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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #160 on: 09/08/2017 06:35 AM »
Congratulations to SpaceX and the USAF for the successful launch of OTV-5! Do we really have to wait nearly a month to see the next one? :-)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #161 on: 09/08/2017 09:00 AM »
Belated congratulations to all concerned in this successful launch.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #162 on: 09/08/2017 04:19 PM »
Two objects catalogued, 2017-052A/42932 OTV 5/USA 277 and 2017-052B/42933 Falcon rocket.  Thought the latter was supposed to de-orbit after deploying payload?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #163 on: 09/09/2017 11:00 AM »


I wonder if that instantaneous puff of condensation at 6:52 in addition to those more persistent vapor streaks at the base is the moment it crossed Mach 1.

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As an update, we're told the booster is off the LZ-1 pad via their expedited post landing processing which was initiated for the previous landing (CRS-12: The faster processing was a L2 note. Chris G asked Hans. Hans confirmed).

Great work by the LZ-1 team.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #165 on: 09/09/2017 07:17 PM »
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The statement from the 45th Space Wing regarding Irma prep following the launch of the #SpaceX Falcon 9. The booster is secure.

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/906576952705904640

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #166 on: 09/11/2017 01:21 AM »
As an update, we're told the booster is off the LZ-1 pad via their expedited post landing processing which was initiated for the previous landing (CRS-12: The faster processing was a L2 note. Chris G asked Hans. Hans confirmed).

Great work by the LZ-1 team.

Is there a rough time period for how long expedited post landing processing takes to clear the landing pad?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #167 on: 09/11/2017 11:03 AM »
As an update, we're told the booster is off the LZ-1 pad via their expedited post landing processing which was initiated for the previous landing (CRS-12: The faster processing was a L2 note. Chris G asked Hans. Hans confirmed).

Great work by the LZ-1 team.

Is there a rough time period for how long expedited post landing processing takes to clear the landing pad?

It was tucked away two days after landing. 
Exact work hours would be informative if anyone here can share.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #168 on: 09/11/2017 03:00 PM »
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DEIMOS IMAGING‏ @deimosimaging 6m6 minutes ago
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#DEIMOS2 caught Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone1 at around 15:58 UTC, September 7, less than 2hours after #Falcon9's first stage landed there!

https://twitter.com/deimosimaging/status/907255552153194496

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 7, 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #169 on: 10/08/2017 07:35 PM »
Seesat-l news, a few days old:

Russell Eberst reports single sighting of an unknown bright satellite on the morning of October 3 (magnitude +2.7 if I understand his table correctly), possibly OTV-5: http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Oct-2017/0007.html

Ted Molczan then generated search elements for an assumed, quasi-55 deg. inclined orbit here: http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Oct-2017/0009.html

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It is recommend to use wide field optics, or on favourable passes, the unaided eye. Avoid observing close to the predicted intersection with Earth's shadow.

(My note: This is definitely differing from assumptions of a 43 deg. inclined orbit elsewhere, such as www.heavens-above.com .)

No further observations mentioned on Seesat-l between October 3 and today, October 8.
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 07:39 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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