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ORION Flight Test - Launch 12/04/14

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:07 AM
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Okay, they're going to change the pressure in the common cores, then cycle the valves and see if that clears the problem. This will take a little while for them to do, but if it works, it should clear the rocket for launch.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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I reckon he passed him a bigger hammer a reply to: Soylent Green Is People



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:15 AM
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HA!

My 11 year old son asked if there was some guy out there turning valves!

hehehehehe.

I said "No. He'd have to run really fast if he were."



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful
Well, there's a good example of thoughtful curiosity. Now he knows how it really is.


Meanwhile, seems like they are still hopeful of a launch.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:18 AM
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I watch CNBC the stock market channel,

the potential SCRUB - of the 4 hour mission will be at 9:44 AM Eastern

Jane the CNBC reporter on site informed us viewers that the Van Allen belt might harm the more sophisticated computers on board... than the Apollo mission computers that were heavier duty than todays models


the off-on again countdown is compounded by the delays... tomorrow might be the real time liftoff



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: St Udio

Actually it would be 5 minutes before that.

They need to have the count down up to 4 minutes prior to the window closing.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: St Udio

Actually it would be 5 minutes before that.

They need to have the count down up to 4 minutes prior to the window closing.




I only repeated what the live news source said at within 12 seconds of my post

2nd line



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:24 AM
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No success on the lower pressure for the valves.

They are going to do a fast fill to see if it will jostle the valves enough and then cycle them again.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:26 AM
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They are going to disable the auto alarms on the winds and go to manual monitoring if they try to launch again.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful
When they mentioned that the automatic scripts for wind speed was shutting down the launches, I said to myself "maybe they should do that manually, because I'm sure the automatic procedure trips the shut down relatively easily". I guess they read my mind



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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They are trying for a TO right at 9:44 am EST.

If they don't start the 4 minute count down by 9:40 am EST, it's a scrub.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

It does, that's why they can go to manual so they can increase the parameters for it.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:33 AM
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Any volunteers to run out there and bang those valves with a hammer?

We'll give you a fast car.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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Crap. It's a scrub.

They're recommending a 24 hour recycle.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:38 AM
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So apparently they are hoping to try again tomorrow.

This gives the engineers time to find out what is going on with the Fuel/LOX drain valves on the Core and Port pods.

Hopefully it's something simple that's keeping them from closing.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
Crap. It's a scrub.

They're recommending a 24 hour recycle.

I'm busy tomorrow and won't be able to watch live. Too bad for me.

Is there a NASA TV iPhone app? I'll have to look.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Heh, don't they have an app for just about everything?

I don't know if they do, but hope you can watch.

Back to work for me.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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5-12-2014 launch.... reduces to '6'
today the 4th reduced to a '5'
is numerology a factor? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ or Not


"...No number is without weaknesses and faults, but the 6 is actually the most harmonious and stable among the nine single digits.
Yet, perhaps for that same reason, when the unusual happens and the 6 falls into discord and disharmony, it becomes possibly the most destructive and dangerous of all numbers.
Beware of a cynical or angry 6 -- she is a merciless wolf in sheep's clothing...."

numerology, generic, #6
my little effort to bring doom-porn to the table
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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
Crap. It's a scrub.

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

During one of the unscheduled launch holds, one of the mission engineers mentioned that some procedure was in mid-process when the hold occurred, and it did not shut down that system properly -- possibly due to the fact that they were in mid-process when the abort occurred.

I don't recall what system that was, but did this have anything to do with the valve issue?




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