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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 25
Posted (4 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 4270 times:
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Shot STS:128 back in August 2009.

The prelim shot were of the pad as the countdown took place. The launch itself was shot from the top of the VAB at KSC. Approx. 3 miles from the pad.

Just put up a gallery located at:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/atapattu00.html

First picture in series is below:
http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/image00.jpg


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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3718 times:
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More night launch pictures.

STS 126 Night Launch pictures added. They are here:
http://www.atapattu.net/sts126/atapattu00.html

http://www.atapattu.net/sts126/image09.jpg



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3460 times:
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As follow on to the original post, three more images. These images focused on the lighting around the orbiter on launch night. I was trying to capture the light beams intensity hence the orbiter gets washed out. You can click on them to see them bigger.
1.
http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu140.jpg

2.

http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu141.jpg

On the picture below: the faint red loop at the tree line is a NASA security helicopter providing air cover for the astronauts who are on their way to catch the ride into space.

3.

http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu142.jpg

http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/atapattu00.html



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
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One more night launch (click on picture for large image)

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0034aair1annoted.jpg

last few minutes tick by...

Beanie cap retraction from ET

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0051anamed.jpg

My corresponding database shot is:

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



Sparklers ignite... The burns any gas that has leaked out prior to main engine start.

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0061aair.jpg

and then she went....
( I got this one in the database,too

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



Rolling
http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0083AAS1.jpg

Rocketing up

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0111ss1.jpg



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User currently offlinefsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Just checked out your site. Stunning. I spent 18 weeks consulting down at KSC and your photos bring back great memories.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Out of this world... such beautiful pictures!!!!


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
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Quoting fsnuffer (Reply 4):
Just checked out your site. Stunning. I spent 18 weeks consulting down at KSC and your photos bring back great memories.
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
Out of this world... such beautiful pictures!!!!

Thanks! I will be adding more as we proceed towards the program's end.

Regards

Suresh



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User currently offlinephatalbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

GREAT Pictures.. great colors and good shots at night  


**Isaac**
User currently onlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3532 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

BURN...

Wow, great pictures.


User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
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Quoting phatalbert (Reply 7):
GREAT Pictures.. great colors and good shots at night
Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 8):
BURN...

Wow, great pictures.

Thank you. Glad to see fans of the program and am happy to share the experience with y'all.

 



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