#Falcon9 lights up the sky above the Space Coast for the first time in 2019. Here's my long exposure from 321 Boat Club in Melbourne, Florida. (Photo: @marcuscotephoto/ Space Coast Times) #SpaceX #nusantarasatu #beresheet
Gorgeous #Falcon9 launch photo here by colleague @MalcolmDenemark. Gotta appreciate his one-shot wonders – no compositing, heavy alterations, etc.
@SpaceX #Falcon9 re-entry burn could be seen from the beach in Cape Canaveral right as the moon was rising. How many of y’all saw that? Sorry for potato quality. It’s the best I could do on short notice. 😜
Beautiful launch tonight for #SpaceX! Shame it was just a few minutes from moonrise! Congrats & good luck to @TeamSpaceIL's #Beresheet - now en route to Mare Serenitatis on the surface of the moon! And congrats to @SpaceflightInc, @AFResearchLab & Indonesia's #PSN6 #NusantaraSatu
Hoping all is well out in the 10 ft waves. It may be a while before crew transfer can safely happen from GO Quest to OCISLY to secure the booster and hook up to Signet Warhorse III. Hang on B1048, no boosters overboard tonight! #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX @elonmusk
Recovery teams are still at the LZ working on securing the booster. They may be here a while as crews wait for a break in the waves that allows them to board the droneship.
Fiery Falcon Fury! SpaceX successfully launched the #Beresheet moon lander and #NusantaraSatu / S5 satellites at 8:45 P.M. yesterday evening. Here’s a dramatic view from SLC-40 as Falcon 9 climbed toward space.
Laser beam! SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches the #Beresheet moon lander and #NusuntaraSatu / S5 satellites, as seen in this 30-second exposure taken from SLC-40.
Here's another frame from the Falcon 9 / #NusantaraSatu mission. I love how the plume perfectly encapsulates the flame, and how the engines are just barely in the frame at the top. Definitely a pleasant surprise hidden later in the sequence.
I do believe the #SpaceXFleet is heading home to Port Canaveral. As of 10:50 am EST there is forward movement of 5.6 kn from both Signet Warhorse III a d GO Quest.
Definately coming back to port.#SpaceXFleet @SpaceX
BREAKING: Mr Steven returned to Port Canaveral at 4am this morning local time with only 2 arms installed. The ship looks to have suffered damage at sea. Cranes are attending to the ship in port now. The abort is now clear.
SpaceIL Beresheet update: The optional first apogee burn was not required, SpaceX's Falcon 9 gave the lander a "perfect" trajectory. Apogee Maneuver 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 11:29 UTC.