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Offline Karloss12

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The video said "relight of 1st stage to begin at this time" but no confirmation that it did actually relight.

Incorrect, he announced relight and that it was burning.

At 6:30 in the above video he says "1st stage is burning....arhh...relighting at this time".

Unless there is some other comment then this is not confirmation.
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 05:24 PM by Karloss12 »

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We'll be looking for TLEs from 12 objects:
  Falcon 9 stage 2, CASSIOPE, DANDE, two CUSATs, three POPACS spheres, and four POPACS deployer parts.

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http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=367035570&centerx=-120.3313&centery=29.25173&zoom=10&type_color=9

American Islander changed course
Hmmm. There must be something out there worth seeing...
It seems to be heading straight (back) to San Diego... is it not?

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Maybe it is me reading too much into things, but is it possible these two vessels are on intersect course?

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=367022090&centerx=-119.722&centery=28.55254&zoom=10&type_color=3

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=367035570&centerx=-120.2818&centery=29.29437&zoom=10&type_color=9

If so, Can someone calculate the point they are heading? It might indicate an attempt to recover 1st stage, right?

edit: clearly no intersect.. me bad
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 05:37 PM by Jakusb »

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According to marinetraffic.com, American Islander is heading back to San Diego Harbour at 8.2 kn.  But American Spirit's course is 190 degrees at 7.9 kn. 

My speculation would be that AI has been called off (it's farther to the NW), and AS is going to look at something.

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Engines relighted as planned.

First stage reoriented.

GPS lock and downlink telemetry maintained.

Sounds like the reentry went as planned.
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Engines relighted as planned.

First stage reoriented.

GPS lock and downlink telemetry maintained.

Sounds like the reentry went as planned.

Do you have a source for this?

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Engines relighted as planned.

First stage reoriented.

GPS lock and downlink telemetry maintained.

Sounds like the reentry went as planned.

Do you have a source for this?

I got a text from a friend with her ear against the glass at MC.
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Engines relighted as planned.

First stage reoriented.

GPS lock and downlink telemetry maintained.

Sounds like the reentry went as planned.

Do you have a source for this?


I got a text from a friend with her ear against the glass at MC.
Now that's a source!!!
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"New rocket, new pad, first attempt, first instant at the beginning of the window."

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Belated release from the 30th SW

30th Space Wing (Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 29, 2013

VANDENBERG LAUNCHES SPACEX ROCKET

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched its first-ever
SpaceX launch from Space Launch Complex-4 here Sunday at 9 a.m.

Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision
authority.

"I am truly honored to work with such an amazing team here at
Vandenberg," said Balts. "With safety at the forefront during all launch
operations, we highlighted our mission three times in one week, culminating
in today's historic launch with SpaceX. What I have seen in the past few
months as Wing Commander is a true testament to the professionalism and
dedication the men and women of Vandenberg have toward our mission."

30th Space Wing's 1st Air and Space Test Squadron was the lead for
all launch site certification activities at Vandenberg for SpaceX as an
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle New Entrant. Under the authority of the
Space and Missile Systems Center, the Squadron evaluated SpaceX's flight and
ground systems, processes and procedures for this inaugural space launch
campaign for the upgraded Falcon 9 rocket.
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"New rocket, new pad, first attempt, first instant at the beginning of the window."

2nd time they have hit it on the first go.
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"New rocket, new pad, first attempt, first instant at the beginning of the window."

2nd time they have hit it on the first go.

3rd? I seem to recall both CRS-1 and 2 launching directly at 1st launch window without any aborts or holds.

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FWIW, the American Spirit is still cruising south-south-west.  No destination listed.
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CanadianSpaceAgency ‏@csa_asc 1h

#MDA confirms it has established communication with #CASSIOPE! Another great day for Canada in space!

https://twitter.com/csa_asc/status/384363010426667008
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