Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CASSIOPE - Sept. 29 - LAUNCH UPDATES  (Read 237899 times)

Online Herb Schaltegger

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

It appears SpaceX structural engineers are a little bit better than those naysayers were giving them credit for, eh?
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First chance for communications is expected 30 minutes after liftoff. We should get news soon about payload deployment.

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I interpreted the 'better than expected' to mean that the vehicle stayed in signal a little longer than they expected.
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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.

but also a Falcon 9 v.1.1 failur e-   since S/C sep is, I assume in this case as always, a launch vehicle responsibility.
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CSA thanking SpaceX, might confirm successful separation?

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CanadianSpaceAgency ‏@csa_asc now

Thank you @SpaceX for the successful launch of CASSIOPE! Now let the science begin! #MDA @UCalgary

https://twitter.com/csa_asc

Might be just their PR outlet so it could still be unconfirmed.

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Well it's Vandenberg after all.
This is a commercial launch company that wants to provide commercial launch services.  None of the world's other companies in this business throttle information this way.  Did anyone from MDA even attend this launch?  You wouldn't know it from the webcast.

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

Probably. But they called SECO 1 which confirms they want to relight the second stage.

(That was seriously impressive, by the way!)
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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.
I have an idea - all the armchair rocket wizards in DC who were telling us the same thing.

The beltway doesn't have a frigging clue... and they are just wrong.

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No tweets from SpaceX yet....
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They're busy with the payload and 1st stage return.
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I understand you have to wait 30 mn after lift off
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 04:30 PM by hektor »

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Very strange coverage! It seemed like the loss of signal happened everytime they went to the infrared view of the engine.
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Hey - I'm one of those beltway rocket scientists !!!!  (And FWIW, wasn't a "max-q naysayer" !!)

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No twitts from SpaceX at all.
They should hire the guyz from Orbital. They spam like crazy!

Offline MP99

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

Supposed to be a about 5:21 after SECO for main payload sep, and another 7:00+ for the secondaries.

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I've already posting this up-thread but this is reminding me of Falcon 1, Flight 5 - They barely covered the launch and pulled the plug immediately after SECO.
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Offline simonbp

Well it's Vandenberg after all.
This is a commercial launch company that wants to provide commercial launch services.  None of the world's other companies in this business throttle information this way.  Did anyone from MDA even attend this launch?  You wouldn't know it from the webcast.

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Sure they do. Remember the Sea Launch failures? They just cut the feed and went silent for nearly a day before acknowledging that their rocket exploded.

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CUSat ‏@CornellCUSat 1m
Finally, #CUSat has launched and separated from @SpaceX 's #Falcon9 Stay Tuned for updates. #SpaceJam
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 04:35 PM by Orbiter »
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Very strange coverage! It seemed like the loss of signal happened everytime they went to the infrared view of the engine.

Indeed, and why would the audio signal also cut out ?
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SUCCESS!! Via L2 we have confirmation from the Cassiope folk S/C Sep and a healthy sat!!

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