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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #320 on: 07/12/2017 08:55 PM »
Some initial images to show the status of the RSS from yesterday, not much left of the PCR:
And the PCR is what?

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #321 on: 07/12/2017 09:00 PM »
Payload Changeout Room.  It's the bulky area in the middle of the RSS that was used for loading cargo into the shuttle.

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #322 on: 07/12/2017 09:02 PM »
It looks like the PCR doors are gone
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #323 on: 07/12/2017 10:11 PM »
I'm not seeing the difference that you guys seem to see. Show me a before and after from the same angle, and then we can judge progress better.

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #324 on: 07/12/2017 11:08 PM »
I'm not seeing the difference that you guys seem to see. Show me a before and after from the same angle, and then we can judge progress better.
it looks like they are in the fully opened position to me. SpaceX is lifting and lowering the buket lifts and other equipment via the PCR Shuttle Payload Canister crane/hoist from what I've seen in pictures.
« Last Edit: 07/12/2017 11:10 PM by russianhalo117 »

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #325 on: 07/15/2017 03:31 AM »
Will any FH/Crew Dragon work be done during the range outage, or just continued RSS demolition?
From what I'm hearing continued RSS demolition work as well as CAA install prep work.

In case anyone else is puzzled trying to figure out what CAA stands for: Crew Access Arm which SpaceX is going to be installing on the Fixed Service Structure to support Commercial Crew launches.
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #326 on: 07/19/2017 08:50 PM »
View of RSS demolition as of today:

Edit: Notice that the upper left truss work is gone

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvJJAxl5kb/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvWPXugJGi/
« Last Edit: 07/19/2017 08:58 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #327 on: 07/20/2017 01:50 AM »
View of RSS demolition as of today:

Edit: Notice that the upper left truss work is gone

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvJJAxl5kb/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvWPXugJGi/

Anymore very-recent closeups of the RSS available?

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #328 on: 07/20/2017 02:06 AM »
View of RSS demolition as of today:

Edit: Notice that the upper left truss work is gone

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvJJAxl5kb/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvWPXugJGi/

Anymore very-recent closeups of the RSS available?

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From a KSC worker so closer.

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #329 on: 07/20/2017 05:31 AM »
View of RSS demolition as of today:

Edit: Notice that the upper left truss work is gone

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvJJAxl5kb/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvWPXugJGi/

Anymore very-recent closeups of the RSS available?

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https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42426.msg1702450#msg1702450

From a KSC worker so closer.
Yeah but that was earlier. The pictures above show more dismantling.
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #330 on: 07/20/2017 03:25 PM »
View of RSS demolition as of today:

Edit: Notice that the upper left truss work is gone

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvJJAxl5kb/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvWPXugJGi/

Anymore very-recent closeups of the RSS available?

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https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42426.msg1702450#msg1702450

From a KSC worker so closer.
Yeah but that was earlier. The pictures above show more dismantling.
Could we see just one closeup photo (a very-recent one) of the RSS demolition here in the public part?

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #331 on: 07/20/2017 03:55 PM »
Any chance someone here has the time to make a 'time lapse' video or slide show  of the removal of the RSS? Doesn't have to be from the same angle, but for us novices here, would be cool to see it becoming less and less, via one video or slideshow. 👍

Thanks!
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #332 on: 07/21/2017 01:22 AM »
From this reddit thread. Pictures as of 7/19/2017 by reddit user Mysteryman141. Images downloaded from this imgur album.
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #333 on: 07/21/2017 01:29 AM »
Any chance someone here has the time to make a 'time lapse' video or slide show  of the removal of the RSS? Doesn't have to be from the same angle, but for us novices here, would be cool to see it becoming less and less, via one video or slideshow. 👍

Thanks!
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This is one for 39B.

« Last Edit: 07/21/2017 01:30 AM by Eagandale4114 »

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #334 on: 07/21/2017 02:54 PM »
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@SpaceX #39A progresses while range is down for maintenance. Strongback is showing off today. As seen from the @ExploreSpaceKSC tour.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/888409067110232065

Edit: added 2nd photo from subsequent tweet
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #335 on: 07/21/2017 02:55 PM »
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@SpaceX #39A progresses while range is down for maintenance. Strongback is showing off today. As seen from the @ExploreSpaceKSC tour.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/888409067110232065

Interesting that the top segment of the TEL has been removed.
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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #336 on: 07/24/2017 03:11 PM »
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NASA’s Greg Williams: Installation of SpaceX’s crew access arm and white room at pad 39A now planned for “late fall."

https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/889500990076055552

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #337 on: 07/24/2017 06:06 PM »
Are they keeping the rotating part of the structure?  Meaning they'll get crew access by closing the structure around the F9?

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #338 on: 07/24/2017 06:15 PM »
Are they keeping the rotating part of the structure?  Meaning they'll get crew access by closing the structure around the F9?

No. They are adding a new crew access arm at the top of the fixed tower. The current rotating part of the structure is being removed.

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Re: Pad 39A - Transition to SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut - Thread 3
« Reply #339 on: 07/25/2017 12:03 PM »
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@SpaceX #39A progresses while range is down for maintenance. Strongback is showing off today. As seen from the @ExploreSpaceKSC tour.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/888409067110232065

Interesting that the top segment of the TEL has been removed.

And we were assured by some here that SpaceX definitely does not want to ever again disassemble the top of their TEL. ;)

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