Rocket Men look here..

Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 pm

1940 GMT (2:40 p.m. EST)
T-minus 5 hours, 15 minutes and counting! The countdown has commenced for this evening's scheduled launch of the Delta 4 rocket to deliver a new GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the United States military and civil users.

The count has a planned built-in hold at T-minus 4 minutes, leading to liftoff at 8:40 p.m. EST (0140 GMT).

Technicians have finished all hands-on work at the launch pad and Complex 37 has been cleared of personnel in advance of fueling the rocket's two stages this afternoon. Pad systems and equipment stand ready for fueling activities, which should kick off shortly.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d365/status.html
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:09 pm

Nobody looking in ?..
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:22 pm

grumpy wrote:Nobody looking in ?..

:taz:
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:23 pm

Seems all is go...
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:33 pm

< 7min
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:45 pm

New time 8:59PM
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:53 pm

Yeah, its go go go ready ...
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:55 pm

Go, baby, go!
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:03 pm

up up and away.
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:05 pm

That concludes are fun for tonight..stay tuned..
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:05 pm

As always,...Too cool!!!
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:32 am

This is good news... a year or so ago there was some doom & gloom people saying that the GPS satellites with decaying orbits were not going to be replaced, and that GPS as we know it was going to cease. Glad to see that's not true.
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:56 pm

Freddy wrote:This is good news... a year or so ago there was some doom & gloom people saying that the GPS satellites with decaying orbits were not going to be replaced, and that GPS as we know it was going to cease. Glad to see that's not true.



Don't worry that will never happen as our missiles would not work very well. I suppose they could cut us off but thats another story..
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:55 am

Freddy wrote:This is good news... a year or so ago there was some doom & gloom people saying that the GPS satellites with decaying orbits were not going to be replaced, and that GPS as we know it was going to cease. Glad to see that's not true.
GPS has become a necessity for the military and for civilian operations. Its here to stay no matter what the cost.
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Re: Rocket Men look here..

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:18 am

Until the next giant solar storm. Weak storms can degrade the GPS signal and accuracy. A big storm could destroy the satellites. It's a when, not if, scenario. :shock:
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