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Re: Falcon 9 v1.1 ORBCOMM - First Stage Ocean Landing Video
« Reply #320 on: 09/13/2014 06:14 PM »
Orbcomm was significantly lighter than AsiaSat6.
I have nothing to do with rockets but I would guess the first stage needed some throttling down and therefore a longer flight of the first stage. It would explain the difference. Or am I wrong with it?
More likely had to do with vertical velocity at MECO. If you take a steeper initial trajectory, you have more time before the reentry burn.

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