Rocket launch to moon tonight

Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:12 pm

Anyone near say 100 miles from VA can see it, about 11:30pm et, google LADEE launch map to see if you can see it, or go to NASA TV..
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:23 pm

So did anyone try to get a look at this launch?

Cool pix of it here..


http://www.space.com/22697-ladee-moon-m ... hotos.html
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:38 pm

I tried---to cloudy me thinks. Nice post Grumpy:)
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:46 pm

To me it looks like a baro from the flu of a VA coal burner that just had a puff back?
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:24 pm

freetown fred wrote:I tried---to cloudy me thinks. Nice post Grumpy:)


Thanks Fred, too bad, you were in the viewing zone..
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:54 pm

My inlaws live on the eastern shore and I have seen launches from wallops island before and it gives you goose bumps :oops: Sorry I missed it but if FF couldnt see ,neither could I.... Thanx for the heads up.
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:01 pm

There will be others, next in a week but day time I think, wish I could see it but too far away.

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/schedule/index.html
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: DieselBob On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:37 pm

The wife and myself tried to view it but no luck. :(
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:12 am

I looked and am certain I saw it low in the southern sky headed SE. I had the iPad with me and was streaming the NASA-TV feed. When I saw the bright fast moving object - brighter and faster than a plane with landing lights on - it was during third stage burn and then it disappeared about when the third stage burned out. It was about 10* above the horizon and when I should have been able to spot it: L + 120 seconds and then a few. From my vantage point it looked like a slightly climbing trajectory.

On the 4th of July I was in OC MD. Wallops had a double launch that day. Then, at night just as the fireworks were to start, my son an I saw three distinct small rocket leave the area where Wallops would be to the south at about 5 minute intervals. The flame could be seen as they rose and headed north up the coast. When each one was over head, the exhaust corona could be seen - just like you would expect if the engine was heading directly away from you while you looked right up the pipe! Very neat experience. No one else seemed to notice them except my son and me - and there were loads of people out for the fireworks. Nothing was mentioned in any source that I could find. My best guess is they were military, especially with the northward trajectory.
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:38 pm

News is that this rocket is experiencing some sort of trouble. Spinning too much.
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Re: Rocket launch to moon tonight

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:32 pm

I think they fixed that, unless it's a new problem..
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