2013 L8 Countdown Launch and Separation

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A short video from the Landsat 8 launch in 2013.

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Image Dimensions: 640 x 384

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Length: 00:03:40

Location Taken: CA, US

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Status check to proceed with terminal count. Atlas systems, propulsion. - Go. - Hydraulics. - Go. - Pneumatics. - Go. - LO2. - Go. - Water. - Go. - Centaur systems, propulsion. - Go. - Pneumatics. - Go. - LO2. - Go. - LH2. - Go. - Haz gas. - Go. - Electrical systems, airborne. - Go. - Ground. - Go. - Facility. - Go. - RFFTS. - Go. - Flight control. - Go. - Instrumentation. - Go. - Com. - Go. - Timer. - Go. - GC cubed. - Go. - Umbilicals. - Go. - ECS. - Go. - Red line monitor. - Go. - Quality. - Go. - OSM. - Go. - ULA safety officer. - Go. - Range weather and clear to proceed. - Go. - Launch director. - LC, this is LD. You have permission to launch. - Proceeding with the count. T zero is planned for 18, colon, zero, two, zulu. Set count to start at 17, colon, five, eight, zulu. - Roger. - T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, and ignition. And lift-off of the Atlas V rocket on the Landsat data continuity mission, continuing the 40-year legacy of observing Earth’s natural resources from space. - [inaudible] closed-loop control on Atlas [inaudible]. - And we’re in closed-loop control. Mixture ratio is being controlled as expected. Engine continues to operatenormally, save minor changes in the change in mixture ratio, as expected. Vehicle rates look good. Engine is burning normally. And LDCM is now supersonic. Coming up on max Q. And we have now passed through the region of max dynamic pressure. Coming up on spacecraft separation. And we have spacecraft separation. Confirmed by break wires and video. Normal separation signature. And the vehicle has de-spun from the pre-compensation maneuver.