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Offline Steven Pietrobon

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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.

Offline Chris Bergin

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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