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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #200 on: 08/10/2022 02:31 am »
I posted a picture of the actual damage to the actuator on another Discord server. The dent was large enough that it made the actuator unusable. They had to remove it so they can fold up the leg for transport. Not sure if they will replace before they fold up the leg or not.

https://twitter.com/ChuckFullmer/status/1557113902663471104

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #203 on: 08/10/2022 11:40 am »
leg removal to convert it back to falcon heavy side?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #204 on: 08/10/2022 12:39 pm »
leg removal to convert it back to falcon heavy side?

I donít think leg removal is required for booster conversion.

Itís mainly replacing the interstage with a nose cone and relocating the grid fins to the nose cone.

Read post #206 above.
« Last Edit: 08/10/2022 12:40 pm by Vettedrmr »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #205 on: 08/10/2022 02:10 pm »
https://twitter.com/zshauladventure/status/1557368420634710018

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#KPLO engines are hotttt
#Falcon9 B1052 on it'd 6th lift off for @SpaceX

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #206 on: 08/11/2022 01:50 am »
A closer view of B1052s missing actuator, which was removed after it was accidentally damaged in processing..

Damaged at port or in transit processing?

https://twitter.com/JerryPikePhoto/status/1557440682842898432

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #207 on: 08/11/2022 01:52 am »
Booster 1052 came back in recently from the #SpaceX KPLO mission without incident, but the cap went up with only 3 (of 4) cables attached. 1 of those dropped unexpectedly and dented the right leg (which caused its removal) & then the cap went back on without any cables. A 1st.

https://twitter.com/GregScott_photo/status/1557341042139078656

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #208 on: 08/11/2022 08:16 pm »
Leg retraction finally underway on B1052. Remains to be seen what SpaceX plans to do with the damaged leg.

The leg strut has been removed and appears to have been replaced with a tension cable.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1557811282601967616

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #209 on: 08/11/2022 09:44 pm »
The leg itself seems to be the money piece, and it didn't get whacked, so a new strut and away they go.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #210 on: 08/12/2022 12:40 am »
Workers have retracted the damaged leg, with the telescopic strut removed.

I would... err... assume they'll fix it properly before the next mission

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1557858614735507458

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #211 on: 08/12/2022 12:46 am »
From the video, it swung up straight and true, and latched.  Dude disconnected the pull cables and that was it.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #212 on: 08/14/2022 02:38 pm »
Booster buddies

B1073 arrives in Port Canaveral to say hello to B1052

https://twitter.com/tweetsitweets/status/1558803889570422784

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Re: SpaceX F9 : KPLO : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4 August 2022 (23:08 UTC)
« Reply #213 on: 08/18/2022 07:57 am »
The KPLO on-going mission thread is at:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56885.0

Iíve moved a load of post launch mission posts to there.

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