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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2500 on: 05/14/2018 12:01 PM »
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So close yet so far from @PortCanaveral Tug Rachel is forecasting a 3pm EDT eta but the weather may be slowing down return to port. Roughly 90 miles to go.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/995995937066582018

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2501 on: 05/14/2018 07:43 PM »
Rachel and Go quest still out a little ways, but are making good time. Rachel is circled in black and its last update was 2 hours ago, Go quest circled in red, last updated 40 min. ago. My personal ETA would be anywhere from 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2502 on: 05/14/2018 08:49 PM »
Do we know anything about "SPACEX VIRTUAL TEST"?  It's the red dot a few miles offshore, level with SLC-40, MMSI 102452854.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2503 on: 05/14/2018 10:53 PM »
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OCISLY has moved unusually far north likely in a storm dodging maneuver. The arrival is now NET 11:30 PM local. That remains very much a NET and this could easily slip past midnight.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/996157408966721539

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2504 on: 05/14/2018 11:56 PM »
Here is Rachel's position as of an hour ago, definitely northward. (Circled in black)
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2505 on: 05/15/2018 09:17 AM »
Rachel is now about 8 NM out and E-S-E of the port entrance. Appears to be heading in about about 4.5 knots. So arriving within a couple of hours?

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2506 on: 05/15/2018 09:30 AM »
Rachel is now about 8 NM out and E-S-E of the port entrance. Appears to be heading in about about 4.5 knots. So arriving within a couple of hours?

Very likely.  :)

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2507 on: 05/15/2018 10:24 AM »
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I spy a #Block5 Banga booster on OCISLY. They will wait for the tanker to exit port and then head in. #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/996335031575556096

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2508 on: 05/15/2018 10:43 AM »
Rachel and OCISLY are in a holding pattern as large container ship is making it's way out of port.

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It's going to storm soon. Lightning flashes along the horizon every so often. #Block5 #OCiSLY

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/996340215416590337
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2509 on: 05/15/2018 10:49 AM »
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The 1st block5 @SpaceX #Falcon9 is arriving now atop #OCISLY droneship into @PortCanaveral. Windy weather, rough seas. Lo res screenshots now . Cred: @ken_kremer

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/996341191309451264

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2510 on: 05/15/2018 10:58 AM »
Visible on the jetty park cam!
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2511 on: 05/15/2018 10:59 AM »
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#OCISLY and #Falcon9 just minutes away from entering @PortCanaveral. Backed by lightning and dark clouds. @SpaceX #Bangabandhu

https://twitter.com/marcuscotephoto/status/996343830629756928

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2512 on: 05/15/2018 11:02 AM »
@murphypak is on her way to port do a live Periscope of the return:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mnGeXaOOOvKX

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2513 on: 05/15/2018 11:04 AM »
Dramatic backdrop:

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Close enough for a phone capture. They are coming in now. I'll post camera shots from home later this morning. #Block5 #SpaceXFleet @SpaceX

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/996344716923940866

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2514 on: 05/15/2018 11:09 AM »
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2515 on: 05/15/2018 11:11 AM »
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Looking a bit sooty in the first preview...#Block5 #Falcon9 #bangabandhu1

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/996346900109496320

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2516 on: 05/15/2018 11:17 AM »
Octagrabber on board!
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2517 on: 05/15/2018 11:24 AM »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2518 on: 05/15/2018 11:24 AM »
Coming into view on PTZ, no screenshots aloud on here.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2519 on: 05/15/2018 11:33 AM »
Coming into view on PTZ, no screenshots aloud on here.

Slightly off topic - would it be allowed to make an actual photo of your desk with your screen happening to show twitter.com where there happens to be a tweet with the latest image from the cam that shall not be named?

and then share that here title: "look, I cleaned my desk"

of course you'd have to clean your desk first

Edit/Lar: no
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