Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Iridium NEXT Flight 3 : Oct 9, 2017 - UPDATES  (Read 59143 times)

Offline ChrisGebhardt

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5465
  • ad astra scientia
  • ~1 AU
  • Liked: 2127
  • Likes Given: 356
Huge LOX vent.  All is well.
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 12:04 PM by ChrisGebhardt »

Offline ChrisGebhardt

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5465
  • ad astra scientia
  • ~1 AU
  • Liked: 2127
  • Likes Given: 356
Crystal clear skies!

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
Sputnik from Testshot Starfish!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
Coverage has started.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Chris Bergin

Second stage has got its vent going on.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-14 minutes. Launch at 12:37:01 UTC.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-13 minutes. Talking about transporter/erector.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-12 minutes. TE reclines before launch. Everything looks good. Not working any significant issues or problems.
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 01:09 PM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-11 minutes. LOX loading for both stages continuing.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-10 minutes. Spacecraft on internal power. Upper atmosphere winds a little high, but within spec.
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 01:10 PM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-9 minutes. 1 second launch window.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online ehb

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 167
  • Liked: 137
  • Likes Given: 374
Confirmation of aluminum grid fins due to lower energy trajectory.

edit: spelling issues :(
« Last Edit: 10/09/2017 12:29 PM by ehb »

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-8 minutes. Iridium promo.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-6 minutes. 0.5 million connected devices.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-5 minutes. Placed on trucks.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Online Chris Bergin

"Launch Three. Don't get tired of me" :)

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-4 minutes. First 20 satellites working well.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13018
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 2875
  • Likes Given: 432
T-3 minutes. Lots of venting.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Tags: