Ariane 5 launch Oct. 4

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Swampcat

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Arianespace will be launching an Ariane 5 rocket today. The window opens at 5:28 ET and lasts 45 minutes.<br /><br />The payload includes the Intelsat 1 and the Optus D2 communications satellites, both built by Orbital Sciences.<br /><br />For those interested, Rocketry Planet has an arrangement to webcast the launch. You need to register, but it is free.<br /><br />Go here for more details. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="3" color="#ff9900"><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong><em>------------------------------------------------------------------- </em></strong></font></p><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong><em>"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."</em></strong></font></p><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong>Thomas Jefferson</strong></font></p></font> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Interesting, Spaceflightnow lists the Date as Oct 5th.<br /><br />I'll be watching the Yanks anyway <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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bobblebob

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Says the webcast is "Offair" and "only available during launch days" (but i didnt login)
 
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Swampcat

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Well, I guess Rocketry Planet got the date wrong. I went to the webcast and all that is showing is an Arianespace trailer.<br /><br />OK...then go there tomorrow and see the launch <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="3" color="#ff9900"><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong><em>------------------------------------------------------------------- </em></strong></font></p><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong><em>"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."</em></strong></font></p><p><font size="1" color="#993300"><strong>Thomas Jefferson</strong></font></p></font> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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I'm in <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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SpaceKiwi

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Hold at T-10 seconds <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><font size="2" color="#ff0000">Who is this superhero?  Henry, the mild-mannered janitor ... could be!</font></em></p><p><em><font size="2">-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</font></em></p><p><font size="5">Bring Back The Black!</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Reset to -7:00 <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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bobblebob

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Im useless at French, but from what i can make out its some comms problem between the vehicle and mission control? <br /><br />Edit. No its not <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> Its to do with the launch table
 
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SpaceKiwi

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Really looking forward to a successful launch here. Optus D2 will be replacing Optus B3. As a matter of concidence, I've spent the past couple of days installing a new dish to receive B3 Ku on my set-up. The hope is that D2 will offer some more interesting FTA channels. Currently there is a large number on Middle-Eastern channels on B3. About the most interesting channel (because it's in English!) is Russia Today.<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><font size="2" color="#ff0000">Who is this superhero?  Henry, the mild-mannered janitor ... could be!</font></em></p><p><em><font size="2">-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</font></em></p><p><font size="5">Bring Back The Black!</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Countdown running at T-6 <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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I mean really, aren't launches beautiful!!!!<br /><br />Thanx for the link to watch it live. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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SpaceKiwi

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I'll tell you what, I never saw a rocket that wasn't beautiful. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />Intelsat 11 and Optus D2 successfully deployed. Now comes the check-out and testing phase before commissioning into service. I hope Santa brings me another dish for Christmas.<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><font size="2" color="#ff0000">Who is this superhero?  Henry, the mild-mannered janitor ... could be!</font></em></p><p><em><font size="2">-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</font></em></p><p><font size="5">Bring Back The Black!</font></p> </div>
 
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