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#1    susieice

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:58 AM

http://www.space.com...aunch-ors3.html

NASA is launching a record 29 satellites tonight from a launch pad in Virginia. It should be visible from Canada to Florida and as far inland as Michigan. Will be going out in a few minutes to see if I can see anything. Skies here are clear.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:07 AM

Aaagh!! Stupid clouds! I most deffinitely could see this from where i live but its cloudy :cry:  I guess i'll just watch it via the live stream. Still might be pretty interesting. :td:  *Goes and sits in the corner to pout*

Update: I TOTALLY JUST SAW IT! It took off just two minutes ago and i could actually see it! It was amazing! Thanks for sharing this, i loved it! I also watched the live stream.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:10 AM

Can't link up map without posting my facebook page. Sorry.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:10 AM

View Postsusieice, on 20 November 2013 - 12:58 AM, said:

http://www.space.com...aunch-ors3.html

NASA is launching a record 29 satellites tonight from a launch pad in Virginia.

Just to be pedantic, although launching from Wallops, a NASA facility, this is NOT a NASA launch, it's a US Air Force launch.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:26 AM


QRS 3 Mission Launches from Wallops

A Minotaur I rocket launched Nov. 19 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the U. S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission. The ORS-3 Mission, also known as an enabler mission, will demonstrate and validate launch and range improvements for NASA and the military. Aside from the primary payload -- the Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3), ORS-3 transported about 28 small cubesat satellites to space. Among the cubesats were NASA's PhoneSat2 and the first cubesat built by high school students.

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#6    susieice

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:38 AM

Thanks Waspie. I've been following our local weatherlady. They do have pics coming in but they are only posted on facebook. If they go on their website I will post them. There are some nice ones. I went out but couldn't really see anything.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:24 AM

This is the only pic they posted.
http://abclocal.go.c...orld&id=9332581

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:37 AM

Ahh I missed it. I love the idea of this stuff. I wish really used more money put towards space exploration.





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