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Objects cataloged:

38846  2012-054A  (Dragon)   203 x 326 km x 51.7 deg
38848  2012-054D  (solar array cover)  204 x 328
38849  2012-054E  (solar array cover)  204 x 324

54B (Orbcomm) and 54C (Falcon 9 stage 2) will be in a different orbit and haven't been cataloged yet
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looked like somthing let loose with a fair bit of force good thing for kevlar between engines

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Lift-off at 4:03
Engine 1 anomaly at 5:21

« Last Edit: 10/08/2012 02:53 am by tehwkd »
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Since the SpaceX YouTube Video was pulled, I found an alternative posting of the same video.



The event occurs at 5:20.
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I have made a slow motion video of the anomaly. Please tell me if I this is not fair use and I will remove it immediately.


Of course we will have to wait for an official assessment but I would say that something has definitely happened and it is not just some clouds.

That will be very helpful, thanks.

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Just a reminder, this is the updates thread. Where people post information that updates the launch. There is a thread for discussion of possible events.

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I have made a slow motion video of the anomaly. Please tell me if I this is not fair use and I will remove it immediately.


Of course we will have to wait for an official assessment but I would say that something has definitely happened and it is not just some clouds.
Hey I heard some tribbles at the beginning of your video, they must be the source of the problem !  ;D

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Do we have a good GNC door deploy yet?

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SFN reports:

"Falcon 9 detected an anomaly on one of the nine engines and shut it down," Musk wrote in an email... "As designed, the flight computer then recomputed a new ascent profile in realtime to reach the target orbit, which is why the burn times were a bit longer."


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Engine 1 anomaly at 36:52

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Do we have a good GNC door deploy yet?

Bump. Should've happened about 45 min ago, do we know?

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Good question.  I haven't seen anything on Twitter or other websites about the GNC door yet, either way.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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SpaceX has sent a statement confirming successful completion of the launch (not mentioning the engine anomaly). I wonder if we can correctly infer that the GNC door worked.

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I do wish they would announce the GNC door deploy, since that's a pretty critical event in the mission.  I remember wondering and worrying about it last time, too.
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Some quotes from a SpaceX statement re: the engine anomaly found at SFN's mission status page: http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/004/status.html

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"Falcon 9 detected an anomaly on one of the nine engines and shut it down," Musk wrote in an email to Spaceflight Now. "As designed, the flight computer then recomputed a new ascent profile in realtime to reach the target orbit, which is why the burn times were a bit longer."

The first stage burned nearly 30 seconds longer than planned.

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"Like the Saturn 5, which experienced engine loss on two flights, the Falcon 9 is designed to handle an engine flameout and still complete its mission," Musk said. "I believe Falcon 9 is the only rocket flying today that, like a modern airliner, is capable of completing a flight successfully even after losing an engine. There was no effect on Dragon or the space station resupply mission."

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A company spokesperson said more details on the problem would be released Monday.
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Shotwell: Orbcomm deploy successful.

Could be a problem. Standby. (NORAD now tracks 6 objects from the launch (probably Dragon + second stage + Orbcomm + 2x Dragon solarr array blankets + Dragon nose cover), all seems to be in a ~ 200 x 330 km orbit)
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Shotwell: Orbcomm deploy successful.

Could be a problem. Standby. (NORAD now tracks 6 objects from the launch (probably Dragon + second stage + Orbcomm + 2x Dragon solarr array blankets + Dragon nose cover), all seems to be in a ~ 200 x 330 km orbit)

Dragon nosecone is deployed soon after lower stage separation. What else could the 6th object be?

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There were satellites other than the ORBCOMM onboard.

Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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