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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #440 on: 08/03/2017 06:48 AM »
Looks like may have started pouring concrete on the outer ring. If true, it should go pretty quickly from there.

The outer ring is gravel. But otherwise, yes we may see quick advances now.

Edit: fixed quote
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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #441 on: 08/13/2017 12:09 AM »

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #442 on: 08/14/2017 10:39 PM »
From the CRS-12 webcast looks like more work done on the 2nd landing pad.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #443 on: 08/17/2017 11:04 PM »
From the CRS-12 webcast looks like more work done on the 2nd landing pad.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #444 on: 08/22/2017 04:18 PM »
From the CRS-12 webcast looks like more work done on the 2nd landing pad.

Yeah, you could see the beginnings of the access road to the third pad as well. There is a big mound of gravel there that's hard to see in the still image, but was easy in the video because of the changing perspective.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #445 on: 08/25/2017 08:52 PM »
[Florida Today] SpaceX to build Dragon facility, test stand at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1
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The St. Johns River Water Management District granted SpaceX permission to move ahead with changes to Landing Zone 1 ... in a document filed on Monday. SpaceX and the Air Force, which owns the land, submitted the environmental permit for stormwater infrastructure on July 31.
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"This modification will be for the addition of the Dragon Site in the former South Pad area, which will include a Dragon Processing Facility and static fire test stand," one of the documents reads.

The new facilities, totaling 7.6 acres in size, will be located to the southwest of the pad
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SpaceX was granted permission in April 2017 to begin constructing a second landing pad to the north of the first

The article has a picture with the location of the new facilities, looks like only two landing pads right now.
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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #446 on: 08/25/2017 09:19 PM »
I agree, this new facility and test stand is the same space that was once listed as the South Pad.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #447 on: 08/26/2017 01:37 AM »
I really wish we could read the text in their graphic to better understand the elements. Has anyone seen an original for this floating around?

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #448 on: 08/26/2017 03:08 AM »
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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #449 on: 08/26/2017 05:42 AM »
Kind of hornswoggled that the permits for a Dragon landing facility came through but landing is off plan now.
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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #450 on: 08/26/2017 11:49 AM »
I really wish we could read the text in their graphic to better understand the elements. Has anyone seen an original for this floating around?

Larger version, plus a site plan attached.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #451 on: 08/26/2017 02:09 PM »
I really wish we could read the text in their graphic to better understand the elements. Has anyone seen an original for this floating around?

Larger version, plus a site plan attached.

Where is this from?

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #452 on: 08/28/2017 01:41 AM »
I really wish we could read the text in their graphic to better understand the elements. Has anyone seen an original for this floating around?

Larger version, plus a site plan attached.
Why is the "Explosive Arc" being measured from a point in between the facility and static fire pad? 
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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #453 on: 10/07/2017 01:31 PM »
And now for some testing on the east coast...

FCC STA application:
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SpaceX would like to perform further testing of a radar altimeter on board a helicopter nearby the Cape Canaveral AFS. Emission will last between several minutes to half an hour in duration. All tests will be radiating from the helicopter, with the antenna pointed directly at the ground. All testing based out of Cape will be pre-coordinated with CCAFS.


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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #454 on: 10/07/2017 04:30 PM »
I really wish we could read the text in their graphic to better understand the elements. Has anyone seen an original for this floating around?

Larger version, plus a site plan attached.

Where is this from?
Believe it is this one https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/08/25/Brevard/Brevard/636392748802799727-Screen-Shot-2017-08-25-at-4.19.29-PM.png

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #455 on: 10/09/2017 08:22 PM »
Looks like the North pad is progressing nicely. Not 100% certain but looks like about half of the concrete has been poured.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCPZEWl253/?taken-by=tedwardmeyer
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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #456 on: 10/09/2017 08:50 PM »
Looks like the North pad is progressing nicely. Not 100% certain but looks like about half of the concrete has been poured.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCPZEWl253/?taken-by=tedwardmeyer

It looks to me like the center square has been pored and that they are poring half circle shapes around the square to make a full circle. One of these half circles (out of 4) appears to be pored. So, I'd say they are over halfway done.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #457 on: 10/09/2017 09:15 PM »
And, if memory serves, the new landing pad will not be much larger than the 'bulls eye' of the first landing pad.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #458 on: 10/09/2017 09:17 PM »
And, if memory serves, the new landing pad will not be much larger than the 'bulls eye' of the first landing pad.

The concrete areas are the same size, but the surrounding gravel ring will be smaller.

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Re: SpaceX Eastern Range Landing Facilities
« Reply #459 on: 10/09/2017 09:42 PM »
Looks like the North pad is progressing nicely. Not 100% certain but looks like about half of the concrete has been poured.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCPZEWl253/?taken-by=tedwardmeyer

It looks to me like the center square has been pored and that they are poring half circle shapes around the square to make a full circle. One of these half circles (out of 4) appears to be pored. So, I'd say they are over halfway done.
Agree. Looks like they poured the largest possible square that fits inside the circle and are now pouring the chord segments that complete the circle. If my memory of geometry and math and my quick calculation is correct they are actually ~73% done. Can anyone verify my math?

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