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Rocket Lab completes fit check for NASA VCLS ELaNa XIX mission

 

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The target launch date for the NASA Venture Class Launch Service ELaNa XIX mission is yet to be announced. The launch will see the following CubeSats deployed:

 

CubeSat: Ceres
Organization: NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

CubeSat: STF-1
Organization: NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

CubeSat: CubeSail
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CubeSat: CHOMPTT
Organization: University of Florida

CubeSat: NMTSat
Organization: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

CubeSat: DaVinci
Organization: North Idaho STEM Charter Academy

CubeSat: Rsat
Organization: U. S. Naval Academy

CubeSat: ISX
Organization: California Polytechnic State University

CubeSat: Shields-1
Organization: NASA Langley Research Center

CubeSat: ALBus
Organization: NASA Glenn Research Center

CubeSat: SHFT-1
Organization: NASA JPL

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-completes-fit-check-for-nasa-vcls-elana-xix-mission/

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Live coverage: Rocket Lab set for another launch attempt on NASA mission

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/12/13/electron-elana-19-mission-status-center/

 

Rocket Lab livestream

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream

 

Rocket Lab youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWq7LZaizhIi-c-Yo_bcpw

 

meanwhile...

 

 

 

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Press Kit

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/NASA-ELANA19-Presskit-December2019.pdf

 

from press kit... (open each in a new tab for larger image...or open pdf link)

 

 

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ELaNa 19 Launch Attempt - 12/16/2018

 


Rocket Lab
Scheduled for Dec 16, 2018
Rocket Lab is targeting no earlier than 06:16 UTC, December 16, for the launch of the ELaNa 19 mission for NASA.

 

 

 

 

 

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roughly half hour from now...

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webcast clock is at 24 minutes and counting down...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Webcast has started.

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so far it's a go for launch...nice landscape...

 

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strong back retracted...

 

10:15 minutes till launch...

 

 

Baaaaaahhhhhhhdddddd.....

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1 minute to go...

 

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We have Lift-Off

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Max Q at T +1:13

Main engines (Stage 1) cut off

 

Stage 1 separation

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Fairing deployed...

 

 

 

 

 

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Battery jettison at 7:00 minutes...a hot swap to a third battery, other two dumped for mass savings...

 

 

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Electron reaches orbit

 

Stage 2 shut down

Kick stage will coast for 40 minutes and then deploy payloads...

 

Excellent video quality at 1080

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Good tunes...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next up...

 

+00:50:00 Kick stage ignites

 

+00:51:30 Curie engine powering kick stage cuts off

 

+00:56:00 All payloads separated from launch vehicle

 

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Rocket Lab press kit

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23 minutes till orbit circularization...6 minutes later for payload deploy...

 

 

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payload recap...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 minutes to go...

 

Excellent music by ...

 

 

Just like SpaceX FM

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Webcast back...

 

Curie kick stage has completed the 90 sec burn...

 

4 minutes till deployment...then currie will de-orbit itself.

Payloads deployed...

 

Will have to wait for payload health from NASA LSP.

 

 

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Still need to wait for sat health...but well done.

 

Will post launch video when available.

 

Several photographers are on site...should have some great shots as well.

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A few minutes of discrepancy with the Press kit timings...but life goes on...Well done.

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