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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #220 on: 12/15/2017 02:33 PM »
First stage engine chilldown sequence continues to go well.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #221 on: 12/15/2017 02:33 PM »
Strongback has retracted just a few degrees, as expected
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #222 on: 12/15/2017 02:33 PM »
cont'd
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #223 on: 12/15/2017 02:33 PM »
T-3 minutes. Stage 1 LOX load closed out.
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Offline ZachS09

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #224 on: 12/15/2017 02:34 PM »
T-3 minutes. One of the major changes to SLC-40 is how the strongback retraction works; the "throwback" method from LC-39A will be implemented at T0.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #225 on: 12/15/2017 02:34 PM »
Stage 1 LOX load closed out.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #226 on: 12/15/2017 02:34 PM »
LOX loading complete on the F9.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #227 on: 12/15/2017 02:35 PM »
T-2 minutes. Range is GO for launch this morning.

Falcon 9 on internal power.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #228 on: 12/15/2017 02:35 PM »
T-2 minutes. Transitioning to internal power.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #229 on: 12/15/2017 02:35 PM »
Stage 2 LOX load closed out.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #230 on: 12/15/2017 02:35 PM »
T-90 seconds. Standing by for the Automatic Flight Termination System to be armed for launch.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #231 on: 12/15/2017 02:35 PM »
LD is go for launch

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #232 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
T-1 minute. Both Falcon 9 and Dragon are in start-up mode.

And we have confirmation from the FTS controller that the AFTS is ready.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #233 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
T-1 minute. AFTS is ready for launch.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #234 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
Final tank pressurization underway; this will last until the T-20 second mark.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #235 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
T-45 seconds. Launch Director is GO.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #236 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
T-30 seconds. Go Falcon, Go SpX-13.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #237 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
T-15 seconds. Falcon 9 is configured for flight and the Sound Suppression Water System has activated.

T-10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ignition and liftoff of a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a flight-proven Dragon spacecraft full of science and supplies to the space station.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #238 on: 12/15/2017 02:36 PM »
Liftoff!
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
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