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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #40 on: 10/27/2017 06:27 PM »
FWIW the document indicates no significant harrassment of marine mammals from ASDS landings.  So even if landings are limited during harbor pup season, it would only be RTLS that would be affected. The core wouldn't be expended.

Yeah, the harassment occurs mainly to animals that are on the beach and scared into the water by the sonic booms and landing burn noise.

I thought the harassment was mainly in the form of capturing seals, strapping them to boards, putting headphones on them, and playing boom sounds to see how they react.
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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #41 on: 10/28/2017 05:42 AM »
During our remote camera setup next to the Iridium launch pad two weeks ago, we noticed a team down the slope, setting up 6 microphones stands.

Not sure if this is part of ongoing sound data collection for RSTL...

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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #42 on: 10/28/2017 05:53 AM »
During our remote camera setup next to the Iridium launch pad two weeks ago, we noticed a team down the slope, setting up 6 microphones stands.

Not sure if this is part of ongoing sound data collection for RSTL...

maybe similar to this project a few years back:  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/permits/vafb_report.pdf
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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #43 on: 10/28/2017 07:07 AM »
During our remote camera setup next to the Iridium launch pad two weeks ago, we noticed a team down the slope, setting up 6 microphones stands.

Not sure if this is part of ongoing sound data collection for RSTL...

Part of the harassment grant is that SpaceX is required to undertake certain monitoring actions during launch campaigns (this  is in addition to mitigation various efforts).  The grant lays out all the stuff they have to do.
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