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should general ESA stuff get a seperate thread or be on this thread?  

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2 minutes ago, Mad Rocket Scientist said:

What is that graph measuring? Temperature in seconds?

Time and Altitude

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2 minutes ago, SuperFastJellyfish said:

Temps is French for time

 

1 minute ago, Canopus said:

Time and Altitude

That makes sense, thanks. I wasn't considering that since the commentary was in english.

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This evening (5:53 EST).

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Ah. Home just in time for launch. Let's see how the White Lady will perform on her centennary flight :)

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1 minute ago, Scotius said:

Yes, i do. Everything's fine so far.

Yep, my fault. I've connected a ps4 controler to my pc and win10 thinks it has to use it as a sound device...

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Countdown now green (and holding).

Issue was one of three ground radars (for range control) down, apparently they decided 2 was enough.

Counting down again.

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Posted this in the wrong thread, lol:

Liftoff.

Another boring launch (to watch).

SRM sep.

They have onboard cameras, but don't use them. Dumb.

They showed SRM sep live from camera, then went to CG.

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heh .... 1.67 twr off the pad for a ~800 tonne vehicle. 

Interested to see Arianne 6 ... 2020 is not that far away. And prometheus engine.

But all eyes will be on BFS .... NewGlenn.... and chinese reuse rocket attempts......

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Isn't it sad? ESA and Arianespace are lagging behind US companies and Chinese space agency. Shame.

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33 minutes ago, tater said:

They have onboard cameras, but don't use them. Dumb.

 

The microphone from the Vulcain camera also is awful, the worst being that the C.N.E.S. YouTube channel is always recording a way better sound.

Also, as you wrote, they are re-serving the same dish to us since late 2013 (VA215)... and still no Vega on-board camera!

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Old video, but this should have been the live coverage yesterday.

Data on the launch (graphs, velocities, etc?) should be in a small window within this---assuming they want anyone to ever bother to watch.

CGI? Nah, I'd rather play KSP (besides, every launch with a full screen CGI causes me to try and drag the view around, lol).

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