wiki/ news/ 2009-05-31/ launch procedures for may 31st launch

Tim's 5/31 checklists

Overnight

Prelaunch

Tower Testing (light attached to igniter)

Alternate motor insert: centering ring in place. Place motor, place coupler, screw in coupler, rejoice!

Tower Procedures (Igniter not in motor)

  1. Lay out Ignition Extension Cable with 3 boxes.
    • Motor Box ~7ft away from nozzle.
    • Away Box as far as possible, but try to keep orange cord from being run over.
    • Middle box connects to LTC Igniter cable via Anderson Powerpole connector.
  2. Communicate with Launch Control for go-ahead to hook up igniter
  3. Clear all personnel other than Motor Maker (Pete)
  4. Check Manual Arm switch on LTC is "off"
  5. Verify Banana shorting Jumper is well placed in LTC shorting block
  6. Verify Motor Box indicator is dark
  7. Verify alligator clips are connected to the motor box
  8. Insert motor igniter into motor
  9. Connect the alligator clips to Igniter
  10. Switch Manual Arm Switch to ON
  11. Remove Banana shorting jumper
  12. Move Away from the box
  13. Final check that area is clear of other personnel
  14. Insert shorting jumper into the Away box
  15. Leave the Launch area

Launch Control