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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #700 on: 01/13/2018 01:54 AM »
We knew it was procured as a commercial launch because it had a commercial launch license.  Mention of contracting/delivery on orbit in these comments:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42639.msg1672542#msg1672542
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40328.msg1685767#msg1685767

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #701 on: 01/13/2018 02:09 AM »
Pages 64-66, 71, 75 all have little nuggets of information.  I thought the discussion of when SpaceX could declare mission success is interesting.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #702 on: 01/13/2018 02:24 AM »
Pages 64-66, 71, 75 all have little nuggets of information.  I thought the discussion of when SpaceX could declare mission success is interesting.

So a successful separation is not necessary for SpaceX to declare the launch successful? Just as long as the vehicle's reached the right orbit?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #703 on: 01/13/2018 02:36 AM »
Pages 64-66, 71, 75 all have little nuggets of information.  I thought the discussion of when SpaceX could declare mission success is interesting.

So a successful separation is not necessary for SpaceX to declare the launch successful? Just as long as the vehicle's reached the right orbit?

When they say "vehicle" there I think they mean NROL-76.  It's just interesting that they coordinate ahead of time the conditions and timing for when to allow the launch provider to announce success.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #704 on: 01/13/2018 03:52 AM »
Discussion of the octopus on page 17 was cool.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #705 on: 01/13/2018 04:25 AM »
Discussion of the octopus on page 17 was cool.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #706 on: 01/13/2018 10:13 AM »
Discussion of the octopus on page 17 was cool.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #707 on: 01/13/2018 10:39 AM »
Great to see the dear people in the NRO have a good sense of humor, great read. Thanks for digging it out!

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