Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

News Orion launch discussion

  1. Dec 4, 2014 #1
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 4, 2014 #2
    There have been several delays due to wind speeds exceeding 25mph. The first delay was due to a sailboat within range of the launch site.

    Edit: New launch time set for 8:26 am.
    Orion transfer to internal power.

    Edit: LOX Fill drain valves didn't cycle to closed. Another hold.
    About an hour left in the launch window.

    Edit: Recycling of valves was succesfull, awaiting more information regarding launch time.

    Edit: Still standing by, 2 of the fill and drain valves still need to be fixed.

    Edit: They are going to pressurize all 3 CBCs to 35 PSI for two minutes, then vent down and try the cycling again.

    Edit: New launch time set for 9:44 am. This will be the final attempt.

    Edit: Launch scrubbed for today
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
  4. Dec 4, 2014 #3


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Scrubbed for today. Next try will be Friday.
  5. Dec 5, 2014 #4
    Question for the community:
    Is there a resource online for acquiring NASA Orion launch data? More specifically, does NASA provide the nadir-point (by which I mean, the point on the Earth nearest to the craft) data with time? It seems like a great data set.
  6. Dec 5, 2014 #5

    Doug Huffman

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I don't know which launch complex was used. They are on Google Earth.

    Apollo 16 was on the launch pad 39-A when I swam from Port Canaveral to the launch site with a swimmer friend. The AP were not sympathetic and made us swim back the way we came, a ten mile day.
  7. Dec 6, 2014 #6
    Truly a great day for a vehicle that may never fly a crew.
  8. Dec 7, 2014 #7


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

  9. Dec 19, 2014 #8


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook