Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Iridium NEXT Flight 3 : Oct 9, 2017: DISCUSSION  (Read 41774 times)

Online Jdeshetler

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I'm confused, it was a Falcon launch but this makes it look like Dragon's breath  ;)

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium NEXT III cleared the transporter erector. @SpaceX @IridiumComm @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/jdeshetler/status/918122350406656000

The launch of Iridium NEXT III photos was merged into animated 4K video, no audio.

« Last Edit: 10/12/2017 11:31 PM by Jdeshetler »

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I observed 10 Iridium satellites in Japan(October 10, 2017 19:25 UT).


Welcome to NASASpaceflight! What an absolutely stunning first post, thank you for sharing. A gorgeous literal display of Iridium's post-deployment orbital dynamics.
« Last Edit: 10/13/2017 07:47 AM by vaporcobra »
spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace

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I observed 10 Iridium satellites in Japan(October 10, 2017 19:25 UT).

Welcom to the forum.
Beautiful first post. I love the images. And congratulations on scoring 16 likes in the first 3 hours since your post.

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I observed 10 Iridium satellites in Japan(October 10, 2017 19:25 UT).

Beautiful!

Let's see, launch was at 2017-10-09  0537/-7, or 12:37 UT, and the the satellites were deployed from about T+0:57:00 (13:34 UT) to T+1:12:00 (13:49), so your photos were taken about 29.5 hours after deployment.

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Just awesome... curious, are they naked eye or will I need binoculars to see the trail? It's kinda why I love watching NOSS pairs, two satellites flying in formation. Now multiply that by 10!
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I observed 10 Iridium satellites in Japan(October 10, 2017 19:25 UT).

Welcom to the forum.
Beautiful first post. I love the images. And congratulations on scoring 16 likes in the first 3 hours since your post.
Agreed.  Even our inside sources don't get 45 likes (current tally) on their first post. This is one of the best first posts ever.
It's fascinating to watch.
« Last Edit: 10/13/2017 08:27 PM by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Not only best first post ever... currently the best last post ever too!  Although I hope that changes.

If not, nobody is ever going to beat a 48 likes (and counting) per post average...

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