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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #100 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 #101 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 #102 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 #103 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 #104 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 #105 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 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #106 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
« Reply #107 on: 01/06/2018 12:01 AM »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #109 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/
« Last Edit: 01/17/2018 07:43 PM by RocketLover0119 »
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #110 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 #111 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.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #112 on: 01/21/2018 09:14 PM »
« Last Edit: 01/21/2018 10:42 PM by Michael Baylor »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #113 on: 01/21/2018 10:41 PM »
/u/everydayastronaut is now suggesting that the above booster is in fact a refurbished core, although 1046 is indeed expected to roll out imminently.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #114 on: 01/21/2018 10:44 PM »
/u/everydayastronaut is now suggesting that the above booster is in fact a refurbished core, although 1046 is indeed expected to roll out imminently.
Yeah, edited to reflect that. If it's refurbished it's probably 1041. However, the original poster is usually reliable, and I am pretty sure they jumped to that conclusion because this was spotted next to the main building not the refurb facility. Anyways, we shall see.
« Last Edit: 01/21/2018 10:45 PM by Michael Baylor »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #115 on: 01/21/2018 11:47 PM »
Yes, it's a refurbished booster. 1046 is still Block 5, and the next booster to leave from the main building.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #116 on: 01/22/2018 10:09 AM »
More pics courtesy of Shorealone Films.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #117 on: 01/22/2018 10:14 AM »
More pics courtesy of Shorealone Films.

It doesn't appear to have the leg mounts?

That fits with 1041 flying Iridium 5 and being expended (and also with 1038...).
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #118 on: 01/23/2018 07:34 AM »
More pics courtesy of Shorealone Films.

It doesn't appear to have the leg mounts?

That fits with 1041 flying Iridium 5 and being expended (and also with 1038...).

Pretty sure it is 1038 heading to VAFB to launch Paz. 1041 is likely still being refurbished for several more weeks.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #119 on: 01/31/2018 01:04 AM »
Some explanation of the route taken by the recent F9 transport to Vandenberg.  (I think there were a lot of comments on Reddit wondering why it was seen at that particular spot.)

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/community/cambrian/article197404794.html

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