Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : PAZ & Microsat 2a/2b : SLC-4E : Feb 22, 2018 : DISCUSSION  (Read 122918 times)

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Not to be one-upped by the fancy new Iridium-5 fairing half, PAZ's recovered fairing has made an appearance at Berth 240, SpaceX's prospective BFR factory and recovery facility. It's visibly being scrapped where it sits - all interior components are being removed and stacked on the ground. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Or it's being prepped for helicopter drop tests mention by Elon.

Otherwise that's quite the waste of the perfect test article.

Can't say more, but it's almost certainly no longer a viable structural test article.
Nicely done Vaporcobra. I must say, Teslarati has been doing an excellent SpaceX sleuthing job as of late!

And - to add to that...

I investigated the photo with the guy in the SpaceX hoodie. Behind him is a new crate with the following painted on the side...

“The leader in precisi...” and what looks like the logo “MM (superscript) I”.

lol and behold - MMSI!

“The leader in aerial precision delivery”

http://mmist.ca

So look who developed the recovery system!

Wow, amazing catch!! Certainly looks like they have experienced with all forms of guided parafoil recovery.

And the kind words are much appreciated. 2018 has been an incredible year, and we're lucky to have been able to snag Pauline - she's really the one to thank for heading to the port before dawn on a Saturday ;D Regardless, it's pretty hilarious to be able to break two fairly distinct bits of news related to fairing recovery in ~24 hours. SpaceX moves fast.

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Has the lease been stealth signed allowing them to use the berth, did they get special permission, or ?

AFAIK, the lease was effectively signable once the Port approved SpaceX's proposal. In fact, they may have already completed the lease agreement - what they haven't completed yet is the sea of paperwork required to get the permits they need to use the land as the proposed. Storing a fairing there is totally fine, no worse than bring in the construction equipment needed for demolition.

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Not to be one-upped by the fancy new Iridium-5 fairing half, PAZ's recovered fairing has made an appearance at Berth 240, SpaceX's prospective BFR factory and recovery facility. It's visibly being scrapped where it sits - all interior components are being removed and stacked on the ground. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Or it's being prepped for helicopter drop tests mention by Elon.

Otherwise that's quite the waste of the perfect test article.

Can't say more, but it's almost certainly no longer a viable structural test article.
Nicely done Vaporcobra. I must say, Teslarati has been doing an excellent SpaceX sleuthing job as of late!

And - to add to that...

I investigated the photo with the guy in the SpaceX hoodie. Behind him is a new crate with the following painted on the side...

“The leader in precisi...” and what looks like the logo “MM (superscript) I”.

lol and behold - MMSI!

“The leader in aerial precision delivery”

http://mmist.ca

So look who developed the recovery system!

Wow, amazing catch!! Certainly looks like they have experienced with all forms of guided parafoil recovery.

And the kind words are much appreciated. 2018 has been an incredible year, and we're lucky to have been able to snag Pauline - she's really the one to thank for heading to the port before dawn on a Saturday ;D Regardless, it's pretty hilarious to be able to break two fairly distinct bits of news related to fairing recovery in ~24 hours. SpaceX moves fast.
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Here's the link to the Sherpa GPS-Guided Parafoil PAD Systems page, which also has a link to their brochure.

http://www.mmist.ca/sherpa.html
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Who are the folks who made the guided parachute systems for Armadillo Aerospace?
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Who are the folks who made the guided parachute systems for Armadillo Aerospace?

Wamore, Inc.

http://wamore.com/getdoc/0ad84b54-3d4d-4f47-a1c5-cdf9a1714c3d/about-us.aspx
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Satellites have changed parameters since launch, is this due to propulsion or just normal drift?


Tintin A
Perigee: From 500 to 505.3 km 
Apogee: From 517  to  525.7 km 

Tintin B
Perigee: From 499 to 505.2 km 
Apogee: From 517  to 525.0 km

The orbits have been showing around 497x518km for the past couple weeks, which is pretty much the launch orbit.  Were they at a higher orbit for a while, or was there some spurious data when Craig looked at them?

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