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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #100 on: 12/01/2017 03:16 AM »
Looks like B1043 (the Zuma) core is likely still in the 39A hangar. Hard to see much in the image, but it sure looks like there is a fourth core next to Falcon Heavy.

I just responded in the Heavy mission thread, but I don't think this is a current picture.  That opinion based on both the trajectory on the middle right being dated Oct. 15th and the picture of the Atlas V in the upper left having more SRBs than the next mission to launch from SLC-41.  Not totally sure what's going on there though.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #101 on: 12/01/2017 03:36 AM »
Looks like B1043 (the Zuma) core is likely still in the 39A hangar. Hard to see much in the image, but it sure looks like there is a fourth core next to Falcon Heavy.

I just responded in the Heavy mission thread, but I don't think this is a current picture.  That opinion based on both the trajectory on the middle right being dated Oct. 15th and the picture of the Atlas V in the upper left having more SRBs than the next mission to launch from SLC-41.  Not totally sure what's going on there though.

Itís a current picture. Thatís not an Atlas V at SLC-41, itís the Delta IV for NROL-47 at SLC-6.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #102 on: 12/20/2017 09:43 PM »
Thoughts? Spotted on the move today.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #103 on: 12/20/2017 09:51 PM »
More than likely CRS-13s core on the move somewhere for housing

Thoughts? Spotted on the move today.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #104 on: 12/20/2017 11:41 PM »
Definitely the CRS-13 booster, you can still see the pinstripes on the LOX tank.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #105 on: 12/21/2017 04:02 AM »
Thoughts?

First off, on future boosters that they actually paint the company name on, they should move it about 30 feet up the rocket.  If they want it visible after the second flight, anyway.  (Which is likely not done, nor will be done in the future, due to thermal effects from the dark paint used in the name/logo.)

Of course, there was discussion recently about SpaceX thinking about not painting future boosters, to save the time and weight.  I imagine that means no logos on the booster sides, either.  So it becomes a moot (and not soot) point... :D
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #106 on: 12/21/2017 07:39 PM »
Core probably on its way to Hangar AO at CCAFS

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7xdQwHcHF/

The core was well past Hangar AO (and even past the entrance they usually use for Hangar M) at that point and still heading north. There's no more known SpaceX facilities in that direction until you get to SLC-40 or LC-39A, so it's quite the mystery where that one is headed.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #107 on: 12/21/2017 07:47 PM »
Core probably on its way to Hangar AO at CCAFS

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7xdQwHcHF/

The core was well past Hangar AO (and even past the entrance they usually use for Hangar M) at that point and still heading north. There's no more known SpaceX facilities in that direction until you get to SLC-40 or LC-39A, so it's quite the mystery where that one is headed.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #108 on: 12/21/2017 07:49 PM »
Core probably on its way to Hangar AO at CCAFS

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7xdQwHcHF/

The core was well past Hangar AO (and even past the entrance they usually use for Hangar M) at that point and still heading north. There's no more known SpaceX facilities in that direction until you get to SLC-40 or LC-39A, so it's quite the mystery where that one is headed.

Thought the same thing, and with the OTV, no less! 1035 is Block 3, so the best bet is probably some odd storage spot for mothballing. Doesn't fit very well either, though Į\_(ツ)_/Į
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #109 on: 12/29/2017 09:02 PM »
Found this posted earlier today. No clear core number, but I believe Hangar M is located somewhere along Hangar Rd in CCAFS, specific location is 28.491818, -80.582141 if Library of Congress records are accurate today.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #112 on: 01/17/2018 07:35 PM »
got another core, heading north from florida, this person claims (not confirmed, ) that this is B1043, Zuma's landed booster, but with all of the cores ln florida, i would say it is safe to assume this may be a different core

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/7r1vg3/found_it_b1043_headed_north/
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #113 on: 01/17/2018 07:37 PM »
got another core, heading north from florida, this person claims (not confirmed) that this is B043, Zuma's landed booster

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/7r1vg3/found_it_b1043_headed_north/

It should be noted that they gave no solid reasoning for the core being 1043, so we should just presume it to be a mystery Falcon 9.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #114 on: 01/17/2018 09:08 PM »
Safe, indeed. Reminds me, I caught this just after Zuma landed, Jan 9th. A brisk turnaround, if I might say so. I'm not certain if that core is actually 1043, but there's definitely a possibility that the core on the move above and below is 1043.
« Last Edit: 01/17/2018 09:10 PM by vaporcobra »
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