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Offline ChrisC

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #60 on: 01/16/2017 02:59 AM »
I'm not wild about posting ASDS recovery info in this thread when everyone has been posting in the ASDS thread.  Maybe reserve this thread for activity involving ONLY the support ships?
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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #61 on: 01/16/2017 09:57 AM »
Just a quick observation: American Islander is currently outbound from San Diego, headed directly towards the current position of NRC Quest. Possibly a total coincidence.
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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #62 on: 01/16/2017 10:02 AM »
N.B. regarding the destination shown: there are no berths (nor any sort of marina or harbor) at El Segundo, CA. It is however directly between Hawthorne and the ocean!
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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #63 on: 01/16/2017 06:14 PM »
N.B. regarding the destination shown: there are no berths (nor any sort of marina or harbor) at El Segundo, CA. It is however directly between Hawthorne and the ocean!

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Terminal Location and Description: The Chevron U.S.A. Products Company’s El
Segundo Marine Terminal
facility is located in an open, unsheltered roadstead in the
Santa Monica Bay on the West Coast of the United States at El Segundo, California. The
Terminal maintains a Sea Buoy, “2ES,” a lighted bell buoy exhibiting a red flashing light
every 4 seconds. The Terminal has two, 7-point conventional buoy moorings systems
(CBMs). Berth No. 3 is approximately 7,200ft offshore and Berth No. 4 is approximately
8,100ft offshore.

http://www.mxsocal.org/assets/35-lalb-hsp-appendix-f_new-version_2015.pdf

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #64 on: 01/16/2017 08:02 PM »
N.B. regarding the destination shown: there are no berths (nor any sort of marina or harbor) at El Segundo, CA. It is however directly between Hawthorne and the ocean!

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Terminal Location and Description: The Chevron U.S.A. Products Company’s El
Segundo Marine Terminal
facility is located in an open, unsheltered roadstead in the
Santa Monica Bay on the West Coast of the United States at El Segundo, California. The
Terminal maintains a Sea Buoy, “2ES,” a lighted bell buoy exhibiting a red flashing light
every 4 seconds. The Terminal has two, 7-point conventional buoy moorings systems
(CBMs). Berth No. 3 is approximately 7,200ft offshore and Berth No. 4 is approximately
8,100ft offshore.

http://www.mxsocal.org/assets/35-lalb-hsp-appendix-f_new-version_2015.pdf

::) Those are off-shore petroleum transfer terminal berths! As describe in the paragraph following your quoted paragraphs in the document you have attached.

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Berth No. 3 has two separate piping systems and associated submarine hoses; 3C (clean)
for light oils (primarily gasoline, diesel and jet fuels) and 3B (black) for crude oil and
black fuel oils. In Berth 3C, a 16in submarine pipeline and a 12in submarine circulation
pipeline are attached to 245ft of submarine hose, the last link of which is a 12in over-therail
hose. Berth 3B has a 26in pipeline, and a 12in circulation pipeline also attached to
240ft of submarine hose with a 12in over-the-rail hose.

In Berth 4, a 36in submarine pipeline and a 14in submarine circulation pipeline attach to
310ft of submarine hose, the last link of which is a 16in over-the-rail hose.
Yes, I thought that was obvious from the context. I was just clarifying that it is an actual destination and unrelated to SpaceX (unless they buy their RP-1 from that refinery).

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #65 on: 01/29/2017 10:05 PM »
Yes, I thought that was obvious from the context. I was just clarifying that it is an actual destination and unrelated to SpaceX (unless they buy their RP-1 from that refinery).

Just in case folks here weren't aware:  The AIS 'destination' data field is one of several that are (a) not mandatory and (b) are manually entered by the crew.  Some crews can't be bothered changing it each time they go out and others use it to display their sense of humour.  I wouldn't, personally, take too much notice of it.
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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #66 on: 03/07/2017 07:16 AM »
With this being the first expendable launch in awhile, and also the expectation of fairing recovery activities sooner or later, it will be interesting to see if Go Quest and Elsbeth III find occasion to head out. Both currently in port.

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #67 on: 03/07/2017 05:13 PM »
With this being the first expendable launch in awhile, and also the expectation of fairing recovery activities sooner or later, it will be interesting to see if Go Quest and Elsbeth III find occasion to head out. Both currently in port.

Also keep an eye on Go Searcher...  ;)
My Guess... The Go "twins" may both head out and Elsbeth III will stay put with OCISLY in port...
Assuming there is a fairing recovery planned this flight...  :P

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #68 on: 04/02/2017 03:31 PM »
As there is a rumor that one of the go twins may have caught something "big" does anybody have any info on the ships?

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #69 on: 04/03/2017 01:05 AM »
As there is a rumor that one of the go twins may have caught something "big" does anybody have any info on the ships?
See http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42646.0

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #70 on: 04/03/2017 09:18 AM »
According to Marine Traffic web site. Go Searcher is approaching Port Canaveral at 6.3 knots, about 30 km out. Is there anyone near Port Canaveral now?

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #71 on: 04/03/2017 10:39 AM »
According to Marine Traffic web site. Go Searcher is approaching Port Canaveral at 6.3 knots, about 30 km out. Is there anyone near Port Canaveral now?

Go Searcher is less than a mile out now, doing a bit over 8 knots.

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #72 on: 04/03/2017 11:24 AM »
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Scott M‏ @Restrantek 13m13 minutes ago

The Go Searcher is back in port. #SpaceX is there a fairing or portion of under the tarps? Will be docked at SpaceX Barge Dock

https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/848855345556533248

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #73 on: 04/03/2017 11:26 AM »
Yup, that's a fairing!
(half)

Parafoil under second tarp?
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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #74 on: 04/03/2017 11:59 AM »
Definitely caught a big one!  8)

Lots more pics here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/qa2rB

(at work bit too busy to download and attach them here but I'm sure someone else can do that...)

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #75 on: 04/03/2017 12:04 PM »
Definitely caught a big one!  8)

Lots more pics here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/qa2rB

(at work bit too busy to download and attach them here but I'm sure someone else can do that...)

Great, thanks. Just picked a few that look like they show a bit of fairing. Lots more similar picks at the above link.

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #76 on: 04/03/2017 02:49 PM »
Yup, that's a fairing!
(half)

Parafoil under second tarp?

Looks like there's 3 tarp'd items. Big one is a Fairing half, the grey one id probably the parafoil, and the 3rd one to the left of the Fairing maybe parts of second fairing... maybe with SES Logo for boardroom?

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #77 on: 04/03/2017 02:59 PM »
Good god those fairings are huge.

I mean, I know they are large enough to hold a Greyhound, but seeing one on its side with a person standing next to it....

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #78 on: 04/28/2017 10:45 PM »
Looks like Go Quest is leaving the port: https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=1155515

Fairing recovery is a go?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: ASDS support ship activities thread
« Reply #79 on: 04/30/2017 01:02 AM »
Looks like Go Quest is leaving the port: https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=1155515

Fairing recovery is a go?

I went by the port this evening.... Go Quest is moored at her normal berth by Fishlips... Go Searcher on the other hand was nowhere to be seen.

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