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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2260 on: 02/07/2024 03:58 am »
Fairing reuse update, February 6th 2024.

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Our flight leader fairing half has flown 15 times. Getting ready for its 16th flight in March. Also have a 14 flight unit and a 13 flight unit (which hopefully flies its 14th flight tonight if weather clears up).

https://twitter.com/edwards345/status/1755092120439038001
« Last Edit: 02/07/2024 03:58 am by spacenuance »

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2261 on: 03/10/2024 11:18 pm »
Crosspost:

"These fairings recently supported USSF-124 only 25 days ago, marking the fastest turn-around time for fairing reusability to date"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1766964635725689199

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2262 on: 03/13/2024 02:43 pm »
Seems SpaceX recently lost a fairing.

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This washed up on a beach. It's made of a honeycomb material covered in carbon fiber. It has wiring and some hydraulic tubing on one side. The part numbers don't turn up any results. It's attached to another piece via some kind of fabric material. It's flexible and quite heavy.
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2263 on: 03/13/2024 05:32 pm »
Seems SpaceX recently lost a fairing
Is there any indication it was "recently"?  Seems like this could be from any number of launches, stuff can float around quite a while before washing up wherever.

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2264 on: 03/13/2024 06:21 pm »
Is there any indication it was "recently"?  Seems like this could be from any number of launches, stuff can float around quite a while before washing up wherever.

Part of CRS-4's interstage washed up in the Isles of Scilly after drifting 17 months and was completely covered in barnacles.

This fairing appears pretty clean so has probably only floated a few months tops.

https://twitter.com/TrescoIsland/status/670173601623052288

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2265 on: 03/13/2024 09:18 pm »
Seems SpaceX recently lost a fairing
Is there any indication it was "recently"?  Seems like this could be from any number of launches, stuff can float around quite a while before washing up wherever.

▪️ It washed up on the Bahamas, so very close to Florida
▪️ No growth
▪️ It has a bag for the recovery chutes (see the last picture)
« Last Edit: 03/13/2024 09:23 pm by jpo234 »
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #2266 on: 04/13/2024 09:58 pm »
« Last Edit: 04/14/2024 08:57 am by HVM »

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