[amsat-bb] Re: Today's SpaceX Launch Scrubbed

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 19:30:33 PST 2013

No problem! Just putting the info out there.


On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM, B J <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/29/13, Bryce Salmi <bstguitarist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > An announcement regarding the Second abort was made and the abort was
> > manual due to engineers running out of time to review todays first abort
> > data. You do not launch with a rocket that is even slightly unhealthy or
> > has questioned health. Live to fly another day. Falcon 9 is held on the
> pad
> > for several seconds after ignition while the on-board computer checks the
> > rockets' health. If it doesn't like something it will not let the hold
> > downs actuate on the launch pad allowing the rocket to move. Thus, the
> > first abort. A similar abort after ignition was seen on the first launch
> > attempt of C2+.
> At the time of the second abort, all I heard from the comm loop was
> one of the flight directors calling for a halt.  Neither of SpaceX's
> commentators didn't go into great detail as to what the cause was.
> Even if the ground crew could have debugged the problem, there
> wouldn't have been any time to fly as the available launch window was
> nearly closed.
> One of the space news sites I monitor indicated that Friday of next
> week would be the earliest available day.  The details concerning that
> were rather vague, so it might have just been a rumour.
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
> <snip>

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