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Old 09-02-2015, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Looks like another rocket launch failure to me

Not seeing anything yet, but watched the launch from home and it didn't look right. Major explosion in the sky. Something bad happend, but no one is talking about it yet?
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:32 AM   #2
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News just said it was normal and that it was just a contrail. I find that very hard to believe! Major fireball in sky and could see something falling. Very strange.
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Which rocket? The one going to the space station?
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You sure it wasn't just the stage separation? They can look a bit like an explosion and then the spent stage falls away.
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It looked odd for sure - but nothing wrong. It was a combo of the cloud, the entrail, and the sunrise at the same time. One of the best I have ever seen from a far.
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Everything AOK. Atlas 5 with a Navy communications satellite.

http://www.floridatoday.com/picture-...2-15/71562446/

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/te...lite/71562528/

"A military communications satellite is on its way to orbit after a spectacular 6:18 a.m. blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket.
Launching 19 minutes later than planned after resolving a technical problem during fueling, the United Launch Alliance rocket lit up the dark sky as it roared from Launch Complex 41 with 2.5 million pounds of thrust.
As the 21-story rocket arced southeast over the Atlantic Ocean, the morning's first light enveloped the exhaust plume and surrounding atmosphere in a glowing white oval that stretched as the rocket plowed forward, as if it was leaving behind a wake.
On top of the rocket was the fourth satellite in the U.S. Navy's $7.6 billion Mobile User Objective System, or MUOS."
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Everything AOK. Atlas 5 with a Navy communications satellite.

http://www.floridatoday.com/picture-...2-15/71562446/

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/te...lite/71562528/

"A military communications satellite is on its way to orbit after a spectacular 6:18 a.m. blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket.
Launching 19 minutes later than planned after resolving a technical problem during fueling, the United Launch Alliance rocket lit up the dark sky as it roared from Launch Complex 41 with 2.5 million pounds of thrust.
As the 21-story rocket arced southeast over the Atlantic Ocean, the morning's first light enveloped the exhaust plume and surrounding atmosphere in a glowing white oval that stretched as the rocket plowed forward, as if it was leaving behind a wake.
On top of the rocket was the fourth satellite in the U.S. Navy's $7.6 billion Mobile User Objective System, or MUOS."
That's what they want you to believe.
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From my driveway.
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From my driveway.

That is a really cool picture...
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From my driveway.
That's very cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice pic!!
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Another from my phone..
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All was normal. Was probably the coolest launch I've ever seen. I'm sure there is video of it online and would most definitely be worth a look.....at least the last 1/2 of it.

I live close enough that I can hear them when they go and watched it all the way to the horizon. Atmosphere had some ripples in it right there at the end.
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The contrail was at a very high altitude and was reflecting the sunlight, that's all.
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From my driveway.
If you don't mind me asking where do you live? I'm on Merritt Island near 528 n Courtenay Parkway and I had pretty much the same view, I think we might be neighbors.
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It looked sweet from Satellite Beach! The rumble was cool too.

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That's what they want you to believe.

Naa. We get to see & hear them with our own eyes & ears. Here is the July Delta 4 launch from my front yard
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Naa. We get to see & hear them with our own eyes & ears. Here is the July Delta 4 launch from my front yard
uh huh

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Oh and...
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I got a pic on my phone as I was driving thru St. Pete to work. Very cool to see the cloud glow like that.
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