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Offline edkyle99

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Did they forget about S/C Sep?

Closing the webcast.
Strange.  Very strange.  Treated like a classified mission.  No orbital parameters either.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 04:19 PM by edkyle99 »

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Guess we will find out about the first stage at the news event?
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I guess the separation happens out of visibility so they won't know for a while ?

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Guess we will find out about the first stage at the news event?
I wonder more about S/C sep. They did said that the orbit looks good, though.

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Maybe the LOS means it will be awhile till confirmation?
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 04:20 PM by davey142 »

Offline Chris Bergin

Technically it's a failure if they don't S/C Sep the payload. I assume they did, but forgot to mention it!

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I remember that we had to wait a while to hear confirmation at RAZAKSat had separation too.  I think if it isn't a SpaceX payload, they aren't too fussed about reporting S/C Sep.

FWIW, I think they were pleasantly surprised the rocket actually worked although I'm pretty sure the 'better than expected' comment was regarding the video downlink quality.
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And the feedback about the first stage. They should have told us.

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Technically it's a failure if they don't S/C Sep the payload. I assume they did, but forgot to mention it!
It would be a CASSIOPE mission failure. But a VAFB pad success, Stage 1 success, Stage 2 success, and fairing success.
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 04:22 PM by Garrett »
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Did they forget about S/C Sep?

Closing the webcast.
Strange.  Very strange.  Treated like a classified mission.  No orbital parameters either.

 - Ed Kyle

Neither was there an external view of the ascending rocket.

Offline Chris Bergin

Ok, so we'll wait for Cassiope and first stage news, but that was very impressive.

You have no idea just how many people told me that vehicle would failure just after MaxQ.

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What was all the venting going on around the MVac?
Good question!

Do they need to re-chill before a relight?  iirc they were going to relight and burn to depletion after all payloads away.

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Might also be an MDA rule as to only discuss F91.1 ops and not payload...
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Well it's Vandenberg after all.

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They could tell us at least about the Cubesats ?

Offline simonbp

I'm sure they will release the best video they have for the first stage, but like Grasshopper, it might be a few days.

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They could tell us at least about the Cubesats ?
Cubesat separation is after main payload, AFAIK 2min.

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CSA thanking SpaceX, might confirm successful separation?

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Are there cameras on the first stage as well ?

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