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The GoPro videos are going to be intense.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6301 on: 03/08/2016 02:28 PM »
The GoPro videos are going to be intense.

Yeah, just like a bunch of other stuff we never get to see.

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The GoPro videos are going to be intense.

Yeah, just like a bunch of other stuff we never get to see.

I fully expect SpaceX to post a video of the crash soon.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6303 on: 03/08/2016 02:33 PM »
The GoPro videos are going to be intense.

They probably tie them up with some nice metal cable so they don't fly off the deck.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6304 on: 03/08/2016 02:40 PM »
I dont see any debris on the containers in that photo. The containers arent even in frame.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6305 on: 03/08/2016 02:42 PM »
https://twitter.com/kermitdafrag_g/status/707215613228294144
Looks like falcon landed on the containers :)
It looks like interstage between aft end of left wing and thruster.
Probably really not more than LOX hangover.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6306 on: 03/08/2016 02:49 PM »
The GoPro videos are going to be intense.

Yeah, just like a bunch of other stuff we never get to see.

I fully expect SpaceX to post a video of the crash soon.

I'm pessimistic for this one, don't know why. Then again, I chuckled when Gwynne Shotwell announced FH performance data "this week or next one" so I'm a cynic...

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6307 on: 03/08/2016 02:50 PM »
It looks like interstage between aft end of left wing and thruster.
Probably really not more than LOX hangover.

Yeh it looks to me like it struck the side of the barge as it was trying to correct laterally. If that is the top of the tank and the interstage then the octaweb is at the bottom of the Atlantic.

Offline Joaosg

I dont see any debris on the containers in that photo. The containers arent even in frame.

You are right! My bad! The containers are on the right of the photo (white containers) the falcon is on the deck!

My bad guys :(

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6309 on: 03/08/2016 02:52 PM »

Yeah, just like a bunch of other stuff we never get to see.

You always get to see more than anyone else will give you. What do you want to see, the CTO's emails? The net profit of SpaceX's vending machines? A lie detector test of Gwynne Shotwell as NASAspaceflighters fling MTC fantheories at her?
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Offline MarekCyzio

I'm there. Have photos from both exploration tower and millikens reef. Downloading to cell phone. Looks pretty bad - pieces of the rocket are behind blast wall, other pieces covered with tarp on the deck.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6312 on: 03/08/2016 02:59 PM »
Cherrypicker survived thuis time? Seems like it. :)

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6313 on: 03/08/2016 03:01 PM »
Great shots. Looks like there was a good bit of fuel left. Wonder how much LOX was left.

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And from Milliken's Reef

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6315 on: 03/08/2016 03:02 PM »
Top of the stage is on the barge (we can see the grid fin still attached) under cover.

Great pics btw

Offline Joaosg

There are some letters (from the SpaceX logo) on the pieces, so it will be easier to stitch it together and launch again!

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6317 on: 03/08/2016 03:06 PM »
Wow, looks like it really made an effort to hit the cherry picker again! See the piece stuck in the steel frame next to it..

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6318 on: 03/08/2016 03:06 PM »
I love how in the first image of the Milliken's Reef post you can see the radar dome which has been blown off of its base and punched through the container!

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #6319 on: 03/08/2016 03:06 PM »
Wow, it blew the radome right off... There's a noticeable list too, as if we needed more things to speculate about  ???

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