DIRECTV Satellite Discussion D-14 @99W

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  1. Dec 5, 2014 #1941 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    AS employees are usually off on the weekends. Don't know if they make exceptions for delayed launches running into them.

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  2. Dec 5, 2014 #1942 of 3078
    Oli74

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    @Arianespace: Flight #VA221 update: #Ariane5’s launch is postponed due to high altitude winds ... From Twitter


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  3. Dec 5, 2014 #1943 of 3078
    cypherx

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    Postponed until tomorrow 02:09 hrs (IST)

    http://www.isro.org/

    So they will attempt on a Saturday.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    "GSAT-16 Launch rescheduled on early morning of Dec 06, 2014 at 02:09 hrs (IST) is postponed due to inclement weather conditions at French Guiana"

    I'm reading that as if it were re-scheduled for that time but it has been postponed again......

    Other news outlets had it being launched at that time about 3 hours ago.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/GSAT-16-rescheduled-for-launch-on-Saturday/articleshow/45388484.cms
     
  5. Dec 5, 2014 #1945 of 3078
    slice1900

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    Dec 6 02:09 IST = Dec 5 02:39 PM CST, so sounds like it is postponed until tomorrow or Monday.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2014 #1946 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    That's the way I'm reading it too.

    Dec. 6 at 02:09 IST (Indian Standard Time) would be the time of the first postponed launch scheduled for today Dec. 5 on this side of the world.

    So we still don't know if AS will do a Saturday launch or not.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2014 #1947 of 3078
    cypherx

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    Riverpilot

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    Hope for good weather soon then. :)
     
  9. Dec 5, 2014 #1949 of 3078
    Ed Campbell

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    Guess I can stop recording boring 50's pop?


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  10. Dec 5, 2014 #1950 of 3078
    longrider

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    I dont know how big a deal simple rainfall is but Kourou has rain forecast every day for the next ten days with a total of over 2 1/2 inches in those 10 days
     
  11. Dec 5, 2014 #1951 of 3078
    fleckrj

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    Wind is the problem. Rain is fine as long as it is not thunderstorms or high wind.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2014 #1952 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    DIRECTV has the launch scheduled in the guide again. Same time span (3:10-5 PM EST) as the others.

    Some are tweeting another attempt will be made beginning at 3:40 PM EST on a 1:10 hr. window. So perhaps AS does work over the weekend if necessary, though nothing official from AS on any of this as of yet.

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  13. Dec 6, 2014 #1953 of 3078
    inkahauts

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    I would think they are working till its launched now.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2014 #1954 of 3078
    FHSPSU67

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    "GSAT-16 Launch rescheduled on Dec 06, 2014 at 02:09 hrs (IST) is postponed due to inclement weather conditions at French Guiana
    GSAT-16 Launch is rescheduled on early morning of Dec 07, 2014 at 02:10 hrs (IST) from French Guiana"

    From Indian Space Research Org.

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    I think this means it has been rescheduled for this afternoon.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2014 #1955 of 3078
    Athlon646464

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    IST is 10.5 hours ahead of EST.

    2:10am IST = 3:40pm EST.
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2014 #1957 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    Official press release from AS posted a few minutes ago confirming another attempt today.

    "Arianespace Flight VA221 scheduled for December 6
    Kourou, December 6, 2014

    In light of the improvement in the weather conditions over the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace has decided to restart the countdown for Ariane Flight VA221. This mission will place two satellites into orbit: DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16.

    Llift-off of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher is now set for the night of Saturday, December 6, as early as possible in the following launch window:

    From 5:40 p.m. to 6:49 p.m., local time in Kourou, French Guiana
    From 3:40 p.m. to 4:49 p.m. in Washington D.C.
    From 8:40 p.m. to 9:49 p.m. UTC,
    From 9:40 p.m. to 10:49 p.m. in Paris,
    From 2:10 a.m. to 3:19 a.m. in Bangalore, on Sunday, December 7."

    http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2014/12-6-2014-VA221.asp


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  18. Dec 6, 2014 #1958 of 3078
    P Smith

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    they will launch it eventually - not to worry,.. so much drama in the thread will not change anything ;) ... just relax and be patient - it will be in orbit soon.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Thank you ever so much for those comforting words, Mr. Smith; I will sleep better now.
     
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    Countdown is at 2 hours 4 minutes.
     

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