Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Iridium NEXT Flight 3 : Oct 9, 2017 - UPDATES  (Read 59257 times)

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Spicy behind-the-scenes peek at 1041, posted an hour ago.
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Other views of hazard zones:

EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 091201Z TO 091336Z OCT,
ALTERNATE 101201Z TO 101336Z OCT
IN AREA BOUND BY
33-00N 121-30W, 33-13N 120-23W,
33-00N 119-20W, 32-52N 119-05W,
32-00N 118-20W, 31-10N 118-16W,
31-00N 118-20W, 29-00N 119-00W,
28-30N 119-20W, 28-23N 119-39W,
28-20N 120-00W, 28-30N 121-11W,
28-50N 121-30W, 30-31N 121-50W,
31-10N 121-50W, 32-50N 121-50W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 101436Z OCT 17.//

Authority: WESTERN RANGE 281841Z SEP 17.

Date: 040600Z OCT 17
Cancel: 10143600 Oct 17

SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 091401Z TO 091504Z OCT,
ALTERNATE 101401Z TO 101504Z OCT
IN AREA BETWEEN
27-43S 73-06S AND 147-18W 138-54W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 101604Z OCT 17.//

Authority: WESTERN RANGE 281841Z SEP 17.

Date: 040619Z OCT 17
Cancel: 10160400 Oct 17

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Looks like the boat DM Tapper is off shore for the Iridium flight:

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:424351/mmsi:366053000/imo:0/vessel:DM_TAPPER

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Offshore for the week! #spacex #dmtapper
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Official SpaceX patch for this mission.
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 06:25 PM by Raul »

Online Chris Bergin

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/917127765555503104

Falcon 9 and Iridium-3 are vertical on SLC-4E at Vandenberg AFB. Weather is 90% favorable for tomorrow's launch at 5:37 a.m. PDT, 12:37 UTC.


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Here's a bit higher res version of the same photo. Really great details :D
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And the VIP pass to get those views, FWIW :)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_wc29jjOf/
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 10:12 PM by vaporcobra »
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From the SpaceX.com homepage

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Nice wide shot and the 2nd photo speaks for itself ...

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Setting up remote cameras for the SpaceX/Iridium launch tomorrow

https://twitter.com/dmoberhaus/status/917154958134304768

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On the bus to the press site.  Don’t have access to the LD loop yet, but all appears on track.

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SpaceX‏Verified account @SpaceX 16s17 seconds ago

T-60 minutes until Falcon 9 launch of Iridium-3. Launch webcast will go live ~15 minutes before liftoff → http://spacex.com/webcast

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/917353355638226944
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 11:40 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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RP-1 fueling underway.

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LAUNCH area reported clear and ready.

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NSF has Chris G, Philip, Jay and Derrick there. I think we've got this one covered! :)

"Update only thread, Chris!" Sorry! :)

From the L2 photo dump. Philip Sloss caught engineers with B1041:

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LOX load

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T-35 minutes. LOX loading should be starting now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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