zanl188
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Ibex Launching From L-1011

Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:44 pm

IBEX is going to launch from OSCs Stagazer L-1011 in about 5 minutes. Video here:

http://webcast.ksc.nasa.gov/code/ibex.wmx
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RE: Ibex Launching From L-1011

Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:57 pm

IBEX Mission website:

http://www.ibex.swri.edu/mission/index.shtml

Into 3rd stage burn now... Waiting telemetry to confirm orbital insertion.
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RE: Ibex Launching From L-1011

Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:18 pm



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 1):
Into 3rd stage burn now... Waiting telemetry to confirm orbital insertion.

What are the post-orbit-insertion milestones. Will the spacecraft be active or dormant during its tran-solar system transfer orbit ? What type of power supply is going to be used during the transitional phases (Solar, RTG ? etc.)

TDRS acquisition was not as per nominal procedure, problems do you think anybody ?

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RE: Ibex Launching From L-1011

Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:54 pm



Quoting BOACVC10 (Reply 2):
TDRS acquisition was not as per nominal procedure, problems do you think anybody ?

Word I'm getting from sources is that all is well. data analysis underway...
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RE: Ibex Launching From L-1011

Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:59 pm



Quoting BOACVC10 (Reply 2):
What are the post-orbit-insertion milestones. Will the spacecraft be active or dormant during its tran-solar system transfer orbit ? What type of power supply is going to be used during the transitional phases (Solar, RTG ? etc.)

IIRC, IBEX will not leave earth orbit, but will have a very elliptical orbit and perform remote sensing on the interstellar boundary. I don't think any current version of Pegasus has the capability to put a package into an escape trajectory.
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RE: Ibex Launching From L-1011

Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:47 am



Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 4):
IIRC, IBEX will not leave earth orbit

Correct, this is a remote sensing bird.

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