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Delta 2 Rocket to be launched in an hour over California

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posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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NASA are streaming the launch live for those who are interested.

Should be good viewing with clear skies and an early morning launch

www.nasa.gov...

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posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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Do you know what areas it might be visible over? I'm in LA..

S&F



posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 03:33 AM
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Not too sure.

It's being launched into a polar orbit so it will be heading around 90 degrees to the equator.

If this means North or South, I'm not sure yet but I think Vandenberg usually launches south...towards Antarctica.



posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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What's the purpose of the launch? Is it a satellite? What's the satellite's name?



posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 03:40 AM
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A technological trailblazer is poised to lift off from a California launch pad to take a place in space to show us what is happening on Earth. Known as the NPP, for National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, the two-ton spacecraft is destined for an orbit 512 miles above the planet where it will be able to see every part of the Earth.

Because it is going into a polar orbit crossing both the north and south poles while the world spins beneath it, the NPP mission will launch from NASA's Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.


www.nasa.gov...



posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 04:29 AM
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Thank you for the heads up! im going outside to see if can put an eye on it from SFO area
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posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 04:37 AM
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On the final 4 minute hold.

Ready to resume shortly.



posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 04:57 AM
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WOOP! Just witnessed my first live launch thanks to this thread


Started the live feed with less than a minute to go... was close haha.

Thanks dude, S+F for you

Kyle



posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 05:05 AM
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Whereas my laptop crashed and I missed it.




posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 05:41 AM
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Aww gees lol, that sucks.

Ironic that the one who let's everyone else watch it misses it themselves, but then irony is a b**** after all...

Thanks again dude, hope you get to watch it elsewhere


Kyle





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