04 June 2010

SpaceX Live Webcast of Debut Falcon 9 Launch

Update #2: Success! Falcon 9 has achieved orbit.
Posted June 04, 2010 11:55 Pacific Time

On behalf of everyone here at SpaceX, we thank you for joining us!

Posted June 04, 2010 11:54 Pacific Time

We want to extend special thanks to our long time supporters, and our NASA, Government, and Commercial customers. Also, special thanks to the United States Air Force and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for their excellent, ongoing support.

Posted June 04, 2010 11:54 Pacific Time

T+ 00:09:34 Please continue to check SpaceX.com for additional flight information, including photos and videos as they become available!

Posted June 04, 2010 11:54 Pacific Time

T+ 00:09:04 Falcon 9 has achieved Earth Orbit!

Posted June 04, 2010 11:54 Pacific Time

T+ 00:08:50 Second Stage Engine Shut-Down

Posted June 04, 2010 11:50 Pacific Time _SpaceX
Update #1At 11:44(?) PDT, the countdown once more passed below the 2 minute mark, and is ongoing. Cross your fingers.
The Falcon-9 is a two-stage rocket that is about 180 feet tall. The first stage consists of nine Merlin 1-C engines, the second stage has a single Merlin engine. This Falcon-9 launch plans to place into orbit a six-ton capsule known as Dragon.

...The Spacex Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. ... If all goes the Falcon9 should launch in the next 1-5 hours. There is a second launch window for this afternoon _BrianWang
Brian Wang
As I write, the countdown for the debut Falcon 9 launch just passed the 8 minute mark. The countdown was held at T - 15 minutes for about 2 hours, but is now resumed.
The countdown is now passing the 3:30 mark....
The countdown went to zero, then entered another hold....
Posted June 04, 2010 10:58 Pacific Time

Stand by for a new T-zero time from Mission Control.

Posted June 04, 2010 10:57 Pacific Time

We still have time in today's launch window for another attempt.

Posted June 04, 2010 10:57 Pacific Time

We are hearing from Mission Control that the pad abort involved an out-of-limit startup parameter.

Posted June 04, 2010 10:30 Pacific Time

It looks as if we may have experienced a shutdown condition just after ignition. In these situations the vehicle puts itself into “safe mode”. There may be the chance to “recycle” the count and try again. _from the SpaceXLivefeed

Live webcast from SpaceX
Another live webcast site (site was removed after the end of the live webcast)
via_Brian Wang

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