Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES  (Read 116972 times)

Offline Bubbinski

Great way to start the month! Congratulations to SpaceX and the NRO. Best tracking camera footage ever.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #261 on: 05/01/2017 01:35 PM »
Missed the launch live, but what a spectacular replay.  Congratulations to SpaceX, the range, Ball aerospace, and the NRO on a successful launch.

That brief view (darn the clouds!) of the stage oriented roughly vertically on the camera frame looked very cinematic due to the relative motions of the stage and camera.  Really quite spectacular.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #262 on: 05/01/2017 01:41 PM »
Congratulations to all involved for a successful mission.

It was awesome to see both launch and landing in person.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #263 on: 05/01/2017 01:48 PM »
Lucky you, Rebel44!

Incredible tracking footage. Awesome. Congrats to SpaceX and everyone involved.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #264 on: 05/01/2017 01:58 PM »
Congrats SpaceX for another satisfied customer and another 1st stage back on the ground.

My favorite shot from the flight.  The turn n burn!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #265 on: 05/01/2017 01:59 PM »
Close-up of rocket stage separation, fast flip, boostback burn in a ring of fire and then landing burn
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjVdLVB1bO/
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #266 on: 05/01/2017 02:07 PM »
Congratulations to SpaceX, NRO, Ball Aerospace, the Range and all person involved. I find it more than ironic that the NRO launch gave us the best public views ever of the Falcon 9 launch. Those optics were amazing. Being able to watch the separation and first stage maneuvering from the side on real time was priceless.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #267 on: 05/01/2017 02:23 PM »
Enjoy the "grid-fin goodness"! 8)
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #268 on: 05/01/2017 02:25 PM »

Congrats to all teams involved, and special thanks to NSF for the replays and commentary!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #269 on: 05/01/2017 02:30 PM »
Congratulations, unbelievable footage, oh will this ever get old? (no way, SpaceX will keep on making it even more amazing).

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #270 on: 05/01/2017 02:57 PM »
Just caught up with the NSF coverage, thanks to Chris, Steven, et al. Congrats to SpaceX and their partners on keeping the cadence up.
I was at the in-laws for this one so whilst I couldn't stay glued to the laptop, I did persuade them to stick the webcast on the big telly. First one they had watched. Think I picked a good one :D
Waiting for joy and raptor

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #271 on: 05/01/2017 03:30 PM »
WOW!

Once again, SpaceX makes it look spectacular!!  What will they do next time to make a launch look this beautiful!!

Congrats to all involved!  What a show!




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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #272 on: 05/01/2017 03:36 PM »
As someone who would pick up a sandwich and drive to the local airport during lunch and watch planes take off and land, I can say that I will never tire of watching rockets do the same.  Just amazing.  Congrats to all involved.   Launches may become routine, but they will always be amazing.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #273 on: 05/01/2017 03:39 PM »
Most hearty congratulations to all involved
To NRO:  It is your "party".  Thanks for inviting us to it.
To SpaceX:  Gorgeous launch and landing.  Another bulls eye, and astounding onboard video
To Ball Aerospace: Wonder what it was you built, but it flew nicely
To the Range: Well done.   
To the camera operators: Spectacular tracking  Loved seeing all those RCS firings, and the view of the braking burn!
To NSF: Great coverage  (Steve!) 
So worth it to be up in the early early morning.  Great show
32 days from the last launch.  Now about hitting the alluded to pace of every other week.....
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #274 on: 05/01/2017 04:29 PM »
Congrats SpaceX,  Your Flights Never get Old  ;)
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #275 on: 05/01/2017 04:34 PM »
I have confirmation that one-half of the fairing was recovered via parachute. My message said it was recovered from the water, intact.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #276 on: 05/01/2017 04:41 PM »
Big congratulations to everyone involved! and thanks for the great show with the first stage coming down!

//Toastmastern

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #277 on: 05/01/2017 04:47 PM »
SpaceX launch photos

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #278 on: 05/01/2017 04:54 PM »
So worth it to be up in the early early morning.
Lunch Launch for me :-)

Beautiful! To see the flip like this was really special, as was the extreme closeup during landing burn, which really drove home how big this thing actually is!

Congratulations once again, SpaceX! Well done!

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