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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #40 on: 08/20/2017 07:46 PM »
1029.2 definitely didn't stop in McGregor after Iridium-1. We have one report of 1031.2 returning to McGregor from someone who claims to be an employee, but that's about it.

In related news, 1025.2 was finally just spotted heading east west towards McGregor for its post-conversion firing.

Edit: east --> west
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #41 on: 08/20/2017 08:03 PM »
In related news, 1025.2 was finally just spotted heading east towards McGregor for its post-conversion firing.

I may be confused, but was it going east or west?

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #42 on: 08/20/2017 08:44 PM »
In related news, 1025.2 was finally just spotted heading east towards McGregor for its post-conversion firing.

I may be confused, but was it going east or west?

West, OP just clarified in the Reddit thread.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #43 on: 08/24/2017 08:11 PM »
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #44 on: 08/25/2017 08:55 AM »
Presumably CRS-12 / B1039 ?

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #45 on: 08/28/2017 09:40 AM »
Presumably CRS-12 / B1039 ?

Most likely indeed (as in 99,99% sure)

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #46 on: 08/31/2017 11:22 AM »
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #47 on: 09/04/2017 04:13 PM »
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #48 on: 09/04/2017 04:45 PM »
I guess those are cores that won't be used in actual launches.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #49 on: 09/04/2017 04:55 PM »
I guess those are cores that won't be used in actual launches.

They’ve been preliminarily identified as 1029.2 and 1032.1, so retirement would be a good guess for their outcomes.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #50 on: 09/04/2017 07:31 PM »
I guess those are cores that won't be used in actual launches.

They’ve been preliminarily identified as 1029.2 and 1032.1, so retirement would be a good guess for their outcomes.
I wonder.  This could be the place that cores go to die (given that 1026 rested here before it was scrapped), but didn't 1032 - the NROL-76 booster - do a fairly benign return to LZ-1?

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #51 on: 09/04/2017 09:42 PM »
The one with two flight on log could be good enough for the Smithsonian (or some other museum if they already have one).

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #52 on: 09/04/2017 10:35 PM »
The one with two flight on log could be good enough for the Smithsonian (or some other museum if they already have one).

Unless SpaceX is satisfied with the results of their post-flight testing, I would think any core with two flight cycles would be a prime candidate for methodical disassembly and destructive testing to compare results with analysis.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #53 on: 09/05/2017 07:53 PM »
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In that video, we can see 1033.1 on the left side of the hangar, and 1023.2 on the right side. You can also see 1040.1 on the pad.

An F9 (likely 1041.1) just left McGregor heading west, so it's probably on its way to VAFB for Iridium-3.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #54 on: 09/05/2017 11:51 PM »
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In that video, we can see 1033.1 on the left side of the hangar, and 1023.2 on the right side. You can also see 1040.1 on the pad.

An F9 (likely 1041.1) just left McGregor heading west, so it's probably on its way to VAFB for Iridium-3.

Is the nosecone removed during storage? That was what I was using to judge the core on the right, didn't want to assume it was 1023.2 in spite of that being the logical conclusion. With 1033.1, you can easily see the pink shrink-wrapped side booster connection point.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #55 on: 09/06/2017 12:00 AM »
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In that video, we can see 1033.1 on the left side of the hangar, and 1023.2 on the right side. You can also see 1040.1 on the pad.

An F9 (likely 1041.1) just left McGregor heading west, so it's probably on its way to VAFB for Iridium-3.

Is the nosecone removed during storage? That was what I was using to judge the core on the right, didn't want to assume it was 1023.2 in spite of that being the logical conclusion. With 1033.1, you can easily see the pink shrink-wrapped side booster connection point.

I personally see a nosecone on the right booster, but I guess that’s up for interpretation. We haven’t 1023.2 leave 39A, so that’s what I assumed it was.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #56 on: 09/06/2017 01:09 PM »
Neither core to the sides of the TEL in the hanger has a nosecone attached.  The booster on the right hand side for sure has a pusher inside the interstage area if that helps at all.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #57 on: 09/06/2017 02:11 PM »
Neither core to the sides of the TEL in the hanger has a nosecone attached.  The booster on the right hand side for sure has a pusher inside the interstage area if that helps at all.

That does, thanks. So that means 1023.2 left 39A and is somewhere else in Cape Canaveral, and now there’s a mystery F9 at 39A.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #58 on: 09/06/2017 03:45 PM »
Neither core to the sides of the TEL in the hanger has a nosecone attached.  The booster on the right hand side for sure has a pusher inside the interstage area if that helps at all.

The TEL isn't in the hangar. It's out on the pad.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #59 on: 09/06/2017 03:59 PM »
Neither core to the sides of the TEL in the hanger has a nosecone attached.  The booster on the right hand side for sure has a pusher inside the interstage area if that helps at all.

The TEL isn't in the hangar. It's out on the pad.

The TEL is still in the hanger right now.  Also the booster to the left of the TEL has some pink square next to the raceway at the top.  Any chance 1033 is the one to the right and 1023 is to the left?  Or any chance they kept the pusher in 1023 to keep under the nose cone?
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