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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #160 on: 02/01/2018 12:17 AM »
Congratulations to everyone involved in another successful launch.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #161 on: 02/01/2018 12:21 AM »
Wow, finally a splashdown recovery! Vindication since the first attempts at first stage recovery on Falcon 1 over a decade ago!

That really puts a smile on my face. :)

Congrats, the steamroller continues!
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #162 on: 02/01/2018 12:22 AM »
other videos of the launch.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches GovSat-1 (60fps)

AmericaSpace
Published on Jan 31, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YWrwbuWy3o?t=001

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #163 on: 02/01/2018 12:23 AM »
Swimming Falcons!  I love it.  Congrats to all involved!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #164 on: 02/01/2018 12:29 AM »
Congratulations to SpaceX! Even the expendable boosters are recoverable!

I think it was like "Huh, they won't get me a droneship because of that Falcon Heavy? Fine, I'll swim back myself".

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #165 on: 02/01/2018 12:31 AM »
Congrats SpaceX... Amazing indeed.

Wonder if SpaceX will release the video of the landing?

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« Reply #166 on: 02/01/2018 12:34 AM »
Wow - space, SpaceX, and the ocean. That’s like, my perfect trifecta!

Now - if someone would only add a twist to the Tesla-launching Falcon Heavy debut. Oh wait, never mind...
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #167 on: 02/01/2018 12:39 AM »
Haha they landed it AND it didn't blow up after tipping over. Congrats!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #168 on: 02/01/2018 12:40 AM »
A happy customer:

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#GovSat1 is successfully launched. And we are so pleased! @SpaceX @OrbitalATK - govsat.lu/news/govsat-1-…

https://twitter.com/govsatlu/status/958873330140024833

Press release attached.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #169 on: 02/01/2018 12:57 AM »
Congratulations SpaceX, NSF, SES, Luxembourg and everyone else involved.  I see that Elon thought it would be quicker to dunk the first stage in the ocean to wash off the soot and get some test data in the process!

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« Reply #170 on: 02/01/2018 01:08 AM »
Congrats to SpaceX !
The next step is to inadvertently recover a second stage. :P

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« Reply #171 on: 02/01/2018 01:22 AM »
Congrats to SpaceX and the entire team on another successful launch. Unfortunately I missed the launch due to being at work but knew I could come here to find the best launch play by play!

I'm blown away by the fact the booster survived the water landing! Guess 1032 refused to go gently into the good night! Assuming the booster makes it back to port, this is the first recovered expendable booster...another first.

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« Reply #172 on: 02/01/2018 02:39 AM »
Congrats SpaceX! :)


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #173 on: 02/01/2018 05:22 AM »
Congratulations to SpaceX and all those involved.

That thing just don't want to die, incredible.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #174 on: 02/01/2018 06:23 AM »
SpaceX ups the ante again.
They should christen it "The Unsinkable Molly Brown III"
Maybe landing with 3 engines somehow reduced the tipover rate in the water.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #175 on: 02/01/2018 06:52 AM »
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Flame detail on a silhouetted Falcon, @elonmusk @SpaceX love the dynamic range here, outstanding launch! shotdetails: instagram.com/p/BeooW-gB7dF/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #177 on: 02/01/2018 10:55 AM »
Congratulations to SpaceX and all involved.  Seeing B1032 floating in the ocean brought a tear to my eye.  Godspeed to the team as they attempt the daunting task of rescuing the little rocket that could.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #178 on: 02/01/2018 03:48 PM »
Orbital ATK-Built GovSat-1 Multi-Mission Satellite Successfully Launched

Initial On-Orbit Testing Shows Satellite Performing Nominally

Dulles, Virginia 1 February 2018 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced the successful launch of the GovSat-1 multi-mission satellite. Orbital ATK built the satellite for GovSat, a public-private partnership between the Government of Luxembourg and world-leading satellite operator SES. GovSat-1 launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and marks the second GEOStar-3 satellite built by Orbital ATK to launch this month. It will be used to provide service to governmental and institutional customers.

Liftoff occurred on January 31 at 4:25 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite separated successfully from the launch vehicle approximately 32 minutes into the mission after reaching its targeted orbit. Orbital ATK completed the satellite’s initial post-launch health check and configuration in preparation for 16 days of orbit-raising procedures and in-orbit tests. Once testing has been completed, operational control of GovSat-1 will be handed over to GovSat.
 
“Our initial testing of GovSat-1 shows the satellite is performing nominally,” said Amer Khouri, Vice President of the Commercial Satellite business at Orbital ATK. “The company has previously delivered six GEOStar satellites to SES, one of GovSat’s shareholders. GovSat-1 demonstrates continued confidence in the company’s GEOStar products.”

GovSat-1 was built in Orbital ATK’s satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia. It is an X-band and military Ka-band satellite that provides high-powered and fully steerable spot beams for multiple government missions. The satellite will be positioned on the European geostationary orbit arc and provide coverage to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, along with extensive maritime coverage over the Mediterranean and Baltic seas, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

The GEOStar-3 platform is the newest, highest power and most advanced platform in the flight-proven GEOStar product line. The spacecraft bus features an increase in both battery capacity and solar array power. An additional GEOStar-3 satellite is planned for launch this year.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #179 on: 02/01/2018 04:23 PM »
Conagratualations to SpaceX!!!!  Someone mentioned "gravy' to get extra data from the soft-landing.  What a bonanza!!! 

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