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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #60 on: 09/06/2017 05:13 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?

1033 has an interstage and is covered in pink tape, it's on all the new separation mechanisms. So if the booster on the left has and interstage and is covered in pink tape, it's probably 1033.

1023 doesn't have an interstage, it has a nosecone. If that booster on the right side has an interstage and a center pusher inside that interstage, it can't be 1023. It could however, be any of the myriad of other F9 S1s that are lying around the Cape (1021, 1039, 1035, etc.).

It's getting hard to keep track of them with these intermittent glimpses ;D

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #61 on: 09/06/2017 07:37 PM »
post on Reddit says that second stages for Iridium 3 and FH Demo have been tested (along with an interesting Boca Chica tidbit).

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #62 on: 09/06/2017 08:16 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?

1033 has an interstage and is covered in pink tape, it's on all the new separation mechanisms. So if the booster on the left has and interstage and is covered in pink tape, it's probably 1033.

1023 doesn't have an interstage, it has a nosecone. If that booster on the right side has an interstage and a center pusher inside that interstage, it can't be 1023. It could however, be any of the myriad of other F9 S1s that are lying around the Cape (1021, 1039, 1035, etc.).

It's getting hard to keep track of them with these intermittent glimpses ;D

If the other core indeed is a 'normal' F9, it very likely is 1039, seen being transported internally here
But I could not think of any reason for it to move to HIF-39A... Anyone has suggestions/ideas?

If so, we have missed 1023-2 being moved out of HIF-39A to some other storage facility @Cape...
« Last Edit: 09/06/2017 08:18 PM by Jakusb »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #63 on: 09/07/2017 12:26 AM »
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?

1033 has an interstage and is covered in pink tape, it's on all the new separation mechanisms. So if the booster on the left has and interstage and is covered in pink tape, it's probably 1033.

1023 doesn't have an interstage, it has a nosecone. If that booster on the right side has an interstage and a center pusher inside that interstage, it can't be 1023. It could however, be any of the myriad of other F9 S1s that are lying around the Cape (1021, 1039, 1035, etc.).

It's getting hard to keep track of them with these intermittent glimpses ;D

If the other core indeed is a 'normal' F9, it very likely is 1039, seen being transported internally here
But I could not think of any reason for it to move to HIF-39A... Anyone has suggestions/ideas?

If so, we have missed 1023-2 being moved out of HIF-39A to some other storage facility @Cape...

Damn sneaky rockets...

I agree, though. 1039 was my first guess, given how recently it was seen on the core transporter outside of the HIF. But where 'o where could 1023.2 have gone? :-[
« Last Edit: 09/07/2017 12:29 AM by vaporcobra »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #64 on: 09/07/2017 07:21 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....

Check the video at 5:31 as the PLF is brought up to the hangar door. The TEL is clearly visible to the right of the hangar, upright on the pad and floodlit. Also at 6:28 as the PLF is being rolled into the hangar, the TEL is still there.  I imagine they brought it into the hangar shortly afterwards.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #65 on: 09/07/2017 10:23 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....

Check the video at 5:31 as the PLF is brought up to the hangar door. The TEL is clearly visible to the right of the hangar, upright on the pad and floodlit. Also at 6:28 as the PLF is being rolled into the hangar, the TEL is still there.  I imagine they brought it into the hangar shortly afterwards.

Getting off topic, but at the time of my post the TEL was in the hanger with the same two cores in the video beside it.  Video was from last week, but cores visible in it were still in place.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #66 on: 09/08/2017 11:34 AM »
Right, makes sense now. I should have said "the TEL is on the pad in the video." Thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #67 on: 09/08/2017 09:14 PM »
Elon just posted a foto with core 1042 ij background fully assembled!!

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #68 on: 09/16/2017 08:47 AM »
Some cores should be on the move already or soon...
please keep an eye out.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #69 on: 09/20/2017 12:32 PM »
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #70 on: 09/20/2017 03:20 PM »
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Ok, anyone got any clue which core this might be? Some Dalmatian Spot Detective?
If need be, PM me or discuss in L2.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #71 on: 09/20/2017 03:42 PM »
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https://twitter.com/spaceflorida/status/910470090688274432

Ok, anyone got any clue which core this might be? Some Dalmatian Spot Detective?
If need be, PM me or discuss in L2.

Whichever one it is, it's way down behind Hangar E/F. First Hangar AM, and now Hangar F; SpaceX keeps growing at the Cape.
« Last Edit: 09/20/2017 03:48 PM by old_sellsword »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #72 on: 09/21/2017 06:56 AM »
Ok, anyone got any clue which core this might be? Some Dalmatian Spot Detective?
If need be, PM me or discuss in L2.

It looks like B1021.2 after CRS-8 & SES-10 missions - first reused booster, previously under consideration to be displayed near Port Canaveral.
« Last Edit: 09/21/2017 08:54 AM by Raul »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #73 on: 09/21/2017 06:22 PM »
Edit: Different core at LC-39A:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZSJxJYlIzd/
« Last Edit: 09/21/2017 07:33 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #74 on: 09/21/2017 06:52 PM »
And its now at LC-39A:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZSJxJYlIzd/

Different booster (no black covers on the white leg areas) and different transporter.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #75 on: 09/21/2017 07:52 PM »
And its now at LC-39A:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZSJxJYlIzd/

Different booster (no black covers on the white leg areas) and different transporter.

Might be 1040 coming back from LZ-1.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #76 on: 09/21/2017 07:59 PM »
And its now at LC-39A:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZSJxJYlIzd/

Different booster (no black covers on the white leg areas) and different transporter.

Might be 1040 coming back from LZ-1.

Seconded. Whichever core it is, it's probably at the HIF for refurbishment. We had reason to believe the LZ-1 storage facility is also used for refurbishment, but I'm sure SpaceX have a good reason for swapping facilities.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #77 on: 09/21/2017 08:19 PM »
Is that the Dragon "late load" scaffold being used to examine the top of the stage, outside of the HIF?

If so ... why?

It does appear to be the "late load" partially blocking the view to the core.

And why not?  :'( (Sorry, couldn't avaoind the joke.)

Best guess is it was in the way where it was and that spot was currently empty.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #78 on: 10/04/2017 08:47 PM »
Hmm, cores are being transported and no reports of any kind... :(
I guess they are becoming too much of a common sight now... ;)

Possible movements that could occur or might even already have occurred:
- new core from Hawthorne to McGregor (given production pace last months)
- one or more tested cores from McGregor to East Coast
- maybe even refurbished cores from either West or East Coast to McGregor (pure speculation/wishful thinking)

anyway, just keep looking for cores being transported, or other people reporting about it..

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SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #79 on: 10/05/2017 05:15 AM »
core spotted heading east on I-10
« Last Edit: 10/05/2017 05:17 AM by Jakusb »

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