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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #360 on: 05/01/2017 10:53 AM »
Don't forget, radar satellites prefer orbits that are slightly retrograde, not prograde. So a cape launch seems a little odd for a radar satellite.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #361 on: 05/01/2017 10:56 AM »
Don't forget, radar satellites prefer orbits that are slightly retrograde, not prograde. So a cape launch seems a little odd for a radar satellite.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #362 on: 05/01/2017 11:08 AM »
Both yesterday and again today, the presenter of the webcast stated that the Falcon 9 is 12m in diameter. I am right that he is confusing the F9 - which I thought is 3.6m in diameter - with the Falcon Heavy, correct?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #363 on: 05/01/2017 11:10 AM »
Aha, dodgy sensor was replaced
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #364 on: 05/01/2017 11:13 AM »
Presenter on the webcast said sensor was replaced, but how? Did it go horizontal since the last attempt?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #365 on: 05/01/2017 11:14 AM »
I think the presenter just said 1.7million pounds of thrust at liftoff. Confirmation that this flight has upgraded thrust?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #366 on: 05/01/2017 11:18 AM »
Amazing staging footage, didn't realised it flipped so quickly.

It just dawned on me that we're going to have tracking footage all the way back in  :o
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #367 on: 05/01/2017 11:19 AM »
Great footage today

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #368 on: 05/01/2017 11:23 AM »
Holy crap! This footage is AMAZING
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #369 on: 05/01/2017 11:25 AM »
stunning stunning stunning footage. mouth wide open!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #370 on: 05/01/2017 11:25 AM »
Open mouth for that footage and telemetry. WOW!
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #371 on: 05/01/2017 11:26 AM »
THIS IS THE FOOTAGE I HAVE BEEN WANTING SINCE DAY ONE !!!! WELL DONE!!!!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #372 on: 05/01/2017 11:26 AM »
Great job guys!

The most stunning footage yet, absolutely awe inspiring and even further emphasises just what an impressive feat it is.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #373 on: 05/01/2017 11:26 AM »
Presenter on the webcast said sensor was replaced, but how? Did it go horizontal since the last attempt?

They dont need to. They can access some parts while the vehicle is still vertical.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #374 on: 05/01/2017 11:26 AM »
Officially my favourite launch of all time. That was simply breathtaking, it was Sci-Fi come real, I am just blown away.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #375 on: 05/01/2017 11:27 AM »
That was probably the most amazing footage of a launch I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing job once again by Space X.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #376 on: 05/01/2017 11:27 AM »
Amazing footage indeed.

 And the landing.. yawn yawn.. what's another landed rocket.. LOL


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #377 on: 05/01/2017 11:28 AM »
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1st launch of Falcon 9 First Stage No. 32

From SFN life comments before launch.  :)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #378 on: 05/01/2017 11:28 AM »
 :o :o Those nitrogen thrusters. Beautiful.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #379 on: 05/01/2017 11:28 AM »
Holy cow!

Wife and daughter were watching their first Falcon landing and were deeply impressed.

Wow.

Also congrats to SpaceX and a big THANK YOU for sharing those images.

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