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Kaguya launch update: Watching the launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

13-09-2007 20:26 CDT

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Weather is clear; temperature 29.4 C. Wind 9.7 m/s from the east-southeast. No problems for launch. They're ready!

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Tanegashima is a beautiful launch site, on the seaside, with snowcapped waves approaching a sandy beach...

Launch vehicle has been switched to internal power...

First stage hydrogen system is ready...

Second stage oxygen system is ready...

Looks like excess LOX is pouring downhill toward the ocean...

FIRE!

MAIN ENGINE START

LIFTOFF!!!!

 
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