Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CASSIOPE - Sept. 29 - LAUNCH UPDATES  (Read 238172 times)

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Here's a photo from the north VAFB "gravel pit" area.  Beautiful day.  Great sound from the 9 engines.

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Stephen Clark from SFN just tweeted:


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SpaceX says a post-launch media telecon is tentatively set for 3:30 pm Eastern time.

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A first object has been catalogued:
39265/2013-055A in
262 x 1340 km x 80.96°

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Stephen Clark from SFN just tweeted:


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SpaceX says a post-launch media telecon is tentatively set for 3:30 pm Eastern time.

Is there a dial-in number for this? Hopefully someone will record it.

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A first object has been catalogued:
39265/2013-055A in
262 x 1340 km x 80.96°


What is that object.. (2nd stage)??

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will the post launch conference be broadcast live?

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Stephen Clark from SFN just tweeted:


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SpaceX says a post-launch media telecon is tentatively set for 3:30 pm Eastern time.

Is there a dial-in number for this? Hopefully someone will record it.

SpaceX will host a teleconference about this morning’s successful demonstration launch of the upgraded Falcon 9 rocket at 12:00 p.m. PDT

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Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk 47s
Launch was good. All satellites deployed at the targeted orbit insertion vectors. pic.twitter.com/SUYMH7W9pH

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A first object has been catalogued:
39265/2013-055A in
262 x 1340 km x 80.96°


What is that object.. (2nd stage)??
Pre launch declared orbit for Cassiope was 300 x 1500 km x 80°  T:103 min (T for Object A is 100.88 min.)
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 07:16 PM by input~2 »

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Stephen Clark from SFN just tweeted:


Stephen Clark ‏@StephenClark1 10m
SpaceX says a post-launch media telecon is tentatively set for 3:30 pm Eastern time.

Is there a dial-in number for this? Hopefully someone will record it.

SpaceX will host a teleconference about this morning’s successful demonstration launch of the upgraded Falcon 9 rocket at 12:00 p.m. PDT

Thats now! Is there a  number??? link???
Internal combustion engine in space. It's just a Bad Idea.TM - Robotbeat

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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.
Eventually a thirteenth when DANDE jettisons its adapter on day 14.

I'm not clear when the two CUSats are intended to separate.

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Jeff Foust may be tweeting details once it starts https://twitter.com/jeff_foust

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Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust 44s

Musk: attempted relight of upper stage, encountered anomaly. Understand what it is and will fix before next flight. #falcon9

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Musk: Lower stage 3-engine relight went well, reentered. Single-engine relight went well, but exceeded roll control of ACS. #falcon9

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Musk: Lower stage 3-engine relight went well, reentered. Single-engine relight went well, but exceeded roll control of ACS

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Musk: rolling "centrifuged" propellant, shut down engine early. Did recover "portions" of 1st stage after splashdown. #falcon9

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Musk: despite that, we have all the pieces in place to accomplish recovery of stages in the future, "full and rapid reusability" of stage.

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Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust 44s

Musk: attempted relight of upper stage, encountered anomaly. Understand what it is and will fix before next flight. #falcon9

Re-light is a must for the SES flight. Wonder if this will delay it.
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Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust 44s

Musk: attempted relight of upper stage, encountered anomaly. Understand what it is and will fix before next flight. #falcon9

Re-light is a must for the SES flight. Wonder if this will delay it.

Is it? Can't they work out a trajectory with a longer burn of the second stage?

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Musk: all 1st and 2nd stage engines performed "slightly better than expected". #falcon9

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