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NASA Launch Tonight - Watch Live!

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  1. May 8, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    Delmarva

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    The base I work at is launching a rocket tonight... you can watch live with the link below --

    Currently T-10:00 - launching at 10:45

    http://mfile.akamai.com/18569/live/reflector:59445.asx?bkup=32644 (turn speakers on)

    Mission Information
    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s TacSat-3 satellite will launch May 5 on an Air Force Minotaur I rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. The launch window on May 5 will run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    TacSat-3 features three revolutionary trials: the Raytheon Company-built Advanced Responsive Tactically Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer hyperspectral imager, the Office of Naval Research's Satellite Communications Package, and the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Avionics Experiment. This trio of payloads will offer real-time imagery (within 10 minutes of collection), sea-based information transmitted from ocean buoys and plug-and-play avionics to assist the warfighter in keeping one step ahead of the adversary.

    The PharmaSat experiment, developed by NASA’s Ames Research Center and will measure the influence of microgravity upon yeast resistance to an antifungal agent. PharmaSat focuses on questions key to countermeasure development for long-term space travel and habitation.

    Three cubesats will be launched as secondary payloads on the TacSat-3 mission. The satellites, which contain their own power and data systems, are four-inch cubes that weigh 2.2 pounds each. The cubesats are being provided by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif. and the Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, Pocomoke City, Md. The three satellites are placed in a Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployer (P-POD), the standard deployment system for cubesats. The P-POD was developed by the Aerospace Engineering Department at Cal Poly. During the rocket’s ascent, each cubesat will be deployed separately from the P-POD into space.

    Participants
    Office of the Secretary of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office
    U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
    Air Force Research Laboratory
    NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility
    NASA’s Ames Research Center
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport
    Raytheon Corporation
    Alliant Techsystems
    Hawk Institute for Space Sciences
    The Aerospace Corporation
    California Polytechnic State University
    Orbital Sciences Corporation
     
  2. May 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    T - 7:00
     
  3. May 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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  4. May 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Nope... click the link.... :D
     
  5. May 8, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    T- 4:30
     
  6. May 8, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  7. May 8, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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  8. May 8, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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  9. May 8, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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  10. May 8, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    last one that launched from this pad exploded 11 seconds after launch... :eek:
     
  11. May 8, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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  12. May 8, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    DAMN!!!!!!

    Hold at 2 minutes
     
  13. May 8, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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  16. May 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Good thing Im not working there....I'd hit the switch!
     
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    :rofl: true that chris
     
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    awesome!! Im am watching!!!! too cool
     
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    Holds inside 20 min are unusual....
     
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