Category Archives: Launch / Landing

Launch Day — Replays

Here is the live link to the launch NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and  Fyodor Yurchikhin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos to the International Space Station.

The launch time is 07:13 UTC /  03:13 EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (13:13 local time).  Too early?  No worries I will put a video replay up.  HOWEVER if you can make it back here by 13:23 UTC / 09:23 EDT you will be able to see the Soyuz TM 04 dock to the ISS – YES, just six hours later.

Here’s the launch replay:

And the docking replay:

Orbital Launch Replay 2

No I didn’t forget! Here’s what I call “Replay 2” of the Orbital launch of the S.S. John Glenn cargo ship to the International Space Station. This is not the 360 view, I’m not sure how much I liked that to be honest. Still great things have to start somewhere so I say keep it up!

Orbital ATK Launch – Replay 1

Here’s the replay already. First ever 360 degree view. Have fun!  Note: not quite what I expected.  I will put the regular replay up in a different post when it is ready.

Here we go, not sure about the 360 thing though.  T – 3 mins .  Don’t know about the initial screen where it says Soyuz  MS-04 mating.  Hit play it is just fine.

Ok here we go. . .LAUNCH . . Nice very nice!  I will post a replay here when it becomes available.

Hopefully this works! The 360 degree view has never been tried before. Got VR gear? Might be a good test.

If this doesn’t seem to be working and I think you will know soon enough if it is or now give it a try on the NASA YouTube channel.

I’m sure the replay will work and will post that when it becomes available.

Coming Home – Replay

The replay:

The still image provided by NASA TV is the moment of touchdown. The image (and video) comes from the long range tracking camera.

What a ride that must be. Great video too, quite a parachute. I’ll put up a replay when it becomes available.

Currently I am waiting for reports on the crew.  Crew is doing just fine!  So all is well.

NROL-79 Launch Replay

This launch was delayed a couple of times, but watch as on 01 March 2017 the Untied Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and classified payload takes flight from the (US) Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The actual launch is about 20 minutes into the video but our host, Amanda Kuker gives us great coverage and plenty of information on how the launches proceed and is well worth the time.

Thanks to ULA for the video.

Busy Days for the ISS

Above is a NASA TV live feed Here’s the replay of the Progress 66 launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch time is 00:58 EST / 05:58 UTC. I do not know if this is actually going to be broadcast or not but the feed will be up just in case. The Progress is a cargo ship loaded with supplies for the ISS and crews.

Yes, the Space X Dragon is also a cargo ship loaded with supplies just launched and will be grappled by astronauts Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA using the robotic arm on the ISS. Grapple time is 04:30 EST / 09:30 UTC and IS going to be carried live by NASA so I’ll leave the feed up.

BUT WAIT – what about the Dragon grapple? There was an anomaly, Dragon’s onboard computers triggered the abort after recognizing an incorrect value in navigational data about the location of Dragon relative to the space station. Flight controllers immediately began planning for a second rendezvous attempt on Thursday, Feb. 23. — NASA. All does seem well with the spacecraft and there should be no problems with tomorrow’s grapple. The grapple will occur tomorrow morning at about 11:00 UTC / 6:00 EST..

The Progress will arrive at the ISS on 24 February 2017 at 08:34 UTC / 03:34 EST.

Space X Replay

A NASA replay of the launch and mostly correct spelling today even with my dogs help.

I watched a post launch news conference and it seems all is well.

A bit of trivia: Recently I have been listening to an audio course concerning the “Physics of Time” and naturally the speed of light is a part of all that. Well during the launch I noticed that after just over a minute the Falcon 9’s Merlin engines propelled the Dragon to around one-millionth the speed of light (c). Orbital velocity is around c* 0.000025. Not exact? I know, do the math it’s fun!

CRS-10 Launch Coverage

BEAUTIFUL LAUNCH!  The landing of the first stage on solid ground was a success and fun to watch.  Ok pretty much everything was fun to watch.

I’ll leave the “live feed” up for replays they are sure to run and will post a YouTube version when it is available.

Speaking of YouTube, the live feed for YouTube and the Ustream versions differ slightly.  I watched the UStream version on the computer and the YouTube version on the television.  The UStream lagged about 20 seconds behind the YT version.  If you can get YT on your television watch the replays when available – wow.

 

Launch time correction!

Live coverage to begin at 13:30 UTC / 08:30 EST.

Launch is scheduled for 14:39 UTC / 09:30 EST.