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Chris B - NSF
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Bepi 4h
First job, solar array deployment! Ready ? Just like we practiced in Space School
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Chris B - NSF 4h
Replying to @Elthiryel
Bonus points to you for worm over meatball, by the way. 👍
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Chris B - NSF 4h
Waiting for the confirmation of array deployment and the spacecraft calling home to say they are healthy after the launch phase. Launch team = very happy. Spacecraft team = focused.
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Chris B - NSF 5h
ESA boss is amusing. "I worked out the distance from Earth to Mercury and the velocity of the spacecraft and it would take four weeks. They said it'll take seven years, and I was like 'what the hell?" 😂
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Chris B - NSF 5h
S/C Sep for BepiColombo! Now for the multi-year flight to their mission at Mercury! ARTICLE: COVERAGE:
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Chris B - NSF 5h
End of powered flight. Now coasting to S/C Sep.
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Chris B - NSF 5h
Staging. On to the upper stage.
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Chris B - NSF 5h
There's the gang. MMO inside her heatshield.
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Chris B - NSF 5h
Replying to @NASASpaceflight
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Chris B - NSF 5h
LAUNCH! Ariane 5 VA245 launches with BepiColombo on a mission to Mercury! Follow Along Live:
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Bepi 5h
GO 👍 This is it! Next stop: ! 😯
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Chris B - NSF 5h
All green heading towards T-10 mins.
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Chris B - NSF 6h
CSG is a really cool launch site. Full size Ariane 5 model right next to the control center. Notice the balcony? Guests/Customers all leave the control room at about T-60 seconds and take their launch viewing seats. Nice.
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Chris B - NSF 6h
Good evening Ariane 5!
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Chris B - NSF 6h
For those of you who think Livestream is horrendous, here's the youtube stream of the BepiColombo launch. Currently doing its usual "this is the English soundtrack from.." test and that French Enya type singing, but yeah - for the launch at least! 😎
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Chris B - NSF 7h
Replying to @Firefly_Space
Wow! That's an advisory board! great to see Jeff involved. That's a seriously impressive line up.
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Chris B - NSF 7h
Freddie! He would have approved.
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Michael Baylor 8h
This is great animation shows BepiColombo's seven year journey to Mercury. It all begins today with launch atop an .
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Chris B - NSF 10h
Who's up for an interplanetary mission launch? 😎👍 Ariane 5 set to boost BepiColombo mission to Mercury: ARTICLE: LAUNCH UPDATES: WEBCAST:
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Chris B - NSF 11h
A good shout as that's roughly where the "racetrack" is for the release.
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