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# <a name="Master Count Down list"></a> Master Count Down list

The Master count down checklist is broken into phases (Set-up, Prep, Count-down, count-up, tear down) for each of the teams involved (Tower, LCM, airframe, payload, avionics, site Ops)

## <a name="PDX Prep"></a> PDX Prep

### <a name="tower team"></a> tower team

    [] verify tower packing list

### <a name="LCM Team"></a> LCM Team

    [] verify LCM packing list

### <a name="Site Org and layout"></a> Site Org and layout

    [] Verify Site Ops and Misc packing lists
    [] Make CD mirror of latest PSAS TWIKI site
    [] Rent porta-potties
    [] rent large tent (10x20)
    [] obtain two banquet tables
    [] arrange rides
    [] arrange food
    [] Arrange camping and land use permissions

## <a name="L minus one day"></a> L minus one day

### <a name="Tower"></a> Tower

    [] find suitable flat area on acess road to place tower
    [] measure distance from Close-out area to tower (800 foot minimum)
    [] Drop tower and support equipment on site
    [] erect tower
    [] Attach outriggers to tower for initial stabilization

### <a name="Launch Control Module"></a> Launch Control Module

    [] Locate LCM at away site (approx 2 mi?)
    [] Stabilize truck suspension
    [] unpack LCM
    [] Organize interior of LCM
    [] Bring Generator on line
    [] Bring up LCM computers, lights, and radios

### <a name="Launch Site organization and lay"></a> Launch Site organization and layout

    [] Place signs at intersections directing personnel to site
    [] Place initial "information" sign at entrance to operations
    [] Place porta-potties
    [] mark critical areas with caution and danger tape
    [] Set up tables, chairs, awnings, etc
    []Mark camping, spectator, parking, and restricted areas with sign

## <a name="t minus 4 hours"></a> t minus 4 hours

### <a name="Tower"></a> Tower

    [] Radio Check with LCM
    [] Finish tower assembly
    [] Raise and lower tower once as trial
    [] power up tower computer
    [] test fire ingiters from LCM

### <a name="launch Vehicle"></a> launch Vehicle

    [] Radio check with LCM
    [] Prep motor
    [] Prep recovery system
    [] prep airframe and launch lugs
    [] integrate recovery system to airframe

### <a name="Payload/Flight computer"></a> Payload/Flight computer

    [] Integrate FC to vehicle
    [] Verify FC operation
    [] Verify IMU operation
    [] Verify DTMF operation
    [] Verify Video operation
    [] Verify tower to LCM datalink
    [] Verify payload to LCM datalink
    [] LCM participates in igniter test
    [] Integrate payload into vehicle

### <a name="Media and Spectators"></a> Media and Spectators

    [] Guide media and spectators to appropriate locations
    [] Answer questions
    [] Structure parking

## <a name="T minus 2 hours"></a> T minus 2 hours

    [] integrate motor to vehicle
    [] Integrate nosecone to vehicle
    [] integrate vehicle to launch tower
    [] test vehicle/launch rail slide

## <a name="T minus 60"></a> T minus 60

    []    _LCM_    Activat FAA Waiver at T minus 60 minutes
    []    _LCM_    Radio check with all teams
    []    _LCM_     Telemetry Checks
    []    _Tower_     set up near cameras
    []    _Tower_     Close-out crew falls back to safe zone
    []    _Tower_     Alert LCM if aircraft spotted in launch area

## <a name="T minus 5 Minutes"></a> T minus 5 Minutes

    []    _LCM_     'Green Board' check
    []    _LCM_     Arm systems

## <a name="T minus 10 seconds"></a> T minus 10 seconds

    []    _LCM_     ten second countdown to launch

## <a name="T = 0"></a> T = 0

    [] _Ignition_
    []    _Tower_    Close-out crew activates Fire Supression plan
    []    _Tower_     Close out crew secures tower and pad to post-launch state
    []    _LCM_    Vehicle systems monitoring
    []    _LCM_    Manual sequencing of vehicle if necessary
    []    _LCM_    Dispatch recovery personnel to landing area
    []    _Media/Spectators_    Relay information to media and spectators
    []    _media/spectators_    Keep spectators from chasing after descending components of vehicle.
    []    _Recovery Team_    stand ready to supress fire at landing area.  Alert LCM to status at landing area.
    [] open Champagne

-- [[LarryLeach]] - 02 Jun 2002 <br />