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Damn True
05-06-2011, 10:19 AM
A good friend of mine is among the lead engineers on this payload launching today.


Space Based InfraRed System (SBIRS) satellite Iíve been working on for the past 10 years at Lockheed Martin is a go for launch and there are links below to view the rocket take off online. Iíll be in a mission center for the month of May supporting getting the satellite into orbit. The launch window opens at 11:14 AM (Pacific).

http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Multimedia_Webcast.shtml

Launch window is open now.

mc84_zz4
05-06-2011, 10:28 AM
Drat another 5 minutes hold....
Very cool, I'm clicking away at work, and have this in the background.
I love to watch the launches, thanks for the heads-up!

Damn True
05-06-2011, 10:30 AM
That's 10 years of my buddies life sitting on top of that rocket. He's aged 2x that in the last month.

Steve68
05-06-2011, 10:36 AM
Only 2 more Shuttles, let hope there's more rockets soon, I'd like to stay employed,

Damn True
05-06-2011, 10:49 AM
Damn...scrubbed due to cumulus cloud coverage.

Steve68
05-06-2011, 10:49 AM
Scrubbed for today, weather here is starting to suck,

DartorDemon
05-06-2011, 10:51 AM
i want my 20min back

Damn True
05-06-2011, 11:13 AM
My buddy has been working on this thing for over 10yrs. I can't imagine what he's feeling like right now.

Steve68
05-06-2011, 01:13 PM
i want my 20min back

Welcome to the space program, there are some problems when you trying to make big things fly and without wings, tomorrow's another day!

Larry Callahan
05-06-2011, 01:17 PM
I flew to Florida for a Shuttle launch in '90 only to wait it out for a week. It launched a few days after I had to return home.

My day job some times revolves around launch dates or not missing them I should say. One of these days I will get to see something I worked on launch.

mc84_zz4
05-06-2011, 01:23 PM
My buddy has been working on this thing for over 10yrs. I can't imagine what he's feeling like right now.
It probably feels like a 10 month pregnancy, and ready to deliver NOW!
I hope it all goes smooth as glass.

Damn True
05-06-2011, 01:24 PM
The company I work for has a $30M contract in place contingent on the success of this launch....nail biting here as well as at Lockheed.

Steve68
05-07-2011, 07:32 AM
Work on the Shuttle program almost 24 yrs, I've seen it all,

Atlantis is actually called "the Penguin", from March of the Penguins, because it's made so many trips to the pad and back, and never launched, and the funny thing, NASA get mad when the workers call it that,

Damn True
05-07-2011, 12:20 PM
SIBRS launched successfully. Now waiting for successful payload deployment.

Steve68
05-07-2011, 02:26 PM
Congrats LKMT way to go!!!!

go atlas!