time, lasting 15 minutes, gives the countdown some margin to resolve issues or catch up work that could be running late, and the hold provides an opportunity to ensure all is ready before fueling operations begin.

The final hold, also lasting 15 minutes, occurs at T-minus 4 minutes.

At the present time, all activities are on schedule and no problems are being addressed by the launch team.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 22:54:46
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:49

We will be extending this hold an additional few minutes until the launch complex is clear of all personnel. Technicians are wrapping up with their work. The launch conductor can borrow time from the later hold to preserve our target liftoff time.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 22:55:04
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:50

The pad crew is leaving the pad now.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:04:15
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 22:56

The launch pad crew completed its hands-on work to ready Space Launch Complex-41 for today's mission and departed the site in advance of fueling operations.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:05:28
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:01

We are planing to resume the count at 3:06 p.m., and we will shorten the T-minus 4 minute hold from 15 minuteds to 7 minutes, leading to a liftoff at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC).
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:05:53
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:02

The safety officer now reports that the hazard area around the launch site has been cleared of all personnel for fueling and liftoff.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:06:31
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:03

Go for Fueling


A readiness poll of the launch team by Launch Conductor Scott Barney, with concurrence of ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III, has approved cryogenic tanking operations to begin once the countdown resumes.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:07:24
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:06

Countdown Resumes


This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 2 hours (L-2 hours, 15 minutes) and counting. The next phase of today's launch countdown has started on schedule as we continue to target 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 UTC) for liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Preparatory steps for fueling are being kicked off, including ground chilldown of the Atlas first stage liquid oxygen system and chilldown of the transfer lines to the Centaur upper stage liquid oxygen system.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:15:42
Цитата11/13/2020 23:06 Stephen Clark

T-minus 2 hours and counting. The countdown clock is ticking again, as the ULA launch team marches toward liftoff of an Atlas 5 rocket at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 GMT) with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

There is one more built-in hold in today's countdown, expected at T-minus 4 minutes. That hold is expected to be shortened from its original length of 15 minutes to make up for the extension of the hold at T-minus 2 hours.

A thermal conditioning procedure known as chilldown will begin shortly to prepare the plumbing on the Atlas 5's mobile launch platform for the transfer of super-cold cryogenic propellants into the rocket.

Once cryogenic tanking begins, nearly 66,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen will be loaded into the two-stage Atlas 5 rocket.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:16:07
Цитата11/13/2020 23:14 Stephen Clark

The Atlas 5 countdown is now holding as ULA investigates a technical issue associated with the rocket's first stage liquid oxygen loading.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:18:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/937905979865300992/o7etOvdP_bigger.jpg) ULA @ulalaunch 56 с (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1327344695907921923)

An unplanned hold is being inserted into the countdown while an issue is being assessed. Launch Conductor Scott Barney called for clocks to stop at T-minus 1 hour, 52 minutes while the situation is examined.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:21:44
Интересно, они (ULA) хоть когда-нибудь хоть какой ракетой нормально улетать будут !??   >:( -->  ;D
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:29:08
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:23

Anomaly Chief Dave McFarland reports that the timing issue with some valves has been resolved. So the team is ready to proceed with the Atlas V countdown.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:29:39
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:24

Countdown Resumes


Clocks are ticking again.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:32:07
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:29

New Launch Time


The new target launch time has seen set for 5:24 p.m. EST (2224 UTC) for Atlas V and NROL-101.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:34:13
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:30

Centaur LO2 Loading Begins


With the thermal conditioning, or chilldown, now complete, liquid oxygen has started to flow into the Centaur upper stage for today's launch. About 4,150 gallons of liquid oxygen will be loaded into Centaur.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:35:08
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 3 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1327348228891742210)

Commencing with cryo loading. Weather is beautiful. No issues being worked. #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:35:51
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:34

This is Atlas Launch Control as the countdown proceeds at Cape Canaveral towards the adjusted launch time of 5:24 p.m. EST (2224 UTC).

This is the first launch that Centaur is receiving its liquid oxygen from a new storage tank recently installed at Space Launch Complex-41. The upgrade is part of the pad's transformation into a unique facility that will simultaneously support Atlas V and Vulcan Centaur rockets. The 65,000-gallon storage reservoir is much larger than the previous 28,000-gallon tank, an enhancement required to support the more capable Centaur V upper stage on Vulcan.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:45:55
Цитата11/13/2020 23:45 Stephen Clark

T-minus 1 hour, 32 minutes and counting. Chilldown conditioning of the systems for the first stage liquid oxygen tank has been accomplished. The launch team just gave a "go" to begin loading super-cold liquid oxygen into the Atlas 5's first stage.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:52:29
ЦитатаNov 13, 2020 23:47

Now passing T-minus 90 minutes until launch, with a 7-minute hold still to come at T-minus 4 minutes. Fueling operations are proceeding smoothly as we load liquid oxygen into both stages of the Atlas V rocket. Hydrogen fill for Centaur will occur shortly.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 13.11.2020 23:53:09
Цитата11/13/2020 23:50 Stephen Clark

Chilldown of the liquid hydrogen transfer lines at Complex 41 is getting started now. This is a step in preparation for loading the super-cold fuel, stored at minus 423 degrees Fahrenheit, into the Centaur upper stage.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:06:40
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:02

United Launch Alliance is using the Atlas V 531 rocket, tail number AV-090, with a five-meter-diameter payload fairing and three strap-on solid rocket boosters, to launch the NROL-101 mission.

Leaving the pad on 1.8 million pounds of thrust from the combined power of the kerosene-fueled first stage main engine and three solid boosters, the Atlas V will perform pitch, yaw and roll maneuvers to align with a northeast heading. The vehicle will hit Mach 1, the speed of sound, in 39 seconds and surpass the region of maximum aerodynamic forces, or Max Q, at 51 seconds. 

The solid boosters will burn out and separate in less than two minutes. The payload fairing that protected the spacecraft during atmospheric ascent will be jettisoned at the edge of space three-and-a-half minutes into flight.

At the request of our customer, live coverage will conclude following fairing separation.
Но миссия имеет номер 086
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:08:34
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 5 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1327356026262261762)

Mighty Atlas is carbo loading for the big sprint. Booster LOX at 20%. The board is green. #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:21:08
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:15

Centaur LH2 Loading Begins


The launch team has received the "go" to begin filling the Centaur upper stage with the super-cold liquid hydrogen fuel following chilldown of the system. The Centaur holds about 12,300 gallons of the cryogenic propellant for this mission.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:21:52
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:19

We will be taking the clocks down to T-minus 4 minutes where they will hold for 7 minutes while managers perform the final readiness polls. Liftoff remains targeted for 5:24 p.m. EST (2224 UTC).

Today marks the 86th flight for Atlas V. The vehicle has a 100 percent mission success record for the Defense Department, the National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and commercial customers.

More than half -- 56 percent -- of Atlas V launches to date have successfully deployed national security space payloads into orbit.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:23:19
Цитата11/14/2020 00:21 Stephen Clark

This launch -- designated NROL-101 -- will mark the 86th flight of an Atlas 5 rocket since 2002, and the fifth Atlas 5 mission this year. It will be ULA's 30th mission for the NRO, which owns a fleet of spy satellites supplying optical and radar imagery, signals and communications intercepted from adversaries, and other data to the U.S. government's intelligence agencies.

The NRO has not revealed information about the payload flying on the NROL-101 mission, but warning notices released to pilots and mariners suggest the Atlas 5 rocket will head on a northeasterly track from Cape Canaveral, following a path parallel to the U.S. East Coast before flying near the Canadian maritime provinces.

The trajectory indicates the Atlas 5 will release the NRO payload into a high-inclination orbit.

The NRO owns data relay satellites and several spacecraft designed to intercept communications signals in elliptical Molniya-type orbits that stretch nearly 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) above Earth at their highest points. Those orbits are tilted around 63 degrees to the equator, giving satellites regular views of Russia and other parts of the northern hemisphere.

The Atlas 5 scheduled for launch this evening appears to be aiming for a similar Molniya-type orbit, according to multiple independent experts who track spy satellite activity.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:24:57
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 10 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1327359084966932480)

Board remains green. Count is progressing nominally. Mood in the control rooms are relaxed. #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:33:54
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1285996823690313728/21XYZedV_bigger.jpg) United States Space Force @SpaceForceDoD 11 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1327360696913440771)

Join us on Facebook at 5:24 p.m. to watch @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) Atlas V rocket take off from Cape Canaveral, carrying a payload for the @NatReconOfc (https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc). In the meantime, check out the ULA crew putting the Space Force logo on the rocket. #PartnersinSpace (https://twitter.com/hashtag/PartnersinSpace?src=hashtag_click) #SemperSupra (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SemperSupra?src=hashtag_click)

https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1327360597982388226/vid/1280x720/XTdbwBC6kxgrp1Mv.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1327360597982388226/vid/1280x720/XTdbwBC6kxgrp1Mv.mp4) (0:46)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:34:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 4 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1327363151248166913)

Wind picking up a little, but still well within limits. #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:35:43
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:30

Today's launch will use the upgraded Acoustic Suppression Water System (ASWS) at Space Launch Complex-41 for the first time. The system was recently enhanced as part of the pad's transformation to make it compatible with both Atlas V and the more powerful Vulcan Centaur rockets. The ASWS provides water deluge to dampen the intense sound and vibrations that could damage the rocket or payload during liftoff.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:36:11
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:35

Flight control final preps are getting underway. This is the steering test pattern run on the Atlas V engine nozzles to ensure proper gimbaling during the ascent.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:50:36
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:39

Mission Patch


The NROL-101 mission patch, emblazoned on the Atlas V rocket's payload fairing, pays tribute to the Lord of the Rings stories, with a gold ring and Elvish script that translates to "Goodness Persists."

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Ещё раз статистика

Цитата11/14/2020 00:40 Stephen Clark

Here are some statistics on today's mission:

  • 668th launch for Atlas program since 1957
  • 370th Atlas launch from Cape Canaveral
  • 257th mission of a Centaur upper stage
  • 234th use of Centaur by an Atlas rocket
  • 503rd production RL10 engine to be launched
  • 34th RL10C-1 engine launched
  • 92d flight of an RD-180 main engine
  • 1st-3rd GEM-63 solid rocket boosters to fly
  • 86th launch of an Atlas 5 since 2002
  • 30th Atlas 5 launch for the NRO
  • 71st launch of an Atlas 5 from Cape Canaveral
  • 5th Atlas 5 launch of 2020
  • 126th Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle flight
  • 141st United Launch Alliance flight overall
  • 78th Atlas 5 under United Launch Alliance
  • 101st United Launch Alliance flight from Cape Canaveral
  • 31st 500-series flight of the Atlas 5
  • 4th Atlas 5 to fly in the 531 configuration
  • 98th launch from Complex 41
  • 71st Atlas 5 to use Complex 41
  • 24th orbital launch overall from Cape Canaveral in 2020


ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:43

Atlas V 531


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This launch uses the 531 version of the Atlas V rocket that will generate the necessary power to launch the NROL-101 mission.

This configuration of the Atlas V is distinguished by two stages, a five-meter-wide nose cone, three side-mounted solid-fuel boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will come off the pad on 1.8 million pounds of thrust produced by the RD-180 main engine and three solids. Today's version stands 206 feet tall.

The 531 has flown three times before, including the launches of the AEHF-1, -2 and -3 strategic communications satellites.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:52:54
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:44

The GEM 63 Debut


Today's launch begins a new era of solid motor propulsion in the Atlas V rocket system with the first use of GEM 63 rocket boosters, building on the legacy of over a thousand Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs) that powered Delta rockets for 30 years and a stepping-stone to GEM 63XLs powering our Vulcan Centaur.

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Produced by ULA's strategic partner Northrop Grumman, GEMs are strap-on motors that burn solid propellant and augment the lifting capacity of rocket's first stage. The original design, called GEM 40s because of their 40-inch diameter, began flying on the Delta II rocket in 1990. A second generation of 46-inch GEMs yielded the Delta II Heavy. A third generation, called GEM 60, was successfully used by Delta IV Medium+ rockets.

Now, the GEM 63s are ready to debut aboard the Atlas V rocket starting with the NROL-101 mission.

This fourth generation of GEMs is a direct evolution of the boosters used by Delta, rooted in the knowledge, manufacturing processes and materials of the earlier motors.


Nov 14, 2020 00:49

GEM 63s a Bridge to GEM 63XL


The GEM 63s measure 63 inches in diameter and 66 feet in length. They will be ignited at the launch pad and burn for 94 seconds, each consuming 97,500 pounds of propellant to produce 371,550 pounds (1.6 mega-Newtons) of max thrust to augment the 860,200 pounds of thrust produced by the RD-180 main engine to power the Atlas V rocket skyward.

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They have undergone successful qualification test-firings on the ground at the Northrop Grumman facility in Utah and the factory is in full production.
GEM 63s are a lower-cost alternative to the solid rocket boosters that have been used by Atlas V since 2003, yet deliver the same level of thrust and lift-capacity to enable replacement. They also offer a streamlined process for attaching them to the launch vehicle at the Vertical Integration Facility.

What's more, the upcoming Atlas V launches with the new motors will build flight experience in preparation for using GEM 63XLs on Vulcan Centaur's first flight.

The XL variant will stand 72 feet tall, contain 105,800 pounds of propellant and generate approximately 450,000 pounds of thrust each. They will be the longest single-segment solid rocket motors ever built.

Atlas V can be fitted with as many as five GEM 63s, the Vulcan Centaur can incorporate up to six GEM 63XLs, depending on the weight of the payload and its orbital destination. All motors will have stationary nozzles.

They are manufactured using state-of-the-art automation and robotics. The cases are filament wound by computer-controlled winding machines using high-strength graphite fiber and durable epoxy resin.

ULA entered a long-term strategic partnership with Northrop Grumman in 2015 to become the sole provider of solid rocket boosters for Atlas V and Vulcan Centaur.

GEM 63s will be added to future Atlas V missions throughout 2021 using a pre-defined schedule to complete a full transition in the near future.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:54:26
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 16 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1327365009479962629)

Winds light. #L101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/L101?src=hashtag_click)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:55:08
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:54

The live video broadcast of today's liftoff has begun in the embedded YouTube stream on this page.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:55:55
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 00:55

Weather is GO


Weather is observed and forecast GO for liftoff a half-hour from now, according to the countdown's final planned briefing by weather officer Jessica Williams. All of the Range's Lightning Launch Commitment Criteria and Atlas-specific weather rules are green.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 00:58:04
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:00:49
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:00

We are 24 minutes away from liftoff time of the Atlas V rocket and NROL-101.

This will be the 668th Atlas launch since 1957, the 86th for an Atlas V rocket since 2002, the 4th in the 531 configuration and the inaugural flight of three GEM 63 solid rocket motors that will provide half of the liftoff thrust.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:02:26
репортаж FNSF - youtu.be/nIPX6T57BcY
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:03:08
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:02

The Automatic Determination and Dissemination of Just Updated Steering Terms, better known as the ADDJUST file, is being loaded into the Atlas V rocket's Inertial Navigation and Control Assembly (INCA) flight computer by the flight control operator here at the Launch Control Center. This is the planned steering parameters for the INCA to use based on today's upper level wind conditions.

A series of weather balloons has been launched throughout the countdown from the Range weather station at Cape Canaveral to collect measurements of wind speeds and directions to determine if conditions aloft violate the controllability or structural loads on the rocket during ascent. The balloon data was transmitted to ULA engineers in Denver to select a steering profile that minimizes launch vehicle responses.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:06:10
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:05

The fuel fill sequence is underway. This procedure releases RP-1 kerosene fuel into the RD-180 main engine in preparation for ignition.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:07:12
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:08:27
Цитата11/14/2020 01:07 Stephen Clark

The trajectory profile has been verified and loaded into the Atlas 5's INCA guidance computer.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:11:11
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:10

Winds Aloft GO


Upper level winds have been verified acceptable for launch.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:11:46
Цитата11/14/2020 01:10 Stephen Clark

ULA's anomaly team has determined the readings observed during the engine slew test is not an issue, and the countdown will proceed.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:14:25
О5 поехали...  >:( 

Они улетят когда-нибудь??

ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:12

New Launch Time


A new launch time of 5:32 p.m. EST (2232 UTC) is being coordinated.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:24 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:17:46
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:14

Countdown Holding


T-minus 4 minutes and holding. The countdown has entered the planned hold point designed to give a bit of margin to deal with any problems. Also during this time, the final readiness polls of the launch team and management members will be performed.

We remain on schedule for a liftoff at 5:24 p.m. EST (2224 UTC) from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:18:41
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:18

As the sun sets along Florida's Space Coast, we are headed towards a liftoff at 5:32 p.m. Weather remains stable and no technical issues are being addressed with the launch vehicle or pad systems.

At T-minus 4 minutes and holding, with 10 minutes remaining in the built-in hold, this is Atlas Launch Control.

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:20:46
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:20

This is Atlas Launch Control at T-minus 4 minutes and holding, with 8 minutes remaining in the built-in hold.

Today marks United Launch Alliance's 141st launch and our 29th for the National Reconnaissance Office. ULA is honored to further our national security partnership with the NRO by launching NROL-101, a payload designed, built and operated by the agency.

This national space asset supports NRO's overall national security mission to provide intelligence data to the United States' senior policy makers, the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:24:55
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:26:39
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:26

GO for Launch!

The ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III has confirmed that the Atlas V rocket is ready to fly and NRO Mission Director Col. Chad Davis has given final permission to launch. That concurrence was made following a readiness poll of the launch team by Launch Conductor Scott Barney that verified all systems are "go."
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:27:37
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:27

L-minus 5 minutes. Standing by to pick up the countdown clocks once again. The rocket, payload, ground infrastructure and weather are ready for launch.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:28:21
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:29:05
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:28

Countdown Resumes


T-minus 4 minutes and counting. The countdown clocks have resumed and the final phase of today's countdown is underway at Cape Canaveral to launch the Atlas V rocket and NROL-101. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:29:33
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:29

T-minus 3 minutes and counting. The Atlas first stage liquid oxygen replenishment is being secured so that the tank can be pressurized for launch. And the ground pyrotechnics have been armed to release the vehicle from the launch pad at liftoff.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:30:25
Цитата11/14/2020 01:29 Stephen Clark

T-minus 2 minutes, 30 seconds. The Atlas 5's first stage RP-1 and liquid oxygen tanks have pressurized. Both are confirmed at proper flight pressures.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:30:56
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:30

T-minus 1 minute, 55 seconds. The start command has been issued to the launch sequencer. The sequencer will perform independent verifications of systems for the rest of the countdown, control the detachment of umbilicals and release the rocket from the pad at liftoff. 

The first stage RP-1 kerosene fuel and the liquid oxygen tanks have stepped up to proper pressure levels for flight and the Atlas and Centaur stages have switched from ground power to internal batteries. 
In the next few seconds, the liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellant topping to the Centaur upper stage will be secured and the tanks go be confirmed stable at flight pressures. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:31:28
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:30

T-minus 80 seconds. The rocket's ordnance controller and the vehicle safety system have been armed. The flight software on the Atlas V is going active at this time.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:32:04
Цитата
Flight SEQUENCE
Hr:Mn:Sc
Event
EST
UTC
ДМВ
00:00:03
RD-180 Engine Ignition
17:31:57
22:31:57
01:31:57
00:00:00
Reference time
17:32:00
22:32:00
01:32:00
00:00:01
Liftoff (Thrust to Weight > 1)
17:32:01
22:32:01
01:32:01
00:00:06
Begin Pitch/Yaw Maneuver
17:32:06
22:32:06
01:32:06
00:00:39
Mach 1
17:32:39
22:32:39
01:32:39
00:00:51
Maximum Dynamic Pressure
17:32:51
22:32:51
01:32:51
00:01:54
SRB Jettison
17:33:54
22:33:54
01:33:54
00:03:19
PLF Jettison
17:35:19
22:35:19
01:35:19
 
All Times Are Approximate
 
 
 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:32:21
Зажигание!

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:32:34
Пуск!!!

ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:32

LIFTOFF!


Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on a national security space mission, lifting NROL-101 for the National Reconnaissance Office. And the vehicle has cleared the tower!

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Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1121126296086618116/XdSiqigA_bigger.png) Chris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 20 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1327379071379103744)

LAUNCH! ULA Atlas V launches with NROL-101 from SLC-41.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1327378983525167106/pu/vid/1280x720/Ke8kX14lP0udJulr.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1327378983525167106/pu/vid/1280x720/Ke8kX14lP0udJulr.mp4) (0:27)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:33:01
Звуковой барьер
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:33:17
MaxQ

ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:33

T+plus 60 seconds. Now one minute into flight.

Atlas V is powering through the dense lower atmosphere, having broken the sound barrier to go transonic and flown through the period of maximum aerodynamic forces. The GEM 63s have surpassed peak thrust as they continue to burn. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:33:45
Выкл боковых ТТУ

ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:33

T+plus 1 minute, 35 seconds. We have solid rocket booster burnout. The three GEM 63s have consumed nearly 300,000 pounds of propellant to augment the initial liftoff power of the Atlas V rocket.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:34:17
Отделение боковых ускорителей

ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:34

SRB Separation


T+plus 2 minutes, 3 seconds. Solid rocket booster jettison is confirmed. All three of the Northrop Grumman-made solid rocket boosters have successfully separated from the Atlas V first stage, having completed their debut launch.
GEM 63s are a stepping-stone to GEM 63XL motors that will fly on our Vulcan Centaur rocket next year.

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Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1121126296086618116/XdSiqigA_bigger.png) Chris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 20 мин (https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1327379709081030662)

Solids overboard! Cool view...

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1327379632316964866/pu/vid/1280x720/NjL2CqwGEmzhycpo.mp4 (https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1327379632316964866/pu/vid/1280x720/NjL2CqwGEmzhycpo.mp4) (0:23)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:35:44
Сброс ГО

ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:35

Fairing Separation


T+plus 3 minutes, 30 seconds. Payload fairing jettison is confirmed from the edge of space. The two-halves of the RUAG Space-made composite shroud have separated following after ascent through the atmosphere. Also, the Centaur Forward Load Reactor, a two-piece deck that rings the upper stage to support the fairing during launch, has separated as planned.

(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49323.0;attach=1987994;image)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 14.11.2020 01:36:49
Блин, обтекатель! Я успел испугаться.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:39:03
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 01:38

At the request of our customer, this will conclude our live coverage of today's countdown and liftoff of the Atlas V rocket on NROL-101 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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To recap, the United launch Alliance rocket departed Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on its mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The three GEM 63 solid rocket boosters burned for approximately 90 seconds and then separated, and the payload fairing was jettisoned about three-and-a-half minutes into flight.

The seven-hour countdown started at 10:23 a.m. EST under the guidance of ULA Launch Conductor Scott Barney. The pad crew completed final preps at the complex and then cleared the area for fueling. The "go" for cryogenic tanking was given by ULA Launch Director Tom Heter III at 3:03 p.m. Tanking operations were successfully performed as 66,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen were placed into the rocket.

The clear to launch was given at 5:26 p.m. EST by NRO Mission Director Col. Chad Davis, who serves as the director of the NRO's Office of Space Launch.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:41:29
Фу-у-у-у.... Наконец-то улетела, ТБМ!
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:13 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:43:11
Видеотрансляция завершена

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:47:48
Цитата11/14/2020 01:42 Stephen Clark

ULA president and CEO Tory Bruno confirms on Twitter that the Centaur upper stage is firing normally after good burns by the solid rocket boosters and first stage.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: ZOOR от 14.11.2020 01:59:25
Цитата: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 01:41:29Фу-у-у-у.... Наконец-то улетела, ТБМ!
Ну это же не забор, а ракета :)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 02:00:19
youtu.be/W4fMu_il4FM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4fMu_il4FM (5:15)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 02:02:08
Запись трансляции пуска (ULA)

ЦитатаNov. 13 Live Broadcast: Atlas V NROL-101

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AATXAJwddW_3wiUtnI-RXSmF79hK7gmpyU-BmMGM7adA8w=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedLaunchAlliance) United Launch Alliance (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrGPRKAg1PgvuSHrRIl3jg)

Трансляция началась 68 минут назад

youtu.be/SZyjzR96EJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZyjzR96EJU (51:53)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 02:07:31
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1238952683698106373/Wjyns-ok_bigger.jpg) Trevor Mahlmann @TrevorMahlmann 29 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1327379727196315654)

That was one of the most beautiful launches I've seen. I love my job!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmvM0bHXcAcBthy?format=jpg&name=small)
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(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1294248921196367877/0kSUQOKE_bigger.jpg) Julia @julia_bergeron 22 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1327382148911869953)

The @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) Atlas V sure put on a show tonight. These are my views from Merritt Island of the sunset launch of #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click). There truly is no bad place to watch a launch and share the moment.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmvO7FiXcAQiaqG?format=jpg&name=360x360) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmvO96uWMAUIzJG?format=jpg&name=360x360)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmvO98RXcAcKRkF?format=jpg&name=medium)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1292873219083575297/gLksFHyP_bigger.jpg) Emre Kelly @EmreKelly 6 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1327384915244101632)

Atlas "Cloud Puncher" V

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmvRccYW8AUUxmX?format=jpg&name=small) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmvRccaXEAIpnzN?format=jpg&name=small)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/809971646970806272/0B3WU-ZX_bigger.jpg) Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetz 35 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1327382313286721549)

A dragon emerges from the rocket plume

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 03:34:59
ULA (https://photo.24liveblog.com/2607528641186313700/20201113230738_318246.jpeg)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:03:17
https://tass.ru/kosmos/10001635 (https://tass.ru/kosmos/10001635)

Цитата14 НОЯ, 02:11
Компания ULA сообщила о запуске разведывательного спутника США с мыса Канаверал
Эта миссия, первоначально намечавшаяся на сентябрь, неоднократно откладывалась по техническим причинам или из-за неблагоприятной погоды

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 14 ноября. /ТАСС/. Компания United Launch Alliance (ULA) осуществила в пятницу запуск ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным аппаратом NROL-101 для нужд Национального управления военно-космической разведки (НУВКР) США. Пуск с космодрома на мысе Канаверал (штат Флорида) состоялся в 17:32 по времени восточного побережья (01:32 мск в субботу), сообщила в своем Twitter (//http://14 НОЯ, 02:11 Компания ULA сообщила о запуске разведывательного спутника США с мыса Канаверал Эта миссия, первоначально намечавшаяся на сентябрь, неоднократно откладывалась по техническим причинам или из-за неблагоприятной погоды НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 14 ноября. /ТАСС/. Компания United Launch Alliance (ULA) осуществила в пятницу запуск ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным аппаратом NROL-101 для нужд Национального управления военно-космической разведки (НУВКР) США. Пуск с космодрома на мысе Канаверал (штат Флорида) состоялся в 17:32 по времени восточного побережья (01:32 мск в субботу), сообщила в своем Twitter ULA. "Atlas V для НУВКР запущена в 17:32 по времени восточного побережья с мыса Канаверал. По требованию заказчика трансляция отсчета времени и отрыва NROL-101 [от стартового стола] прекращена", - уточнили в компании. Эта миссия, первоначально намечавшаяся на сентябрь, неоднократно откладывалась по техническим причинам или из-за неблагоприятной погоды в районе космодрома.) ULA.

Цитата"Atlas V для НУВКР запущена в 17:32 по времени восточного побережья с мыса Канаверал. По требованию заказчика трансляция отсчета времени и отрыва NROL-101 [от стартового стола] прекращена", - уточнили в компании.

Эта миссия, первоначально намечавшаяся на сентябрь, неоднократно откладывалась по техническим причинам или из-за неблагоприятной погоды в районе космодрома.
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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:17:18
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1084125635822395392/2UykJ1aA_bigger.jpg) Greg Pallone @gpallone13 21 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/gpallone13/status/1327414539781099520)

SKY SHOT: incredible shot from @garryvarley (https://twitter.com/garryvarley) (Beachside Helicopters) of tonight's @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) #AtlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlasV?src=hashtag_click) #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) launch from Cape Canaveral AFS #Florida (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Florida?src=hashtag_click) @MyNews13 (https://twitter.com/MyNews13) #News13Brevard (https://twitter.com/hashtag/News13Brevard?src=hashtag_click) @45thSpaceWing (https://twitter.com/45thSpaceWing)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:29:38
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1160838784918982657/0m9YVGuA_bigger.jpg) Stephen Marr @spacecoast_stve 2 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1327422392826728448)

Take a closer look at those new GEM-63 boosters. Ahh, they're glorious! (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f929.svg)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:54:05
ЦитатаNov 14, 2020 04:46

Mission Success!


United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket has successfully launched NROL-101 for the National Reconnaissance Office and United States Space Force. Success #141 for ULA! Thank you to our customers for the trust they place in us!

Read our post-launch news release! (https://www.ulalaunch.com/about/news/2020/11/14/united-launch-alliance-successfully-launches-nrol-101-mission-in-support-of-national-security)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:58:27
https://www.ulalaunch.com/about/news/2020/11/14/united-launch-alliance-successfully-launches-nrol-101-mission-in-support-of-national-security (https://www.ulalaunch.com/about/news/2020/11/14/united-launch-alliance-successfully-launches-nrol-101-mission-in-support-of-national-security)

ЦитатаUnited Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-101 Mission in Support of National Security

Mission Photo Album (https://www.flickr.com/gp/ulalaunch/75m0d6)

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Nov. 13, 2020) - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off on Nov. 13 at 5:32 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

"Thank you to our mission partners, the NRO and the United States Space Force for their continued confidence and partnership with ULA," said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs. "This launch was the inaugural launch of our new GEM 63 solid rocket motors, an instrumental step for ULA to build flight experience in preparation for the Vulcan Centaur, our next generation launch vehicle."

The NROL-101 mission was the first ULA launch flying the new Northrop Grumman Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM) 63 solid rocket boosters that burn solid propellant and augment the lifting capacity of rocket's first stage. The GEM 63s measure 63 in. (1.6 meters) in diameter and 66 ft. (20.11 meters) in length. Each GEM 63 produced 371,550 pounds (1.6 mega-Newtons) of max thrust to augment the 860,200 pounds (3.83 mega-Newtons) of thrust produced by the RD-180 main engine to power the Atlas V rocket skyward. At liftoff, the combined thrust was nearly 1.8 million pounds or 8 million mega-Newtons.

The mission launched on an Atlas V 531 that included a 17 ft. (5 meter) payload fairing. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the RL10C-1 engine for the Centaur upper stage.

This was the 86th launch of the Atlas V rocket and the 71st Atlas V to launch from Space Launch Complex-41 in Florida.

ULA's next launch is the NROL-44 mission for the NRO from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

To date ULA has launched 141 times with 100 percent mission success.

With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered 140 missions to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, deliver cutting-edge commercial services and enable GPS navigation. ...
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 05:05:59
Пресс-релиз NRO


Цитата: NRO
NRO launches national security payload from Cape Canaveral

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its NROL-101 mission aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida at 5:32 p.m. EST on November 13.

NROL-101 was the agency's fourth launch in 2020. The mission carried a classified national security payload designed, built and operated by the NRO in support of its overhead reconnaissance mission.

"We're excited to be back at CCAFS with another successful launch alongside our partners at ULA, the 45th Space Wing, and the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The successful launch of NROL-101 is another example of the NRO's commitment to constantly evolving our crucial national security systems to support our defense and intelligence partners," said U.S. Space Force Colonel Chad Davis, Director of the NRO's Office of Space Launch.

"2020 has been an especially challenging year for the launch and space community given the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm continually impressed by our partners and our NRO team members on their ability to find new and innovative ways to collaborate in this environment and ensure we are meeting our mission requirements while prioritizing the safety, security and health of our entire launch team," said Davis.

Data collected by NRO's national security systems is used to provide intelligence to senior policy makers, the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, as well as U.S. allied partners. Additionally, information collected by NRO systems can be used to assist emergency and disaster relief efforts in the U.S. and around the world.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 14.11.2020 06:29:50
Ну, теперь все дружно ищем спутник. :)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 07:58:58
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/760437859069390848/lorDxKoh_bigger.jpg) Tory Bruno @torybruno 2 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1327443943752077313)

141
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 14.11.2020 09:35:13
Цитата: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:58:27To date ULA has launched 141 times with 100 percent mission success.
А самый первый пуск Хэви Дельты?  ??? ::)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: triage от 14.11.2020 12:27:29
Цитата: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:03:17https://tass.ru/kosmos/10001635 (https://tass.ru/kosmos/10001635)

ЦитатаНЬЮ-ЙОРК, 14 ноября. /ТАСС/. Компания United Launch Alliance (ULA) осуществила в пятницу запуск ракеты-носителя Atlas V с секретным аппаратом NROL-101 для нужд Национального управления военно-космической разведки (НУВКР) США.
...
а где же российские заявления с упоминанием российских двигателей РД-180 в запуске секретного разведывательного спутника? Американцы в своем заявлении упоминули (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2068716)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Itzanami от 14.11.2020 13:54:19
Цитата: Старый от 14.11.2020 09:35:13
Цитата: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 04:58:27To date ULA has launched 141 times with 100 percent mission success.
А самый первый пуск Хэви Дельты?  ??? ::)
Был произведён за 2 года до образования ULA.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 14.11.2020 17:06:19
Цитата: Itzanami от 14.11.2020 13:54:19Был произведён за 2 года до образования ULA.
Хитрецы! :) В 141 запуск он не вошёл?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 14.11.2020 23:07:38
Объекты запуска внесены в каталог 18SPCS

Цитата
NORAD CAT IDSATNAMEINTLDESTYPECOUNTRYLAUNCHSITEDECAYPERIODINCLAPOGEEPERIGEERCSTLE
46918 (https://www.space-track.org/basicspacedata/query/class/satcat/NORAD_CAT_ID/46918/format/html/emptyresult/show) USA 3102020-083APAYLOADUS2020-11-13AFETRTLE (https://www.space-track.org/basicspacedata/query/class/gp/NORAD_CAT_ID/46918/format/tle/emptyresult/show) | OMM (https://www.space-track.org/basicspacedata/query/class/gp/NORAD_CAT_ID/46918/format/xml/emptyresult/show)
46919 (https://www.space-track.org/basicspacedata/query/class/satcat/NORAD_CAT_ID/46919/format/html/emptyresult/show) ATLAS 5 CENTAUR R/B2020-083BROCKET BODYUS2020-11-13AFETRTLE (https://www.space-track.org/basicspacedata/query/class/gp/NORAD_CAT_ID/46919/format/tle/emptyresult/show) | OMM (https://www.space-track.org/basicspacedata/query/class/gp/NORAD_CAT_ID/46919/format/xml/emptyresult/show)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Itzanami от 14.11.2020 23:39:34
Цитата: Старый от 14.11.2020 17:06:19
Цитата: Itzanami от 14.11.2020 13:54:19Был произведён за 2 года до образования ULA.
Хитрецы! :) В 141 запуск он не вошёл?
Раз он был до образования ULA, то не должен. У ULA первый пуск как у оператора запусков был 14.12.2006 (примечательно, что это был NROL-21, который в скором времени вышел из строя и американцы уничтожили его ракетой SM3). А вообще у них был в 2007 году частично аварийный запуск пары спутников NROL-30, аварийный из-за преждевременного отключения двигателя на Центавре (орбита ниже расчётной), но NRO признал пуск успешным
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.11.2020 00:37:24
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/986674722078363648/OTa7STwZ_bigger.jpg) Ben Cooper @LaunchPhoto 4 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1327662151662702592)

The new Northrop Grumman solid rocket motors made their debut last night as Atlas V launched NROL-101 for the NRO (ULA photo):

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmzNidxWMAIreG5?format=jpg&name=medium)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1232383913936531457/5DVDDyQx_bigger.jpg) Adam Bernstein @ABernNYC 17 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/ABernNYC/status/1327454984707903488)

Three brand new GEM 63 solid rocket boosters made their debut launch while strapped to ULA's Atlas V rocket this evening. They did not disappoint. #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)

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(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/516754646992306176/3lKO7b39_bigger.png) Alex G Perez @AGPfoto 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/AGPfoto/status/1327631394504388609)

The raw power of the AtlasV carrying the next US spy satellite! (https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f680.svg) @ulalaunch (https://twitter.com/ulalaunch) @torybruno (https://twitter.com/torybruno)
 #floridaspacecoast (https://twitter.com/hashtag/floridaspacecoast?src=hashtag_click) #nasa (https://twitter.com/hashtag/nasa?src=hashtag_click) #ula (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ula?src=hashtag_click) #atlasV (https://twitter.com/hashtag/atlasV?src=hashtag_click) #spacexlaunch (https://twitter.com/hashtag/spacexlaunch?src=hashtag_click) #spaceclub (https://twitter.com/hashtag/spaceclub?src=hashtag_click) #spacenews (https://twitter.com/hashtag/spacenews?src=hashtag_click) #createexploretakeover (https://twitter.com/hashtag/createexploretakeover?src=hashtag_click) #mkexplore (https://twitter.com/hashtag/mkexplore?src=hashtag_click) #spacexpage (https://twitter.com/hashtag/spacexpage?src=hashtag_click) #canonusa (https://twitter.com/hashtag/canonusa?src=hashtag_click)

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Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 15.11.2020 00:48:50
https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-rocket-boosters-help-successfully-launch-united-launch-alliances-atlas-v (https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-rocket-boosters-help-successfully-launch-united-launch-alliances-atlas-v)

ЦитатаNorthrop Grumman Rocket Boosters Help Successfully Launch United Launch Alliance's Atlas V

 November 13, 2020

MAGNA, Utah - Nov. 13, 2020 - Three of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) 63-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 63) rocket boosters were used for the first time today to help successfully launch and deploy the National Reconnaissance Office launch 101 (NROL-101) on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle.

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Northrop Grumman's GEM 63 rocket motors propel the launch of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V on Nov. 13.

The GEM 63 strap-on boosters were developed under a cooperative agreement with ULA to provide additional lift capability for the Atlas V launch vehicle. Each motor contributes 371,500 pounds of additional maximum thrust, and up to five GEM 63 motors can support a single Atlas V launch.

"The GEM 63 rocket motors were developed to enhance the performance of the existing Atlas V launch vehicle while incorporating our flight-proven, heritage designs that provide a significantly lower cost for boost propulsion," said Charlie Precourt, vice president, propulsion systems, Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman has been supplying rocket propulsion to ULA and its heritage companies for a variety of launch vehicles since 1964. The GEM family of strap-on motors started in the early 1980s with the GEM 40, which supported 132 Delta II launches with 1,003 motors. The company followed with the GEM 46, which flew 63 motors on seven successful missions on the Delta II Heavy launches, and the GEM 60, which retired in August 2019 with 86 motors flown over 26 Delta IV launches. The GEM family has recently expanded with the development of the GEM 63XL variation to support ULA's Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle.

The company also manufactured the Atlas V rocket's Reaction Control System propellant tanks at its Commerce, California, facility, and eight retro motors at its Elkton, Maryland, facility that will assist first and second stage separation.
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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Northrop Grumman's GEM 63 strap-on boosters were developed under a cooperative agreement with ULA to provide additional lift capability for the Atlas V launch vehicle.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 15.11.2020 01:39:59
Цитата: tnt22 от 15.11.2020 00:37:24The new Northrop Grumman solid rocket motors made their debut last night as Atlas V launched NROL-101
И никто не запускает ГВМ чтобы проверить как работают нортроповские блоки...
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Liss от 15.11.2020 12:42:10
На ожидавшейся ВЭО европейскими "радиолюбителями" объект не обнаружен.
Поиск снимков и записей работы "Центавра" и облака от слива остатков топлива навел сообщество наблюдателей на предположение о том, что в действительности КА выведен на средневысотную орбиту.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 15.11.2020 14:04:11
Цитата: Liss от 15.11.2020 12:42:10Поиск снимков и записей работы "Центавра" и облака от слива остатков топлива навел сообщество наблюдателей на предположение о том, что в действительности КА выведен на средневысотную орбиту.
В предыдущих случаях, когда Титан-Центавром пускали Трампеты с Канаверала на ОТМ, перевод с 57 на 63 градуса происходил таким хитрым финтом что по моему он до сих пор даже не описан, не то что доступен наблюдателям.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 16.11.2020 19:09:03
ЦитатаAtlas V NROL-101 Launch Highlights

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AATXAJwddW_3wiUtnI-RXSmF79hK7gmpyU-BmMGM7adA8w=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedLaunchAlliance) United Launch Alliance (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrGPRKAg1PgvuSHrRIl3jg)

16 нояб. 2020 г.

youtu.be/Y8LwcTeqV_A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8LwcTeqV_A (2:06)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.11.2020 17:47:16
#267 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2069563) - вроде нашли:

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/543649429949931520/oD2rLksu_bigger.jpeg) Scott Tilley @coastal8049 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/1328967602895532036)

#NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)'s payload or R/B appears to have been recovered in a MEO with a ~380 minute period (about 11000km nominal altitude).  Report indicates steady brightness so maybe payload.
http://satobs.org/seesat/Nov-2020/0142.html... (https://t.co/Z0NC5kKlR6?amp=1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnFw7ZMXcAM4G-p?format=jpg&name=small)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.11.2020 17:49:06
#270 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2072288)

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/543649429949931520/oD2rLksu_bigger.jpeg) Scott Tilley @coastal8049 5 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/1328987557095301120)

This altitude is in the Van Allen radiation belt sweet spot between 10000 and 12000km.  A Goldilocks orbit if you will.  Higher or lower and your in the radiation kill zone for electronics.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 18.11.2020 17:55:18
#270 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2072288) - теперь визуально

Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 58 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1329059532711088131)

Last night I imaged an object that is almost certainly USA 310 (the #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) payload), or the NROL-101 Centaur upper stage, launched 4 days ago. It is in a ~11000 km altitude, 58.5 degree inclined MEO orbit and steady in brightness.

@SSC_NL (https://twitter.com/SSC_NL) @planet4589 (https://twitter.com/planet4589) @ThomasWijnen (https://twitter.com/ThomasWijnen) @M_Rodenhuis (https://twitter.com/M_Rodenhuis)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnHCxDNXMAAHE33?format=jpg&name=small)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnHC0oAW8AUa8T9?format=jpg&name=small)


58 мин. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1329059538348150785)

The (very) preliminary orbit from my observations is a good match, to within a few degrees, to the position of the fuel vent imaged by @quarkmarc (https://twitter.com/quarkmarc)  from Joshua Tree on Nov 14 ~2:30 UT.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnHCokFXMAMOSXQ?format=png&name=small)
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Цитатаhttps://twitter.com/quarkmarc/status/1327698395801165824
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 18.11.2020 18:55:47
Цитата: tnt22 от 18.11.2020 17:47:16#267 (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2069563) - вроде нашли:

Цитата: undefined(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/543649429949931520/oD2rLksu_bigger.jpeg) Scott Tilley @coastal8049 6 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/1328967602895532036)

#NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click)'s payload or R/B appears to have been recovered in a MEO with a ~380 minute period (about 11000km nominal altitude).  Report indicates steady brightness so maybe payload.
http://satobs.org/seesat/Nov-2020/0142.html... (https://t.co/Z0NC5kKlR6?amp=1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnFw7ZMXcAM4G-p?format=jpg&name=small)
Орбита спутников ICO (планировавшаяся).
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Виктор Воропаев от 18.11.2020 20:17:45
И "Центавр" там же остался.
Вопрос, что полезного можно делать с такой высоты?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Quetzalcoatl от 18.11.2020 20:46:49
Цитата: Виктор Воропаев от 18.11.2020 20:17:45Вопрос, что полезного можно делать с такой высоты?
Ну, например, заниматься радиоэлектронной разведкой.  ;)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: ZOOR от 18.11.2020 20:47:22
Цитата: Виктор Воропаев от 18.11.2020 20:17:45Вопрос, что полезного можно делать с такой высоты?
Слежение за ОКП?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 19.11.2020 00:32:39
Цитата: Виктор  Воропаев от 18.11.2020 20:17:45И "Центавр" там же остался.
Вопрос, что полезного можно делать с такой высоты?
Надо копать зачем такая орбита была выбрана для ICO. И поему первый прототип Навстара (Таймейшн-3) был на такой же орбите.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 19.11.2020 00:37:09
Вобще орбита характерная. Ранее (до освоения ГСО) широко рассматривалась для спутников связи. Впервые пытались опробовать с помощью ATS-2. Потом эту орбиту выбрала ICO.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Чебурашка от 19.11.2020 00:51:20
Как проекция на землю орбиты выглядит с учётом вращения земли? 
Чета пытаюсь представить, не получается.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 19.11.2020 03:55:45
Цитата: Чебурашка от 19.11.2020 00:51:20Как проекция на землю орбиты выглядит с учётом вращения земли?
Чета пытаюсь представить, не получается.
Вот для примера Таймейшн-3. https://www.heavens-above.com/orbit.aspx?satid=7369&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT
 Правда у него как оказалось 13000. Наклонение эквивалентно 55 градусам.
При 11000 должно быть гдето 4 витка в сутки.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.11.2020 00:07:40
ЦитатаAtlas V NROL-101 Rocket Cam

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/ytc/AAUvwnhhEtpP1fE8QnvNyeptPxyN-iv898RMat6Ttipw-w=s88-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo) (https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedLaunchAlliance) United Launch Alliance (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrGPRKAg1PgvuSHrRIl3jg)

20 нояб. 2020 г.

youtu.be/XSJlLS2Mjxo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSJlLS2Mjxo (3:37)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 21.11.2020 02:52:43
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/271119562/jcmy2_bigger.jpg) Jonathan McDowell @planet4589 1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1329914282478346240)

Per @Marco_Langbroek (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek) on Seesat-L, the USA 310 (NROL-101) satellite is being tracked in an 11033 x 11068 km x 58.5 deg medium Earth orbit.  This is an extremely unusual orbit and suggests a new spacecraft type and mission.


1 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1329915633732030474)

Correction, the solution I have above is by @cgbassa (https://twitter.com/cgbassa), although Marco's is similar
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 21.11.2020 12:16:43
Ну что там? Кто-нибудь уже выяснил почему аналогичную орбиту планировал использовать ICO?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: ОАЯ от 21.11.2020 16:48:45
Цитата: Старый от 21.11.2020 12:16:43Ну что там? Кто-нибудь уже выяснил почему аналогичную орбиту планировал использовать ICO?
Но ICO -- Intermediate Circular Orbit.
https://wind-sail.ru/equpment/svyaz/sistemy-mobilnoj-sputnikovoj-svjazi-inmarsat-p-ico-i-odyssey/
поэтому над построенной фразой задумался. Кто кого и когда планировал?
Наверное, речь идет о сабже и о его орбите. Но ICO - круговая. Даже давно орбиту выдерживали круговой с точностью до 8 км, имхо. А здесь шаляй-валяй на 38 км. Или это не случайно? Когда выгодно дергать высоту? Может быть более-менее пологий участок снижения и взлета упрощает определение местоположения радиоисточника?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 21.11.2020 18:51:31
Я имею в виду спутникоавую систему ICO принадлежащую компании ICO Global Communications Ltd единственный спутник которой (на испециально разработанной платформе HS-601MEO) был неудачно запущен 12.3.2000 с Морского старта. 
 Целью системы было заявлено предоставление глобальной индивидуальной телефонной связи. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 23.11.2020 00:04:19
О! ICO F2 тоже на эту же орбиту запустили, я чтото думал что на ГСО. 
Ну чего, будем считать что сабж - персональная военная связь? Или подождём?
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 23.11.2020 07:27:15
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 22 нояб. (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1330260076477739013)

Brigthness variation, from photographic imagery from 20 Nov, of what is probably the tumbling NROL-101 Centaur upper stage. Periodicity of ~140 seconds.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnYIIDIWEAAHuDU?format=png&name=900x900)
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: ОАЯ от 24.11.2020 07:43:09
Цитата: Старый от 23.11.2020 00:04:19О! ICO F2 тоже на эту же орбиту запустили, я чтото думал что на ГСО.
Ну чего, будем считать что сабж - персональная военная связь? Или подождём?
F2 SAMOS? Видовая разведка, другие орбиты. Подскажите или дайте ссылку на F2. Поиском F2 выдает много спутников NRO. Спасибо!
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 24.11.2020 10:00:41
Цитата: ОАЯ от 24.11.2020 07:43:09
Цитата: Старый от 23.11.2020 00:04:19О! ICO F2 тоже на эту же орбиту запустили, я чтото думал что на ГСО.
Ну чего, будем считать что сабж - персональная военная связь? Или подождём?
F2 SAMOS? Видовая разведка, другие орбиты. Подскажите или дайте ссылку на F2. Поиском F2 выдает много спутников NRO. Спасибо!
"ICO F2" означает всего лишь "Второй запуск спутника ICO". Запущен 19.06.01. Это единственный аппарат выведенный на аналогичную орбиту. 
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: lev_g от 24.11.2020 19:21:11
Цитата: Старый от 23.11.2020 00:04:19О! ICO F2 тоже на эту же орбиту запустили, я чтото думал что на ГСО.
Ну чего, будем считать что сабж - персональная военная связь? Или подождём?
NRO? Очень сомнительно. Была бы связь был бы запуск USSF.
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: Старый от 24.11.2020 19:23:05
Цитата: lev_g от 24.11.2020 19:21:11
Цитата: Старый от 23.11.2020 00:04:19О! ICO F2 тоже на эту же орбиту запустили, я чтото думал что на ГСО.
Ну чего, будем считать что сабж - персональная военная связь? Или подождём?
NRO? Очень сомнительно. Была бы связь был бы запуск USSF.
Логично... 
Что же это может быть?  ??? ::) :-\
Название: NROL-101 - Atlas V 531 (AV-086) - CCAFS SLC-41 - 13.11.2020 22:32 UTC
Отправлено: tnt22 от 25.11.2020 13:23:47
Цитата(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1295096409012817920/4kyI3wEH_bigger.jpg) Dr Marco Langbroek @Marco_Langbroek 7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1331425206372589569)

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The #NROL101 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/NROL101?src=hashtag_click) payload USA 310 and it's #Centaur (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Centaur?src=hashtag_click) R/B in one image.
They were less than a degree apart in the sky at 1:28 UT this night, when I imaged them. Real distance between objects was ~541 km.
Since launch, the Centaur has made a complete lap on the payload.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnorFs-XEAAs37J?format=jpg&name=medium)


7 ч. назад (https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1331425208721436679)

2/2
Also note the difference in brightness between the two objects. They were at a range of 11312 resp. 10794 km during imaging.